Dining on a patio during an Iowa winter isn't usually an ideal situation... unless you've got your very own igloo!

Back in late October, LP Street Food in Cedar Rapids announced the return of their heated patio igloos. Their igloo season officially kicked off Friday, November 11th and run through March 7th of 2023.

The igloos at LP Street food hold a maximum of eight people and contain "decorative lighting, an electric fireplace, [an] additional space heater (if needed), and a Bluetooth speaker." Some of the extras you can include in your igloo include cheese or chocolate fondue, spiked apple cider, a drunk punch fountain, boozy hot cocoa bombs, and a charcuterie board.

Back in February of this year, one of my best friends had a little birthday celebration in one of the igloos at LP Street Food. It comfortably fit eight of us, and we really enjoyed the giant charcuterie board and the drunk punch fountain. It was also nice to be able to play our own music on the Bluetooth speaker! The staff was very attentive, so we never went without food or drinks. I would definitely do it again for another special occasion!

To reserve an igloo at LP Street Food, there is a non-refundable $100 deposit. That money will be returned to you the night of your reservation, but there is a $200 minimum spending requirement during your two-hour reservation. You can get more information about reserving an igloo HERE.

LP Street Food isn't the only Eastern Iowa Restaurant with reservable igloos! Tin Roost in North Liberty has 3 igloos, as well as a "Speakeasy Bigloo" this winter. The website reads:

"Tin Roost has 3 private igloos, complete with lounge-style seating for eight, festive lighting, and a heater that takes the edge off of the winter weather. NEW this year, each igloo will have its own theme to create new immersive experiences in every igloo booking. Your group can choose to hang out in Cozy Cabin, Tiki Hut, or Club Roost."

The Speakeasy Bigloo is also new this year and can hold up to 12 people.

If you choose to reserve one of the igloos, at Tin Roost, there is a special food & drink menu that you can order from. You also have to make a deposit when you book. You can get more information and reserve your igloo now HERE.

If you're looking for a more casual igloo experience, House Divided Brewery in has several on their patio that don't cost any money to use. You can call ahead to reserve one for a specific time, otherwise they are first come, first served.

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