Mixologists all over the world can agree that the colder the vodka is, the better it tastes. In our “ABCs of Spirits & Cocktail Culture” feature of Mutineer Magazine Issue 12, we highlighted the growing trend of vodka chambers, destination bars chilled to below freezing temperatures for the sole purpose of creating the ultimate vodka experience.
One such destination bar is Minus5 Ice Lounge at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, “America’s first ice lounge.” Its creators are proud to announce the debut of their newest location, Minus5 Ice Bar, this August at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino.
“We are really excited to be opening our second Las Vegas location next to the Monte Carlo Theater, home of comedian/impressionist Frank Caliendo, adding to the excitement and entertainment at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino.” — Craig Ling, Minus5 Founder and Vice President of Development. “Minus5 has become a destination location for people who want to experience something truly unique and exciting – and Las Vegas is a natural fit for what we offer.”
The new Minus5 Ice Bar will consist of a 1,200-square foot ice-encased room, where everything will be made of 100% Canadian ice — including the bar, tables, benches, walls and even the serving glasses. The bar will be adorned with ice sculptures and unique hand-carved pieces created by some of the world’s most talented ice sculptors.
“Minus5 celebrates the art of ice and we continually re-invent the experience by recreating the lounge and sculptures every two or three months.” — Craig Ling. “We take enormous pride in the quality of our product and the uniqueness of this experience. Where else will you wear insulated parkas, gloves and boots in Las Vegas when it’s 100 degrees outside?”