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Reynolds Tavern in Annapolis creates igloos to help expand outdoor dining

Posted at 5:41 PM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 17:41:23-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Reynolds Tavern in Annapolis was a home in 1773, in 1774 it became a tavern. Inside is the 1774 pub and around back is the patio...now with Igloo's!

Many of us have seen tents or other attempts for winter outdoor dinning, but the bubble is unique.

"The sun helps during the day of course. We have little heaters that have been out in there for the evening. There's still ventilation flowing through the doors and through the back of those."

Nighttime provides a view of the state house, the same state house where George Washington or Thomas Jefferson may have strolled over for a pint, but we're pretty sure they didn't use a bubble!

Like many other restaurants, here at Reynolds Tavern they are looking for a way to extend their season, outdoor dining usually relies on the weather.

"Sometimes we have beautiful winter days that are not much cooler than 65 or 60 so for those days we hope to still be able to supply people with something."