On those gloomy winter days, one of the few things that bring us comfort is the warm, flickering flames from a fireplace. Whether you’re planning for a date night, or need some time to yourself, here are 15 bars and restaurants with a fireplace in Chicago. Bring a blanket with you: it’s time to warm up your soul and say goodbye to winter blues.
2924 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Guests can sit fireside all winter long at Central Park Bar in Avondale. Outside, the “backyard bar”, which is currently enclosed and heated for winter, is a casual, down-to-earth beer garden with a large stone fire pit that is surrounded by adirondack chairs, available for use weather permitting. After sipping cocktails fireside, guests can head into the enclosed portion of the outdoor bar which features three 55-inch TVs and a bumper pool table.
1658 West Barry Avenue., Chicago, IL 60618
Guests can cozy up to the year-round fire pit (weather permitting) in the expansive outdoor beer garden at Cody’s Public House in West Lakeview. The space can accommodate around 100 people. Cody’s features a cocktail menu with classic drinks as a nod to the building’s history. Beer selections include 16 drafts featuring local favorites and beers that rotate seasonally. Cody’s is dog-friendly inside and out, and the beer garden features dart boards that are situated under a roof to protect from the elements.
1910 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Located at the border of Bucktown and Logan Square, Remedy is an unpretentious late night neighborhood bar just steps from the Western blue line stop. Perfect for grabbing drinks with friends, Remedy Bar features a cozy fireplace adjacent to the bar with seating at high top tables.
1520 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Serving up cocktail culture 7 days a week, The Violet Hour is also one of our favorite bars and restaurants with a fireplace in Chicago. Grab the booths right next to the fireplace, or sit directly across for a better view. Listen to the crackling firewood, sip on a beautiful cocktail, and enjoy the gentle ambience. Nothing says more about self-care than a night at The Violet Hour.
1227 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637
Located on the University of Chicago campus, Truth Be Told is a cozy tavern in Chicago with a warm fireplace and a chic, light, and elegant interior. Their all-day fireplace is the perfect place to cozy up around. Bring a book and a blanket, order a cup of coffee or a bottle of wine to yourself. Color this gloomy winter with warm light.
5553 N Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640
Located in Andersonville, Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar features a stylish vintage fireplace bordered by a mantel that was discovered in the restaurant’s basement giving off an “Old World meets New World” vibe. Accentuated by decorative matching corbels, the backdrop to the fireplace is modern teal wallpaper from Flavor Paper. Guests can cozy up to a table that seats up to 4 adjacent to the fireplace while they enjoy Uvae’s New American cuisine paired with a curated wine list and signature house cocktails.
81 E Wacker Pl, Chicago, IL 60601
Looking for an upscale date night with a fireplace? Look no further. As the night grows darker, Bar Pendry’s fireplace will embrace you with warmth, comfort, and light. On top of the large fireplace on the inside, guests can also enjoy the outdoor firepits as Bar Pendry transforms into Chateau Carbide all winter long. Enjoy two different fireside experiences and make some memories!
3201 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Without a single doubt, Scofflaw is one of the best bars in Chicago with a fireplace, a great view, and an outstanding cocktail menu. As a gin-centric bar, Scofflaw has lived up to every Chicago gin lover’s expectations for years. Sit by the fire and watch the streetlights through the French windows, and choose one, two, or three from their high-end beverage menu.
1448 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
BBQ ribs, American fare, oversized vodka-lemonade, and a fireplace. These are the keywords that define The Fireplace Inn. If you want a classic Chicago fireplace experience with a down-to-the-earth bar menu, this is the place to go. It is also one of the best sports bars in Chicago!https://www.instagram.com/p/CP_i5-1BiAu/
1525 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
Casual, hip, and delicious, LG’S Bar & Kitchen has always been a hot spot in Old Town. This rustic restaurant features cozy tables around the fireplace, tasty burgers and small bites, friendly staff, and solid drinks. Whether you’re stopping by for a quick lunch or a full meal around dinner hour, LG’s is here to please and satisfy!
1 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
Enjoy craft cocktails, creative American fare, and most importantly, a lovely fireplace at RAISED! As one of the most iconic rooftop bars in Chicago, seats around the firepits are known to be hard to get. Make your reservation early if you want a winter stargazing night by the fireside.
3204 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
A laid back neighborhood hangout tucked away from the intersection of Kedzie and Armitage, The Moonlighter is known for its home-like vibes and a cozy fireplace. This place is our getaway after a long day at work because the moment we’re seated in The Moonlighter by the fire, the moment we feel all that stress melt away.
1072 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
Grab your friends and sit by Frontier’s rustic fireplace in the beer garden! Explore an extensive food and beverage menu, or make a reservation for one of the upcoming Smoke sessions for a chef-curated dining experience. Right now, the beer garden is also decorated for an apres-ski theme with skis, snowboards, and sledges everywhere.
2524 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Step into a rustic space with exposed brick, old library books & distressed wood. The Monkey’s Paw is a beautiful piece that retained all its history and stories. Serving Farm-to-table American fare, this place is a great stop after work during cold winter days. If you want to know what an authentic tavern looks like, come here.
Blue Line Lounge and Grill
Frankly, if the blue line is part of your commute routine yet you have yet been to Blue Line Lounge and Grill, you’re not taking your trains right. Of course, this is also a hidden gem among many long-time Chicago residents for a night filled with retro, vintage vibes. Take a seat, warm up your fingers, and lose track of time in this quiet, peaceful lounge.
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