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.

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Allium at the Four Seasons

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

  • Price band: 3/4

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

  1. The Four Seasons, 120 E Delaware Pl, seventh fl, (between Michigan Ave and Ernst Ct)
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The Bar at Peninsula Hotel

  • Price band: 3/4

Ideal for winter date nights, the snug Bar at Peninsula Hotel has a dark bar, comfortable nooks and well-crafted cocktails.

  1. 108 E Superior St, fifth floor, (between Rush St and Michigan Ave)
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Cantina Laredo

  • Price band: 2/4

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.

  1. 508 N State St, (at Illinois St)
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The Dawson

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

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.

  1. 730 W Grand Ave
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Drumbar

  • Price band: 3/4

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.

  1. 201 E Delaware Pl, (at Mies van der Rohe Way)
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Eno Wine Bar

  • Price band: 3/4

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.

  1. Hotel InterContinental, 505 N Michigan Ave, (at Illinois Ave)
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Fountainhead

  • Price band: 2/4

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.

  1. 1970 W Montrose Ave, (between Damen and Winchester Aves)
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Frontier

  • Price band: 2/4

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.

  1. 1072 N Milwaukee Ave
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The Gage

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

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

  1. 24 S Michigan Ave, (between Monroe and Madison Sts)
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The Grafton

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

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

  1. 4530 N Lincoln Ave, (between Sunnyside and Wilson Aves)
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Hopleaf

  • Price band: 2/4

There are few better ways to spend a winter evening than drinking Belgian beers and eating mussels at Hopleaf. The fire keeps things extra toasty.

  1. 5148 N Clark St, (between Winona St and Foster Ave)
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Hubbard Inn

  • Rated as: 2/5
  • Price band: 2/4

The Hemingway-inspired fireplace lounge has leather club chairs, velvet church pews and a chandelier. 

  1. 110 W Hubbard St, (between Clark and LaSalle Sts)
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III Forks Prime Steakhouse

  • Price band: 3/4

Located in Lakeshore East, III Forks Prime Steakhouse has nice city views and a dining room fireplace. We like the chicken-fried prime rib and traditional steaks.

  1. 180 N Field Blvd, (in Lake Shore East Park)
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LIBRARY BAR at PUBLIC Chicago

The daytime café transforms into a lounge by night. Warm up by the huge limestone fireplace while snacking on small plates.

  1. 1301 N State Pkwy, 60610
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Moody’s Pub

  • Price band: 1/4

This beer-and-burger haven has two fireplaces, so you'll stay warm while digging into the Moody Bleu burger. 

  1. 5910 N Broadway, (between Rosedale and Thorndale Aves)
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North Pond

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

There's no better way to admire a wintry Lincoln Park than through the window at North Pond. Sitting by the fireplace while eating Bruce Sherman's terrific food makes it all extra cozy.

  1. 2610 N Cannon Dr, (between Fullerton Pkwy and Lake Shore Dr)
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Old Town Social

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

We like Old Town Social for housemade hot dogs and other charcuterie, and we especially like it in winter when we can snag a spot by the roaring fire.

  1. 455 W North Ave, (at Cleveland Ave)
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Quartino

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Rustic Italian spot Quartino has a fireplace on the second-floor dining room, where you can dine on housemade charcuterie and order affordable wines by the quarter, half or full liter.

  1. 626 N State St, (at Ontario St)
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Quince

  • Price band: 2/4

The dining room at Evanston's Quince already feels like a living room, and the fireplace makes the space even more homey.

  1. 1625 Hinman Ave
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Range

Order a local beer or cocktail and sip it by the fire at this Lincoln Park spot.

  1. 1119 W Webster Ave, (between N Clifton and Seminary avenues)
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RM Champagne Salon

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

When you want your fireplace with a side of oysters and Champagne (or a decadent seafood tower), there's ornately decorated RM Champagne Salon.

  1. 116 N Green St, (at Randolph St)
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Rustic House

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

The restaurant has a fireplace in their private dining room, so consider that when planning winter gatherings.

  1. 1967 N Halsted St, (between Willow St and Armitage Ave)
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Scofflaw

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

The flickering fire at Scofflaw is a lovely backdrop to the cocktail list (we're currently crazy about the Scotch-based Glasgow) and Mickey Neely's food (ditto about the burger).

  1. 3201 W Armitage Ave, (at Kedzie Ave)
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Sheffield’s

  • Price band: 2/4

Sheffield's has two fireplaces, like this one in the Beer School Bar. The bar has one of the best beer lists in town.

  1. 3258 N Sheffield Ave, (between Belmont Ave and School St)
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Stetsons Modern Steak and Sushi

  • Price band: 2/4

Stetsons Modern Steak and Sushi seems to have everything: steaks, sushi, ceviche, and a fireplace that separates the main dining area and lounge.

  1. Hyatt Regency Hotel, 151 E Wacker Dr, (at Stetson Ave)
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Table, Donkey and Stick

  • Price band: 2/4

Table, Donkey and Stick feels like a rustic après-ski chalet, and the back patio's fire kettle only adds to the appeal. Get chartreuse-laced hot chocolate to warm up with.

  1. 2728 W Armitage Ave, (between Washtenaw and California Aves)
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theWit Hotel

  • Price band: 3/4

The ROOF at theWit Hotelisn't just for summer—come winter, there's a fireplace to snuggle up next to and a retractable roof to keep out the chill.

  1. 201 N State St, (at Lake St)
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Tortoise Club

  • Price band: 2/4

The classic dining room at the Tortoise Club has leather chairs, wood-paneled walls and a fireplace, all of which encourage unwinding over a strong Manhattan.

  1. 350 N State St, (between the Chicago River and Kinzie St)
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Uncommon Ground

  • Price band: 1/4

Uncommon Ground has two fireplaces at its Clark Street location and one at the Edgewater outpost (1401 W Devon Ave), so it won't be hard to find a spot by the fire to sip well-done cocktails.

  1. 3800 N Clark St, (at Grace St)
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Vertigo Sky Lounge

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

The view at Vertigo Sky Lounge is great, but the fire pit and winter ice bar steal the show.

  1. Dana Hotel & Spa, 660 N State St, (at Erie St)
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Vie

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Paul Virant's Vie is a destination for hyper-seasonal and hyper-local cuisine, and the cozy fireplace and excellent drinks are even more reason to visit.

  1. 4471 Lawn Ave
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The Violet Hour

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

With dim lights and well-made cocktails, the Violet Hour is already a top choice for winter drinking. Add in a fireplace, and you've got one of the best winter bars in the city.

  1. 1520 N Damen Ave, (between Le Moyne St and Wicker Park Ave)
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Wilde Bar and Restaurant

  • Price band: 2/4

Cozy up with a book next to the fireplace in the library at Wilde Bar and Restaurant. If the fire doesn't warm you up, try a flight from the extensive whiskey list.

  1. 3130 N Broadway, (between Barry Ave and Briar Pl)
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