Food & Drink

Drink in a bar made entirely out of ice

Published On 09/03/2013 Published On 09/03/2013
Frost Ice Bar
Dave Baldwin

Thankfully just in time for the… uhhhh, tropical New England Winter or something, Frost is Boston's first -- and the world's largest -- indoor (frozen) watering hole built in a meat locker almost entirely out of ice. It's from the crew behind the Duck Boat Tours. It's located above the American Eagle Outfitters at Faneuil Hall. You'll need a ticket to get in -- but you can look inside for free below.

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After scoring the aforementioned ticket that guarantees you at least 45min inside (Pro tip: they won't toss you out if you feel like staying longer), throw on one of these crazy-light, insulated, military-grade capes and a pair of gloves. They're included in the price of admission.

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Now nod approvingly as you get a better feel for the space. Also, immediately regret wearing Tevas and not paying extra for rented boots.

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"Wonder Twin powers… activate!!! Form of… a bar made of ice blocks that maintains a steady 21-degree temperature inside… all the time." Also: "shape of a meerkat."

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Ice sculptures throughout the room are designed to replicate Boston landmarks, like the Zakim Bridge and Public Garden's swan boats...

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... and are skillfully crafted right here by these dudes.

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Whatever you do, do not try to dance on top of this bar. You will likely slip and die. It's almost guaranteed.

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Yes, the bartenders have already heard the, "But wait, I can't pay because my money is frozen in a block of ice!" line before. Many times. You're hilarious. They've also heard the "cold hard cash" joke. Please, stop.

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If you were expecting scantily clad bartenders in bikini tops and cut-off jorts, you may be slightly disappointed.

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After getting comfortably settled on a fur pelt...

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... take a gander at the rotating menu of pre-made drinks (since they can't mix them in the bar) that boasts choice 'tails, like The Lion & The Unicorn (gin, Pavan & Lillet) and the Camarena reposado- and red pepper puree-mixed Engine No. 7.

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Yes, even the glasses are made of ice. Be careful not to drop your beverage, as it costs $11.

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So… cold. If only I could order a cup of hot tea.

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The art, which is not made of ice in case you were confused, is also rotating. They're currently paying tribute to the 50yr anniversary of JFK's death.

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Despite the fact that he just passed away on Saturday, the bar is also not dedicated to late, great journalist David Frost.

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"Hmmm… if only I could get one of those baseballs out of the ice." That's the painting talking, by the way.

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From a different angle. Yep, they're frozen in there good.

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Finally, you're admiring a cocktail full of ice crystals that's served in an ice glass and resting on a table made of ice. Also, your 45min are up.

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1. Frost Ice Bar Marketplace Center at Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA 02109 (Govt Center)

Made completely out of ice, Frost Ice Bar makes a unique experience -- grab your ticket for 45min of bar time (they won't kick you out if you want more), throw on a set of gloves and a coat (included in admission) and prepare to sip an ice-cold drink out of an ice glass while sitting on ice furniture and surrounded by ice walls.

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