Indy goes igloo: Icy pop-ups across the city

This year, igloo pop-ups at local bars and restaurants are all the (icy-hot) rage. Here are a few you can try for yourself.

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Vivante’s soft seating igloos have two different themes for you to choose from: Classic Christmas or Winter Candyland.

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Baby, it’s cold outside. But thanks to the igloos popping up all across Indy, you can still enjoy al fresco dining without turning into an ice sculpture. Here are a few spots we found that were love at frost sight — just don’t forget your coat.

Vivante at Hotel Carmichael | 1 Carmichael Sq, Carmel

Enjoy Vivante’s French food while cozying up in an igloo with a view of the Carmel Christkindlmarkt this holiday season. The four igloos can fit up to six people, and you can choose from either soft or table seating. The restaurant even allows you to bring your own Bluetooth speaker to set the vibe.

Daniel’s Vineyard | 9061 N. 700 W., McCordsville

The team at Daniel’s Vineyard is dedicated to hosting fun holiday events year-round, and the winter holidays are no exception. The igloos you’ll find here can seat up to six people, and all ages are welcome. Pro tip: While you’re there, don’t forget to check out Winzer’s Wonderland, a brand new pop-up bar with a festive cocktail + snack menu.

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Igloos like these ones at Daniel’s Vineyard are weatherproof, so a little rain or snow won’t stop the party.

Urban Vines Winery & Brewery | 303 E. 161st St., Westfield

Westfield’s original heated igloos are back and bigger than ever. The six themed, cozy spaces can host up to ten people and include space heaters + ambient lighting. You can book a two-hour time slot now through March — Mondays and Tuesdays are the most affordable days to visit.

Pivot Bar & Balcony at Hyatt House | 130 S. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis

Pivot Bar & Balcony’s igloos are perfect for cuddling up and enjoying apps + cocktails before a big concert or game downtown. Call or email ahead of time to reserve your space.

Field Brewing | 303 E. Main St., Westfield

Igloo rentals are back at Field Brewing’s outdoor dining space, with each structure comfortably seating up to eight guests at a very reasonable rate of $40 for two hours. Your igloo comes with a dedicated server so you can truly chill out.

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Have a delightful night out with five friends in one of King Jugg’s cozy igloos.

King Jugg Brewing Company | 11110 Lantern Rd., Fishers

These festive igloos offer a private dining experience for up to six adults with a minimum spend of $100 Sundays-Wednesdays and $200 Thursdays-Saturdays. The experience isn’t confined just to the holiday season; you can visit any time through the end of February.

Spencer Farm Winery | 7015 E 161st. St., Noblesville

Craving a little more privacy than a see-through igloo provides? How about a yurt instead? Spencer Farm’s comfy structures include electric fireplaces, string lighting, and cushioned seating. You can even bring your own food + snacks.

Wine & Rind | 254 Veterans Way, Suite G, Carmel

Enjoy your choice of Wine & Rind’s many charcuterie boards with up to eight people in a cozy igloo setting. Pro tip: The only way to reserve one is to call ahead.

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