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New! Enjoy Cozy Winter Gatherings in the Howard Commons Biergloos!

We've got some exciting news to warm your winter spirits! The Howard Commons Biergarten is thrilled to introduce our all-new Biergloos, a new cozy space to enjoy our winter menu of craft beers and wines!

What's a Biergloo? 

We've maximized our biergarten space this winter with our new Biergloos! Our Biergloos are weather-resistant, transparent domes that provide reliable shelter from the cold and wet all year round - making it the perfect place to enjoy the Howard Commons Biergarten craft brews and wines with your friends, family, and neighbors…all winter long! 

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Reservation Details

Reservations are required. Walk-up rentals are subject to availability. You must be 21 or older to rent an igloo.

Cost: $100 rental fee per Biergloo (includes a non-refundable $50 beverage credit to use during your reservation).

Capacity: Each igloo comfortably seats 6 people, with a maximum capacity of 8.

Available Rental Times: (December 1 - March 30)

  • Thursdays: 4:30-6:30 pm, 7-9 pm
  • Fridays: 4:30-6:30 pm, 7-9 pm
  • Saturdays: 12:30-2:30 pm, 3-5 pm, 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Sundays: 12:30-2:30 pm, 3-5 pm

Here are a Few Things to Keep in Mind:

  • Biergloos are perfect for informal gatherings, so feel free to bring your friends, family, and some snacks.
  • Blankets and a small heater are provided but don't forget to dress warmly.
  • Smoking, vaping, and candles are not allowed inside the igloos.

Ready to Reserve Your Biergloo?

Biergloos may be reserved at the Howard Commons Activity Center during open hours, or by using our convenient online reservation tool.


Reservation Rules & Requirements:

Reservations required in advance, walk-up rentals subject to availability.

Age Restrictions and Responsibility:

  • Must be 21 years of age to rent an igloo.
  • You are responsible for all individuals in your party.
  • HCAC staff reserves the right to verify the ages of anyone in your party consuming beer or wine.
  • No unaccompanied minors should be inside the igloo area.

Acceptable Use:

  • Igloos are intended for informal gatherings.
  • They should not be used for events including, but not limited to catered dinners, vow renewals, etc.
  • Furniture may not be removed or added to the igloos.
  • You are welcome to bring in snacks to enjoy; bring your own utensils and supplies.

Carry-in Beverages:

  • Absolutely no carry-in beverages are allowed (alcoholic or non-alcoholic).


  • Please check in at the Biergarten tap trailer to confirm which igloo you have been assigned.


  • Although blankets and a small heater are provided, please dress for the weather.

Cancellations and Credits:

  • For bookings made at least two days in advance, you may cancel within the first 24 hours of making the reservation without penalty.
  • If you cancel at least 7 days prior to your reservation, you can choose to apply the entire $75 reservation fee towards another date within the same season (December-March), or receive a refund of $50 minus the $25 reservation fee.


  • The entire rental amount is due at the time of booking.
  • Payment can be made with a credit or debit card over the phone or cash upon arrival.

Rental Times:

  • You must depart your igloo by the end time stated on your rental agreement.
  • Feel free to grab a seat near the campfire and enjoy the ambiance a little while longer.
  • Please leave the igloo in a clean and orderly manner as you found it.
  • If you have booked more than one time slot, you must have permission from the staff on duty to remain inside your igloo in between the time slots.

Prohibited Items:

  • Smoking, vaping, and the use of candles are forbidden inside the igloos and Complex grounds.

Service and Assistance:

  • Your dome host will periodically check in on your group and can facilitate any beverage or concessions needs.
  • You are welcome to visit the walk-up tap trailer or the concession stand inside the Activity Center if you desire.

Reservation Cancellation by HCAC:

  • We reserve the right to cancel your reservation for any reason (weather, staffing, etc.) with a full refund of the deposit and the option to reschedule.

Payment Methods:

  • No personal checks are accepted; business checks are allowed.