Winter alfresco dining setups are varied in Kalamazoo, but luckily, our chefs and restaurateurs are as creative with their spaces as they are with their food.

If you're not particularly the outdoorsy type but you still want to embrace the winter season, consider making reservations for one of the outdoor dining experiences below!






HopCat is located in Downtown Kalamazoo near Old Dog Tavern and Water Street Coffee Joint. If you're interested in dining outdoors in one of their private igloos, use this link to make reservations. Reservations for these spacious igloos can be made for groups of 4-6 people with heat included! There is no cost to reserve an igloo or dine in an igloo, but there is a 2 hour maximum and $100 minimum spend per reservation.




NEDS on Gull Lake



NEDS is a pizza, grinders and burger joint (with liquor and beer!) in Richland overlooking the beautiful shores of Gull Lake. NEDS offers a wonderful outdoor dining experience in bother the summer and the winter months. When it's warm you can enjoy their two story patio and in the winter you can dine privately in one of their outdoor igloos.

Igloos are open for reservations and will seat a max of 6 people. Call them at 269-671-5700 to make a reservation.




Old Burdick's Bar and Grill



Old Burdick's is located in the heart of Downtown Kalamazoo, inside the Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites and overlooking the historic Kalamazoo Mall! Some would argue that Old Burdick's has one of the best downtown patios to enjoy, and one that can be enjoyed all year long. During the winter months the patio is decked out with private heated Greenhouses.

There are two greenhouses available that can each accommodate up to 10 guests. For sports fans, each Greenhouse is equipped with a TV for convenient watching! Guests are still encouraged to bundle up and even bring a blanket if you'd like to on the very cold Michigan evenings. Reservations are not required but highly encouraged! Call 269.343.0032 to reserve today.