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17 Philly Restaurants and Bars With Cozy Fireplaces

Gather ’round a fire at these Philly hot spots

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The fireplace at the Library Bar on Rittenhouse Square
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As an East Coast city, Philly is used to cold and snowy winters. But that’s no reason to stay home. Local restaurants and bars have fireplaces roaring through the wintry weather. Here are 17 of the best, from cozy neighborhood haunts to elegant lounges.

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Martha’s fireplace has a cozy cabin feel, with rustic decor and a mishmash of seating options. Settle in for the evening with a cheese plate and one of the Kensington bar’s creative cocktails or draft beers.

Suraya Restaurant

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Fishtown’s Lebanese destination Suraya features a photogenic indoor/outdoor space with a fireplace that connects the bustling restaurant with the dramatically lit garden lounge.

modern lounge with fireplace Heidi’s Bridge

Wm. Mulherin’s Sons

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The main dining room at Wm. Mulherin’s Sons features a central poured-concrete fireplace, logs ready to be burned, and a skylight for watching the snow fall.

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Frankford Hall

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Fire pits abound at this German beer hall in Fishtown featuring indoor/outdoor space, ping pong, and massive beers.

City Tap House

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In University City, City Tap House beckons with a row of five stone fire pits on the terrace overlooking Walnut Street. The fire pits are turned on every night, unless it’s raining or snowing.

Bernie's Restaurant & Bar

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In University City, head to Bernie’s to warm up by two large fire pits on the outdoor deck, which also has two big-screen televisions. The casual dining spot has a few locations in the suburbs, including one in Glenside that features a 15-foot fireplace wall and fire pits on the patio.

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Condesa

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Food and drink service is available at the modern fireplace behind the large bar at Condesa in the Pod Philly hotel. This newcomer from the Suraya team serves Mexican dishes alongside a wide variety of tequilas and mezcals.

The Dandelion

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Cozy is the name of the game at Stephen Starr’s Dandelion in Rittenhouse, where it’s easy to warm up by the fire, pint in hand, and forget this is Philly, not a hunting lodge somewhere in the British Isles.

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McGillin's Olde Ale House

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Back in the day, fireplaces weren’t just for charm. As Philly’s oldest continuously operating tavern, McGillin’s lights its fireplace all winter long. Another way to warm up: Sip one of the bar’s hot adult beverages, like the Snowshoe — hot chocolate with a shot of butterscotch liquor, served in a mug and topped with whipped cream.

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The Library Bar

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The Rittenhouse hotel’s Library Bar has an elegant fireplace surrounded by bookshelves, artwork, and leather chairs. The bar menu features classic cocktails and original creations, along with upscale snacks, such as caviar served on deviled eggs and in a cannoli with mascarpone.

a hot chocolate in a glass in front of a fire The Rittenhouse [official]

Stratus Rooftop Lounge

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At the center of Stratus Lounge runs a 40-foot glass-enclosed fireplace with a rail for drinks and plenty of comfy seating. Heat lamps make this indoor/outdoor spot atop the Hotel Monaco a year-round destination.

long glass-enclosed fireplace Cris Molina

The mod vibe at Jones is meant to evoke a 1970s living room — though most living rooms don’t have a floor-to-ceiling, double-sided, stone-encased fireplace in the middle. The menu is full of classic comfort foods.

Royal Boucherie

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Votives on the tables, sconces on the walls, and a candle-lit fireplace give Nick Elmi’s Old City brasserie a sultry glow that helps set the scene for his French-influenced offerings.

fireplace and mantel lit with candles Royal Boucherie [official]

Bloomsday

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Order a coffee, a glass of natural wine, or a full meal of in-season fare at Bloomsday while hanging by the double-sided fireplace in the dining room.

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The Twisted Tail

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Southern restaurant Twisted Tail has two fireplaces in its upstairs lounge, where it frequently hosts live music.

Hawthornes

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Hawthornes, which doubles as a bottle shop, offers those waiting for a table a cozy nook by the fireplace complete with couches to give it a ski lodge vibe.

Devil's Den

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Devil’s Den is known for its annual fireplace lighting party at the beginning of each December. Inside the craft beer bar, the fireplace is double-sided and wood-burning.

fireplace in restaurant Devil’s Den [official]

Martha

Martha’s fireplace has a cozy cabin feel, with rustic decor and a mishmash of seating options. Settle in for the evening with a cheese plate and one of the Kensington bar’s creative cocktails or draft beers.

Suraya Restaurant

modern lounge with fireplace Heidi’s Bridge

Fishtown’s Lebanese destination Suraya features a photogenic indoor/outdoor space with a fireplace that connects the bustling restaurant with the dramatically lit garden lounge.

modern lounge with fireplace Heidi’s Bridge

Wm. Mulherin’s Sons

fireplace next to armchairs Wm. Mulherin’s Sons [official]

The main dining room at Wm. Mulherin’s Sons features a central poured-concrete fireplace, logs ready to be burned, and a skylight for watching the snow fall.

fireplace next to armchairs Wm. Mulherin’s Sons [official]

Frankford Hall

Fire pits abound at this German beer hall in Fishtown featuring indoor/outdoor space, ping pong, and massive beers.

City Tap House

In University City, City Tap House beckons with a row of five stone fire pits on the terrace overlooking Walnut Street. The fire pits are turned on every night, unless it’s raining or snowing.

Bernie's Restaurant & Bar

deck with firepits Bernie’s [official photo)

In University City, head to Bernie’s to warm up by two large fire pits on the outdoor deck, which also has two big-screen televisions. The casual dining spot has a few locations in the suburbs, including one in Glenside that features a 15-foot fireplace wall and fire pits on the patio.

deck with firepits Bernie’s [official photo)

Condesa

Food and drink service is available at the modern fireplace behind the large bar at Condesa in the Pod Philly hotel. This newcomer from the Suraya team serves Mexican dishes alongside a wide variety of tequilas and mezcals.

The Dandelion

lounge with fireplace and couches Jim Graham

Cozy is the name of the game at Stephen Starr’s Dandelion in Rittenhouse, where it’s easy to warm up by the fire, pint in hand, and forget this is Philly, not a hunting lodge somewhere in the British Isles.

lounge with fireplace and couches Jim Graham

McGillin's Olde Ale House

M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia

Back in the day, fireplaces weren’t just for charm. As Philly’s oldest continuously operating tavern, McGillin’s lights its fireplace all winter long. Another way to warm up: Sip one of the bar’s hot adult beverages, like the Snowshoe — hot chocolate with a shot of butterscotch liquor, served in a mug and topped with whipped cream.

M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia

The Library Bar

a hot chocolate in a glass in front of a fire The Rittenhouse [official]

The Rittenhouse hotel’s Library Bar has an elegant fireplace surrounded by bookshelves, artwork, and leather chairs. The bar menu features classic cocktails and original creations, along with upscale snacks, such as caviar served on deviled eggs and in a cannoli with mascarpone.

a hot chocolate in a glass in front of a fire The Rittenhouse [official]

Stratus Rooftop Lounge

long glass-enclosed fireplace Cris Molina

At the center of Stratus Lounge runs a 40-foot glass-enclosed fireplace with a rail for drinks and plenty of comfy seating. Heat lamps make this indoor/outdoor spot atop the Hotel Monaco a year-round destination.

long glass-enclosed fireplace Cris Molina

Jones

The mod vibe at Jones is meant to evoke a 1970s living room — though most living rooms don’t have a floor-to-ceiling, double-sided, stone-encased fireplace in the middle. The menu is full of classic comfort foods.

Royal Boucherie

fireplace and mantel lit with candles Royal Boucherie [official]

Votives on the tables, sconces on the walls, and a candle-lit fireplace give Nick Elmi’s Old City brasserie a sultry glow that helps set the scene for his French-influenced offerings.

fireplace and mantel lit with candles Royal Boucherie [official]

Bloomsday

fireplace in a restaurant Bloomsday [official]

Order a coffee, a glass of natural wine, or a full meal of in-season fare at Bloomsday while hanging by the double-sided fireplace in the dining room.

fireplace in a restaurant Bloomsday [official]

The Twisted Tail

Southern restaurant Twisted Tail has two fireplaces in its upstairs lounge, where it frequently hosts live music.

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Hawthornes

Hawthornes, which doubles as a bottle shop, offers those waiting for a table a cozy nook by the fireplace complete with couches to give it a ski lodge vibe.

Devil's Den

fireplace in restaurant Devil’s Den [official]

Devil’s Den is known for its annual fireplace lighting party at the beginning of each December. Inside the craft beer bar, the fireplace is double-sided and wood-burning.

fireplace in restaurant Devil’s Den [official]

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