Food & Drink

The 10 Best Fireplace-Equipped Bars in Seattle

Published On 01/08/2015 Published On 01/08/2015
Chona Kasinger
Hunt Club at The Sorrento Hotel
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Über Tavern
Miller's Guild
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Traveler Montlake
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1. Talarico's 4718 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116 (West Seattle)

Come in for a behemoth slice and beer and keep your eyes peeled for the coveted round-table fire seating in the back corner of the spacious West Seattle spot. The round table will seat one large party or several smaller parties, so prepare to get familiar with the neighborhood.

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2. Fireside Room 900 Madison St, Seattle, WA 98104 (Downtown)

At the Hotel Sorrento on First Hill, the Fireside Bar is only a “bar” at night — during the day, it goes by Fireside Room, and is the ideal setting for sipping coffee and making serious headway in your novel. The opulent living room-style space is replete with Honduran mahogany woodwork, leather wingback chairs, and beaded lampshades. At night, the room is warmed and lit by a roaring (gas, but quite realistic) fire, the ideal setting for consuming high quality drinks and elegant bar bites. Cozy up with a cheese plate and a cocktail, because sometimes it gets… cold, kind of.

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3. Polar Bar 700 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Open Monday through Saturday from 3pm-close, the Polar Bar is as far removed from an igloo as you could imagine. Resplendent with leather furniture and upscale furnishings, this hotel bar located inside The Arctic Club sports two red velvet chairs on either side of its signature fireplace, so you can imbibe while pensively gazing into the flames.

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4. Sully's Snowgoose 6119 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

This unassuming, ski-lodgy watering hole is just the ticket if you’re looking to catch the game over a cheap beer or want to hit the pinball machines. A four seat table lives right in front of the fireplace so you can bring a friend or three and bust out one of the many board games they have available for your enjoyment.

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5. The Old Sage 1410 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 (Capitol Hill)

A sweet seafoodery where they'll smoke your underwater eats all the way up to your table, then pair them with delicious Scotch-based cocktails.

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6. Über Tavern 7517 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Station yourself in front of the indoor fire pit with a stiff pint of beer at Über Tavern and it’s guaranteed you won’t be making any moves anytime soon. Right off Aurora, this ultimate rainy day hang highlights a hefty selection of beers on draught and bottled, as well as kegs and growlers.

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7. Miller's Guild 620 Stewart St, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)

Located in the historic and funky Hotel Max, this rustic eatery is centered around a 9ft-long custom wood-fired grill where prime cuts of meat are butchered and prepared daily. The menu’s star is 75-day dry-aged beef and is crafted by a James Beard Award-winning chef. The entire menu -- meats, vegetables and seafood -- gets to spend time in the inferno, giving everything a deep smoky and roasted flavor.

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8. Duchess Tavern 2827 NE 55th St, Seattle, WA 98104 (University District)

Planting its roots in Ravenna far before the era of parking lots, this large, yet cozy UW bar not too far from the U-Village has seen its fair share of rowdy scholars getting down on a Saturday night. Decked out with two fireplaces, an outdoor smoking area/patio (remember when you could do that inside?) and more Husky regalia than one could possibly imagine, the Duchess has been home to a good time since at least 1934.

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9. Traveler Montlake 2307, Seattle, WA 98112 (Montlake)

Traveller off Leary has now expanded to Montlake. Resplendent with an awesome fireplace and trademark rustic pub fare, not to mention six rotating taps; the TM is sure to be a great place to rest those weary feet and score some top notch Euro-gastropub eats.

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10. Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails 1415 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)

Frolik's a rooftop bar downtown featuring tasty bites, a swanky setting, and PING PONG!