4 places to dine in an igloo in Charlotte

4 places to dine in an igloo in Charlotte
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“Igloos” are one of those pandemic-era innovations that have become seasonal fixtures at some of our favorite spots.

Goodyear House

goodyear house igloo 700

Photo: Laura Barrero/Axios

Goodyear House has six igloos. Each fits up to 6 people, including room for a high-top or stroller.

Details: There’s a two-hour time limit per igloo.

  • Time slots vary, with more available on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
  • Staff sanitizes between each visit and there’s an option to keep the igloo door open on warmer days.

Price: A $25 fee will be added to your bill, which goes toward their charity Goodyear Giving. 

  • Last year, they raised enough money to be able to send staff members to Nicaragua to help build a school.

To make a reservation at a Goodyear House igloo, go on Open Table.


Aura Rooftop

aura rooftop igloo

Photo: Laura Barrero/Axios

Igloos are available atop the JW Marriott rooftop in Uptown through the end of February.

Details: Each fits up to eight people.

  • There’s a two-hour time limit per reservation.
  • Igloos are sanitized with peroxide spray and aired out for 15 minutes between each reservation.

Price: $10 per person and there’s a $350 food and beverage minimum. 20% gratuity will be added to your bill at the end.

Reservations can be made on Open Table.

Merchant & Trade

merchant and trade igloo inside

Photo: Laura Barrero/Axios

These are bigger, fancier igloos and are reservation only. They’ll be open through March 30.

Details: There are two igloos here; each fits up to 12 people.

  • Both are unique and decorated by local designers: one is Boho-themed, the other has a slick and modern feel.
  • Each has a small space heater inside, which is enough to keep everyone warm.
  • The igloos are sanitized between each use.

Price: $750-$850, which includes a food and beverage minimum and the rental fee.

  • Your reservation total will also include a 25% gratuity fee for your server, and tax, totaling a little over $1,100.

You can make a reservation for one of Merchant & Trade’s igloos online.

Go deeper: The igloos are back on the Merchant & Trade rooftop

1501 South Mint

1501 South Mint igloo

Photo: Laura Barrero/Axios

The igloo will be available through winter and the first part of spring.

Details: It fits six people comfortably.

  • The time limit depends on the day you book.
  • You can eat, drink, smoke cigars, and hookah inside the igloo.
  • 1501 South Mint is open Tuesday through Thursday from 4pm to 11pm, Friday from 4pm to 1am, Saturday from 1pm to 1am, and Sunday from 2pm to 10pm.
  • Each igloo is sanitized in between usage and cleaned every morning by a professional cleaning crew.

Price: There is a $500 spending minimum. DM them on Instagram to book a reservation, or email 1501s.mint@gmail.com.

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