Ready to step into Leeds' very own Narnia? Come with me...
Heatwave or no heatwave, the temperature is about to drop to -5°C as you step into an ice box of human proportion. The ice bar has arrived in Leeds, hosted by Bierkeller, you'll find it in the Shooters bar - fairly unassuming from the exterior, but step with me inside and you'll be in a whole other world.
So, there you are. You're in your walk in freezer, complete with ice age details, life size polar bear sculptures and a cosy ice sofa to rest your feet. Coors Light have partnered with Bierkeller, so you can expect bar full of the light beer of course, but wine, select spirits and the shot best served ice cold, Jägermeister are all available once inside.
I wasn't sure what to expect in all honesty, it's fairly small, so you're guided in with a group for a 30 minute session. At least you'll be able to stand the cold! I attended in the midst of a heatwave of course, so I may have been appropriately clothed, but my sandal-clad feet meant I walked out with numb toes, something to keep in mind.
You'll be enveloped in a thermal poncho, so you know your upper half will be cosy, even if you do get the eskimo look about you.
Aside from the drinking element and trying to keep your toes functioning, you can also get involved with some ice bar curling. Line a winning curl up with the bullseye and a free shot of Jäger is yours - I didn't have the technique for that, even with my much loved concentration face.
With the 30 minute slot up, the freezer door is opened and out you go.
You can book online, for a very reasonable £5 for a 30 minute slot, with one drink included in the price. It's there until the end of September and well worth the experience while it's around.
I loved the experience and think they've nailed it with the groups in slots. A great way to fulfil an experience without being left wondering what to do in a massive cool box.
All in all, it's pretty cool.