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“Overpriced Disappointment” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Freddy's Ice House

Freddy's Ice House
Ranked #2 of 23 Nightlife in Auckland
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Owner description: Come on in to Auckland’s only ice bar, where everything from the glassware to the bar is completely made of ice!Once we provide you with a warm jacket, gloves and footwear you will be ready to experience this amazing winter wonderland.Whether you want to bring the entire family for a one of a kind experience, to enjoy Freddy’s famous cocktails, mocktails or shots from the Jäger Ice Luge, Freddy’s caters to everyone.With the unique Kiwi themed carvings, the interactive ice games and sculptures you can touch, play with or even lick at your own peril, you are guaranteed to have the coolest experience ever.Come on in and enjoy the Freddy’s experience.
Katikati, New Zealand
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Overpriced Disappointment”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our family visited this `attraction' yesterday. We were all really disappointed. We expected a larger bar with lots of people, instead you walk in to a space not much bigger than a commercial freezer. The ice sculptures are interesting but the cost at $30.00 each is exorbitant for one free drink and a 20 minute experience! Not enough going on to warrant longer. Not value for money and definitely not worth the time. Take your kids to the Museum or the Zoo instead, at least you can take your own photos!

Visited July 2014
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Canberra, Australia
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Cool but expensive”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

The staff were super friendly, but admission was expensive and photos cost extra. It was awesome but not sure it was worth the cost.

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Brisbane, Australia
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Misleading”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

It was a very nice change in temperature [I much prefer the cold], but given that we couldn't look in, we expected....well.....an actual bar.

Instead we entered a very small room with seating for about 6 - 10 people, it was smaller than any bar I've been in ever, and it was empty. There was a half size ice hockey table, that didn't really work and 4 or 5 ice sculptures around the walls. I can see that they were trying to create a place to have fun in, but it just didn't work.

$30 entry with one free cocktail. I would have been okay with $15 entry [with the free drink], I wouldn't have felt quite as ripped off. You can't just stick your head in either and if you could, I'm sure most people would keep walking. A more accurate description would be 'ice room', rather than an 'ice bar'. Zero degrees and zero atmosphere.

Visited November 2013
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temple city
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not worth it ”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

Thought it was a cool idea but at $30 for admission, 1 drink, no personal cameras and $8 per picture I passed on it and went to the one in queenstown.

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Perth, Australia
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93 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“One room bar”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

I was hoping for a full layout but instead it is one small bar (approx 6 x 8m) coolroom with some ice sculptures. Not worth the money to me.

Visited October 2013
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