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Defying the Elements NEPA-Style with Heated Igloo Dining

Book an Igloo Today and Get In On One of NEPA’s Coolest Snowy Season Dining Trends


NEPA Restaurants are taking patio dining to the next level with unique, heated igloos all season long.

There comes a time in the late fall/ early winter season in most Northeastern towns when mother nature lets us know it’s time to move inside. Local restaurants, to the dismay of eager diners, pack up their patio tables and cover up their fire pits. It’s just too cold to dine outside, even for the hardiest of souls.

That was until a handful of innovative, local eateries figured out a way.

That’s right. By the time those first few flakes are ready to fly, these NEPA restaurants are busy booking up their heated igloos. Now, we can dine in style…outside…when it’s under 30 degrees! Heated igloo dining took off during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to entertain diners while maintaining social distancing guidelines. The often adorably decorated dining bubbles offer a climate controlled, easy-to-clean environment. Many come complete with diner -controlled space heaters, music and blankets. And they make for some of the most enviable Instagram pics. Just be sure to tip those brave, bundled up servers.

Get dressed up. Get out there and defy the elements this fall and winter with NEPA’s newest outdoor dining option. We’ve rounded up a list of local restaurants offering heated outdoor igloo dining all over NEPA. Dine safe. Dine responsibly. And, always, dine local.

Outdoor igloo Dining in NEPA

  • Bank + Vine

    Wilkes-Barre, PA

    Enjoy fine dining outdoors all season long at this upscale Wilkes-Barre eatery. The downtown restaurant features an exclusively private patio with a few gorgeously-designed, heated igloos.

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  • Brass Buckle Restaurant

    Conyngham, PA

    Steal away a little dose of summer on this popular Conyngham restaurant’s spacious, heated patio. Keep the illusion alive with tasty tacos, cold margaritas and maybe a little fried ice cream.

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  • Cork Bar & Restaurant

    Wilkes-Barre, PA

    Dine under the stars despite the chilly temps in a private, heated igloo at this local hot spot in Wilkes-Barre’s North End. Igloos accommodate parties up to 8 guests. Reservations required.

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  • Fire and Ice

    Trucksville, PA

    Sip on stunning, signature cocktails and take your pick from a selection of classic comfort dishes with an upscale twist in elegantly decorated, heated igloos at this popular dinner spot in Trucksville.

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  • Glass – Wine. Bar. Kitchen.

    Hawley, PA

    Dine in style on the elegant streamside deck at this favorite Hawley hotel restaurant. The iconic restaurant features heated, miniature greenhouses and panoramic waterfall views.

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  • Grico’s Restaurant

    Exeter, PA

    Make your reservation for one of these stunning, heated igloos at this fine dining staple in Exeter. Enjoy traditional Italian dishes, perfectly grilled steaks and a wide selection of exciting seasonal specials.

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  • Hog’s Hollow Saloon

    Berwick, PA

    Treat yourself to a cozy, private dinner in a spacious, heated igloo this fall and winter at this popular Berwick saloon. Warm up with their local-favorite smoked wings, fresh seafood, steaks and more.

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  • Kevin’s Bar & Restaurant

    Kingston, PA

    Beat the cold with a little bistro style dining in a spacious and private, heated igloo at this posh, Kingston favorite. The stylish, intimate setting is matched only by a creatively intriguing menu.

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  • Peter’s Europa House

    Shohola, PA

    Enjoy elegant garden dining in a private, heated igloo at this Pocono hot spot in Shohola. Igloos seat up to 8 guests and feature lap blankets and private servers. Reservations required.

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  • State Street Grill

    Clarks Summit, PA

    Sip craft cocktails and indulge in comfort food creations under heated, private igloos at this popular Clarks Summit hotspot. Reservations are required and limited by time and capacity.

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  • The Beaumont Inn

    Dallas, PA

    Enjoy private outdoor dining in a winter wonderland at this iconic Dallas restaurant. Their signature heated igloos feature soft, warm blankets and attentive service.

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  • The Down Pour

    Wilkes-Barre, PA

    Do a little outdoor downtown dining all season long at this unique restaurant and bar in Wilkes-Barre. Start off with one of their creative cocktails, or a local craft beer and then enjoy a wide-ranging menu.

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  • Wildflowers New York Bistro

    Wilkes-Barre, PA

    Reserve a private, heated igloo for dinner and an unforgettable sunset view at this casual, fine dining bistro in Wilkes-Barre. The spacious patio also features a cozy fire pit.

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