With freezing temperatures and snowstorms on the horizon, it’s time to escape the windy streets and cozy up inside instead.
And what’s better than a roaring fire on a frosty night? Check out one of these spots the next time you’re looking for somewhere to stay warm this winter, but still want to get out of your apartment!
1. Lumaca, Midtown
The newly opened Lumaca encourages diners to take things slowww and savor their meals (the name actually means “little snail” in Italian). Located in the HGU New York Hotel, you can munch on delicious fresh pasta from celebrity chef John DeLucie while you warm up by the large fireplace in the main dining room.
Find more info on their website.
Where: 34 E 32nd St.
Hours: Sun-Thurs 7AM-11PM; Fri-Sat 7AM-12AM
2. Union Hall, Park Slope
This Brooklyn fun house has a cozy library, a bocce ball court AND a fireplace! There are also fun events like karaoke nights, comedy and variety shows, and comfort food bar eats like loaded burgers, chili and tacos.
Where: 702 Union St, Brooklyn
Hours: 4pm-4am weekdays, 1pm-4am weekends
3. Blind Tiger Ale House, Greenwich Village
The Blind Tiger Ale House was arguably one of the first craft beer bars in NYC. Tucked away in Greenwich Village, we’d recommend hitting them up for a late brunch and then working your way through the beer menu—fireside, of course—into the afternoon.
Where: 281 Bleecker St.
Hours: 11:30am-4am daily
4. Joanne Trattoria, Upper West Side
This Italian restaurant is actually owned by Lady Gaga’s family! The cozy fireplace opens on both sides, so you can curl up in the dining room or in the back patio, which is covered and heated during the colder months.
Where: 70 W 68th St.
Hours: Friday-Saturday 4:30-11pm, Sunday-Thursday 4:30-10pm
5. Tiny’s & the Bar Upstairs, Tribeca
This adorable restaurant is inside the only pink landmark NYC Townhouse, and was started by three siblings. Snuggle up by the fire for delicious brunch with homemade scones and doughnuts, or try it for a hearty dinner paired with craft cocktails.
Where: 135 West Broadway
Hours: Varies, see website
6. Ty Bar at the Four Seasons, Midtown
For more of a sophisticated night, try the Ty Bar at the Four Seasons Hotel. They specialize in barrel-aged bourbon and also host live jazz music every Friday from 6-10pm.
Where: 57 E 57th St.
Hours: 12 noon-12 midnight daily
7. The Lodge at Gallow Green, Chelsea
Okay, this is technically a fire pit, not a fireplace, but still super cozy! Gallow Green—located on the rooftop of the McKittrick Hotel—transforms into a warm, mountainside escape called “The Lodge” throughout the winter. The rooftop cabin is surrounded by pine trees, and inside the cabin has mulled wine, plaid blankets and pillows, cozy fires and brick-oven pizzas. They also have a little wood stove indoors you can sit in front of. The Lodge is open daily until March.
Where: 542 West 27th Street
Hours: Daily from 5 p.m. (and 4 p.m. on Saturdays) until March
8. Churchill Tavern, Flatiron
The Churchill Tavern is a quaint English pub in the Flatiron district featuring a menu loaded with U.K. classics with a twist, as well as a wide variety of beers on draught. It’s also one of the best-decorated spots in NYC for the holidays!
Where: 45 E 28th St.
Hours: 11:30am-4am daily
9. The Campbell, Grand Central
The Campbell is a hidden bar right in Grand Central Station, and is named for John W. Campbell, a Jazz Age financier who converted the space to his private office and reception hall in 1923. You get a feel for the era with 25-foot hand painted ceilings, a grand stone fireplace and stained glass windows.
Where: 15 Vanderbilt Ave, just off 43rd St.
Hours: 12pm-2am daily
10. LIC Bar, Long Island City
This spot in LIC is a classic New York watering hole that has been around long before the area became so popular. The space is 100 years old, which can be seen in its antique bar, original tin ceilings and brick walls. There’s no food but enjoy classic cocktails or a variety of beers. They also have “Sunday Fireplace Concerts” from 5-8pm on Sunday evenings, featuring live acoustic shows right in front of the fire.
Where: 45-58 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City
Hours: 4pm-4am Monday-Friday, 1pm-4am Saturday, 1pm-12am Sunday
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