Head to the back of Culver City’s Hatchet Hall for a cocktail at this rustic bar, which just so happens to feature taxidermy and a crackling fireplace. Bar director Matt Bone keeps things toasty with the 12 Miles Out, made with the restaurant’s own house-made rhum clement, plus applejack and the citrusy punsch liqueur.
Contrary to popular belief, winter does exist in Los Angeles. For a few fleeting months, the Santa Ana winds litter our streets with palm fronds, cravings for ramen and pho are at an all-time high and, yes, even the leaves change colors (you might just have to drive to see them). So when the sun sets early and that Pacific Ocean breeze blows in, it’s time to head for the fire pits. These fireplace bars are keeping us warm with crackling flames and seasonal cocktails all fall and winter long. Now—let’s get lit!