In the height of summer, what better way to cool off than visiting the one and only, Melbourne Ice Bar. Step into the ice-filled bar, sample some of their incredible cocktails and chill out (quite literally). This centrally located, tourist destination in the heart of Melbourne is worth putting on your Australia bucket list, especially if you’ve never visited an Ice Bar before.
I have put together this complete guide of Melbourne Ice Bar including where it is, how to get there, how much it costs and what to expect!
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Where Is Melbourne Ice Bar
Ice Bar Melbourne is located in Federation Square, right opposite the Flinders Street Station.
Surrounded by things such as the ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image), shopping stores, cathedrals and just off the river, right in the heart of the city.
Melbourne Ice Bar is bound to be close to everything during your visit to Melbourne.
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How To Get To Melbourne Ice Bar
If you’re in the city already, head to Federation Square and make your way to the ACMI. It’s in this building where you’ll find the IceBar Melbourne.
If you’re not already in the city, jump on the train or tram and make your way to Flinders Street Station. Luckily The Melbourne Ice Bar is just a stone’s throw away from the Free Tram Zone, meaning you can get here for free if you’re close enough.
Melbourne Ice Bar Prices
The standard entry to Melbourne Ice Bar is around $39 AUD, however, when booking online with Klook you can save a couple of dollars and get this for $37 AUD. The standard entry also includes a complimentary cocktail.
There are also other types of entry packages to Melbourne Ice Bar which aren’t included in the standard entry price. These include upgrading to a fur jacket for $49 AUD, Non-alcoholic adult tickets for $40 AUD and also book as a family for $99 AUD.
You can also purchase photographs for $6 AUD per image after you’ve experienced the Ice Bar. Note: You are not allowed to take photos inside the Ice Bar Melbourne with your own camera.
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IceBar Melbourne is inside the ACMI building
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What To Expect At The Melbourne Ice Bar
Upon arrival to Melbourne Ice Bar, you’ll get rugged up in boots (if you’re wearing sandals) as well as a fur-lined poncho to keep you warm. You’ll have to put all your belongings in a locker as you’re not allowed to take them in with you.
Enter through the fridge-type door and into the one and only, IceBar Melbourne. In the bar you’ll be welcomed by several ice sculptures, an ice hockey table as well as several ice thrones. Head up to the Ice Bar and explore the detailed cocktail menu, order your drink and enjoy the atmosphere.
Feeling a little more adventurous? Take a shot from the ice sculpture and have your photo taken at the same time.
Chill out, enjoy the environment, play some of the games and take part in having several pictures taken for the memories. Sooner or later you’ll start feeling a little cold so either brave it out and have another drink or head out and admire some of the pictures you’ve had taken.
Melbourne Ice Bar is such a unique experience and definitely something worth checking out. Especially if it’s a hot day, cool down in the best way possible here at the Melbourne Ice Bar.
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Ice Bar Melbourne Facts
• This is Australia’s one and only Ice Bar.
• Melbourne Ice Bar is open 7 days a week, from 11am – late.
• Kids are also welcome in IceBar Melbourne until 7pm every day.
• On Wednesdays, it’s buy 1 get 1 FREE and Melbourne Ice Bar!!
• Note, if you’re a foreign visitor, you may be asked to show your passport, so plan ahead and bring this with you.
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Final Thoughts On Melbourne Ice Bar
Having never been in an Ice Bar before, I didn’t know what to expect. Ice Bar Melbourne reached my expectations and then some.
From the friendly staff, the fun environment and not to mention, the super cool bar. The cocktails were out of this world, well worth the price and every little detail had been thought of. From the fur on the seats to keep you warm and the props to use for the photos.
Being the only Ice Bar in Australia, it really isn’t worth missing out on Melbourne Ice Bar. Centrally located and in the hub of Melbourne, it’s so easy to swing by and grab a drink.
You can either pop in for a drink, experience the Ice Bar then head out again or if you’re looking to spend a longer time in the bar, take a seat and make your way through the menu.
Not only is Ice Bar Melbourne perfect for tourists to visit in the afternoon/evening, but it would also be great for hen parties, stag do’s or even birthday parties. A highly recommended tourist spot in Melbourne!
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Best Places To Stay In Melbourne
Melbourne has hundreds of accommodations to choose from so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Melbourne to suit the needs of luxury travelers and budget backpackers. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Crowne Plaza
Arguably the largest and most luxurious hotel within the city, the Crowne Plaza. Located right on the South Wharf and in the heart of the city. From concierge, luxury large rooms, comfortable beds and a top-quality restaurant located at the foot of the hotel, this is perfect for those looking for a luxury stay in Melbourne.
Mid Range: Miami Hotel Melbourne
Located in West Melbourne and within walking distance to the city center, Miami Hotel makes for the perfect mid-range accommodation in Melbourne. With small, compact rooms, equipped with kitchenette, private bathrooms and wifi, this hotel is great value for money. Perfect for couples, traveling friends and families.
Budget: Discovery Parks
This one is perfect for those on a budget, whether you’re a backpacker, couple or solo traveler. If you’re traveling in a van, this accommodation option is perfect for you. Discovery Parks campground, located in Braybrook, North-West of the city has to be one of the nicest campgrounds around. With heated, clean toilets and shower rooms, wifi and swimming pool. If you’re not traveling in a van, book into one of their many cabins. A little more expensive than the campsites but still well worth the money and you still get to make use of the incredible features. This accommodation is a little further out of the city so either jump on the train or take a taxi.
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I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions at all about IceBar Melbourne, please leave me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.