Soak up spectacular views of America’s best big city from heated igloos

During the height of the pandemic, many restaurants got creative with how they served the customer, mostly by offering takeout or offering their menu on GrubHub and UberEats.

Another trending concept during the pandemic was restaurants offering their dining experiences inside a plastic igloo, and now that has turned into a popular dining activity during the cold Midwestern months.

According to their website, Kennedy Rooftop is above the Hyatt Place hotel in Chicago’s Wicker Park and offers “a chic urban rooftop to celebrate the people and the city” and features premium cocktails and gourmet food and desserts. .

Seating up to six people, there are four different dining options listed on the Kenndy Rooftop reservation website for the igloo experience and the most expensive is the Bottle Service Igloo experience for $349 for 1 hour and 45 minutes and includes Champagne, Vodka, Gin, Tequila, and more.

For wine lovers, the Winter Wineland Experience offers three bottles of wine, side dishes to share and a dessert. The Skyline package includes a set of 52-ounce fish-based cocktails plus food and dessert to share.

Panoramic views of the Chicago skyline can be enjoyed from inside the heated igloos, butreservations are required for this dining experience at the Kennedy Rooftop above Wicker Park at Hyatt Place, with a $75 deposit required to reserve an igloo.

In Rockford, the Alchemy at Aldeen also offered igloo dining last year and shared a video showing the magic lights and igloos during the first snowfall of last season.

We’ve contacted Alchemy in Aldeen to see if they’ll be hosting an igloo meal again this year, but haven’t heard back yet. We will keep you posted.

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