Fireplaces are great for two things: 1) traveling via Floo Powder when you're not yet old enough to apparate, and 2) drinking Scotch near when it's snowing in NYC. Helping you dominate the latter harder than Harry at a Triwizard Tournament (so, really hard), is this epic list of 60 fireplace-equipped drinkeries, all arranged by neighborhood in case you want to find the one closest to your apartment, or, more awesomely, get your fireplace bar crawl on.
139 Montague St
Bonus: Maybe the only place in the city with Tex-Mex Turkey Meatloaf.
The Drunken Horse
225 10th Ave
Bonus: A deep wine-by-the-glass selection.
546 Clinton Ave
Bonus: This (above) is actually an outdoor fire pit on the big patio.
Bonus: Excellent cocktails.
320 Court St
Bonus: They serve liters of beer with their pizza.
179 Smith St
Bonus: They've got make-your-own-s'mores!!!
175 Smith St
Bonus: Good jukebox and Buck Hunter.
224 Smith St
Bonus: Great place to watch sports with a hot toddy.
81 Hoyt St
Bonus: $15 brunch on the weekends.
180 2nd Ave
Bonus: The andouille gravy-topped poutine is a must.
432 E 13th St
Bonus: You can get free birthday shots, birthday boy.
Pound & Pence
55 Liberty St
Bonus: They've got a nice selection of English gins.
56 Irving Pl
Bonus: Good for drinks or a date after work.
The Flatiron Room
37 W 26th St
Bonus: An amazing whiskey selection.
Black Duck Lounge
122 E 28th St
Bonus: Excellent German tourist-watching spot, plus live music sometimes.
122 E 27th St
Bonus: $8 wine flights.
287 Third Ave
Bonus: They've got a sneaky-good burger.
Bonus: Fortify with a peanut butter-and-bacon burger.
5-14 51st Ave
Bonus: A great beer selection, including "nano kegs".
45-58 Vernon Boulevard
Bonus: Live music.
245 E 55th St
Bonus: Lots of couches and a giant, enclosed, glass atrium.
299 Madison Ave
Bonus: Indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge.
208 E 58th St
Bonus: Get your Scotch egg fix here.
24 E 39th St
Bonus: Great British-style food, including (earmuffs, Bugs) an Apple Cider Rabbit Pie.
The Campbell Apartment
15 Vanderbilt Ave
Bonus: Classic cocktails and a truly classic setting in Grand Central.
44 W 44th St
Bonus: One of the best cocktail spots in Midtown.
49 W 44th St
Bonus: Another totally legit spot for cocktails in Midtown -- with a great ice program, too.
Brendan's Bar & Lounge
42 W 35th St
Bonus: Just a nice, simple spot to warm up.
Whitman & Bloom Liquor Company
384 3rd Ave
Bonus: Hold it down with their four-cheese mac.
149 4th Ave
Bonus: It's an Aussie-themed bar; get one of the meat pies.
702 Union St
Bonus: Indoor bocce courts!
52 5th Ave
Bonus: A great place to catch a soccer match.
135 W Broadway
Bonus: You've got to be in the dining room for the fire -- so make it worth it and get the Duck Duo.
The Brandy Library
25 N Moore St
Bonus: A huge selection of whiskey and brandy.
153 E 60th St
Bonus: They rock a deep list of NY state craft brews.
The Beatrice Inn
285 W 12th St
Bonus: They have an exceptional wine list.
52 8th Ave
Bonus: Chili. Dog. With. Cheese.
281 Bleecker St
Bonus: One of the top-tier beer bars in the city.
575 Hudson St
Bonus: The weekend special is a hefty, beer-braised lamb shank.
307 Spring St
Bonus: Get involved with some Italian beers like Menabrea Bionda.
39 Grove St
Bonus: The sausage platter comes with tiny flags in it, and they give you Underberg to cleanse the mechanism.
82 W 3rd St
Bonus: Hook it up with duck-fat fries and short-rib tacos.
310 W 4th St
Bonus: Definitely bring a date here.
Tavern on Jane
31 8th Ave
Bonus: A big bowl of Tavern chili is calling you.
The Waverly Inn
16 Bank St
Bonus: They've got a crazy-indulgent plate of mac and cheese.
533 Grand Street
Bonus: House wine for $6.
435 Graham Ave
Bonus: $2 hot dogs and a Pac-Man machine.
1. Brooklyn Buschenschank320 Court St, New York
2. Camp179 Smith St, Brooklyn
3. Clover Club210 Smith St, New York
4. Kingston Hall149 2nd Ave., New York
5. Shoolbred's197 2nd Ave, New York
6. Ninth Ward180 2nd Ave, New York
7. The Flatiron Room37 W 26th St, New York
8. Molly's Shebeen287 3rd Ave, New York
9. Black Mountain Wine House415 Union St, Brooklyn
10. Zombie Hut273 Smith St, Brooklyn
11. Black Rabbit91 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn
12. Spritzenhaus33 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn
13. Hot Bird546 Clinton Ave., Brooklyn
14. Alewife NYC5-14 51st Ave, Hunters Point
15. Back Room102 Norfolk St, New York
16. A Casa Fox173 Orchard St, New York
17. The Peacock24 E 39th St, New York
18. Draught 55245 E 55th St, New York
19. Lantern's Keep49 W 44th St, New York
20. Whitman & Bloom Liquor Company384 3rd Ave, New York
21. Union Hall702 Union St, Brooklyn
22. Tiny's135 W Broadway, New York
23. Brinkley's Station153 E 60th St, New York
24. The Beatrice Inn285 W 12th St, New York
25. Employees Only510 Hudson St, New York
26. The Madelyn82 W 3rd St, New York
27. Le Barricou533 Grand St, Brooklyn
28. Mulholland's312 Grand St, Brooklyn
29. Two Door Tavern116 N 5th St, New York
30. Union Pool484 Union Ave, Brooklyn
31. The Blind Tiger281 Bleecker St, New York
32. The Waverly Inn16 Bank St, New York
Proving Italy's top brats don't all have the last name Benetton, BB's bringing the Alto Adige's righteously rustic fare to NYC, outfitting its shadowy South Tyrolean tavern with wooden communal tables, flickering fireplaces, a bar stocked with nearly three dozen German/ Italian/ Austrian brews, and an open kitchen preparing oxtail stew, multiple fondues (Tyrolean cheese, Gouda & stout...), and a signature burger made from dry-aged rib eye & bison and covered w/ melted foie, pickled veggies, fried egg, and shaved black truffle.
Camp, in Brooklyn, is a warm and cozy joint where you can sip cheap beers while trying your luck at Buckhunter. If you get tired of that, you can always check out the trophy animals on the wall and imagine what could have been.
From Julie Reiner (Flatiron Lounge) and her protege, cocktail legend Ivy Mix, this tearoom-style spot charms with pressed tin ceilings, velvet-upholstered settees, and a 19th-century mahogany bar. In keeping with the casual-sophisticated vibe, dinner fare includes everything from mac & cheese and steak frites to steak tartare and caviar service, while the cocktail selection, which includes numerous variations on Old Fashioneds, cobblers, punches, cocktails, and five other categories, will have the most experienced of drinkers excited with options. For a new take on a real classic, start with the Improved Whiskey Cocktail, which combines rye, maraschino, absinthe, and bitters.
Kingston Hall comes to us from the same people who brought to us Ninth Ward & Schoolbred's. Kingston hall however, takes on the look of a Caribbean-style mansion from way back when, decked out in quirky décor.
Shoolbred’s is a Scottish bar in the East Village thematically decorated like an elaborate drawing room with wood-paneled walls, stained glass windows, and plush leather chairs. It’s second-home-worthy during the winter, when you can sip a hot toddy (one of the best in town) in front of the blazing fireplace. Of course, any bar that has drink tokens and free chips is a mainstay in our book.
The Ninth Ward takes on the form of a New Orleans-inspired bar that happens to offer daily 2-1 happy hour beers and well drinks along with a fireplace and (heated) patio to help relieve that long work day of yours.
The Flatiron Room is a relaxed, sophisticated nightspot that supplies a collection of over 750 brown spirits. In addition to carefully crafted libations, patrons can also enjoy a number of small bites (such as oysters, charcuterie, and bone marrow), regular live jazz performances, and a rich, timeless atmosphere.
Molly's Shebeen in Murray Hill is an old school NYC Irish dive, through and through. The well worn space (complete with sawdust on the floor) has remained a favorite of locals and regulars since opening its doors in 1960. An extensive beer selection is obviously where Molly's shines -- it's a solid spot to grab a pint just based off atmosphere alone, not to mention the mile long menu of English and Irish drafts -- but if you're looking for a seriously satisfying burger, Molly's comes through on that front, as well. The cheeseburgers, piled high with crispy onion rings and all the fixings are what basic bar burgers aspire to be.
Black Mountain offers an excellent wine list to compliment the many small-plates on the menu. If that wasn't enough to entice you to this intimate Brooklyn spot, they also have a roaring fireplace to heat things up.
This small tiki bar standby in Gowanus looks just as kitchy as you’d expect it to: bamboo facade, Polynesian masks and knickknacks within, thatched straw on the backyard deck. If your plan is to get smashed (you know, like a wayward ship does agains a deserted island’s craggy shoreline), Zombie Hut’s cheap and colorful drink specials will deliver: a Scorpion Bowl is served in a beachy, glazed bowl filled with Bacardi 151-spiked punch. The kicker? It’s lit aflame from a "volcano" emerging from the center of the bowl.
Throw back a pickleback (say that two times fast... after a couple picklebacks) at this Greenpoint Prohibition-era-style joint. A round-the-clock bar menu is also available for those looking to do more than drink.
Aside from the sausages and Belgian fries on their mouthwatering menu, this huge watering hole boasts ciders, lagers, gluten-free options, wheats, and sours, in addition to 20+ drafts and an exhaustingly badass whiskey selection.
Hot Bird, located in Prospect Hill, uses big open spaces and communal tables to get a friendly vibe going and several taps and cocktail creations to keep the juices flowing.
Guests who step into Alewife are immediately transported into an endearingly weathered community tavern, where craft beers are the drink du jour and hefty burgers served with oversize piles of french fries fuel the sampling fun. There are over 28 beers on tap and if nothing from the spout entices, drinkers can choose from over 100 different beers by-the-bottle.
Head back to the days of the Prohibition at The Back Room, a Lower East Side bar rumored to be one of two New York City speakeasies that's been in operation since the '20s. Cocktails are served out of teacups and beer comes wrapped in paper bags, and a secret bookcase door completes the Prohibition feel. The slightly kitschy decor sticks to the vintage theme with velveteen furniture, wooden accents, and heavy wallpaper, making the whole place feel like a cozy salon, even if it's often packed with tourists.
An invitingly-banqueted, fireplaced LES sleeve, ACF's the first restaurant from a gourmet Latin catering maven.
While you're waiting to be seated at The Peacock, take a minute to sit by the cozy fire at their Library Bar and order a drink and a few small-plates.
As its name suggests, Draught 55 takes beer very seriously, with a rotating list of 42 local and international craft beers on tap, as well as an ever-increasing number of bottled and canned beers. There's also a full kitchen with a menu specifically designed by Executive Chef Christie Flanagan to complement the craft beers. All the pub dishes are made with fresh ingredients, sometimes even incorporating beer to enhance the flavors of the food.
This is one of New York's most spectacular and authentic speakeasies, featuring an extensive cocktail list that is a favorite of Midtown locals. Their cozy, secluded, and romantic atmosphere makes Lantern's Keep a great place to bring a date.
Whitman & Bloom Liquor Company is serving up a “rustic American menu” using fresh, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients under the roof of this Kips Bay neighborhood joint. It's one part speakeasy, one part rustic and one part piano bar.
Union Hall in Park Slope is a cozy, multi-purpose venue outfitted to resemble a stately library with bookcases, banquettes, and a fireplace. It features two bocce ball courts, outdoor garden seating, and a basement space that often hosts comedians and indie bands. There's something on Union Hall's schedule every night of the week, whether it's an NPR live radio show, bocce tournament, or themed happy hour. The bar's down-to-earth vibe is complemented with craft beer and simple bar food like burgers, empanadas, and house-made soft pretzels. The crowd is mostly made up of local Brooklynites, and though don't have to roll up in tortoise-shell frames and cuffed jeans, you'd certainly be in good company if you did so.
The building itself is over 200 years old now and to further compliment this style they have decorated the interior with pieces dating back over 100 years. But just because the building is old and has some of your grandmother's antiques inside, the French and Italian-inspired modern American-cuisine won't come close to putting you to sleep. Unless you eat yourself into a food-induced coma...
Brinkley's Station is a balcony-fireplaced pub serving modern American classics like a lobster club w/ duck fat fries, plus new dishes including fried chicken w/ chili garlic, a thick & gooey three-cheese mac (parmigiano, pecorino, fontina), and a selection of "potted" options such as bacon jam & chicken liver mousse.
At the Beatrice Inn, they've been serving up refined American cuisine for well over 80 years in the West Village. Though the rafters may be low, the quality of food and service sure isn't.
This dimly lit industry bar/restaurant/lounge is tucked away from the busy streets of the West Village but inside, there's a bustling social scene and warm, welcoming ambiance. EO’s mixologists are constantly creating new and serving old-time, all-time favorite cocktails. Try the Billionaire Cocktail -- a bourbon drink made with lemon, EO’s own grenadine, and Angostura bitters. You’ll feel right at home with a staff that acts like a family, bonded by a shared love of EO (and they’ve all got the “EO” tattoos to prove it). Be sure to chat up the head bartender, who was a subject in the documentary Hey Bartender.
The Madelyn's an above street-level lounge/restaurant with a huge retractable front window and a fireplace to warm you as you take down cocktails and craft beers plus guanciale/egg/black truffle pizza and Greek yogurt & harissa vinaigrette-sauced New Zealand lamb lollipops.
Le Barricou exudes warm hospitality while serving up very affordable French-style country fare. They also have drink selections such as small-producer wines and craft cocktails.
Boasting a 50-foot bar and 12 big screen TVs, Mulholland's should be your destination if you're in the Brooklyn area and are looking to watch sports or just drink in general. Oh yeah, did I mention they have 22 beers on tap?
Taking things back to the basics of quality food and a relaxed atmosphere, Two Door dishes homemade pigs in a blanket, fried pickles, burgers topped with everything from fried onions to creamed spinach, and a house specialty roast beef sando, all in a for
This spacious Williamsburg spot is almost always packed with a friendly, hip crowd. The name of the game here: tacos and tequila. A taco truck on the back patio serves delicious, cheap tacos, and gives the outdoor space a California vibe. The bartenders are quick and knowledgeable, and take care to create refreshing cocktails.
Arguably the epitome of a New York City craft beer bar and a true pioneer in the NYC craft scene, Blind Tiger’s been doling out a fine selection of the top tier libations since it opened in 1995. It’s the go-to spot to meet folks from your favorite breweries who happen to be swinging through town, and the tap takeovers are legendary to say the least. Sip from 28 taps, two casks and a staggering list of microbrew bottles.
Tucked into the ground floors of two adjoining townhouses, the Waverly Inn will make you feel like you’ve been invited to dine in a cozy, secret club. The menu features American classics alongside contemporary seasonal dishes, and even though the food is notable, the real reason you go to the Waverly Inn is for the scene. Co-owned by Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Graydon Carter, it's routinely packed with a mix of celebrities and the who's who of New York's social landscape. The main room's red booths, fireplaces, and low lighting make for a comfortable hangout, and the indoor/outdoor garden is a West Village gem.