What’s the most iconic thing to do in Chicago during the winter seasons? Igloos! Things are so much more different now, so we thought it would be a good time to remind and update everyone with the best restaurants with igloo dining in Chicago this year. After a few hours of ice skating, nothing beats sitting down in a heated clear ball and enjoying a fun meal with your friend!
127 W Huron St, Chicago, IL 60654
IO Godfrey is probably the best-known Igloo dining spot in Chicago. After doing this every year, they’ve basically perfected the holiday Igloos with colorful lights, adorable trees, and other seasonal decorations. The pink lighting used here would definitely make you feel like a happy plant in a greenhouse, ready to eat and grow!
Each small igloo can hold up to 6 people and requires at least one bottle of beverage purchase. The larger igloos are perfect for private events as it includes 6 small igloos. Reservations are necessary and can be made on Tock.
1551 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Kennedy Rooftop, Wicker Park’s most popular rooftop known for their spectacular unobstructed skyline views is excited to announce the return of their wildly popular Winter Wonderland setup, complete with private igloo reservations and a curling rink to enjoy this Winter with friends.
Sip on their monthly rotating cocktail, dubbed the JFK after the former President known for being a fan of the trendy new drink, while trying your hand at curling. Cuddle up in an Instagrammable igloo complete with cozy Winter decor for an unforgettable experience perfect for a romantic date night or a group outing with friends. Reservations are required and can be made at www.kennedyrooftop.com.
1 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
Located on the third floor of the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, Raised, An Urban Rooftop Bar offers exceptional cocktails, local craft beers, an array of wines on tap, and locally-sourced dishes– with a view. Guests can experience unparalleled service at the indoor/outdoor all-season bar and a rooftop deck overlooking Chicago’s skyline. The outdoor deck at Raised features fire pits, winter greenhouses, and cozy couches– just in time for winter in Chicago. The private winter greenhouses are enclosed and can accommodate up to six guests.
Enjoy warm seasonal cocktails including the Lake Effect with Empress 1908 Gin, Italicus, Lavender-Vanilla Syrup, Earl Grey Crema, Whipped; Ponche De Granada mixed with house-made ponche, Gran Centenario Reposado Tequila, and La Pinta Pomegranate Liqueur; and Likes and Follows complete with Cognac, Buffalo Trace Cream, Amaretto Disaranno, Cinnamon Syrup, Coffee, and Whipped Cream. Reservations via Tock.
85 E Wacker Dr 22nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60601
Enjoy the sound and light above the city at LondonHouse’s famous rooftop. Every year, during the holiday season, LondonHouse transforms its rooftop into a dream with holiday lights, sleighs, seasonal decorations, and lovely igloos scattering across like snow globes.
Throughout the winter, diners can enjoy re-imagined American cuisine and cocktails. Reservation for the LH Rooftop dining experience can be made on Tock.
2901 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
This is the best season to enjoy the modern Mexican fare at Barconcina, where traditional Mexican cuisine is reimagined with new techniques. Why? Because they’re also one of the restaurants with igloo dining in Chicago!
Firepit, lit-up igloos, intimate parties, and a brilliant rooftop. Barcocina is the definition of winter romance around this time every year. Come indulge in iconic plates like the truffle oil corn guacamole, Picadillo Empanadas, or innovative items such as the Spanish Octopus and Tuna Poke tacos!
1367 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Located in the heart of Wicker Park, Whiskey Business is where fun, good food, and solid drinks collide! Featuring a 3,000 square foot rooftop and over 100 different whiskeys, this is the perfect place for a date, a friend’s night out, or even a business meal.
This year, besides their usual heated igloo options, you can also join a mini winter curring tournament on the rooftop! Happy Hours are Monday through Fridays, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, or you can come on Wagyu Wednesdays and try their latest Wagyu Burgers! Reservations are highly recommended and can be made on Tock.
Featured Image Credit: Kennedy Rooftop