My friend and I decided to check out this new venue in the heart of the atrium, Federation Square. You can't miss it as there is a giant yeti in the window. The staff are super nice and attentive.
I will be upfront in saying that place is really expensive and there are hidden costs. You would be best in buying one of the packages as it helps lessen the costs. We got the basic entry which itself was over $30 but included one cocktail. We then we decided to buy 2 digital photos after and they were an additional cost.
Kudos to the safety measures taken to keep you safe and warm - boots, socks, waterproof/insulated poncho and gloves. The place to store your belongings isn't that safe - no lock but is right in front of the front desk, so I guess its safe...even when they are attending to you... there is surveillance inside and outside the iceberg. You are not allowed to take in your cameras or mobiles.
Once inside the ice bar, it takes a while to regulate your breathing and acclimatise. There are ice sculptures inside, including a GOT chair and a gorilla. You can have your photos taken while holding hashtag signs and themed hats you can wear by pressing the buttons scattered around the room on the walls. They are run by a timer so you can see the flashing lights on the cameras facing you so you can choose a pose and be ready in time.
The cocktails are presented in cool ice goblets and are not for the faint hearted as they are strong [yay]- loved my rum cocktail, though I cannot remember its name.
If you can find a voucher for this place it will help with the cost.
Go on a hot day, we did, was great.