Bar made of ice blocks helps New Yorkers beat the heat at -5 Celsius

New York, July 06: A new ‘ice bar’ in New York is offering its customers a break from the summer heat by chilling at a hot spot where the walls, tables and glasses are all made of ice.

Minus5 Ice Bar- which is set to open at the Hilton on Sixth Avenue at West 53rd Street on Monday – is kept at an refreshing 23 degrees Fahrenheit, the New York Post reported.

Noel Bowman, director of operations, told the publication that this is the only bar in New York where your beer gets colder as you drink it.

The customers pay 20 dollars to 45 dollars cover and are given cold-weather gear in a room-temperature lobby.

They are then escorted into a 38-degree chamber, which helps ease the transition.

Finally, customers are led into an insulated bar that’s minus 5 Celsius and is built with roughly 400 blocks of ice, worth about 300 pounds each.

Bartenders at the bar serve vodka-based concoctions along with alcohol-free “mocktails” on a solid-ice bar.

The bar, which is chilled using high-tech machinery, has the capacity of 50 people. (ANI)