1100 14th St
Pretty sure that if you sit in the the Hotel Teatro’s lobby lounge long enough, soaking up the English-manor-meets-ski-lodge vibe along with barrel-aged cocktails from The Nickel, you walk out an esquire or something.
437 W Colfax Ave
Offering a straightforward cocktail list, a small Italian/American menu and live entertainment most nights, this snug hideaway at the edge of Downtown also has a little secret: a basement nook lined with couches for kicking back in virtual privacy, fireside.
The Celtic Tavern/Delaney’s Cigar Bar & Lounge
1801/1805 Blake St
A bastion of bad habits in Irish disguise, this here’s your one-stop shop not just for all the pints of ale and fingers of whiskey you can keep down over a plate of corned beef and cabbage, but also for off-track betting, unabashed tobacco smoking, and finally, slumping down beside either of two fireplaces.
EDGE Restaurant & Bar
1111 14th St
See how the other half lives from your people-watching perch in the fireplace-flanked lounge of this posh steakhouse overlooking the Four Seasons lobby. Then follow their lead with a round of classic cocktails and Wagyu sliders.
1881 Curtis St
Weirdly, you can do the exact same thing in the exact same way over at the Ritz-Carlton — but this time, make it a bottle of Champagne and a shellfish tower, just for kicks.
Fadó Irish Pub
1735 19th St
Sure, this pub in the shadow of Coors Field is part of a chain — but when the gang’s all here and the game is on and the Guinness (or the Great Divide, for that matter) is flowing, Fadó does a damn fine impression of a local. With a fireplace.
Guard and Grace
1801 California St
Though it’s not technically closed, the patio at Troy Guard’s slick steakhouse won’t see much action until spring. But rest assured, they’ll have that fire pit going on the regular in no time — so come for the al fresco wine tastings, stay for the flight of filet mignon, and stay longer because that’s what the rather-attractive people who come here tend to do.
Katie Mullen’s Irish Restaurant & Pub
1550 Court Pl
All the vaguely Gaelic decorations, drinks, and dishes you’d expect, plus more than one fireplace to enjoy them by.
Leela European Café
820 15th St
A little bit hippie, a little bit grunge — this coffeehouse is like a time machine set to Santa Cruz circa 1992. But it’s got a full bar as well as a fireplace surrounded by couches in the back, and it’s open 24/7 (4am is no time to be a snob).
1701 Wynkoop St
With 30 local beers on tap, a menu of burgers and brats from Acme, and a location smack in the center of the action at Union Station, this place has been hopping since day one. Now they've added fire pits to the patio and Saturday s’mores service, so don't expect a slowdown anytime soon.