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Warm Up at These NYC Bars with Fireplaces

January 17, 2019

There’s nothing like walking out of the icy night (or afternoon) and into a cozy New York City bar with a roaring, crackling fireplace. It’s one of the loveliest winter pastimes in New York, and we’re lucky enough to have plenty of options when it comes to places to warm up. Whether for date night, a late night, or conversations with friends, pull up a seat and get comfortable in one our recommended NYC bars with fireplaces. 

The Bowery Lobby

335 Bowery
New York, NY 10003

From the outside it may not seem like anything particularly noteworthy, but open the door and you’ll find luxurious seating of leather and velvet in a space so lushly decorated you’ll think you fell into the 1890s with Teddy Roosevelt and the original members of the Sierra Club. An ornate fireplace, palm plants, and lounge chair seating adorn every corner, but you’ll have to approach the bar to order seasonal cocktails or make a selection from The Bowery Lobby’s extensive wine list.

Fine & Rare 

9 East 37th Street
New York, NY 10016

A wood fireplace adorns the main area of what is a labyrinth of fine dining rooms, each different from the last. With themed food items like the Lost Bread and Eggs in Purgatory, Fine & Rare delivers both soft jazz for evening drinks and spritely brunch cocktails for the next morning. They also offer Whiskey classes so if you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind atmosphere, this is the place.

Flatiron Room

37 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10010

Dubbed the “top bar in the world” by Get Lost Magazine, the Flatiron Room offers a renowned whiskey menu, charcuterie, and lobster risotto. Its fireplace lends mood lighting to the intimate setting of cocktail tables and live jazz. The cocktail menu is seasonal, but Flatiron favorites such as the Lovely Kyoto and Blood Orange Sour never go out of style.

Clover Club

210 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

One of the city’s premier cocktail bars, the Clover Club serves up top-notch drinks and cuisine in a comfortable, low-key atmosphere. Relax by the fire in the back room, and enjoy chips fried in duck fat and served with truffle crème fraiche, steak over toast, and marinated olives. In terms of libations, their cocktail menu is expansive and expertly curated, and their Happy Hour gives guests something to be truly happy about—$6 wines and $4 beers (including Founder’s All Day IPA). 

Black Mountain Wine House

415 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

If you’re looking for the unicorn of NYC bars, start heading toward Carroll Gardens. Walk a block off Smith Street and look for a cabin in the middle of the city. Inside is a wood-burning fireplace where you can warm up along with a glass of hot mulled wine and a plate of warm ricotta crostini

The Astorian

28-50 31st Street
Astoria, NY 11102

Trade modern day for old New York with cocktails like The Penicillin and food like Scotch Bonnet Sliders. You can warm up your belly with their unusually large bourbon menu, try their international fare which includes empanadas and poutine, or head upstairs to warm your body at the Studio Bar, a speakeasy lit by a fireplace, candles, and a projector.

Bronx Alehouse

216 West 238th Street
Bronx, NY 10463

If booze, burgers, and wings are your style then duck into the Bronx Alehouse for a pint and some honey sriracha wings. Important to note: there’s a beer club with a freshly tapped keg each Wednesday, the crowd here is best described as “rowdy,” and this toasty pub is best for groups since it’s built around ordering food and rounds en masse. 

Adobe Blues

63 Lafayette Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301

At the northern tip of Staten Island sits a saloon with southwestern fare and a huge beer selection, featuring rare indie brands. The tex mex fare is sure to have your stomach growling, with tamales and jalapeno cornbread, and the bar offers live music on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. 

Concoctions, cozy fireplaces, and truffle crème fraiche chips have you craving a nightcap? That’s to be expected. Head to a hidden gem—one of Manhattan’s speakeasies—for one last drink before heading home. 

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