Las Vegas Nightlife: There is no denying that Las Vegas is hot, and no, we're not talking about the tables or the showgirls. Because Las Vegas can reach extreme summer temperatures, luxury hotels along the strip have found some creative ways to keep guests cool. In 2008, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino opened Las Vegas' very first ice-themed club, Minus5 Ice Bar. As a cool alternative to the sweaty dance club scene, the ice bar experience has proven to be a growing trend. Earlier this week Monte Carlo Resort & Casino followed suit and welcomed the strip's second Minus5 location.
From the bar top and stools to the ice blocked walls and frozen cocktail glasses imported from New Zealand, the 1,200-square-foot venue is completely constructed from ice, making it North America's largest ice bar. The chilly hotspot (-5° Celsius) can accommodate 120 guests and features two semi-private rooms, a hand-carved 10-foot Mount Rushmore ice sculpture, two ice chandeliers with built-in LED lighting, as well as six vodka-based signature drinks.
“After a lot of excitement, preparation and hard work we are thrilled to be opening our newest Minus5 Ice Bar inside Monte Carlo Resort and Casino,” said Minus5 Founder, Craig Ling. “Minus5 has become a true destination location and offers its guests something completely unique – right here in the entertainment capital of the world.”
The unique ice-themed experience begins at the door, where guests are greeted with parkas, gloves and boots (should you forget to pack your own).