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June 7, 2010

More on Minus5

minus5 power plant liveTake a look at Minus5, the new ice bar and lounge coming to Power Plant Live.

Looks like a big ice box, doesn't it? I can see it on the back of a tractor trailer, going cross country. Right now, it's parked in the Power Plant Live plaza. 

Minus5 is set to open this month, according to folks from its marketing staff and Chris Furst of Power Plant Live.

They're not sure if it's going to have the full effect of the Minus5 in Las Vegas, where everything, including the furniture, is made out of ice ...

The bar itself and the glasses will all be made out of ice. I guess since they're not made out of glass, I really can't call them glasses. Ices? Hmm.

Minus5 is only a temporary bar, which will be in Power Plant Live through late summer/early fall, Furst said. After that, it's going to pack up and move elsewhere. I'll let you know when I have a more firm opening dates and such. Until then, you're just going to have to chill.

(Photo by me)


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:46 AM | | Comments (12)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


For more ice, frozen, cold puns, you can refer to Arnold Schwarzenegger's unforgettable performance as Dr. Freeze in "Batman and Robin."

Hopefully they signed up for PeakRewards from BGE.

I wanna lick my fingers and get them stuck to the bar so I can sue the hell out of them and pay off my debts.

what's the firecode capacity of this place? It doesn't seem big enough to make it worth their while. Maybe the vodka companies are taking care of a lot of the operating expenses. Do they serve beer as well? A lot of questions and a lot of money. Just doesn't seem worth it. Best of luck to you.

tony this collection of mr. freeze puns gets me every time

I was thinking more along the lines of Ben Stiller's character in Tropic Thunder, and his trailer line for his "Scorcher" franchise:

"Who left the fridge open?"

But will they serve Bud Ice? Or German eisweins and eisbocks?

Sounds hip, klassy, trendy.

Looks like a kitschy meth lab.

Enjoy your doublewide crap hons

Double-wide crap? Probably

I wonder if they'll do birthday parties though...

Don't forget Hug-Me the Bear the inspiration for 70s TV pimp Huggie Bear

Does anybody know whether this ice bar is still in service??

It was closed a few months after my review in b The Sun lol

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