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We Went to a Bar Made Entirely of Ice in the Middle of the Desert. Then Stripped Down Naked

Last week, the Foodbeast crew was in Vegas and after a particularly grueling night out, someone suggested we check out Minus 5, a bar made entirely of 100% ice. Never ones to pass up a novel drinking opportunity, we dragged our hungover bodies from the hotel room to the Mandalay Bay casino where the mythical ice bar was apparently hidden.

After a few delays on the way — Rudy lost $200 in Blackjack and we made the obligatory margarita stop — we found the spot tucked away in the corner above a Starbucks. At the entrance we were greeted by a babe in a hooded sweater who helped us slip into mink coats. Before walking into the actual bar, we were reminded that it’s a solid -5 °F inside. So, in order to prevent our bodies from going into shock, we stepped through a series of rooms that gradually got colder as we neared the ice bar.

When we finally reached the spot, we saw that it houses everything a traditional bar has — chairs, sofas, tables, bar tops, cups, etc. — except that they’re all made of frozen water.

Here’s a walk-through:

Coat Room: You’ll get swagged out in mink straight off the set of Game of Thrones.

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As soon as you walk in, you’ll be greeted by this monster:

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The chandeliers are made of ice:

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So are the sofas and chairs…

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… even the actual bar-top is made entirely of ice. Remember, this place is made from 80 TONS of FROZEN WATER.

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The cups are 100% made of ice. Protip: Do not babysit your alcohol. If your drink sits in the glasses for too long, they

will melt.

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If you’re really nice they’ll let you play shotskis.

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By the end of it, Rudy convinced us to take our clothes off because reasons. Check out the video to discover what “penguining” really is:

By Elie Ayrouth

Elie is a product of Orange County, CA. In early 2012, his dentist diagnosed him with 8 different cavities, three of which on the same tooth, as a result of his 23-year Sour Patch Kid addiction.

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