When the temperatures dip and flakes start to fly, there are few better ways to enjoy the best of winter (minus the chill!) than with a drink and a bite inside one of greater Madison’s many heated domes and igloos. Round up some friends and book your spot for this season – reservations can fill up fast!
The heated Dutch domes at Café Hollander provide a cozy oasis to drop your bags and unwind for a while at Hilldale Shopping Center. Your $75 weekday or $100 weekend reservation includes 90 minutes in a private, heated dome, with seating for up to eight and a drink package of your choice. Make a night of it with a stay at nearby SpringHill Suites, located within walking distance of the domes.
Find more info and book your dome here.
This year, BYOB (blanket, that is!) to Karben4 Brewing, where you’ll have your pick of five different experiences — four distinctly themed igloo rentals and a firepit space. Of course, plenty of craft beer will be on hand as well as some light food, including a variety of pizzas, soft pretzels from Batch Bakehouse, and locally sourced snacks. Your group is welcome to bring in food, as well.
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Pricing varies for weekday and weekend rentals. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your reservation.
Step into the garden at this Cross Plains wine bar to find four heated, glowing globes available to rent. For $75, you can bring up to eight guests for a two-hour visit. A menu of drinks and snacks including hot beverages, charcuterie, cocktail packages, beer and seltzer buckets, mocktail pitchers and wine are available for purchase.
Nineteen09's family-friendly Sunday Fundays offer the same cozy charm at a lower price point ($50 for 90 minutes), and their Bubbly Bubbles package includes your dome rental plus a mimosa bar and bagels — the perfect brunch!
The Lone Girl Brewing Company
Rooftop domes take dining up a notch at Lone Girl, about 20 minutes north of Madison in Waunakee.
Rent a cozy dome with up to 12 people for 90 minutes, grab a craft beer or sit down for a meal; each dome is equipped with a farm table, electric fireplace, lighting and a Bluetooth speaker. You can order off the full menu and choose specialty add-on packages like a hot cocoa bar, mimosa bar or champagne toast. Don't forget to check in to Madison On Tap when you go!
If you've loved Lone Girl's domes in the past, you're in for a treat: brand-new domes in 2023 that will transform your dome day into a winter wonderland.
You can reserve a dome here.
Iron Amethyst Inn
Heated domes occupy the spacious garden at Iron Amethyst Inn, Mazomanie’s charming bed and breakfast. A 90-minute reservation comes with a charcuterie board, appetizers and drink tickets. You won't want to miss out on this cozy Instagrammable experience. Each dome is outfitted with a couch, chandelier and electric fireplace.
Find more info and make reservations here.
Kick back and relax in a winter globe at Tricky Foods, one of Madison's newest wine bar and charcuterie hot spots. For $100, you can reserve a cozy, heated dome for two hours with up to eight of your friends. Crank up the fun by ordering separately a charcuterie board, wine, local beers and NA beverages.