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
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.
There are several cool ice sculptures inside the Ice Lounge
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.
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!