Bars and restaurants with fireplaces
There's an impressive outdoor fireplace in the alcove just outside the entrance to David and Anna Posey's West Loop eatery. After the couple feeds you, take a breather next to the roaring flames.
In the Drawing Room on the second floor, three fireplaces add a cozy feel to the library-like lobby.
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.
Chief O'Neill's has three fireplaces, live Irish music on Sundays and a long whiskey list.
The daytime café transforms into a lounge by night. Grab an armchair upholstered in long-haired Mongolian lamb's wool (seriously) and cuddle up by the huge limestone fireplace.
With firepits and flannel blankets to keep you warm, curl up with a glass of wine or a hot cocktail and enjoy one of the best views in the city.
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 a long list of great cocktails.
This Logan Square newcomer is outfitted with a partially enclosed indoor fireplace that feels like its own private space. The first-come, first-served area makes an impressive backdrop for date night.
As soon as you walk into this stunning Lakeview restaurant, you're greeted by velvet furniture and a massive tile-lined fireplace—a fitting introduction to an exquisite experience.
Ideal for winter date nights, the snug Bar at Peninsula Hotel has a dark bar, comfortable nooks and well-crafted cocktails.
Ravenswood locals flock to this bar for its namesake’s warmth and coziness—and heavy pours of Scotch.
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.
Grab a seat by the stone fireplace, then order a round of craft beers and Irish dishes.
Big leather chairs and throwback cocktails make this place cozy already, but grab a chair next to the fireplace for some extra comfort—especially when you've gotta take a break from all the dancing you've been doing downstairs at Slippery Slope.
You're here for Benjamin Schiller's wildly inventive cocktails, but the trendy outdoor fire pits are a huge bonus.
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