35 Bars with Fireplaces to Keep You Warm in ATL this Winter
Most of the year in Atlanta we can kick it outdoors and patio-drink to our heart's content, but what heck are we supposed to do now that it's winter?! Well, besides these sweet things, you can do your drinking at one of these 35 Thrillist-approved, fireplace-equipped bars...
Fadó Irish Pub
273 Buckhead Ave NE
Grab a pint and a shot downstairs among the soccer-cheering crowd, then head upstairs for more good times. Don’t worry, there’s another bar there to keep you supplied while you’re warming your tootsies.
3125 Piedmont Rd NE
The flames by the fireplace keep your outsides warm, and the hookah smoke will keep your inside warm. A few of their Persian cocktails will help with that, too.
3242 Peachtree Rd NE
The reflections of the flames on their giant beer tanks provide a pleasant ambience for you to sip their dark lager. The legendary garlic fries are a pretty good complement, too.
3365 Piedmont Rd NE
Since we’re so far from skiing here in the South, you need to hit up this resort-themed watering hole for the “scenery”. The menu surprises with more-than-typical bar fare, including the chef's specialty steamed coconut buns.
3227 Roswell Rd
Well-known for packing in hundreds and serving drinks by the thousand, this Buckhead bar has a cozy side, too. Oh, and one of their 10oz bacon and BBQ sauce burgers can be your new best friend.
Treehouse Restaurant and Pub
7 Kings Cir NE
How this tiny little spot under the leaves has managed to stay a secret for almost 30 years is inexplicable. How they manage such a deep beer and wine list in this tucked-away cottage is also inexplicable.
Churchill’s British Pub
3223 Cains Hill Place NW
Always a solid place for a quick game of darts and a pint, this British-ish pub is also a great place to grab a neat scotch and trade tall tales.
45 13th St NE
This trendy lounge inside a house has a laid-back side too, so get you a martini and find a girl in an impossibly short dress to talk to about your latest Kardashian theories.
970 Piedmont Ave NE
A jazz spot/martini bar/open-mic room is usually warm enough just from the body heat. But on those really cold nights, the hearth works well too.
500 10th St NE
The city’s best ground-level view keeps you comfortable in all seasons, and always remember, when it rains this winter, they'll pour dollar drafts.
Cypress Street Pint & Plate
817 W Peachtree St NW
The boys behind one of Atlanta’s best cheeseburgers want to give you every reason to chow down in any weather. Get yourself a Fireside Rye for the most appropriate combination of whiskey, ginger beer, and heat.
Rí Rá Irish Pub
1080 Peachtree St NE
Good for much more than just St. Patrick’s shenanigans, a solid selection of Irish spirits, Euro sports, trivia, and a snuggly pit provide an excellent year-round experience.
Ye Olde Dunwoody Tavern
5488 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd
No matter who ye are, ye will enjoy Dunwoody’s British-style pub designed by a real Brit. UK-appropriate drafts, Scotch eggs, and chips keep you in proper cheer.
Paces & Vine
4300 Paces Ferry Rd
Tom Murphy created one of Atlanta’s best neighborhood spots, and now he’s got a serious beer, wine, food, and cocktail place up 75. The Winter Margarita has a little chipotle heat.
Meehan’s Public House
227 Sandy Springs Pl NE
The chef dishes bangers, mash, and chips from the kitchen. Pints on pints on pints of delicious ales, ciders, and lagers flow from the bar. Seems like a pretty good pairing.
Rose and Crown Tavern
1931 Powers Ferry Rd SE
A full late-night menu and daily $5 drink specials are always a good reason to hit up this Northside spot. A very respectable beer list makes coming inside the good kind of drafty.
Atkins Park Tavern
2840 Atlanta Rd SE
One the most established names in Atlanta bars got the reputation for much more than just beer. Their gravy and cheddar-jack fries, Creole-boiled peanuts, and grilled cheese with whiskey bacon jam are righteous drinking food.
5 Seasons Brewery
5600 Roswell Road #21
The Prado’s giant beer and tavern fare mainstay offers -- as its name suggests -- a place for you during any season. The fifth one must be beer season because their 285 Gridlock ESB is named after our awful traffic, which is an every day thing.
4046 Peachtree St
Loads of beer taps and some of the city’s most solid bar food keep you fully satisfied. Plenty of sports action and a very “social” atmosphere give you plenty to do, whether you’re into the game or the off-field activities.
242 Blvd SE Atlanta
You could certainly do worse than dining on authentic Mexican in this little neon-blue place. Tequila, beer, and wine are all on the menu. And speaking of tequila, they only make 13 different ones for your enjoyment.
Two Urban Licks
Old Fourth Ward
828 Ralph Mcgill Blvd NE
The big open kitchen and the big open fireplace are perfect for the big open-faced salmon chips that you must order every time because they are damned delicious.
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Little Five Points
1104 Crescent Ave NE
This NOLA-inspired spot keeps busy well outside of hurricane season. A thick late-night menu keeps you in the Big Easy spirit with jambalaya egg rolls and andouille deviled eggs.
Little Five Points
401 Moreland Ave NE
Arguably the city’s best soccer bar, this spot keeps its patio stocked outside of the once-every-four-years madness. Kick your feet up next to the warm fireplace bricks, and, as the mural outside says, grab a rum-infused Painkiller.
Barcelona Wine Bar and Restaurant
240 N Highland Ave NE
All the wood, meat, and wine here are very good reasons to show up. Their deep tapas menu will keep you busy while you swirl and sniff that Syrah.
The Warren City Club
818 N Highland Ave NE
A membership means a lot in this Highlands upstairs institution, like a quieter spot on a congested weekend. The good news is that Sunday brunch is open to the public, and they have multiple hand-warming stations.
Ink & Elm
1577 N Decatur Rd
Scotch, bourbon, and other whiskies, plus a fireplace in the lounge, keep the tavern full of good times.
1551 Piedmont Ave NE
The giant curved bar across from the heat source will keep you supplied with cocktails and their specialty Wake and Bake brunch pizza, with sausage, bacon, and three over-easy eggs.
Bellwood Social House
1000 Marietta St NW
All that wood you see stacked around the impressive bar is a good sign. Good, because they use it to smoke their chicken and pork. Doubly good because of their sweet fireplace.
969 Marietta St NW
This bar is good for more than just tacos. Quesadillas, gorditas, tamales, and ceviche are also good reasons to come in and keep toasty.
261 19th St NW
The beer list here is thicker than most of your old textbooks, so get cozy with your new reading material and grab a goblet from one of the dozens of different styles.
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