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The fireplace at the Library Bar on Rittenhouse Square
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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
| The Rittenhouse [official]

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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1. Martha

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2113 E York St
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 867-8881
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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.

2. Suraya Restaurant

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1530 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 302-1900
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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

3. Wm. Mulherin’s Sons

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1355 N Front St
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 291-1355
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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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4. Frankford Hall

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1210 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 634-3338
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Fire pits abound at this German beer hall in Fishtown featuring indoor/outdoor space, ping pong, and massive beers.

5. City Tap House

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3925 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 662-0105
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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.

6. Bernie's Restaurant & Bar

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3432 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 921-6242
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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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7. Condesa

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1830 Ludlow St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 930-5600
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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.

8. The Dandelion

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124 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 558-2500
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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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9. McGillin's Olde Ale House

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1310 Drury St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 735-5562
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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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10. The Library Bar

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210 W Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 546-9000
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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.

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11. Stratus Rooftop Lounge

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433 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-2889
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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.

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12. Jones

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700 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 223-5663
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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.

13. Royal Boucherie

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52 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(267) 606-6313
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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]

14. Bloomsday

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414 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(267) 319-8018
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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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15. The Twisted Tail

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509 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 558-2471
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Southern restaurant Twisted Tail has two fireplaces in its upstairs lounge, where it frequently hosts live music.

16. Hawthornes

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738 S 11th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 627-3012
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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.

17. Devil's Den

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1148 S 11th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 339-0855
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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.

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1. Martha

2113 E York St, Philadelphia, PA 19125

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.

2113 E York St
Philadelphia, PA 19125

2. Suraya Restaurant

1530 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
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.

1530 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

3. Wm. Mulherin’s Sons

1355 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19122
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.

1355 N Front St
Philadelphia, PA 19122

4. Frankford Hall

1210 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

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

1210 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

5. City Tap House

3925 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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.

3925 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

6. Bernie's Restaurant & Bar

3432 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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.

3432 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

7. Condesa

1830 Ludlow St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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.

1830 Ludlow St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

8. The Dandelion

124 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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.

124 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

9. McGillin's Olde Ale House

1310 Drury St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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.

1310 Drury St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

10. The Library Bar

210 W Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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.

210 W Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103

11. Stratus Rooftop Lounge

433 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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.

433 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

12. Jones

700 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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.

700 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

13. Royal Boucherie

52 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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.

52 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

14. Bloomsday

414 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
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.

414 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

15. The Twisted Tail

509 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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

509 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

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16. Hawthornes

738 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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.

738 S 11th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

17. Devil's Den

1148 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
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.

1148 S 11th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

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