3 outdoor bars keeping you warm this winter

Don’t get left out in the cold.

Igloos at 8Up in downtown Louisville, KY

Sharing food + drinks inside an igloo in winter? Say less.

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Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful...

Since we’ve all places to go this winter, here are three bars in Louisville where you can grab a drink outside and still be protected from the elements.

Hauck’s Corner, 1000 Goss Ave.

This Schnitzelburg bar has become a local staple since opening last year, thanks in part to its impressive ~7,000-sqft patio. You’ll find several seating areas, a fountain, and spots for the kids to play. Best of all, there’s a large enclosed area + two “Star Wars"-themed fire pits — think flames inside Darth Vader’s helmet — for those chilly nights out. May the warmth be with you.

 Neon sign reading haucks cold beer

While the sign may be a local landmark, the patio is the real eye catcher at Hauck’s.

Photo by Micheala Frances Reeves

8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen, 350 W. Chestnut St.

You’ll really be singing, “Let It Snow,” inside one of the festive igloos at this rooftop restaurant. Bring up to five friends for dinner + drinks starting at $250 for a reservation. And — even if the weather is cold — don’t forget to step out for one of the best views of downtown Louisville.

Shop Bar, 950 Barret Ave.

While this spot may seem like an obvious stop on a warm summer night, this bar and boutique offers several cozy nooks for when Jack Frost is nipping at your nose. The covered patio includes a fireplace + there are multiple space heaters throughout to keep your night merry and bright.

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