Cincinnati Restaurants Where You Can Eat in an Igloo

Cincy can be chilly for at least half of the year. So, what do you do when you want to dine outdoors, but it’s just too darn cold outside? Eat in an outdoor igloo!

Many restaurants around Cincinnati are using plastic igloos (or pods, or greenhouses) to give visitors more seating options during the colder months. These cozy, private igloos are certainly cool to dine in. (You’re sitting in a dome outside! How awesome is that?). But also, many of these outdoor igloos are heated and come with bonuses like personal Bluetooth speakers to play your own music.

Things to Know About Outdoor Igloos

Here are some tips for having a great dining experience in an outdoor igloo:

  • Most outdoor igloos and personal greenhouses are heated. But remember: They are still located outside, so they can be chilly. Come prepared for the elements! Bringing blankets is usually encouraged.
  • Children are typically welcome at outdoor igloos, but very young children might not enjoy the tight, enclosed conditions.
  • Outdoor igloos are popular, and most require reservations. Some restaurants will also require a minimum food and beverage purchase, or ask that you do not bring outside food and drinks. Check with the restaurant before visiting.

Where to Find Restaurants with Outdoor Igloos in Cincinnati

Looking for a place around Cincy to eat in an igloo? Check out these places!

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The AC Upper Deck

Address: 135 Joe Nuxhall Way Cincinnati, OH 45202
Time limit: Hour and a half
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Up to eight people can enjoy the intimate space with appetizers, cocktails, spiked hot choclate and more. Tuesday through Thursday there is a minimum Food and Beverage spend required of $125. On Fridays and Saturdays there is a minimum spend required of $250. Reservations are required.

Braxton Brewing

Address: 27 W. Seventh St. Covington, KY 41011
Time limit: 2 Hours
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Each heated igloo can accommodate up to 8 people comfortably and features cushioned seating, a dedicated Bluetooth speaker (upon request), & cozy decor. During your 2-hour time slot, you can enjoy food and an array of beverages. If interested, ask your bartender about our drink package upon your arrival. Only 21+


Catch-A-Fire Pizza

Address: 9290 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242
Time limit: 2 Hours
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Catch-A-Fire offers 3 small igloos, perfect for couples and 3 large igloos that can accommodate up to 6 people. Igloos are heated and all igloos feature bluetooth speakers so that you can add your favorite tunes to the party. Your group will be served food & drink from the full menu by staff. For your safety, they leave 30 minutes between each booking to give our staff adequate time to thoroughly clean and sanitize each space. Reservations Required! 

DeSha’s American Tavern

Address: 11320 Montgomery Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45249
Time limit: 2 Hours
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The igloos at DeSha’s American Tavern is recommended 6 guests or fewer (families with small kids could seat up to 8 max). Each igloo features a heated fireplace, air purifier,
festive string lights, lanterns, and plants for a cozy ambiance.

Kon-Tiki on the Levee

Address: 1 Levee Way, Suite 21377, Newport, Kentucky 41071
Time limit: 2 Hours
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These four igloos are perfect for a small group gathering of your circle and our safer solution to partying inside this season! Each igloo has its own heating source, a bluetooth speaker, and board games, with seating for up to eight guests.

Sunday Afternoon Picnics

Address: Serving the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area
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Picnics aren’t just for warm summer walks by the river anymore. Leave your baskets at home and let Sunday Afternoon Picnics do the work! Prearrange all the details for your proposal, best friend lunch, birthday dinner or date night and simply show up to your fully curated picnic. Location, time, food, guests (up to 10) and themes are fully customizable for an intimate, fun date outdoors.


The View at Shires’ Garden

Address: 309 Vine Street, 10th Floor Cincinnati, OH 45202
Time limit: 2 Hours
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These Garden Igloo and Terrace Greenhouse experiences at The View at Shires’ Garden provide our guests with a unique setting under the stars, with panoramic views of the riverfront and stadiums from the tenth floor terrace! These Domes and Greenhouses can accommodate a variety of different sized groups and are perfectly suited for a fun night out with family, friends and colleagues, or a romantic date night! The Igloos and Greenhouses come equipped with heat, and a bluetooth speaker.

Special Recognition: Fifty West Brewing Company

Address: 7605 US-50, Cincinnati, OH 45227
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Although not technically igloos, Fifty West West Brewing Company has created a winter wonderland of family fun including bonfire pits, heated tents, hot chocolate and ice skating that rounds out the wintry experience.

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