A guide to Boston-area igloos and fire pits

Stay cozy with our running list of restaurants, breweries, and other venues outfitted for winter.

Igloos at Lookout Rooftop
Igloos at Lookout Rooftop. Jason Wessel

As the temperature starts to plummet this winter, many people who have committed to outdoor dining and other al fresco activities throughout the past year are starting to head inside. Though the pandemic is still very much present, indoor gatherings are a safer choice than last year: Roughly 70 percent of Massachusetts residents are now fully vaccinated, with boosters currently available to anyone over 18.

Still, there’s something delightfully cozy about enjoying a meal or a drink by an outdoor fire pit or inside an igloo, two features that gained popularity last winter. At Charlie’s Kitchen in Cambridge, diners can tuck into a burger inside one of the restaurant’s outdoor greenhouses. At Mare Oyster Bar in the South End, fire pits keep patrons warm while they throw back oysters and sip on a glass of wine.


For your next outdoor excursion, take a look at our guide to igloos and fire pits in the Greater Boston area (reservation guidelines will differ). Know of any others that are currently open? Fill out our survey below, and we’ll be sure to add them to the list.


75 on Liberty Wharf, Boston
Bailey’s Bar & Grille, Townsend
CBS Sporting Club, Foxborough (opening in January)
Charlie’s Kitchen, Cambridge
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston — Cambridge, Boston
Evergreen Eatery & Cafe, Boston
Gather, Boston (opening in December)
Lewis’ Restaurant and Grill, Norwood
Lookout Rooftop and Bar, Boston
Mast’, Boston
Mick Morgan’s, Sharon
Mile Marker One, Gloucester
Naukabout Beer Co., Mashpee
Scargo Cafe, Dennis
Six String Grill & Stage, Foxborough
Skipjack’s, Foxborough
Talulla, Cambridge
Tavern in the Square, Burlington
The Anchor, Boston
The Bowery Bar, Boston
The Dudley Chateau, Wayland
The Frost Bar at Ocean Edge, Cape Cod
The Inn at Hastings Park, Lexington
The Pour Yard, Quincy
The Tipsy Toboggan, Fall River
Turtle Swamp Brewing, Boston
Wamesit Lanes, Tewksbury
Weathervane, Weymouth
Woods Hill Pier 4, Boston

Fire pits

Appleton Farms, Ipswich
Bow Market, Somerville
Cheever Tavern, Norwell
City Tap House, Boston
Fruitlands Museum, Harvard
Mare Oyster Bar, Boston
MarketStreet Lynnfield, Lynnfield
Mill River Winery, Rowley
The Range Bar & Grille, Hingham
Truro Vineyards, Cape Cod

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