Love a themed bar laced with killer puns?
We do, which was why we were pretty excited to get the opportunity to check out Ice Bar Melbourne in it’s newly opened Fitzroy location.
Starting our adventure in the front entry, we were definitely digging vibes of a vintage Antarctic explorers hut with rows of warm, comfy overcoats and shelves of faux fur lined boots lining the walls.
Once you are fully rugged up, the team then take you through the freezer doors into a small winter wonderland where you can meet a frozen three-headed dog named Fluffy (Harry Potter fans get the reference…), play a game of Eskimo Jenga, or make like we did – and go nuts taking photos… and that’s before you even remember to order a drink from the Jack Frost guarded bar.
The drinks menu itself is perfect for those who, when faced with too many choices, crumble under the pressure to make a choice. It’s perfectly balanced with the basics, plus some killer ‘ice-themed’ cocktails (and for the kids, who can come on in right up until 7.00pm – mocktails).
There are also shots on the menu. You can choose to drink them the traditional way, with a group of friends off a make-shift paddle (read: ski), or, like we chose to do – have it poured through the head of a ice dragon, down his tongue, into your mouth.
Do yourself a favor and do this.
When you are done, you just toss your glasses (cleverly made from resin but look exactly like ice) down an ice shoot – and keep ordering more until you get too cold and have to exit the ice.
The bar itself might be small in size, but it’s got a lot going on – roof mounted cameras allow you to get professional photos taken with various ice characters, or whilst playing ice basketball – it’s a great venue for a work function, or with the whole Frozen craze (which doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon) – a fabulous place for a kids birthday party.
When: Open from 10am – late 7 days a week
Where: 319 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.
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