Grab a Drink at This Rooftop Igloo Bar in New York City
A Manhattan rooftop bar is offering guests the chance to drink outdoors in the middle of New York City winter—no heavy overcoats necessary.
Visitors to 230 Fifth can already start experiencing the 360° views of New York City’s skyline from the comfort of their very own igloo.
The pop-up structures host up to 11 people at a time, according to Time Out New York, and it’s not possible to make reservations. “People generally share them and chat with strangers,” a spokesperson for 230-Fifth told Travel + Leisure.
The bar does not take reservations, so the igloos generally fill up quickly.
Inside the igloo, drink service includes seasonally appropriate cocktails, like spiced whiskey martinis and rum-spiked hot apple cider. There are also sofas, lamps, rugs and even televisions inside the igloos.
Each igloo is made from PVC that is one meter thick. The material was designed to keep out wind, rain and snow while keeping heat inside. They were originally designed for campers to get closer to nature.
The igloos first premiered at 230 Fifth in 2014. At the time the bar announced that they were the “first rooftop bar worldwide to use the cutting-edge inflated shelters.”
The igloos will remain inflated until the end of March.