Some Like It Hot: The Coziest Green Bay Bars
If you’re searching for the perfect place to snuggle up with your sweetie and enjoy a hot toddy after the sun goes down, embrace the cold like the locals do with these six cozy Green Bay bars.
While Green Bay certainly has no shortage of winter activities, from ice-skating and tubing at the Titletown District to snowshoeing at Brown County Parks, it also offers plenty of places to warm up after all that wintertime fun. Whether you’re fresh off a cross-country ski trail or prefer the pleasures of staying indoors this time of year, we’ve got you covered with several cozy spots, including local Green Bay bars and lodges famed for their warm drinks and roaring fireplaces.
Dine in high wintertime style by reserving your very own igloo at Hagemeister Park. This local restaurant offers a 4,000-square-foot patio readied with riverside heated igloos. Bring along seven of your friends for an evening filled with candles, pillows, blankets and a special menu that’s made for alfresco winter dining.
Lodge Kohler is another Green Bay locale offering these wintry domes, with views of Lambeau Field along with appetizers and spa services. Afterwards, head up to Taverne in the Sky for a stick-to-your-ribs meal, featuring eats like The Lodge Chicken & Wild Rice Soup and Wood-Fired Pork Tenderloin. Then you can hunker down in your four-diamond hotel room, complete with sink-down-in bedding and a warming Kohler-outfitted shower. To add some cozy self-care to your Lodge Kohler itinerary, look no further than the award-winning Kohler Waters Spa, where you can relax in the hot tub or sauna and book a couples massage or facial. In between treatments, snuggle into your plush robe and sip herbal tea for the complete pampering experience.
Copper State Brewing Company
Looking for some libations with a hearty side of coziness? Step into Copper State Brewing Company, where the brick-walled taproom offers plenty of nooks to settle into with your partner or pals. Sip a locally brewed IPA or stout and nibble on upscale pub fare, like the French Dip Sammie or King of Grilled Cheese, meals that are sure to warm you up on a chilly afternoon. They also serve coffee if that’s what you’re in the mood for, and they have a glowing fireplace to boot.
Hinterland Brewery & Restaurant
Hinterland Brewery & Restaurant is particularly idyllic during the winter months. Located in Titletown, this Green Bay bar is the place to go after snowtubing down the hill or gliding around the ice rink. Think of it as the best warming house ever, with handcrafted beers that hit just right on a cold day, like the Packerland Pilsner and the Door County Cherry Wheat. The moose hanging above the inviting fireplace makes the beer hall feel as if you just stepped into a Northwoods lodge, where winter comfort foods (think: wood-fired pizzas, chili, mac and cheese, and meatloaf) are all on the menu.
Nothing says winter coziness like a steaming cup of freshly made coffee, and local coffeehouse Kavarna has it in spades. Located downtown just a couple blocks from the Fox River, this java destination punctuated with snug tables and ambient lighting is the ideal location to settle in with your plus-one for an afternoon of good conversation and equally good coffee. Indulge in a Honey Lavender Latte, London Fog or Mexican Cocoa as you nosh on some oatmeal or the delicious Warm Portabella Salad.
Keep the cozy vibes going with a visit to a local bookstore, like Lion’s Mouth Bookstore, with its soft armchairs and shelves upon shelves of books — there’s even a shop cat who may just snuggle next to you as you sit down with a book. If you need something warm in your hand as you browse, visit The Attic, a full-service espresso bar and tea shop that also serves as a used bookstore — be sure to order an Irish cream flavored coffee or a chai tea for a delectable winter warm-up.
Find plenty of ways to play during a Green Bay winter, when the chill in the air adds excitement to adventures indoor and out.