Many local restaurants and bars offer a cozy environment for outdoor drinking and dining throughout the winter. Make your reservations soon, these are sure to be the hottest tickets in town this season!

The AC Upper Deck

 

Igloo dining at The AC Upper Deck (photo: Provided by The AC Upper Deck)
Igloo dining at The AC Upper Deck (photo: Provided by The AC Upper Deck)

 

Amazing views of the Ohio River, Roebling Bridge, and downtown Cincinnati await you at The AC Upper Deck at The Banks. Igloos are available Thursday through Saturday evenings with a $32 booking fee and a required minimum during your experience. Up to eight people can enjoy the intimate space with appetizers, cocktails, spiked hot chocolate, and more. Reservations are required.

 

Braxton Brewing Igloobar

 

Igloobar at Braxton Brewing (photo: Braxton Brewing Company)
Igloobar at Braxton Brewing (photo: Braxton Brewing Company)

 

Escape the bitterness of a Midwest winter and retreat to a private, heated oasis at Braxton Brewing's Igloobar on the Rooftop. Igloos accommodate up to eight people and include a dedicated bartender. Spice up the night with tunes on the Bluetooth speaker and add a food and drink package for more revelry. Reservations required with $35 reservation fee are required to hold the spot and applied to your overall bill. 

 

Catch-A-Fire Pizza Blue Ash

 

Igloo dining at Catch-A-Fire Pizza Blue Ash location (photo: @catchafire)
Igloo dining at Catch-A-Fire Pizza Blue Ash location (photo: @catchafire)

 

Enjoy a local brew and hot pizza at Catch-A-Fire's Blue Ash location in your own private igloo! Reservable for two-hour time slots from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., the igloos include Bluetooth speakers, full service from a dedicated server, and can hold up to six people. A rental fee of $35 is required and will be applied to your final bill. (There is a minimum spending requirement on select days and times). Available every year from mid-November through March. 

 

Winter Wonder Yard at Covington Yard

 

Igloos at Covington Yard (photo: Provided by Covington Yard)
Igloos at Covington Yard (photo: Provided by Covington Yard)

 

Enjoy tacos, Korean BBQ, beers, and cocktails at Covington's neighborhood hangout, Covington Yard! Each winter, visitors can enjoy first-come, first-served heated igloos. 

 

DeSha's American Tavern

Stay warm dining outdoors at DeSha's American Tavern. Small electric heaters keep the cold away for groups of up to eight people. There is a booking fee of $25-$50 (depending on the day and time) and reservations are required.

 

Fifty West Brewing Company

 

Fifty West Brewing outdoor dining
Fifty West Brewing outdoor dining

 

In addition to sipping on a locally-crafted beer, Fifty West West Brewing Company has created a winter wonderland of family fun including bonfire pits, heated tents, and igloos to keep guests warm. Hot chocolate and ice skating round out the wintry experience.

 

Kon-Tiki on the Levee

 

Igloos and holiday tree at Newport on the Levee (photo: Lisa K. Colina)
Igloos and holiday tree at Newport on the Levee (photo: Lisa K. Colina)

 

From tiki torches to the Fire Lounge Igloo experience, Kon-Tiki at Newport on the Levee is continuing the party all winter with six igloos for small group outings. With a heating source, Blue tooth speaker, board games, and blankets, you'll stay warm and entertained all evening. Igloos accommodate up to eight people and require a minimum order.

 

The View at Shires’ Garden

 

Igloos at The View at Shires' Garden (photo: Ignite Entertainment Cincinnati)
Igloos at The View at Shires' Garden (photo: Ignite Entertainment Cincinnati)

 

With panoramic views of the city and riverfront, The View at Shires' Garden is in-demand even in the winter with the Garden Igloo and Terrace Greenhouse experiences. Bring up to eight people for a full-service dining experience in two-hour time slots. Minimum order is required.

 

The Blind Lemon

 

Blind Lemon

 

Located in the quaint neighborhood of Mount Adams, the Blind Lemon is a true hidden gem and one of the most romantic spots in all of the city! Enjoy a winter-themed cocktail on their unforgettable private terrace, featuring lush plants, live music, and a wood-burning fireplace. 

Even if you can’t snag an igloo reservation, many restaurants and bars in Cincy are warming up the outdoors with covered patios, tents, and space heaters. Check with local restaurants and bars to see how they're cozying things up this winter.