December 02, 2022

24 Cincinnati Bars and Restaurants with Igloos, Heated Patios for Outdoor Drinking This Winter

These Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky bars, breweries and restaurants make drinking outdoors delightful, even when our weather gets frightful. From heated igloos to standing heaters and firepits, local places are getting creative to keep you warm while you enjoy a beverage or two and delicious food with friends and family during the colder months. 
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AC Upper Deck
135 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown
Get a birds-eye view of The Banks from the igloos at the AC Upper Deck. Each can seat eight people and includes a heater. Igloos are $32 to reserve, and there is a food and drink minimum.

AC Upper Deck

135 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown
Get a birds-eye view of The Banks from the igloos at the AC Upper Deck. Each can seat eight people and includes a heater. Igloos are $32 to reserve, and there is a food and drink minimum.
The View at Shires’ Garden
309 Vine St. 10th Floor, Downtown
The rooftop deck at Shires’ Garden has brought back its igloos and special garden greenhouses for the winter. Reservations are required in advance for parties of two, four and up to eight people to snag a spot for up to two hours. Each dome has a heater and individual speakers, plus a food and drink minimum. A $50 deposit is required.

The View at Shires’ Garden

309 Vine St. 10th Floor, Downtown
The rooftop deck at Shires’ Garden has brought back its igloos and special garden greenhouses for the winter. Reservations are required in advance for parties of two, four and up to eight people to snag a spot for up to two hours. Each dome has a heater and individual speakers, plus a food and drink minimum. A $50 deposit is required.
Bridgeview Box Park
1 Levee Way, Newport
Head to Bridgeview Box Park at Newport on the Levee for some cozy igloo action. Each is decked in holiday decor, with food and drinks available from Rotolo. Igloos seat up to eight people and reservations are required 48 hours in advance. There is a two-hour minimum for the igloos, and it’s $40 per hour.

Bridgeview Box Park

1 Levee Way, Newport
Head to Bridgeview Box Park at Newport on the Levee for some cozy igloo action. Each is decked in holiday decor, with food and drinks available from Rotolo. Igloos seat up to eight people and reservations are required 48 hours in advance. There is a two-hour minimum for the igloos, and it’s $40 per hour.
Frosthaus
115 Park Place, Covington
Enjoy frozen cocktails, ice cream, tater tots and flatbreads in a private igloo for up to eight people. Reservable for two or three hours for $35. There is a food and drink minimum.

Frosthaus

115 Park Place, Covington
Enjoy frozen cocktails, ice cream, tater tots and flatbreads in a private igloo for up to eight people. Reservable for two or three hours for $35. There is a food and drink minimum.
Braxton Brewing Co.
27 W. Seventh St., Covington
Keep cozy in one of 10 heated rooftop igloos, featuring a ski-resort theme. Order food, like the new butter board or beer cheese, cocktails and Braxton brews. You can reserve an igloo for $35 for a two-and-a-half-hour time slot. Each one seats up to eight people and includes a Bluetooth speaker.

Braxton Brewing Co.

27 W. Seventh St., Covington
Keep cozy in one of 10 heated rooftop igloos, featuring a ski-resort theme. Order food, like the new butter board or beer cheese, cocktails and Braxton brews. You can reserve an igloo for $35 for a two-and-a-half-hour time slot. Each one seats up to eight people and includes a Bluetooth speaker.
deSha’s American Tavern
11320 Montgomery Road, Symmes Township
With its lodge-like setting and fireplace, deSha’s is also amping up cozy season vibes with private dining igloos on their patio. “Each igloo features a heated fireplace, air purifier, festive string lights, lanterns, and plants for a cozy ambiance,” says deSha’s. The igloos are $25 to reserve for lunch, $40 for dinner Sunday through Thursday and $50 on Fridays and Saturdays. They’re recommended for up to six guests, but can seat up to eight for families with small children. Call 513-247-9933 to make a reservation.

deSha’s American Tavern

11320 Montgomery Road, Symmes Township
With its lodge-like setting and fireplace, deSha’s is also amping up cozy season vibes with private dining igloos on their patio. “Each igloo features a heated fireplace, air purifier, festive string lights, lanterns, and plants for a cozy ambiance,” says deSha’s. The igloos are $25 to reserve for lunch, $40 for dinner Sunday through Thursday and $50 on Fridays and Saturdays. They’re recommended for up to six guests, but can seat up to eight for families with small children. Call 513-247-9933 to make a reservation.
Covington Yard
401 Greenup St., Covington
Covington's only food container park and entertainment venue got a winter wonderland makeover: Along with new winter cocktails, they’ve also got heated spaces where you can stay warm while sampling beers and cocktails and offerings from Mr. Bulgogi, Angry Omar’s Slider Shack, Nacho Average Taco Cart and Talons Cincy Fried.

Covington Yard

401 Greenup St., Covington
Covington's only food container park and entertainment venue got a winter wonderland makeover: Along with new winter cocktails, they’ve also got heated spaces where you can stay warm while sampling beers and cocktails and offerings from Mr. Bulgogi, Angry Omar’s Slider Shack, Nacho Average Taco Cart and Talons Cincy Fried.
Queen City Radio
222 W 12th St., Over-the-Rhine
The former auto body shop-turned multi-level Over-the-Rhine hang features rotating taps of local, regional and national beer, canned and bottled brews, and a small cocktail program. Enjoy a boozy bev gathered around one of their outdoor fire pits. Queen City Radio has added outdoor heaters to ensure customers are staying warm.

Queen City Radio

222 W 12th St., Over-the-Rhine
The former auto body shop-turned multi-level Over-the-Rhine hang features rotating taps of local, regional and national beer, canned and bottled brews, and a small cocktail program. Enjoy a boozy bev gathered around one of their outdoor fire pits. Queen City Radio has added outdoor heaters to ensure customers are staying warm.
Vista at Lytle Park
311 Pike St., Downtown
The rooftop at Vista at Lytle Park will be decked out with heated “snow globes” aka igloos, full of themed winter decor, fir trees, ornaments and woodsy ephemera like cute critters and pinecones. Get hot chocolate, food and cocktails delivered.

Vista at Lytle Park

311 Pike St., Downtown
The rooftop at Vista at Lytle Park will be decked out with heated “snow globes” aka igloos, full of themed winter decor, fir trees, ornaments and woodsy ephemera like cute critters and pinecones. Get hot chocolate, food and cocktails delivered.
Little Miami Brewing Company
208 Mill St., Milford
Founded by brothers-in-law Dan Lynch and Joe Brenner, Milford’s Little Miami Brewing Company sits on the banks of its namesake river, pouring beers alongside a selection of brick-oven pizzas and other tasty bites. In the colder months, the brewery warms up with fire pits that face the river.

Little Miami Brewing Company

208 Mill St., Milford
Founded by brothers-in-law Dan Lynch and Joe Brenner, Milford’s Little Miami Brewing Company sits on the banks of its namesake river, pouring beers alongside a selection of brick-oven pizzas and other tasty bites. In the colder months, the brewery warms up with fire pits that face the river.