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(New York Daily News)   NYC's first ever ice bar is chilled to 23 degrees Fahrenheit, has all furnishings made of nothing but ice, and charges $20 admission fee to drink. The drinks don't require ice   (nydailynews.com) divider line 43
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2013-07-19 06:16:16 PM
In the middle of winter you could jump in there to warm up.
 
2013-07-19 06:26:03 PM
Subby said ice three times.
 
2013-07-19 06:33:32 PM
Better be really sure you're dry before you sit on that toilet seat.
 
2013-07-19 07:00:24 PM
If its like the London ice bar the drinks come in ice glasses.
 
2013-07-19 07:44:49 PM
That sounds amazing right about now after, I don't know, farking forever of horrific weather on the east coast.

23 degrees... swooon.
 
2013-07-19 07:53:54 PM
What the f is 23 degrees Farenheit in real temperature?
 
2013-07-19 08:12:02 PM

gopher321: What the f is 23 degrees Farenheit in real temperature?


268.15 K
 
2013-07-19 08:12:11 PM
Couldn't you get the same effect drinking Grey Goose straight from the bottle while sitting on the curb in the middle of January with the rest of the bums for a hell of a lot less money?
 
2013-07-19 08:18:45 PM
The Midtown Hilton? This has got to be the first time it has been even remotely cool.
/used to go there for trade shows
 
2013-07-19 08:25:32 PM

kronicfeld: Better be really sure you're dry before you sit on that toilet seat.


I know it is completely juvenile but I would gladly pay $20 to pee all over a public ice toilet.


Tillmaster: The Midtown Hilton? This has got to be the first time it has been even remotely cool.
/used to go there for trade shows


This is so painfully true.  Still go their for trade shows.  Surprised their aren't more center lounge "I can't take it anymore" jumpers.
 
2013-07-19 08:30:34 PM
It will be a flash in the pan.  Literally.
 
2013-07-19 08:37:13 PM
Maybe it's the light fever talking, but that sounds like the worst thing ever. Ugh.
 
2013-07-19 08:39:48 PM
I'd order an Irish Coffee, just to fark with them.
 
2013-07-19 08:46:01 PM
I went to one of those ice bars in Las Vegas once.  It was pretty corny & kinda lame ... not unlike the rest of Las Vegas.  The pic in TFA looks exactly like what I remember of "23 Degreez" or "Club Fyv Below" or whatever they called it.

I've seen pics of a cool-looking one that's somewhere in N. Europe though.   It was quite a cut above this type of "1) Install a giant walk-in freezer, and 2) Stack up ice blocks to hide the sheetmetal" setup.
 
2013-07-19 08:57:58 PM
No Cool tag?
 
2013-07-19 08:58:59 PM
www.gannett-cdn.com

Approves.
 
2013-07-19 09:04:36 PM
Pic of the owner.
cdn.ebaumsworld.com
 
2013-07-19 09:06:53 PM

CoonAce: I've seen pics of a cool-looking one that's somewhere in N. Europe though.   It was quite a cut above this type of "1) Install a giant walk-in freezer, and 2) Stack up ice blocks to hide the sheetmetal" setup.


Yeah...Ice Hotels in Scandinavia. They use real ice...

0.tqn.com
Of course, the guests huddle in polar skin bear rugs and fark a lot to stay warm. Sounds delicious!
 
2013-07-19 09:59:28 PM
They have one of those things in Orlando. Anything to catch the eye of a tourist
 
2013-07-19 10:07:38 PM

gopher321: What the f is 23 degrees Farenheit in real temperature?


- 5 Celsius
 
2013-07-19 11:23:28 PM

Ivo Shandor: 268.15°K


FTFY
 
2013-07-20 12:36:21 AM

bingethinker: gopher321: What the f is 23 degrees Farenheit in real temperature?

- 5 Celsius


23 degrees American duh.
 
2013-07-20 12:46:13 AM

TofuTheAlmighty: Ivo Shandor: 268.15°K

FTFY


Thanks.
 
2013-07-20 12:47:18 AM
Vegas has 2 of these on the strip. Big deal
 
2013-07-20 12:58:17 AM
i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2013-07-20 12:58:31 AM

TofuTheAlmighty: Ivo Shandor: 268.15°K

FTFY


Rotsky'd!
 
2013-07-20 01:17:58 AM
As I post it's 01:30 in NYC and still farking 94F.

No wonder these people are crazy.
 
2013-07-20 01:20:49 AM
Wow, you're so hip New York.  Sounds just like the one in Pattaya Beach, Thailand that I went to about 4 years go... and they've been around for a LONG time.
 
2013-07-20 01:47:34 AM

Cambrian: bingethinker: gopher321: What the f is 23 degrees Farenheit in real temperature?

- 5 Celsius

23 degrees American duh.


Wow. How short is your attention span?
 
2013-07-20 01:50:08 AM
Wouldn't it be smarter just to open the farking door in a regular NY bar in winter than to cool the bastard in 100F weather?
 
2013-07-20 02:57:25 AM

blutendesherz: Wouldn't it be smarter just to open the farking door in a regular NY bar in winter than to cool the bastard in 100F weather?


Duh, in the winter they turn it into a tiki bar.
 
2013-07-20 04:44:04 AM
Any heat-emitting devices that could melt the Arctic freeze - like cellphones - must be deposited in temperature-proof lockers at the door.

Yes, they need people to check their cellphones, despite the fact that a human body puts out 20 times as much heat as a phone.
 
2013-07-20 08:18:17 AM

TofuTheAlmighty: Ivo Shandor: 268.15°K

FTFY


No, you broke it

Its just 268.15 K
 
2013-07-20 08:34:24 AM
Can't wait for the article where a storm knocks power out for days and this place starts running out into the gutter...
 
2013-07-20 11:09:59 AM

2chris2: Any heat-emitting devices that could melt the Arctic freeze - like cellphones - must be deposited in temperature-proof lockers at the door.

Yes, they need people to check their cellphones, despite the fact that a human body puts out 20 times as much heat as a phone.


most likely it is a cheezy way to say "no photography".  The one in Vegas had a similar policy, then some guy walks around the bar offering to take your pictures for something like $20 a pop while you weren't allowed to take your own pictures.
 
2013-07-20 12:52:10 PM
blutendesherz: Wouldn't it be smarter just to open the farking door in a regular NY bar in winter than to cool the bastard in 100F weather?
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No, because it doesn't get that cold in NYC.

Sure there's a couple days each winter where it's that cold, but it's not exactly a usual event.

Winnipeg could probably do that. Fairbanks Alaska could do that. Barrow Alaska could do it about 10 months out of the year... but NYC? No.
 
2013-07-20 01:03:49 PM

TofuTheAlmighty: Ivo Shandor: 268.15°K

FTFY


No you didn't.
 
2013-07-20 01:23:39 PM
jake3988 2013-07-20 12:52:10 PM blutendesherz: Wouldn't it be smarter just to open the farking door in a regular NY bar in winter than to cool the bastard in 100F weather? ============================================================
No, because it doesn't get that cold in NYC.


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Per Accuweather.com, this past winter 2 days were 23degrees or lower for a high. TWO.

Per Accuweather.com, this past winter, 18 days were 23 degrees or lower for a low.

It's not doable. :)
 
2013-07-20 07:07:34 PM
How are things ever cleaned properly?
 
2013-07-20 07:15:20 PM

Hyjamon: 2chris2: Any heat-emitting devices that could melt the Arctic freeze - like cellphones - must be deposited in temperature-proof lockers at the door.

Yes, they need people to check their cellphones, despite the fact that a human body puts out 20 times as much heat as a phone.

most likely it is a cheezy way to say "no photography".  The one in Vegas had a similar policy, then some guy walks around the bar offering to take your pictures for something like $20 a pop while you weren't allowed to take your own pictures.


It amuses me that people take rules like that seriously.

Oh no, I'll be kicked out of a bar. In New York City. Where you can't throw a rock without hitting some crazy bar with a quirky gimmick.

/The Ninja one is fun, I'll admit.
 
2013-07-20 08:35:03 PM
Too busy drinking to read the article, so... why does this have an "Ironic" tag?

/Nice job on the nerd-Rotsky, whoever did that
 
2013-07-20 08:52:41 PM

RottNDude: Can't wait for the article where a storm knocks power out for days and this place starts running out into the gutter...


I thought that too, at first. And then I realized that all they need to do to rebuild is freeze some more water. It's a pretty cheap building material. If they were smart, they probably have some basic molds of things like tables, chairs, and shelves to get back in business quickly while they commission someone to carve a fancier version (which they seem to do every few months anyway).
 
2013-07-20 09:59:45 PM

TofuTheAlmighty: Ivo Shandor: 268.15°K

FTFY


There is no "degrees Kelvin", its just "Kelvin".  It is not measuring something relative to a fixed reference point (like water freezing = 0 degrees Celsius).  Its an absolute measurement with 0 = absolute zero.
 
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