1119 W Webster Ave
When life gives you a half-pound, grass-fed beef burger with grilled & pickled onions and white cheddar, you eat it. And pair it with a beer flight. And a nice spot near the fire.
Ten Cat Tavern
3931 N Ashland Ave
Mismatched furniture, stained-glass windows, a mosaic mural, and a huge, gas-powered fireplace make this one of the most eccentrically decorated places to get your pool game on.
3258 N Sheffield
From Chicago watch parties to holiday-themed shindigs, there always seems to be something fun going on that involves craft beer at this Lakeview mainstay. Also: fireplace.
2610 N Cannon Dr
Nestled in the heart of Lincoln Park overlooking a pond, this cozy restaurant is prime for city views and a seasonally-inspired tasting menu. Request a table near the fireplace... you deserve it.
Lion Head Pub
2251 N Lincoln Ave
As with many of the bars and pubs on this list, this joint pushes all sorts of daily food and drink specials. There are also a variety of events to partake in, so plan your visit accordingly.
Vines on Clark
3554 N Clark St
This is the go-to bar before or after a Cubs game, so if your allegiance lies anywhere but within the friendly confines, you may want to steer clear. Take advantage of the daily drink specials, which are significantly cheaper than ballpark prices, and enjoy the warmth of an f-place when weather conditions don’t hold up. So... now.
D.O.C. Wine Bar
2602 N Clark St
This quaint, urban-chic wine bar is great for casual wining and dining, and offers bar seating, soft chairs for lounging, and a fireplace. Because this round-up is all about bars with fireplaces (stay with us!). Go for the Butcher’s Plate for a shareable selection of bruschetta, cheeses, and meats.
1983 N Clybourn Ave
Catch the latest Notre Dame game (go Irish!) at this deceptively spacious neighborhood bar outfitted with just enough exposed-brick to attract the young professional crowd. Specials are available most days of the week, including half-off burgers on Thursdays and half-off bottles of wine on Mondays.
Kirkwood Bar and Grill
2934 N Sheffield Ave
Dubbed Chi’s official hangout for Indiana basketball and Nebraska football, this neighborhood bar delivers on quality bar fare and a solid drink list. Snag $4 hard ciders and $2 pretzels on Fridays, a $5 trio of sliders on Saturdays, and $5 Miller and Coors stadium cups on Sundays.
Duffy’s Tavern Grille
420 1/2 W Diversey Pkwy
Go for the Duffy’s Euchre League, stay for the House Party every Friday night. $3.50 drafts and a fireplace are just bonuses.
3724 N Clark St
When a place identifies itself as an “Irish pub”, great beer, impromptu Irish drinking-song sing-alongs, and wicked St. Patrick’s Day parties are a given... and here, you can enjoy all three fireside.
674 W Diversey Pkwy
Find a cozy lounge, a full-service bar, and hardly boring menu (hello, baked brie, BLT mac ‘n’ cheese, and stuffed beef tenderloin) at this little neighborhood tavern.