There are two ice bars in Queenstown — Below Zero and Minus 5º — which seems fitting for an alpine town. And, if you've ever wondered what it would be like to live in a snow cave, these bars could well answer all your questions. Hand sculpted by a renowned international ice carver, Below Zero boasts 35 tonnes of crystal clear ice and is one of the coolest places to hang out in Queenstown, literally. It's all about ice, ice, baby — and with carved ice bars, furniture and even some ice glassware, it's a frosty feast for the eyes.
Don't worry about the chill factor, the warmth of the bartenders' personalities — and the fact they will supply you with jackets, gloves and boots — will ensure you stay nice and toasty. Don't leave without wrapping your gloved hands around an iced vodka cocktail, or two. For just $32, you'll gain entry and a vodka cocktail which is pretty cool.