33 Chicago restaurants and bars with fireplaces

Hot cocktails alone won't abate the wind chill—we found 33 great fireplaces and fire pits for warming up this winter.

Allium at the Four Seasons

Our long winters have one big upside—getting to cozy up next to a fireplace while eating and drinking at some of the best Chicago restaurants and bars. We found 33 to seek out this winter, ranging from rooftop bars with fire pits and great views of the city to fireplaces at the best cocktail bars.

Bars and restaurants with fireplaces

Allium

We're already heading to Allium for cocktails, and they're even better consumed next to the fire.

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Gold Coast

Cantina Laredo

We don't normally associate fireside cocktails with margaritas, but that's what we're drinking at Cantina Laredo. The River North chain also has decent guac that's made tableside, so get an order to share.

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The Dawson

The Dawson has not one, but two fireplaces. Cozy up outdoors by the fire with a hot cocktail, or head upstairs to the one on the second floor.

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Noble Square

Drumbar

There are three reasons why Drumbar is pretty much exactly where you (and we) want to spend all winter: There's a fireplace inside, fire pits outside on the roof lounge and cocktails made by talented head bartender Alex Renshaw.

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Eno Wine Bar

For a fire with a side of wine and cheese, Eno Wine Bar fits the bill. Servers will help you pair wine with cheese and local chocolate.

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Fountainhead

With more than 200 beer selections (and plenty of whiskey) to choose from, the gastropub will make you want to stay all winter—especially by the fire.

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Frontier

There are several fireplaces at Frontier, but we like the one in the beer garden. Order charbroiled oysters and sidle up with old and new pals to the large table in front of the stone fireplace.

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The Gage

Critics' pick

The Gage's cozy fireplace is ideal for sitting next to over a burger and whiskey cocktail.

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Loop

The Grafton

Critics' pick

Grab a seat by the stone fireplace, then order a round of craft beers and Irish dishes.

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