Heated Winter Dining in Livingston County

November 4, 2020 | Story by: Shelby Rochowiak

Baby it’s cold outside! Come warm up on a heated patio, or huddle up inside of a heated igloo. Outdoor dining does not need to end when winter comes. Check out the winter dining events and experiences that these Livingston County restaurants are trying this year. If you visit any of these places, use the hashtag #LovLivCo for a chance to be featured on our page!

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Heated Outdoor Patios

Stillwater Grill

Located in front of the Brighton Mill Pond, Stillwater Grill serves a diverse menu based on their chef’s creative direction. The menu features local and seasonal items, freshly prepared and uniquely styled. Indulge in a delicious meal and a marvelous view of the Mill Pond.

Check out their heated patio this fall/winter season!

outdoor heater on patio of 2fogs  

2Fog’s Pub

“Howell’s Uptown, Downtown Place to Meet”

Warm up and enjoy a classic cocktail or craft beer at 2Fog’s Pub in downtown Howell. Throw on a faux fur coat and explore the speakeasy-type atmosphere by checking out their prohibition-era black and white murals painted on the walls of the outdoor patio.

Click here to see the 2Fog’s Pub menu.

outside of Mackle's Table & Taps

Mackle’s Table & Taps

Mackle’s Table & Taps has the perfect patio to keep visitors warm all year long! The patio is heated and covered by a tent with shining string lights that give it a romantic, peaceful atmosphere. Check out their mouthwatering seasonal menu for specialty entrees, festive cocktails and more!

Make reservations at Mackle’s Table & Taps in Hartland for your next winter date night!

Brighton Bar & Grill

Brighton Bar & Grill serves a chic atmosphere paired with creative cuisine. Located in the heart of downtown Brighton, they have a heated patio that overlooks Main Street, and a side patio that over looks the Mill Pond Park.

Check out the family-friendly American bistro and indulge in the mouthwatering menu, and the warm downtown ambience!


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Perrrrfect parrrfait 💓 #brunchvibes #sundayfunday #bourbonsbrighton #4dollarmimosas

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Relax by the fireplace with a mimosa or parfait in hand during brunch at Bourbons.  Enjoy the heated patio and warm up with southern inspired foods, craft cocktails, craft beer and wine.

Make brunch at Bourbons your newest winter tradition with loved ones.


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Heated Igloos



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The sun is shining & the margarita garden is OPEN! ☀️

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El Arbol Taco

El Arbol is spicing up downtown Brighton this winter by adding three heated igloos in their parking lot on St. Paul Street. This will provide more seating when restaurants are restricted to limited capacity.

Huddle up with friends in a heated igloo and watch the snow fall in downtown Brighton this winter. Exploring Brighton’s festive Main Street will make you feel as if you’re living out a Hallmark movie fantasy!

The Wooden Spoon

Reserve an igloo for family and friends to enjoy food and drinks at The Wooden Spoon! This winter there will be two heated igloos at The Wooden Spoon. Igloos will be electrostatic cleaned after each use so visitors can dine with peace of mind. Purchase one ticket per party to reserve an igloo. There is a minimum reservation of 4 people and maximum reservation of 6 people.

Half of all ticket sales will go toward Gleaner’s Food Bank in Brighton! Purchase a ticket for your group here.


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Where is your favorite hang out spot? Make sure to add Single Barrel Social to your list! 👌⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠

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Single Barrel Social

Just when we thought Single Barrel Social couldn’t be any more fun, they now have heated igloos too! Admire the gorgeous 24 foot tall windows in the luxury lounge or dine under the patio lights at night. Dance the night away, or huddle up in a heated igloo and sip on a craft cocktail or bourbon.

Enjoy live music at Single Barrel Social. Visit the Single Barrel Social Facebook page for more information on upcoming events.

The Pound! Bar & Grill

The Pound! Bar & Grill will bring seven heated igloos overlooking the Mill Pond to downtown Brighton this year! There will be igloos on the roof, as well as the street between The Pound! and Ginopolis.

Get a sky view of downtown Brighton bundled up inside of a heated igloo on the roof!


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Mackle's Table & Taps

Mackle's Table and Taps, 1774 Old US 23, Howell, MI, USA

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El Arbol Taco

El Arbol Taqueria, 140 West Main Street, Brighton, MI, USA

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The Pound! Bar & Grill

The POUND! Bar & Grill, 139 West Main Street, Brighton, MI, USA

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Single Barrel Social

8724 West Grand River Avenue, Brighton, MI, USA

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The Wooden Spoon

The Wooden Spoon, 675 West Grand River Avenue, Brighton, MI, USA

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2Fog's Pub

2FOG's Pub, 118a West Grand River Avenue, Howell, MI, USA

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Stillwater Grill

Stillwater Grill Brighton, 503 West Grand River Avenue, Brighton, MI, USA

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Brighton Bar & Grill

Brighton Bar & Grill, 400 West Main Street, Brighton, MI, USA

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Bourbons, 440 West Main Street, Brighton, MI, USA

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