No, the Bulgarian Ice Cage is not a crazy wrestling move you haven't heard of. It's a frosty feature at Mehanata on the Lower East Side, a Bulgarian nightclub that is among the wildest experiences in New York City. Now that the snow outside has started to melt, why not plunge into a subzero vodka room for some chilly shots of liquid courage? In the Ice Cage you'll wrap up in furry, Soviet-era apparel for a night of partying straight outta the Eastern bloc. After you've sufficiently frozen your extremities, thaw them out as you dance to gypsy punk bands and guzzle fruity rakia shots to keep the party going all night long. Only for the strong of heart (and liver).


A wild Bulgarian bar on the LES offering live music and freezing vodka shots.
You're ready to have a night to remember that you will almost certainly forget.
113 Ludlow St., New York, NY 10002
Thurs.-Sat., 9 p.m.-4 a.m.
Buy an Ice Cage package online or call 212-625-0981 for more info.


By Alexander Brock

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