One good thing came from the year we shall not mention… outdoor dining in winter with igloos!
In order to allow customers to dine outside – safely – in winter in Ohio, restaurants around Central Ohio came up with creative outdoor dining experiences.
These private outdoor dining igloos allow you to dine outside at some amazing restaurants around Central Ohio. Plan a date night or a special family dinner out!
Most options require reservations in advance, and some will book up quickly. Due to high demand and minimal options, plan as far in advance as you can!
Restaurants with Igloos for Winter 2022/2023
On the AC Dublin rooftop at Bridgepark, 6540 Riverside Drive, Dublin, OH 43017(614) 698-2525
As one of the original igloo dining options, VASO is back again with their amazing rooftop igloo dining experiences.
Enjoy delicious tapas and cocktails while socially distanced in a temperature-controlled private igloo. Blankets and ambient lighting are provided for a cozy meal.
All igloos are able to accommodate up to eight (8) people and are required to be on one check with an automatic 22% gratuity. There is a food and beverage spending minimum. Igloos must be reserved for a minimum of 2 hours.
- SUN – THURS $50 per person for 2 hours (for 2-8 guests)
- FRI – SAT $60 per person for 2 hours (4 guest minimum)
As an example, Sunday – Thursday, you must spend $50 per person on food and beverage during your two hours for up to 8 people, or you’ll pay the difference towards the minimum, plus tax and 22% gratuity.
Book your Igloo at VASO for the holiday season or this winter before they fill up!
Dine outside under a heated tent at Understory this winter!
Guests can experience the canopy along the Olentangy River while enjoying a date night or meal out with the family all winter. The restaurant will also feature its new Winter menu, including some of the original Understory favorites like the Cubano or seasonal offerings like the S’Mores Pudding or the Tofu Ramen Bowl.
Tent seating is available during Understory’s normal operating hours.
Land-Grant Brewing Company Wintergarden
Land-Grant has so much fun going on this winter for the perfect night out! In addition to their amazing beer, their beer garden offers fire pits, curling lanes, and igloos to hang out and dine-in. Order food from on-site food trucks. They even offer a curling/igloo combination!
Igloos seat up to 8 people. Reservations are for 2 hours. Walk-ins are accepted at the taproom bar for unreserved igloos on a first come, first served basis at the bar. Igloos include heaters and are self-service at the bar.
Igloos are kid and dog friendly. ALL WELCOME! Note that the brewery is 21+ after 8pm.
There is a $30 booking fee for Friday-Sunday reservations and a $20 booking fee for Monday-Thursday reservations.
You can also reserve a brewery curling lane, which includes an igloo, for $60 for 2 hours. Make a reservation at the bar or at landgrantbrewing.com/curling.
All outdoor seating, including igloos and fire pits, is self-service at the bar. Read more about Land-Grant here.
The Royce Columbus
The Royce Winter Park features private igloos for dining with your loved ones. Igloos are decked out with blankets, heaters, and ambiance. Igloos can be reserved for 90 minutes for up to 6 people.
There is a $150 minimum spend for 4 people or less after 4 pm. For a party of 5-6 there is a $200 minimum after 4 pm. The minimums are toward the final bill and not in addition to the final bill. There’s no minimum for igloo-dining at lunch.
ALL reservations and questions will be answered by calling 614-468-1313 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Igloo reservations cannot be made on OpenTable.
Egloo’s at Easton
Egloo’s are back at Easton in 2022!
Enjoy an “ice-olated” dining experience that offers chic decor, comfortable seating, heat, air purification, and rigorous cleaning procedures in between guests. Interested in dining in an EGLOO? EGLOOS are available by reservation only The Beeline Bar and Forty Deuce! More are likely to pop-up this winter too!
Each restaurant operates their EGLOO reservations differently, so daily availability, times, and costs may vary. Each EGLOO fits 4-6 guests at a time. See details at this link, or find them below.
The Beeline Bar EGLOO
3989 Merchants Row Columbus, OH 43219 | Tel. 614-532-5071
The Beeline Bar has 1 EGLOO available to seat 2-6.
Heated, furnished, and available six days a week, Beeline’s EGLOO is conveniently located next to The Yard, Easton’s newest greenspace and destination for live music, entertainment, and events. You and your guests will receive dedicated service and refreshing drinks within your two-hour booking window. Looking to stay a little bit longer? Ask about booking back-to-back timeframes.
Between reservations, the EGLOO is ventilated, the air is purified, and our staff diligently sanitizes all surfaces.
Spending minimums for your two-hour booking are $50 for Monday – Thursday, and $200 for Friday-Sunday. A credit card is required to confirm your reservation. The Beeline Bar doesn’t serve food, so you are welcome to bring outside food to the Egloo.
Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce EGLOO
3959 Brighton Rose Sq Columbus, OH 43219, 614-681-4242
Call to book!
Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce has 1 EGLOO available, seating 4-6. Enjoy the newest VIP Dining Experience in our a heated, sanitized, and socially distanced out door Igloo!
Lumin Skybar & Kitchen Igloos
517 Park St. Columbus at AC Hotel Downtown in the Arena District 614-227-6100
These igloos kick it up a notch on the 8th floor patio at the AC Hotel Downtown. Reservations are required; food and beverage minimum required.
Menu includes Spanish-inspired tapas, including Harissa Deviled Eggs, Patatas Bravas, Calamari, Shrimp Ceviche and more, as well as creative cocktails, wine and beer.
Cherry Valley Hotel Winter Glow Igloos
Guests can reserve one of four heated igloos, styled with comfortable seating, blankets to snuggle under and ambient lighting. The backdrop for these igloos will be Cherry Valley Hotel’s signature botanical gardens with its already spectacular ponds, waterfalls, and lights.
The igloos feature a winter prix-fixe menu featuring a four-course meal with a choice of entrée and sides. There is a festive holiday cocktail menu available.
Parties of 2-6 can reserve igloos for 90 minutes. There is a 15-minute time frame between parties to allow a complete cleaning before the next reservation. Pricing begins at $75 per person with the option to add cocktails and other spirits.
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