Chill Ice House Toronto

Ice bar and lounge to finally open its doors in Toronto

Toronto's first Ice bar and lounge is finally set to launch. Tomorrow The Chill Ice House will open its doors in the former Drake General Store space at 82 Bathurst Street (between King and Wellington). Assuming the heat waves return, the frozen lounge will be another welcome alternative to cooling down in Lake Ontario.

The official Toronto Ice King (sorry) club will feature -5 degree Celsius climate control and more or less ice everything, from furniture and decorations to dishware. If Chill Ice House sanitizes ice plates and cocktail glasses using liquid nitrogen, I know some dishwashers who'd be glad to make the salaries of cryonic scientists.

The lounge also has a speak-easy warm-up cabin for those who find the chill a little too intense. As a dainty person, I appreciate the consideration. While the lounge opens tomorrow (July 17), the official opening party on July 24th will feature an ice DJ booth (cheeky requests may or may not be honoured), and live ice sculpting. Dig out your cutest winter gear three months early unless you want to wear the courtesy parkas provided at the door, or refuse to don a jacket altogether and live on the edge.

An earlier version stated the lounge opened on July 24th, but it will in fact open July 17, 2014.

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