The weather outside is frightful, but that doesn’t mean the outdoor patio should be. Luckily, we have some of the best restaurants here, keeping us in our favorite spot with intimate igloos, heaters, wooden fireplaces, and snug seats.

Enjoy the comforts of the patio all winter long at these Chicago restaurants.

Stella Barra Pizzeria

1954 North Halsted Street

Stella Barra Pizzeria has one of the most exquisite “all-seasons courtyard”, equipped with a six-foot fireplace for the winter, and a  retractable roof for the summer. Its elegant decor and warming glow makes this place the hot spot for intimate conversations and weekend brunch. Top that with some freshly-baked artisanal pizza, and you’re in for the coziest experience ever.


302 North Green Street 3rd floor

Aba’s rooftop patio recently added igloos to their list of perks. This upscale, Mediterranean restaurant has a total of four semi-heated igloos seating up to six (eight with lounging option). Its a perfect venue for night outs with the ladies. Blankets are provided as well, but make sure to still dress warmly. Reserve a spot via email, or call 773-645-1450.