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Chill On Ice Bar

Southgate Complex MR6 Mid Level 3 Southgate Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Ranked #54 of 212 Nightlife in Melbourne
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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Owner description: Nothing works up a thirst quite like an Antarctic winter deep in the heart of Melbourne. Enjoy a drink surrounded by more than 50 tons of carved ice. Everything within the Ice Lounge is made of ice - the table, chairs and even the glass you drink from! Guests are provided with snow capes, gloves and woolen boots so they are kept warm and comfortable within Melbourne’s coolest space. Stunning Arctic-themed cocktails are served in glasses made entirely from ice, while guests enjoy cool music and warm service in an environment that is truly unique. After an unforgettable Ice Lounge experience, head into the inviting warmth of the Ski Lodge bar and restaurant.
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We were on a day out exploring Melbourne and it was such a hot day (it was summertime) so we decided to try something fun out of the sun for a while. My friend had heard about this place and said it was supposed to be awesome so we tried it out. The bartender inside the ice room was hilarious... More

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Darwin, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

just visited this bar because I have heard of them before, On arriving we all paid and i thought it was going to be a little bigger, the other issue was we were in the ice bar for maybe 5 mins before any bar staff even got there. Once we finally got our drink it was good and the part... More

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A tiny - over sized fridge decorated with ice statues of random cartoon / film characters which add nothing to the experience - and two cameras to capture the "Happy Moment" you realised you made a huge mistake shelling out $100 for this experience. The staff were only interested in pushing you through the door -selling EXTRA over priced drinks... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This was a fun experience, yet I would say it's a bit overpriced. I would still recommend going to check out the sculptures and to drink at a bar made out of ice with cups also made out of ice (be careful to put your cups on the bar, they may slide away). Be prepared to spend about $50/person for... More

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Florianopolis, SC
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Having heard about other ice bars around the world, I decided to visit this one in Melbourne to have the experience. And well, ok, went there, and that's it. It took us a while to get in, because the hostess was in training and had trouble setting our oufit, and inside it was quite small. The cocktail was good, but... More

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Perth, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

When you first walk in it doesn't feel that cold but the longer you are in there the colder it gets. Everything is Ice even the shot and cocktail glasses are made of ice. It's small and you are not allowed to take photos. But if you are in Melbourne you definitely have to go once just to say you... More

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Perth, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

advised to check it out and glad we did. Paid online and had no trouble. Included drink and warm clothing. Worth going in as bar very different and all made of ice including seats and glasses. Staff very friendly and we managed to stay 40 mins before it got to cold.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Had a voucher for deluxe entry for $30pp. This included a shot and a cocktail as well as warm clothing. Photos had to be bought separately. The barman (who looked like a young Heath Ledger) was friendly but there was a limited range of drinks. The drinks were tasty but the highlight was the glass cups. The many ice sculptures... More

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Gold Coast, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I was excited to go here - paid the $50 for the full package, but felt like it was a waste as we were in and out within 10 minutes... Was super boring!! It's good to go check out, but only if there isn't much else to do.

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16 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I had vouchers for my partner and I to use so turned up on a Thursday evening before dinner. We didn't book however on Fridays and Saturdays you may need to as it is quite small. The staff dressed us in warm woollen ponchos, ugg boots and gloves before we walked into the ice bar and ordered our cocktails (1... More

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