Where to Drink Fireside in NYC: The Ultimate Guide

While we New Yorkers are a tough breed, amidst the frosty winds and wet snowfall that are a part of a typical New York winter, even the most hardened urbanite will appreciate the rustic warmth of a roaring fire.

From romantic bars to hoppy beer bars, these are the best bars with fireplaces NYC has to offer. Your face and toes will thaw out in no time, thanks to the flames and a couple of drinks.


The Drawing Room and Courtyard at the Greenwich Hotel

The Brandy Library

This upscale TriBeCa lounge looks like a chic library, but its shelves are all stocked with spirits rather than books. This is a swank spot to enjoy high-end beverages while sinking into leather couches. The fireplace completes the ambiance, as does the piano, which is used for live music on most Mondays.

25 N Moore St, New York, NY 10013

The Drawing Room and The Courtyard

Sip potent cocktails while listening to the crackle from the fireplace.

377 Greenwich St New York, NY 10013

Tiny’s & The Bar Upstairs

The fireplace is located in the dining room of this bi-level townhouse. Great date spot with strong cocktails.

135 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013


Jimmy at The James

Butterfly Soho

Located in the Sixty Soho Hotel, order the Sixty Stormy and then head to the fireplace.

60 Thompson, New York, NY 10012

Jimmy at The James

A cocktail bar on the roof of the James Hotel with indoor and outdoor seating.

15 Thompson St, New York, NY 10013

West Village

Bar Fortuna

Art Bar

With booths in the front, and a lounge area in the back, Art Bar in the West Village attracts an eclectic clientele, which makes sense given its decor. The fireplace is located in the back of the bar, where you can stretch out on sofas or unwind at a small table.

52 8th Ave, New York, NY 10014

Bar Fortuna

A speakeasy cocktail lounge above Casa Apicii.

62 W 9th St, New York, NY 10011

The Beatrice Inn

A chophouse with a great wine list and celebrity clientele.

285 W 12th St, New York, NY 10014

Employees Only

This a West Village institution. Come for the Mata Hari cocktail and stay for the chicken noodle soup.

510 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

Hudson Hound

They serve American-Irish fare, with sports, beer, and a busy but not crowded vibe.

575 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

The Jane Ballroom

Order the Hellfire + Brimstone and grab one of the chairs and sofas next to the elaborate fireplace that was salvaged from Belgium.

113 Jane Street, New York, NY 10014

Tavern on Jane

This is a West Village staple with strong drinks and oysters.

31 8th Ave, New York, NY 10014

The Waverly Inn

A favorite wintertime spot to have a drink at the front bar and sit by the fireplace.

16 Bank St, New York, NY 10014

The Walker Hotel

NYC has no shortage of cozy hotel lobbies, but we were more than happy to add this luxe Art Deco spot—which boasts one fireplace in the lobby and another in the restaurant, to our rotation.

52 West 13th St, New York 10011

Greenwich Village


Amity Hall

Bi-level craft beer bar with a fireplace.

80 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012

Blind Tiger

A large selection of microbeers. If you don’t like beer then go somewhere else.

281 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014


The recently returned Chumley’s has evolved into a high-end eatery boasting sophisticated takes on classic fare like burgers and fries. After you find the door, look for the bronze bulldog in the fireplace.

86 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

The Marlton

Snuggle up with a cocktail in the dim lobby, lit by a roaring fire.

5 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011

Lower East Side

Diego at the Public Hotel

The Back Room

One of only two speakeasies that operated during Prohibition and are still open today, enter the Back Room through a toy company and drink Prohibition-inspired cocktails and beer in paper bags.

102 Norfolk St, New York, NY 10002

The Bowery Hotel

If you want to get a place by the fireplace you need to arrive early or be really lucky, either way you can warm up with a negroni or hot toddy by the fireplace.

335 Bowery, New York, NY 10003


An Intimate cocktail bar at Public Hotel that specializes In Inspired Cocktails By World-Class, Internationally-Famed Mixologists, An Original Menu By Jean-Georges, An Eclectic, Curated Mix Of World Music, Great Art And of course A Fireplace.

215 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002

The Flower Shop

That retro-cool space for drinking a beer, playing pool and gossiping among the space’s vintage photographs, floral upholstery and bubblegum-pink fireplace.

107 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002

The Ludlow Hotel

With vintage amplifiers hang from the ceiling’s exposed beams by chain, the roaring fire, orange-tinted lighting and fluffy faux-fur couches wrap the space in cabin comfort, and armed with a long list of zesty libations spanning the globe and plenty of food-world cred, this drink slinger could change the face of lobby bars for good.

180 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002

East Village



The have a 2 for 1 happy all night on Sunday and Monday and until 10 pm every other night of the week.

432 E 13th St, New York, NY 10009

Kingston Hall

The billiard hall is decorated with a fireplace and stained-glass windows. They also have a pool table, BOGO happy hour and if you are adventurous the Drunken Coconut.

149 Second Ave, New York, NY 10003


There’s no cocktail menu, so if you’re stumped, let the cosmos choose: Dip your hand into a magic bowl to pull out a keychain that reveals your preordained liquor, then a barkeep will concoct a one-of-a-kind drink and name it after you.

104 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009

McSorley’s Old Ale House

Established in 1854, McSorley’s became an institution by remaining steadfastly authentic and providing only two choices to its customers: McSorley’s Dark Ale and McSorley’s Light Ale.

15 E 7th St, New York, NY 1000


Sushi by Bou

The Drunken Horse

This wine bar offers European vintages and small plates. This is a great place to warm up right off of the Highline.

225 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Sushi by Bou

Impress at the sushi speakeasy inside Jue Lan Club. This Instagrammable space complete with a modern fireplace just feet away from the counter.

49 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011

The Vine

The fireplace is tucked inside of the library just a few steps past the bar. They have great cocktails, and beer and wine program.

851, 6th Ave, New York, NY 10001

Meatpacking District

Top of The Standard

The Maritime Hotel

Warm up by this 16th-century stone fireplace.

363 W. 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

Top of The Standard

Floor to ceiling windows provide stunning views from the Meatpacking District to the Empire State Building, while a sleek 1970s-style fireplace keeps things toasty.

848 Washington St, New York, NY 10014


Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel


This is a good after-work spot with multiple fireplaces right off of Union Square.

56 Irving Pl, New York, NY 10003

The Flatiron Room

They have over 750+ brown spirits, live jazz shows and a Whiskey School that is designed to continue taste development.

37 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010

I Trulli

With rustic wood floors, white marble counters, a wood-burning oven, a double-sided fireplace and a backyard patio, the restaurant and attached wine bar draw a mix of local office workers, residents and Italian tourists.

122 E 27th St, New York, NY 10016

Molly’s Sheeben

Established in 1964, Molly’s Shebeen touts itself as the most traditional Irish bar in New York City. This Gramercy pub has sawdust on the floors and a working fireplace.

287 Third Ave, New York, NY 10010

Rose Bar

We love a hotel bar, and Rose Bar at Gramercy Park Hotel, with high ceilings, stunning artwork and a wood-burning fireplace.

2 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010

Murray Hill

1905 Lounge at the HGU Hotel

1905 Lounge

Tucked inside the HGU Hotel in NoMad, 1905 Lounge exudes comfort and warmth with their corner fireplace, cozy leather chairs and homey atmosphere. From after-work drinks to a stress-free evening with friends, the lounge will quickly become the go-to spot on those wintry nights.

34 East 32nd St, New York, NY 10016


Albion’s simplified the décor, allowing the dimly lit narrow bar, backroom conservatory, fireplace and garden to speak for itself. Like the décor, Albion’s identity is simple. It’s a beer lover’s haven.

575 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10016

Fine and Rare

This sophisticated spirits den oozes retro-glam beyond the tufted leather banquettes and oversized fireplace, with daily live jazz acts (no cover!) crooning onstage and a $15,000 bottle of whiskey on the menu.

9 E 37th St, New York, NY 10016

The Shakespeare

Tavern like British gastropub serving craft beers on draft and cocktails in the basement of the William Hotel. Get the warm cask ale and a spot by the fireplace.

24 E 39th St, New York, NY 10016

Whitman & Bloom Liquor Company

They have a dozen beers on tap and American fare. The cozy first floor outfitted with a fireplace and brown banquettes, and a basement furnished with brass tin ceilings and dark wood tables. Sip on regional wines and spirits, and retro-inspired cocktails.

384 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

Midtown West

Forty-Four at the Royalton Hotel

Brendan’s Bar & Grill

The ambiance is cozy, with the 19th-century decor. Brendan’s has a decent wine list and 14 beers on draft. A great spot to chat over drinks, and close to MSG and Penn Station.

42 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001


Located inside of the Royalton hotel, they have awesome cocktails in a upscale environment. Come for drinks after work and order one of the craft cocktails.

44 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

The Gregory Hotel

Dating back to 1903, the lobby bar, The Liquor Cabinet, was designed to resemble a NYC townhome. Order the Bourbon-Spiked White Hot Chocolate and grab a seat by the fireplace.

42 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001

Lantern’s Keep

They have legit cocktails. The bar is hidden inside of the Iroquois hotel. This is a good spot after a show or if you happen to find yourself in Times Square.

49 W 44th St, York, NY 10036

The Refinery Rooftop

Not only do they have a fireplace but the bar is also located at the top of the Refinery Hotel. This winter they are featuring a Old Fashioned menu inspired by John Wayne films.

63 W. 38th St., New York, NY 10018

Midtown East

Polo Bar

Bloom’s Tavern

This is a proper Irish bar with TVs with Sports and a fireplace. They have lunch specials that start at $10. This is a great spot for after-work drinks if you work in Midtown.

208 E 58th St, New York, NY 10022


If you travel up to the top floor of the Library Hotel in Midtown, you’ll arrive at Bookmarks Lounge. In addition to having some nice views of Manhattan thanks to a glassed rooftop, there’s also a fireplace where you can cozy up and enjoy a drink.

299 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10017

Draught 55 

If you can’t grab the couch by the fire, the glass-enclosed atrium is a great spot to score craft beer after craft beer from a waitstaff that actually knows what it’s talking about/is nice about it.

245 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022

Polo Bar

Upstairs, find a long mahogany-toned barroom emblazoned with jockey portraits and 19th-century riding trophies. The fireplace in the very back is the cherry on top of the handsome, boys club space.

1 E 55th St, New York 

Upper East Side

The Writing Room

Auction House

Dangling chandeliers, pressed-tin ceilings and a fireplace decorate this Victorian-inspired spot. Cozy up with a date on the red velvet couches or chat with pals over rounds of draft beers and mixed drinks.

300 E 89th St, New York, NY 10128

Dorrian’s Red Hand

Settle in at a checker–table-clothed two-top for a pint (or two) and dependable bar bites at this Upper East Side neighborhood bar, which takes its name from the flag of Northern Ireland.

1616 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

Lexington Bar & Books

The third location in the Bar and Books family, this Upper East Side cigar bar on Lexington enforces a casual yet stylish dress code befitting the civilized look and feel of the space. If you’re okay with wafts of fragrant smoke, you can enjoy the fireplace with a scotch and a fine cigar in hand.

1020 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10021

The Milton

Enjoy British brews and Scotch-splashed cocktails at this English-style gastropub.

1754 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10128

Treadwell Park

As the weather gets colder, people can warm up next to the fireplace at Treadwell Park. From the ping pong tables to the colorful coasters and a pinball machine, this beer hall is the ideal spot for after work drinks and weekend gatherings with friends.

1125 First Ave, New York, NY 10065

The Writing Room

This bar and bistro located in the former Elaine’s space on the Upper East Side stays true to the property’s famously literary following, and features stacks on stacks along with a tiled fireplace topped with vintage typewriters, natch.

1703 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10128


Harlem Public

Arts & Crafts Beer Parlor

Part art gallery, part craft beer bar, this spot serves up a rotating list of 24 beers on tap, plus about a dozen more in bottles or cans. Suds lovers who are up for a challenge will want to order the “run the board” flight of all the beers on tap and settle in for the long hall ($75).

1135 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10025

Harlem Public

Harlem Public is a boon to the neighborhood, offering a robust beer selection and good food, as well. There’s a fireplace in the corner to keep the space nice and cozy, but be forewarned that it can get packed inside on weekends (come early to stake your claim).

3612 Broadway, New York, NY 10031

Long Island City

The Beast Next Door

Alewife Taproom

They have 20+ craft beers on tap and elevated bar food, brunch specials on the weekends. They have TVs tuned to sports and a pool table upstairs.

5-14 51st Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

The Beast Next Door

The former garage space has been transformed into a warm, eclectic bar, with church pews, a funky chandelier, and dramatic wall art. The fireplace is more of a wood-burning stove, but you won’t complain when you feel its warm embrace.

42-51 27th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101


They have a number of beers on tap, a large outdoor space and live music or trivia depending on the night.

45-58 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11101

Park Slope

Union Hall

Cherry Tree Bar

Cherry Tree’s fireplace is often lit on these cold nights, and its location makes it a good choice if you’re seeing something at Barclays, plus, happy hour rns until 8 pm, and if you’re hungry, they can bring pizza over to you from next door.

65 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

The Douglass

Easy-going neighborhood pub serving food, cocktails, craft and domestic beer.

149 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

The Owl Farm

This is a beer-lovers’ paradise, and on a frigid day, you can grab that cold beer and take it to the fireplace in the back, but it’s definitely a coveted spot, so get there early.

297 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Union Hall

They have a full bar downstairs and two indoor bocce courts and a bunch of nooks to hide away in. Dancing downstairs on Saturday nights.

702 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215




Known for its cabin-style décor lined with vintage Dynaco speakers and well-crafted cocktails. We suggest making your way to the back to check out what might possibly be the coolest fireplace in Brooklyn.

1112 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216

Boerum Hill


Boat Bar

This dive bar has a good happy hour, a jukebox and an electric fireplace. Enjoy the Pacman, Golf and Buckhunter while you are there.

175 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201


The venue looks like a log cabin with canoes and a deer head over the fireplace. Come for the fireplace and stay for the games and S’mores.

179 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Clover Club

This former shoe store turned premiere cocktail bar. Order one of their classic concoctions and head to the backroom to sit by the fireplace.

210 Smith, Brooklyn, NY. 11201


A quirky yet dignified ambience, plenty of couches for lounging and a menu that includes disco fries: We’d expect nothing less from the proprietors of winter-drinking standby Union Hall.

191 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Brooklyn Heights

Custom House

Custom House

Knock back a brew at this 80-seat pub, which offers 16 tap beers. They also have cheap eats, drinks and a number of TVs behind the bar.

139 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY 11201


The Rookery

Left Hand Path

Left Hand Path is a neighborhood bar in Bushwick, and feels kind of like a cross between a boat and a cabin inside. There’s a backyard, so it’s great for when you want to drink outside.

89 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn 11237

The Rookery

Not one, but two fireplaces, one indoor and one outdoor, grace The Rookery. The outdoor one is technically an enclosed, wood-burning outdoor fireplace that throws off tons of heat, making it ideal for all-weather drinking.

425 Troutman St, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Cobble Hill


Angry Wade’s

This is dive/sports bar has a long list of beer, pool table, darts and free popcorn.

224 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201


They serve a Persian-inspired dishes and craft cocktails. They have a good happy hour. They have $17 brunch on the weekends.

81 Hoyt St, Brooklyn, NY 11211


Yes, there’s a fireplace, but you won’t find ski-lodge vibes here. Instead, you’ll find Latin-inspired cocktails and addictive snacks.

221 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201


Black Mountain Wine House

Black Mountain Wine House

They have an excellent beer and wine list and a cozy feel that makes this a great date spot.

415 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11231


Outdoor beer garden with a fire-pit.

636 Degraw St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Zombie Hut

They are a tiki bar with outdoor patio and games. Drinking tiki in the winter is one of our favorite activities.

273 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231


Black Rabbit

Achilles Heel

The intimate space means that the bar warms up quickly and you’ll be so toasty after a few drinks that you probably won’t want to leave.

180 West St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Black Rabbit

Get a pint and either hang by the fireplace or get involved in one of the theme/trivia nights.

91 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Spritzenhaus 33

The Spritzenhaus fireplace is a little close to the entrance (bit drafty maybe?) but it has three sides for maximum ‘gather-round-ability’. Best enjoyed with a game of Jenga, a bratwurst in a bun and a nice flagon of ale.

33 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222



Antica Pesa

This authentic Roman restaurant has a strong wine selection and a fireplace that sits in the heart of the restaurant. Grab a glass of wine and order one of the aperitivos.

115 Berry Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

The Craic

Authentic Scottish & Irish pub with a fireplace.

488 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Kent Ale House

Craft beer pub and sports bar with a wood-burning fireplace in the back room.

51 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249


The cozy, 1950s ski-lodge–inspired space, with two fireplaces and exposed-brick walls, is home to a gay-friendly crowd of guys and gals chilling with nightly drink specials at the weekly DJ parties.

559 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211


80 N 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

The log cabin vibes and pair of wood-burning fireplaces make it the perfect place to cozy up with some comfort food and beer.

Union Pool

They have two full bars, live music, a fire-pit and a taco truck in the backyard.

484 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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