Prague bar offers icy relief from heat wave

STORY: The Ice Pub in downtown Prague offers a brief escape to Arctic conditions, with below zero temperatures.

Bartender Lukas Santler said the bar runs at full capacity during the summer season.

The bar, just a minute's walk from the capital's renowned Charles Bridge, serves vodka-based cocktails in cups made of ice; the furnishings and decorations are also made from ice.

The bar used to serve beer as well - but has stopped that because the tap kept freezing up, Santler added.

The temperature inside, around 19 Fahrenheit, is so cold that visitors are handed fleece coats and mittens, and visits are limited to about half an hour.