Minus 5 ice bar in Sydney yet?

Jun 19th, 2005, 10:22 PM
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Minus 5 ice bar in Sydney yet?

We will be in Auckland first before heading to Sydney for a few days, so we want to check out the ice bar there if the one in Sydney is not opened yet.

Thanks!

Lauren
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Jun 20th, 2005, 05:15 PM
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Hi Lauren,
According to an article in todays Sydney paper the Ice Bar at Circular Quay is not due to open until September 1st at earliest.
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Jun 20th, 2005, 06:36 PM
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Hi Lauren

If you want to check out an ice bar and you are in Auckland, then go on down to the minus 5 bar on Princes Wharf. This is in an area called the Viaduct. It is in downtown so depending upon where you are staying it is probably walking distance.

Minus 5 is next door to Lenin which is a vodka bar.

http://www.minus5.co.nz/auckland.asp

BTW there are around 50 bars and restaurants in the Viaduct basin. All tastes catered for from Italian to Irish, Seafood to Vege. A few clubs as well.

Hope this helps.

Steve
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Jun 20th, 2005, 07:00 PM
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I should have added that it opens at 10:30 AM if that is a help, hic
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Jun 20th, 2005, 07:49 PM
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Fantastic - thanks for the info. We will definitely be heading to the one in Auckland while we're there!

Lauren
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Jun 20th, 2005, 11:58 PM
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For ignoramuses like me - what is it?
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Jun 21st, 2005, 12:49 AM
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Hi Neil

You are not an ignoramous mate. (Now there was an opening for a Kiwi). Minus 5 is a bar wher it is literally 5 degrees below zero. You sit on blocks of ice at ice tables, whilst knocking back some very nice (and very cold) cocktails.

The staff monitor you quite closely. Not a good look for a punter to get hypothermia whilst on the premises.

In case you were wondering, all winter clothing is provided.

Cheers (never been more apt)

Steve
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Jun 21st, 2005, 04:45 PM
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Well, Steve, I did leave myself open there - just wasn't thinking I guess. This has revealed a real masochistic streak in our cousins across the Tasman. Count me out - today's weather in Canberra (maximum of 9, snow on the hills and maybe lower down) is close enough for me, thanks.
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