Indy Restaurants Where You Can Eat in an Igloo

Central Indiana can be chilly for at least half of the year. So, what do you do when you want to dine outdoors, but it’s just too darn cold outside? Eat in an outdoor igloo!

Many restaurants around Indianapolis are using plastic igloos (or pods, or greenhouses) to give visitors more seating options during the colder months. These cozy, private igloos are certainly cool to dine in. (You’re sitting in a dome outside! How awesome is that?). But also, many of these outdoor igloos are heated and come with bonuses like personal Bluetooth speakers to play your own music.

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Things to Know About Outdoor Igloos

Here are some tips for having a great dining experience in an outdoor igloo:

  • Most outdoor igloos and personal greenhouses are heated. But remember: They are still located outside, so they can be chilly. Come prepared for the elements! Bringing blankets is usually encouraged. 
  • Children are typically welcome at outdoor igloos, but very young children might not enjoy the tight, enclosed conditions. 
  • Outdoor igloos are popular, and most require reservations. Some restaurants will also require a minimum food and beverage purchase, or ask that you do not bring outside food and drinks. Check with the restaurant before visiting.

Field Brewing

Where to Find Restaurants with Outdoor Igloos in Indianapolis

Looking for a place around Indianapolis to eat in an igloo? Check out these places!

Capri Italian Restaurant

Address: 2602 Ruth Dr, Indianapolis

Time limit: 2 hours

More info: https://capriindianapolis.com

The ice caves at Capri Italian Restaurant are a unique private dining experience for up to 6 guests. And yes, they are heated! Igloos are available by reservation only.

Capri Italian Restaurant

Field Brewing

Address: 303 E. Main St., Westfield

Pricing: $40

Time limit: 2 hours

More info: www.fieldbrewing.com/greenhouses

Greenhouses, igloos — whatever you want to call them, they’re a fun way to dine outdoors at Field Brewing without actually being outdoors! Each heated igloo seats up to eight people. Bring your own games to play while you enjoy the comfy igloo with your friends and family, or borrow one of the board games provided by the restaurant.

Field Brewing

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Foundation Coffee Co.

Address: 4565 Marcy Lane, Indianapolis

Pricing: Free

More info: http://foundationcoffeecompany.org

Bring your friends (even your furry friends!) and enjoy some coffee and baked goods at one of Foundation Coffee Company’s greenhouses, located on their patio. These cozy igloo houses are available on a first come, first served basis.

Four Day Ray

Address: 11671 Lantern Rd., Fishers

Pricing: Free to reserve, but there is a $30 food and beverage minimum per person (adult or child). 

Time limit: 2 hours

More info: www.fourdayray.com/igloo-garden

For a private oasis in the cold winter months, gather up to 6 people and head over to Four Day Ray to dine in one of their five lit-up igloos. Each heated igloo in the Igloo Garden also comes with a personal Bluetooth speaker. All reservations are limited to 2 hours and no outside food or beverages will be permitted. 

Four Day Ray

Public Greens

Address: 902 E. 64th St., Indianapolis

Pricing: Free

More info: www.publicgreensurbankitchen.com

Located off the Monon Train in Broad Ripple, Public Greens offers little “greenhouses,” available on a first-come, first served basis. Able to seat two to three people, the greenhouses are smaller than an igloo, but they are a nice alternative to dining indoors (and definitely warmer than dining outside!). To keep their customers cozy, the restaurant provides single-use blankets to use, or visitors are welcome to bring their own.

Urban Vines

Address: 303 E. 161st St., Westfield

Pricing: $30 Sun.-Wed., $50 Thurs.-Sat.

Time limit: 2 hours

More info: www.urban-vines.com/igloos

When you want to enjoy wine with friends in a unique way, Urban Vines offers igloo domes that can seat eight to 10 people. All igloos include a heater, music and lights, as well as to-your-igloo food and beverage service.

Urban Vines

Vivante 

Address: 1 Carmichael Square, Carmel

Pricing: Free to reserve, but there is a food and beverage minimum.

More info: www.vivantecarmel.com

Located just off the Monon Trail, Vivante guests can enjoy a cozy igloo experience while dining from the French restaurant’s lunch or dinner menu. Each igloo can seat up to 6 guests, is decked out in holiday lights, and equipped with a small heater so you control the temperature. You also have the option to bring your own Bluetooth speaker.

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