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12+ Heated Patios and Igloos in Cleveland to Enjoy this Winter

The end of summer usually means the end of patio season in Cleveland. But thanks to you-know-what in 2020, many local restaurants decided to extend the outdoor dining season with heaters, fire pits, and even cozy private igloos.

And guess what? It stuck! Igloo dining and heated patios seem like they are here to stay, and Clevelanders are definitely here for it.

So while we already have an extensive list of our favorite patios in Cleveland, we also decided to round up some outdoor spots that you can visit in the fall, winter, and early spring months, too.

All Saints Public House patio
All Saints Public House

If you’re looking for our summer patio list, find it here. But if you’re looking for the best heated patios and igloos in Cleveland, keep reading!

PLEASE NOTE: We’ll try to keep this list as updated as possible in regards to who has what open, but we always recommend visiting each restaurant’s website or calling ahead to double check on all the details. List last updated November 1, 2022.

The best heated patios and igloos in Cleveland

This list includes Cleveland patios heated with space heaters and fire pits, as well as local spots that have installed heated igloos, greenhouses, and other small structures that you can reserve for dining throughout the fall and winter.

Igloo dining in Cleveland

Even before the pandemic, some local restaurants added transparent geodesic domes (i.e. “igloos”) to their patios for atmospheric winter dining. But in fall 2020, these private dining options exploded in popularity around Cleveland – and it looks like many restaurants are bringing them back once again this winter.

Most Cleveland restaurants with igloos kit out their igloos with tables, couches, heaters, lights, and other decorations, making booking one a whole dining experience.

Local spots offering igloos in Cleveland include:

1. Georgetown Restaurant / Vosh

18515 Detroit Rd, Lakewood | For: Meals, drinks, or special occasions

Georgetown heated igloos
Igloos at the Georgetown

The cozy igloos at the Georgetown in Lakewood are not new – but they certainly are extra popular now!

The Georgetown has 5 heated “Arctic Igloos” that can each seat up to 8 people on their large outdoor patio. The igloos are furnished in a cozy contemporary way that differs slightly depending on upcoming holidays, and I probably don’t have to tell you that they are always a hot commodity.

Igloos are reservable in 2-hour time slots, and you definitely need to book in advance. They offer two different seating configurations – either a more dinner-friendly setting with a table and chairs, or a more casual setup with a couch and coffee table.

These igloos do usually book up fast, but they also keep them out usually until April.

Georgetown winter igloo
A look inside an igloo

Booking info: Book online here; seating times are 5-7 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 3-5 p.m., 5:30-7:30 p.m. and 8-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. There’s a $20-$45 rental fee per booking, and a minimum spend per igloo of either $125 or $250 depending on which night you book.

Pro tip: Follow the Georgetown on social media (especially Instagram Stories) to learn about any last-minute cancelations.

2. The South Side

2207 W 11th St, Cleveland | For: Meals, including brunch

Southside igloos in winter
Igloos on the South Side patio

The South Side in Tremont has one of our favorite patios in normal times, and now they’ve added igloos to keep the patio vibes going all winter long!

Each igloo can hold up to 8 people, and you can order off the regular South Side menu, plus get extras like beer buckets. They have different igloo configurations, including a lounge igloo with lounge patio furniture.

Booking info: Igloos are reservable in 2-hour time slots. There are no rental fees or minimums Monday-Thursday. Friday-Sunday, there’s a $50 deposit required (which will go toward your final bill) and a minimum spend of $200. You can learn more about booking an igloo on their website, or by calling 216-937-2288.

3. The Fairmount

2448 Fairmount Blvd, Cleveland (Cleveland Heights) | For: Cocktails, small plates

The Fairmount igloos
Igloos at the Fairmont

We love the Fairmount’s patio for great drinks and their special patio menu, and the fact that they always add standing heaters around the bar during the fall. But this year they’ll be bringing back their heated igloos, too!

These decorated igloos are up on the Fairmount’s patio as of November 30th, to go along with their new fall/winter drink specials.

Booking info: There’s no booking fee for the igloos, but you do need a minimum of 4 people to book one. Call 216-229-9463 to book.

4. Merwin’s Wharf

1785 Merwin Ave, Cleveland (Irishtown Bend) | For: Bar food and a beer garden feel

Merwin’s Wharf will once again offer igloo dining this winter. The full-service igloos at Merwin’s Wharf are fully furnished and heated, overlooking the Cuyahoga River. They can hold anywhere from 2-8 people, and can be reserved for two-hour time slots.

Booking info: There’s a $100 booking fee per igloo. They are available Wednesday-Sunday starting on November 2, 2022 and running through the end of February 2023. You definitely should book in advance, and can book here.

5. The Rustic Grill at StoneWater

1 Club Dr, Cleveland (Highland Heights) | For: Meals

The Rustic Grill at the StoneWater Golf Club has 4 heated igloos again this year, each of which can hold 6-8 people. The igloos are located on the restaurant’s covered back patio, and are outfitted with tables, rugs, lights, and a heater.

You can reserve these igloos for lunch, dinner, and even brunch. Bookings are in 2-hour increments, and are open beginning on November 3, 2022.

Booking info: Lunch bookings can be made from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; dinner bookings are available at 5-7:45 p.m.; and there are select Sunday brunch seatings, too. There’s no booking fee, but there is a minimum spend of $100 on Friday and Saturday nights. To book, call 440-461-4653.

6. Lakewood Truck Park

16900 Detroit Ave, Lakewood | For: Food trucks, drinks, game day

Lakewood Truck Park
Lakewood Truck Park (in the summer)

This food truck park in Lakewood is almost entirely patio (with one large indoor bar, too). The patio has several large fire pits, and sets up igloos outside once the temperatures start to drop.

Each igloo has seating for up to 7 people, decorations, and a space heater and blankets to help you stay cozy.

Booking info: Igloos need to be booked at least one day in advance online. (If you want to book day-of, you can try by calling 216-712-4032.) There’s a $25 deposit required (which you’ll get back as a gift card), and a minimum bar spend of $50 Wednesday-Friday before 5 p.m., and $100 Friday-Sunday after 5 p.m. (Money spent at food trucks does not apply towards minimum spend.)

7. Rocky River Wine Bar

1313 Linda St, Rocky River | For: Cocktails, wine, and bites

While not offering igloos, Rocky River Wine Bar is offering something unique: the chance to dine inside a ski gondola!

This is a super cute dining option that can seat 2-4 people at a small table. Gondolas are available nightly at 4 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8 p.m., and you can order from the regular Wine Bar menu. The gondolas are heated, but they recommend you dress warmly.

Booking info: Reservations can be made by calling (440) 799-4300. There’s no reservation fee, but there is a minimum spend of $200 for your whole group. More info here.

Other spots near Cleveland with igloos

Not opposed to driving a little further for a private igloo? Here are some other options to check out not far from Cleveland:

  • Westel’s Alibi & HushWilloughby, OH – Westel’s has two heated igloos this year, each of which can hold up to 8 people. Reservations are for 2 hours and require a $25 deposit. Minimum spends vary. More info here.
  • Don’s Pomeroy House – Strongsville, OH – These seasonal igloos are set up for 8 people to enjoy full-service dining. There are two seating times per evening. Find more info on times and minimum spends here.
  • 9er’s Diner & Pub – Brunswick, OH – They’ve got full-service igloos to seat 4-8 people. Rentals are for 2 hours, and require a $50 deposit and $100 minimum spend. Book here.
  • Sapphire Creek Winery – Chagrin Falls, OH – The cozy Dining Domes at Sapphire Creek are perfect for a cozy winter meal. They can accommodate up to 10 for a seated dinner, and are available from November 29, 2022 through spring 2023. More info on pricing and booking here.
  • Blue Heron Brewpub – Medina, OH – Blue Heron has igloos again this year, starting November 1. Each igloo has two heaters inside and can accommodate up to 8 guests. Rental rates and minimum spends vary; find more info and book here.
  • Nauti Vine Winery – Akron, OH – Nauti Vine has “Wine Bubbles” available to rent through the winter. Each heated bubble can hold up to 8 people, and reservations are for 3 hours. There’s a $25 rental fee, and minimum spends apply. Learn more and book here.
  • Twin Oast Brewing – Port Clinton, OH – If you’re heading up to Catawba Island this winter, don’t miss the fairy-light-covered igloo village at Twin Oast Brewing. Each igloo can accommodate up to 8 guests. Rental rates and minimum spends vary; find more info and book here.

Cleveland patios with heaters

The following Cleveland patios have space heaters (and in some cases space heaters AND fire pits) dotted around in order to keep things cozy. Also noted are whether the patios have added cover to protect against rain (or, let’s be honest, snow).

Not all of these will stay open through the winter, though, so it’s always a good idea to message or call ahead to make sure the patio is still open!

1. Market Garden Brewpub

1947 W 25th St, Cleveland (Ohio City) | For: Beer, food, watching a game

Market Garden Brewpub
Big overhead heaters at Market Garden

Market Garden has always referred to its beer garden as being “four-season,” with its ginormous outdoor fireplace and long, fixed high-top tables with big space heaters hanging above them.

The beer garden is not covered, though, so this isn’t an ideal spot if it’s raining or snowing. But it IS one of the most atmospheric patios in Cleveland!

2. All Saints Public House

1261 W 76th St, Cleveland (Battery Park) | For: Craft cocktails and full meals

All Saints Public House patio
All Saints patio in fall

All Saints has become a local favorite for those looking for a cool bar space with a beautiful patio. Last fall, All Saints invested in a bunch of standing heaters to keep its patio going through the fall and winter.

And while this patio is fall-friendly, it won’t stay open through the winter; they’ll likely only keep it open while the weather is still mild. If your heart is set on patio dining here, I recommend calling ahead on the day you want to visit to see if the patio is open.

3. Jukebox

1404 W 29th St, Cleveland (Hingetown) | For: Drinks, pierogi, game day

This neighborhood tavern was extra cautious during the pandemic, only offering seating on its patio throughout the fall and winter of 2020. Jukebox added a tent and standing heaters to its outdoor space to help keep out the chill, and now offers 800 square feet of covered patio space.

Jukebox has some cozy fall cocktails to enjoy, too, and does outdoor watch parties for Browns games, with multiple TVs on the patio for viewing.

We’ve tried to make this list as inclusive as possible, but if we’ve missed any heated patios or igloo options, please let us know so we can get info and add them.

It seems like we could be in for another long winter here in Cleveland, but hopefully these heated patio options will make it possible for you to still get out and support local businesses.

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Susan

    Flour has turned their front walk way into a heated patio.

    1. Amanda

      Good to know! I know lots of local spots have tried to keep their patios open this year, and I’m sure I’ve missed some of them!

  2. Meg

    Thank you for this. It’s the beginning of March 2021 and we’re looking for when patios will open to see humans again! Appreciate the research!

    1. Amanda

      It likely won’t be long! I’m sure most restaurants with patios will open as soon as the weather allows! Until then, these are all good options.

  3. S

    I love this article! But where is the map that was mentioned at the beginning of the post?

    1. Amanda

      Sorry, I had the map made last year (2020) when there were a lot more igloo/patio options! I haven’t made one for this year. Sorry for the confusion.

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