Bostonians and tourists will soon be able to get drunk while shivering even in the summer at Frost Ice Bar, a bar that is literally made of ice (except for the floor and ceiling). The chilly attraction, which is kept at a brisk 21 degrees Fahrenheit, has pushed its opening back a few times but is now aiming for the last week of August, exact date to be determined, a rep tells Eater.
Admission into the frigid bar requires a ticket ($12 for children; 6-12, $17 for students, military, and seniors; $19 for adults) and gets you 45 minutes inside; gloves and a parka are provided, and you can rent boots for an additional $6. Children are allowed in during the day, but after 5 PM the venue becomes 21+, and the rotating cocktail selection will set you back $11 for each drink.
This is Boston's first frozen bar, but the concept has done well in a number of other cities around the globe. Las Vegas has a Minus5 Ice Bar, for example, with an obvious temperature of -5 degrees (Celsius) — or 23 degrees Fahrenheit, just a little warmer than Frost Ice Bar. Meanwhile in Amsterdam, XtraCold Icebar is in fact "XtraCold" at 14 degrees Fahrenheit, and visitors get to see a 3D movie of "a journey over icebergs and along steep cliffs in a fantasy ice landscape."
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