While the pandemic has changed a lot of the realities of “normal life,” it’s also inspired a wave of unique adaptations that will likely carry on long past the age of COVID—with one of them being the adorable, igloo dining experiences that have quickly become outdoor staples of some of the United States’ most iconic cities.
These dome dining options provide the charm of a classic, sit-down meal, all while transitioning the traditional restaurant experience into an inflated outdoor igloo—most of which are warmed to protect guests against the brisk winter temperatures. While California might not see quite the same weather as East Coast destinations, the state still boasts plenty of igloo dining experiences that are sure to take your restaurant-hopping plans from good to totally adorable and cozy.
Here are some of the cutest igloo dining experiences in California.
Bubble Dome Dining at Be Good Restaurant
This one-of-a-kind dining experience is based in the heart of old town Temecula and features private service in a festively decorated space—complete with specially crafted cocktails and an incomparably cozy inside ambience. For more information, visit www.begoodrestaurants.com.
Lady Byrd Cafe
OK, so they aren’t igloos per se—but this Echo Park-based cafe is actually using greenhouses to create private, socially distanced dining bungalows that are as ethereal as they are completely cozy (and perfect for the chillier winter months). For more information, visit www.ladybyrdcafe.com.
Hidden Igloo Dining
Similar to just about everything else, LA has managed to take the concept of igloo dining to new heights—literally. Through Hidden, guests can book a private igloo dining experience through December which will treat visitors to an undisclosed rooftop view of Downtown Los Angeles, right from the comforts of your own igloo. For more information, visit www.explorehidden.com.
Revival at the Sawyer
While Revival at the Sawyer hasn’t announced the full details of their igloo dining plans quite yet, the Sacramento haunt did implement a popular “dome dining” option last winter season which saw an expansive interest in outdoor dining and an added flair to the spot’s already decadent menu offerings. For more information, visit www.revivalsacramento.com.