If you are looking for a unique dining experience as winter approaches, you need to check out the rooftop igloo bar at Braxton Brewing Company.
The outdoor space for the igloos provides a fun evening out with friends or makes a date night a little more magical with views of the city in the background.
Braxton Brewing Company is a popular rooftop establishment during the summer months and their outdoor igloos definitely make the winter months a little more enjoyable.
The “IGLOOBAR” on the rooftop of Braxton Brewing Company consists of a rooftop bar and 10 plastic igloos with comfortable seating and cozy decor.
How Many People Can the Rooftop Igloo Bar at Braxton Brewing Company Hold?
There is a maximum of 8 people per igloo for ages 21 and up and there are 10 igloos available to rent.
You’ll need to rent an additional igloos for private parties larger than 8. All igloos are pet-free and smoke-free. So keep your kids and pets at home.
All of the igloos at the Igloo bar are spread out throughout the rooftop.
Inside the Rooftop Igloo Bar at Braxton Brewing Company
The inside of the igloo is cozy with a table in the center and 8 chairs with a few pillows.
There are a few blankets provided if you get cold during your visit. Igloo guests can also request a dedicated Bluetooth speaker.
The rooftop igloo has a great environment to catch up with friends while you eat and drink or it’s a nice option for a special date night.
Check out the living wall on the rooftop if you are looking for a great photo spot for couples or with a large group.
Do the Igloos Have Heaters?
Each heated igloo comes with a heater located at the top of the igloo. You can adjust the temperature to your preference with a remote.
There are some throw blankets provided in the igloo, but they encourage guests to dress warm on cold evenings. You can also bring your own blankets if you want to.
There aren’t any fire pits on the rooftop so you can just stay warm inside your igloo.
Drink Options at the Igloo Bar at Braxton Brewing Company
No outside alcohol is permitted in the igloos.
With 15 craft beer options on tap in addition to 3 wines on tap, Vive hard seltzer, and a limited selection of liquor, and new specialty cocktails there is something for everyone.
You can scan the QR code for the drink menu on your table when you arrive.
There are a few soft drink/ non-alcoholic options available too.
All food and drinks are ordered at the rooftop bar and directly delivered to your igloo.
Enjoy Food Delivered to Your Igloo
No outside food is permitted inside the igloo. Igloo dining guests can enjoy a menu that also includes empanadas from great local Covington restaurant, The Empanada’s Box.
Menus will be available inside of your igloos. After you place your order with the bar staff, the food will be directly delivered to you.
For appetizers, you have the choice of cinnamon honey butter board, roaster red pepper butter board or pretzels with beer cheese.
There are 5 different varieties of empanadas to choose from (Cinci-chili, Jamaica, Philly Steak, Chicago and California.
I would recommend ordering a variety and splitting them so that you can try more flavors. They are SO GOOD!
Could Your Igloo be Cancelled Due to Bad Weather?
Braxton Brewery keeps the igloos open in all weather including ice, snow, and rain.
The only reason for an igloo to be cancelled due to weather would be if they need to evacuate due to lightning or dangerous high winds.
We wondered the same thing because our igloo time slot was scheduled during a rainy forecast. If you are scheduled during a downpour, you may want to bring an umbrella for the walk from the elevator to your igloo or the restroom on the rooftop.
How Much Does it Cost to Reserve An Igloo at Braxton Brewing Company?
There is a $35 reservation fee to hold your spot that is a flat fee separate from your bar tab.
You can modify your reservation up to 7 days before your reservation date but the reservation fee will not be refunded.
Weekend time slots for weekend evenings and weekend nights are very popular. I would recommend trying to book your preferred date in advance or choose one of the weekday time slots or weekday nights.
How Long Can You Reserve an Igloo at Braxton Brewing Company For?
The time slot for an igloo is 2.5 hours with 2 hours of drink service within that time slot.
If you want to book an igloo with an additional 2- hour time slot, you need to book two separate back to back reservations.
FYI- There is no discount for booking two consecutive slots and in between those time slots service is suspended while staff clean and prep for the next group.
Igloo guests need to use the last 30 minutes before their time slots ends to close our their tabs, finish their drinks and gather their belongings so that staff can clean and prep for the next igloo guests.
Where is the Braxton Brewing Company Igloobar Located?
27 W 7th St, Covington, KY at the Braxton Covington Location (Across the Ohio River, minutes from Cincinnati, Ohio)
The IGLOOBAR is located on the rooftop of Braxton Brewing Company. When you enter the taproom check in with the bartender and then take the elevator located on the left side of the room to the rooftop.
More Braxton Brewing Company Locations
Braxton Brewing Company also has several locations in the Cincinnati Metro:
- Braxton Cincinnati
331 E 13th St, Cincinnati, OH
- Braxton Barrel House
5 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell KY
Where Do You Park for Braxton Brewing Company in Covington?
There is limited metered street parking available in front of the brewery that you can pay for via an app.
Another option is a public parking lot located between Russell St. and Washington Ave. a short walk to the brewery on W. Seventh St.
Thanks again to Braxton Brewing Company for inviting us to check it out. All opinions are my own.