20 fireplace-equipped drinking spots in MSP
Since it won't be above approximately negative degrees in the Twin Cities until around the time the Twins fall out of contention, there are really only two things you can do: 1) move someplace warm (and with a good baseball team) like LA, or 2) find a bar with a fireplace. Helping you with the latter, this guide to the 20 best fireplace-equipped bars in MSP.
The Living Room
825 Marquette Ave S
Step 1) warm up by the fireplace in the Living Room. Step 2) take the elevator up to Prohibition on the 27th floor for a unforgettable view and an almost equally warming handmade cocktail. Step 3) repeat Step 2.
Krona Bar & Grill
618 2nd Ave S
Another hotel bar that will warm your heart… or feet, or whatever... not least because in addition to a fully functional fireplace, they've got some sweet $5 happy hour eats.
903 Washington Ave S
A perfect pre-Guthrie dining spot with exposed brick that only helps to enhance the restaurant's warm (no doubt thanks the freakin' fire!) atmosphere.
1110 Nicollet Mall
It's best known for its patio and lawn bowling, but is named for a group of people who know something about terrible weather, so, while there's a fire to keep your outsides warm, they're also serving old school insides-warming classics like bangers and mash.
The Oak Grill
700 Nicollet Mall
Word has it that the fireplace here was moved all the way from Salisbury, England. And that it's been used for over 300 years… which is about how old this wood-paneled/ leather-appointed hangout feels, and is about how long it'll be till you get warm without help from some sort of combustion.
923 Washington Ave N
Patio? Check. Dancing? Check. And of course, that coveted fireplace? Check. In fact, there's so much going on at Club Jäger in one particular category, but you'll just have to give it a...ugh, shot!
900 Washington Ave S
The lobby of the Aloft hotel offers a more contemporary take on fireside drinking, and thanks to sleek modern furniture, neon colors, etc., is a cool place for the Downtown crowd to get warm.
Butcher & The Boar
1121 Hennepin Ave
This deceptively large neighborhood noshery is a go-to for badass wood-fired meat, and boasts a (presumably wood-fired) fireplace, which if nothing else, you can huddle by while scarfing their signature Coke and Bourbon float.
80 S 9th St
In addition to one of the Cities' best brunch menus, this place has a whole Fireplace Dining Room, so called because of its enormous hearth.
2112 Hennepin Ave
One of the Blue Plate restaurants, it's worth risking a blue face for their poached eggs and other brunch specialities, and a chance to poach your eggs by their roaring fire.
3118 W Lake St
Not your typical Uptown meat market, Tryg's classes things up and greets you with a roaring scorcher right when you walk in AND a giant outdoor wood fire pit, which you'll have to take our word for until patio weather arrives in, like, forever from now.
JJ's Coffee + Wine Bistro
1806 W Lake St
A great place to stop after a walk around Lake Calhoun... or instead of a walk around Lake Calhoun thanks to a roaring fire, and views over said lake.
Red Stag Supper Club
509 1st Ave NE
The crown jewel of Northeast cuisine, Red Stag boasts quaint old-school ambiance that all but does what a smart customer does, even before ordering their gussied-up cheese curds: begs for a fire.
Keegan's Irish Pub
16 University Ave NE
The Cities' most well-known Irish drinking establishment has kept countless people warm with whiskey and Guinness, but they've also got a killer fire place that has kept countless people coming back for said whiskey and Guinness.
1928 University Ave NE
Screw the fireplace, this place has a man-made river where you can catch your own rainbow trout and then have 'em cook it for dinner while you warm up by the aformentioned fireplace
Wilde Roast Cafe
65 SE Main St
An Ideal Husband is presumably played by Rupert Everett/the type of guy who takes his lady to this literary-ish named spot with big armchairs and leather couches arranged around the fire.
1900 Marshall St NE
An enormous outdoor patio with multiple fire pits that's perfect for Summertime drinking, but also for making your own s'mores, like, right now.
Beacon Public House
615 Washington Ave SE
The blue booths and salvaged wood walls make this University Campus spot seem like it's from another era, but the kids pretending to study by the fire between classes, make it seem like any era when kids went to classes.
Nomad World Pub
501 Cedar Ave
This place's big ol' fire pit and its super solid beer list (Magic Hat #9, Lakefront Riverwest Stein, etc.) make it the perfect place for you to... waitforit!... wander in out of the cold.
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
1430 Washington Ave S
Ever wanted to get involved in local politics but then thought… nah I'd rather just drink? Then this civic-ly named suds spot is for you. Plus you can burn any incriminating documents in their conveniently placed fireplace.