Winter cocktails taste better in a rooftop igloo at this NYC bar

Hide from the cold with hot cocktails and spectacular views inside the rooftop igloos at 230 Fifth.
The rooftop igloos are back for the winter season at 230 Fifth. Credit: 230 Fifth

The rooftop igloos are back for the winter season at 230 Fifth. Credit: 230 Fifth

It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter — or if you’re at 230 Fifth, igloo season!


The Flatiron rooftop bar’s outdoor deck is once again home to 14 “bubble tents” with transparent walls to take in the 360-degree views, including the Empire State Building.


Every igloo is heated, weatherproof and has a zippered door, designed to withstand wind, rain and snow so wannabe eskimos don’t have to huddle in their winter coats. If you do get chilly, they’ve got robes to bundle up.


Once you’re snug inside (they’ve got sofas!), there’s a whole menu of wintry cocktails ($12-$14) to keep you toasty like Kahlua hot chocolate, spiked coffees and hot cider with a kick of Fireball.


There’s no cover charge or minimum tab to score a seat, though the bar’s no-reservations policy applies to the igloos too, so they’re first come first served.

Invite the whole crew because each bubble seats up to 12 people, and smaller groups will be asked to share the same tent. We’re sure a round of spiked ciders should be sufficient to break the ice.

This is a bar, so you must be 21+ to chill in the igloos except during brunch, when kids can also enjoy the fun. They’ll be around all winter and through late April.

230 Fifth is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 27th Street, and is open Monday-Friday from 4 p.m.-2 a.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 a.m.

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