Aug 252009
 

Location: Stillwater, MN on the deck of the Freight House
Address: 305 Water St S Stillwater, MN 55082-5144 (651) 439-5718
Hours: . Friday- Saturdays 12 p.m. to 2 a.m,  Sunday 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and  Monday-Thursdays 3 p.m. to 9 p.m
Links: Minus 5 Freight House Google Maps

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Atmosphere: Cold as Ice!  As the name suggests, the temperature of the room is below freezing at -5′ C or 29′ F.  The Stillwater location of Minus 5 is a temporary attraction and the Ice Lounge is contained inside a large refridgerated trailer.  The entire room, bar, and all furniture is made of ice, even the glasses are made of ice! Before patrons visit the Ice Bar, they are given a parka and gloves to wear.

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There are several cool ice sculptures inside the Ice Lounge

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Menu: There are 8 drinks available, one of which is a non-alcoholic drink.  Click photo below to view a bigger image of the menu.

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Price guide: Admission into the ice lounge is $12.95 and includes a cocktail.
What I ordered: I had the Icy Margarita.  It was great!  Strong and Sour, just the way I like them.
Service: Our service was exceptional. Everyone affiliated with the Ice Bar and the Freight House was very nice and helpful.  D.J., the bartender inside the Ice Bar is a true Minnesotan, thoroughly enjoying the long shifts worked inside the frigid room.
Overall Impression: The Minus 5 Ice Lounge is a very cool attraction; a great place to cool down and have an ice-cold drink or just enjoy the novelty.  If you plan to visit, I highly suggest wearing warm shoes and socks!

  One Response to “Minus 5° Ice Bar at the Freight House ~ Stillwater, MN”

  1. WHAT IS THE NON ALCOHOLIC DRINK?
    HOW LONG DOES ONE STAY AT THE BAR?
    CAN YOU TAKE PICTURES IN THE BAR?

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