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.
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).
In her role as managing editor, Christina has developed a keen eye for all things luxury and is considered by many to be an expert within her field. Christina has covered a wide range of luxury lifestyle topics and finds passion in international travel, fast cars, and fabulous handbags. She graduated from San Diego State University in 2005 with a degree in both journalism and English. While attend...(Read More)