Chill Out in Igloos at These Buffalo Hotspots This Winter

You may have heard of the geodesic igloos popping up in cities like New York City or Chicago recently, but in Buffalo the igloos make winter outdoor dining feel right at home. Never a city to shy away from making the most of the chilly weather, the igloos first appeared in 2018 when they were introduced at Tappo Restaurant’s rooftop in Downtown Buffalo. This winter season, in addition to a return to Tappo, two more locations are offering igloo rentals so that you and your closest friends can enjoy a winter outing in Buffalo, warm and cozy in your own personal snowglobe. Here is our guide to experiencing the igloos for yourself this winter!


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The Ice at Canalside

130 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 436-7100
Reserve: Igloo at the Ice at Canalside

With a bevy of stellar winter activities to choose from like ice skating, ice bikes, ice bumper cars, curling, and ice bowling, adding igloos at the Ice at Canalside this year was a no brainer. There are a select number of igloos next to the ice rink at Canalside where you can reserve a cozy space for $149 for eight people to enjoy for 90 minutes ($199 during the holiday week of Dec. 21 to Jan. 1). The space is heated with seating for up to eight individuals and includes admission to the rink, skate rentals for eight skaters, and complimentary hot chocolate. Book yours online now to be among the first to experience the igloos at the Ice!


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Tappo Pizza & Thin Man Brewery

166 Chandler St, Buffalo, NY 14207
(716) 393-4353
Reserve: Igloos at Tappo Pizza & Thin Man Brewery

Tappo Pizza on Chandler has created quite a splash, bringing their delicious woodfired pizzas to the former warehouse district of Chandlerville. Their igloos run $250 for eight people for a total of two hours, which you can book online. Your group will have to decide between a few options and the meals will be served family style. The drink options are a hot alcoholic drink like the caramel spiked cider or two pitchers of Thin Man Brewery’s beer – made right on site! Select between a caesar salad and house greens for your first course while the second course includes your choice of any four pizzas on their menu. The third course includes 2 different flavors of their brewhouse wings. A great deal for your epic meal in a winter wonderland!


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Tappo Restaurant

338 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 259-8130
Reserve: Igloos at Tappo Pizza & Thin Man Brewery

Now the OG of the igloos, the original Tappo Restaurant – known for its rooftop views – can be experienced year-round. Their base igloo package is $375, but there are different levels that you can choose from. This level includes your choice of two bottles of wine from the $16 wine list or your choice of one warm beverage like hot chocolate, mulled wine, spiced cider, or a hot toddy. There is a salad course followed by a second course which is a choice of two featured entrées, served family style. The third course is a delicious dessert platter. The premium igloo package for $500 includes the same in addition to a wider selection of entrées to choose from and one after dinner sipper like limoncello, grappa, aperol spritz. The elite igloo package for $600 includes the same except for an even higher end meal including prime rib cooked the way you like it, sides, and pasta.

As a bonus, Tappo Restaurant is offering a special New Year’s Eve package for $650 per group. Take in the views of the NYE fireworks display at the Electric Tower from the warm comfort of your very own igloo. Talk about a New Year to remember. Book using the link above as reservation will fill fast!