A few months ago me and a few girlfriends finally tried the new Frost Ice Loft located in Faneuil Hall in Boston. (Website: www.frosticeloft.com; Address: 200 State Street, Boston MA). Our hesitancy had nothing to do with the bar itself, but more to do with the college students that flood Boston's outdoor mall.
I am re-posting this because they were recently shut down for renovations and have renovated their Ice Lounge, which re-opened March 23rd. Now might be a good time to check it out if you haven't already!
The last time I went to an Ice Bar, I was in London studying abroad: they tend to be touristy locations. However, as you know, my mission is to explore Boston as if it was a foreign country; that means trying everything at least once and walking everywhere because that is the best way to find the best hole-in-the-wall spots.
I thought that it was a fun random activity for a otherwise monotonous weekend night. We found tickets for $12 on Viator.com, which I would not recommend. After visiting the Ice Loft, I was perusing for my next activity and found great discounts on other websites such as Groupon and LivingSocial. (These are two of my three favorite sites to find fun, cheap things to do: the other is GoldStar.)
If you know you have a group in mind to go with, I recommend booking a group: a private setting is always nice and of course, there are the added benefits of discounts and possible local partner packages (Click here to check out the Groups page on their website).
Some things to know if you plan on going:
- This Ice Bar is not like others you might have been to: they offer capes instead of full jackets. Therefore, my ALC skirt and Stuart Weitzman boot combo just weren't enough....I would recommend pants, winter boots, cute sweater and a scarf.
- Bring your own gloves because the ones they give you are cumbersome and make it hard to hold your drink ;)
- Speaking of drinks, its not worth the extra $$ for the glass mugs. Stick to the regular glasses and you will have just as much fun!
If you end up going, I hope you enjoy!