Best Bar That Melted
Minus5 Ice Lounge
Published: September 22, 2010
601 East Pratt St., minus5experience.com
Yes, the temporary ice bar at Power Plant Live! was an overpriced gimmick ($18 for the entrance, one drink included). But this summer’s heat curled and shriveled our pride like a clump of dead grass. Everything inside Minus5 was made of ice—beautiful translucent blue Canadian ice—even the glasses. (General Manager Michael Kelley says they went through 500 a week.) You people with air conditioning may have been able to resist its eerie siren song—Do narwhals sing?—but we headed to the coldest double-wide in town before it melted away in mid-August.