The winters in New York can get decidedly cold, which cuts down on the popularity of many outdoor rooftop bars. But one decided to work around that issue by resurrecting some pop-up igloos.
The bar 230 Fifth has been doing this since 2014, and this year the igloos will remain up until March. They boast that they are the “first rooftop bar worldwide to use the cutting-edge inflated shelters.”
The igloos are made with PVC that is a meter thick, and they were originally designed for camping. The design keeps out the wind, rain, and snow while keeping the heat inside.
Each igloo holds about 11 people and the bar said that strangers tend to share them. They do not take reservations so all of the igloos are first come first served.
Inside interiors of the igloos are designed with sofas, lamps, rugs, and TV’s, and guests can enjoy season drinks such as spiced whiskey martinis and rum-spiked hot apple cider.