Ice bars originated in Scandinavia, where they make the harsh reality of winter a little more tolerable and ice-carving contests a little more practical. But in the past few years, they’ve begun popping up in Vegas and around the world, mostly in places that would never see enough ice to build a dollhouse, let alone a bar. To access the icy delights of the Minus5 bar in the Midtown Hilton on 6th Avenue, pay a cover charge, don a heavy-duty parka and gloves and channel your inner Laplander. Inside is an ice-lined gem complete with sculptures and roaming photographers to document the moment. Get your drink inside a hollowed-out ice glass, but be sure to use a coaster; it could fuse to the ice-block bar if you’re not careful.
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- craft cocktails
- hotel bar
- lots of vodka