When the cold breeze hits New York, even the bravest of souls seek refuge (with a drink in hand). You may put on an extra layer of clothing or switch on the heating in your car to fend off the frost for a while, but nothing is more heartwarming than a traditional fireplace with a drink to keep warm.
These bars in New York City are no less than igloos, acting as sanctuaries with an elaborate food and drinks menu. If you wish to find a warm and cozy spot to heat up this winter, have a look at some of the best bars in NYC with fireplaces.
Chocolate martini by the fireplace at Art Bar, Source: Facebook
Everyone is welcome at this 30 year old West Village staple decorated with shining lights, and colorful menu boards, breathing life into the social atmosphere. If you choose to cozy up and find a warm pit stop during the winter, head on to Art Bar’s fireplace in the back living room to find yourself enveloped with overstuffed couches and gallery exhibits from local artists.
The happy hours run daily along with late kitchen hours, a period in which you can order draft beers, house wine, and well drinks for $5 each.The bar has a wide array of creamy martinis (Pumpkin Pie, Butterscotch, and Chocolate) to choose from, while you grub on delicious starters like the chicken fingers, nachos, fried calamari, and more.
Happy hours - 4 pm to 7 pm
Location - 52 8th Ave, New York, NY 10014.
Timings - 4 pm to 4 am
Lantern’s Keep at Iroquois Hotel, Source: Facebook
Nestled inside Iroquois Hotel in Midtown Manhattan, Lantern’s Keep is an expression of fine details intermingling with each other. The formidable bar is kept warm with the gas-powered fireplace, creative cocktails, and light bites.
As you sit back and relax on one of their elegant chairs, try the Iroquois #2 cocktail made with cognac, pineapple, yellow chartreuse, and lemon. Other cocktails on the list include the likes of Clinton Hall and Sir Walter Raliegh. The marinated lamb tenderloin dish is one to savor with the cocktails.
Location - 49 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036.
Timings - 5 pm to 10 pm (Monday to Friday)
Closed (Saturday to Sunday)
Tiny’s & The Bar Upstairs
Fireplace at Tiny’s & The Bar Upstairs, Source: Facebook
Sprinkling a glitter of pink over the old townhouse setting, Tiny’s & The Bar Upstairs is a fireplace spot you should check out the next time you are in Tribeca. Complementing the cobblestoned streets and the vibe of the neighborhood, the bar is a result of three siblings who wanted anyone and everyone to come, relax, eat, and drink at this establishment.
There is a lot to choose from their menus dedicated specifically for lunch, dinner, brunch, dessert, cocktails, beer, and wines. We recommend the crispy chicken waffle sandwich along with a glass of the Naked & Famous cocktail made with Yola Mezcal, lemon juice, and honey.
Location - 135 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013.
Timings - 5 pm to 10 pm (Monday to Tuesday)
12 pm to 3.30 pm, 5 pm to 10.30 pm (Wednesday and Friday)
3 pm to 10 pm (Thursday)
10 am to 3.30 pm, 5 pm to 11 pm (Saturday)
10 am to 3.30 pm (Sunday)
Kingston Hall, Source: Website
With two fireplaces and a billiards table at your service, Kingston Hall adds a winter cocktail lineup to kill the chill. Before making yourself comfortable at the table next to the fireplace, order some comfort food and sip on a soothing cocktail at this old-school tavern-like bar.
You must definitely try their signature cocktail in Drunken Coconut made with J. Wray Gold Rum, malibu, coconut water, and pineapple juice. Mouthwatering sides like the classic buffalo wings, jerk chicken, coconut shrimps, and Jamaican beef patties are the snacking options worth getting your hands on.
Happy hours - 4 pm to 8 pm (Sunday to Friday)
1 pm to 8 pm (Saturday)
Location - 149 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003.
Timings - Closed (Sunday)
4 pm to 2 am (Monday to Thursday)
4 pm to 4 am (Friday)
1 pm to 4 am (Saturday)
The Drunken Horse
Wine and food at The Drunken Horse, Source: Facebook
Offering dishes and wines from all over the world, The Drunken Horse is a wood and brick-lined bar with a low light setting. The laid-back ambiance is perfect to laze around in the warmth of the fireplace as you are introduced to Mediterranean fusion tapas, exotic wines, draft beers, and craft cocktails.
With both, by the glass and bottle options, their wine list is extensive, stretching from white, red, sparkling, and rosé. Whatever your choice of beverage may be, they will provide, paired with the famous Avogannush and Zaatar.
The Smoky Negroni cocktail made with mezcal, vermouth, and Campari is a strong concoction that will accompany you during cold days at the bar’s lavish seating arrangement around the inglenook.
Happy hours - 3 pm to 6 pm
Location - 225 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011.
Timings - 12 pm to 12 am (Monday to Wednesday)
12 pm to 2 am (Friday to Saturday)
12 pm to 10 pm (Sunday)
The Flatiron Room
The Flatiron Room, Source: Facebook
Storing one of the best whiskey collections in the big apple, The Flatiron Room attracts enthusiasts with over 1200 kinds of whiskies in their back pocket. There is no doubt it is one of the best whiskey bars in New York, after being awarded 2021’s best whiskey bar in America by the Icons of Whiskey Whiskey Magazine.
Once you turn your attention away from the ever-glowing whiskey lockers, the fireplace next to the bar counter is a great place to enjoy your drink with jazz music playing in the background. With so many whiskey options at your disposal, we suggest you endow yourself in the joy of tasting various blends from all over the world.
Location - 37 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010.
Timings - 5 pm to 12 am (Sunday to Monday)
5 pm to 2 am (Tuesday to Saturday)
Fireplace at Hudson Hound, Source: Website
A mix of rustic and well-polished wooden interiors at Hudson Hound offers a relaxed vibe at this modern Irish restaurant and bar. The full Irish breakfast and bananas foster French toast brunch options are made for those who have a big appetite. If you are looking for something juicy, the BBQ Pork Pulled Sandwich will do just fine.
The drinks selection includes house cocktails, Irish whiskeys, American bourbons, tequila, wine, beer, and other spirits. Sip on the Fire & Smoke cocktail made with Bruxo X Artesanal Mezcal, muddled jalapeño, jalapeño infused syrup and lime juice as you fix yourself on a wooden stool next to the fireplace.
Location - 575 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014.
Timings - Closed (Monday and Thursday)
4 pm to 2 am (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday)
11.30 am to 2 am (Saturday to Sunday)
The Back Room
The Back Room, Source: Website
Only a handful of speakeasies survived the Prohibition era in New York, The Back Room, being one of them. The bar has seen some of the most famous movie actors and gangsters in its doors conducting business meetings.
Overflowing with history, ambrosial golden designs on the red walls and classy furniture, the speakeasy’s fireplace has its own charm. Once you lay back on the cushioned armchairs, and call for the P.T.Z cocktail made with bourbon, orange liqueur, angostura bitters, fresh orange juice, and fresh lime juice, there is nothing stopping you from feeling like the leader of the mafia.
Location - 102 Norfolk St, New York, NY 10002.
Timings - 6 pm to 2 am (Tuesday to Thursday)
6 pm to 4 am (Friday to Saturday)
6 pm to 1 am (Sunday to Monday)
Header image - The Drunken Horse, Source: Facebook