Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean that your drinking needs to be limited to the interior of buildings. Summer may be the season of shorts and fans, but winter is the season of heat lamps, blankets and hot alcohol. Stare at the moon and get some fresh air in your lungs on any of these heated outdoor patios.
Iron Gate – Not only is Iron Gate’s outdoor space heated, it’s heated by a stone fireplace which adds a nice class-factor. They also have a full menu of outdoor snacks like batter-fried halloumi, a trio of dips and brussel sprout salad. They also have an extensive selection of wines and cocktails like Paw Paw Don’t Preach and Kick the Mule and new hot winter cocktails like the Cypriat Buttered Rhum, served in a mug with a cinnamon stick, obviously.
Dodge City – Get your dance on at Dodge City and then take a breather on their heated outdoor patio that’s heated. You know it has to be a good patio because one Yelp review made a rap (based on “Rack City”) that mentions the heaters, “Overhead heaters keep my back hot/Haters staring at me, want my heat lamp.” Their happy hour runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday if you’re ready to fight the haters for a lamp.
Rock & Roll Hotel – The rooftop deck and bar is heated and covered, and since it’s a rooftop you get some solid views. They offer happy hour specials from their opening time (it varies) to 8 p.m. and features $3 Tecate tallboys, $4 Rails, 1/2 Price Wings, $1 off everything else.
Bluejacket – For an ultra-cozy patio head to Bluejacket because they’ve got blankets, fire pits and hot cocktails like spiked hot chocolate. They also have an extensive selection of craft beers if you’re still more a beer person during the winter months.
Roofers Union – The covered, open air rooftop bar at Roofers Union features punch bowls and frozen craft cocktails to remind you what cold is in this temperature controlled world. Be advised- you should only go Sunday through Thursday, because it’s a nightmare on weekends, which is 100% logical.