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59 Chicago restaurants and bars with fireplaces

Hot cocktails alone won't abate the wind chill—we found 59 great fireplaces and fire pits for warming up this winter.

Photograph: Andrew Nawrocki
The Drawing Room at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

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 59 to seek out this winter, ranging from rooftop bars with fire pits and great views of the city to fireplaces at some of the city's best cocktail bars.

Bars and restaurants with fireplaces


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

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Barcocina, the Chicago outpost of a Baltimore Mexican joint, has lined their walls with fireplaces, so get cozy over tacos.

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Lake View


Beatrix in River North has a fireplace with tables around it for a warm fireside dinner and cocktails.

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River North

Black Rock Pub & Kitchen

Sample the extensive list of Irish beers and whiskeys in the back, which has couches, a fireplace and old-school board games.

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North Center

Bottled Blonde

The River North sports bar features a huge fireplace that resembles an outdoor patio. Grab a bottle of beer and a pizza to share and watch a game.

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River North

The Broken Shaker

Tucked into the back corner of the Freehand Hotel lobby are two fireplaces ideal for warming up in winter. The cozy lobby has a cabin vibe and dark lighting, plus board games like backgammon for whiling away cold nights over wintry cocktails.

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River North

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 guac that's made tableside, so get an order to share.

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Irish N
Irish N

Can't blame you for not including us since we're brand new... but we DO have a pretty awesome fireplace ;-)

-Irish Nobleman Pub (West Town)

1367 W Erie St | Chicago