Experience your own personal Yule Log during the holiday by checking out one of these bars with fireplaces.

Black Mountain Winehouse

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415 Union Street
Brooklyn, N.Y.

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For a quiet locale conducive to conversation, check out Brooklyn’s Black Mountain Winehouse. The small restaurant and wine bar features 20 international wines. The fireplace puts the finishing touch on the rustic, cottage-y atmosphere. Kick back in an Adirondack chairs and you’ll feel as if you’re at a lake house upstate, not minutes from the Gowanus.


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197 2nd ave (btwn 12 and 13th streets)
New York, N.Y.

This dimly lit East Village location tends to get crowded on the weekends, but makes a great spot for a midweek after-work drink – or meal. The Scottish pub offers extensive choices when it comes to scotch, bourbon and comfort food. Don’t feel like sipping a scotch? You can enjoy a bowl of tomato soup by the fireplace.

Hudson Bar And Books

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636 Hudson St.
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This SoHo cigar bar is for those who can simultaneously appreciate a good brew and a good book. The bar charges $5 if you want to smoke, but on Mondays, ladies get a free cigar. As you warm up by the fireplace, James Bond movies play continuously on the bar’s televisions.

The Auction House

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300 E 89th St (btwn 1st Ave & 2nd Ave)
New York, N.Y. 10128
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The Auction House works hard to keep it classy. In addition to the “no fur” policy, this Upper East Side establishment has been known to enforce an “over 25” policy as well.


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179 Smith St
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Nostalgic for those nights you spent at summer camp, roasting marshmallows on sticks and telling ghost stories? Look no further. Brooklyn brings you Camp, a grown-up version of the experience, complete with the campfire. Sip a cocktail and make a s’more…what more do you need?

Amsterdam Ale House

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340 Amsterdam Ave (at 76th St)
New York, NY
(212) 362.7260
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As tempting as a warm drink may be when it’s cold out, you’ll be encouraged to grab a cold one at Amsterdam Ale House. The beer menu boast 29 drafts and 65 bottles. The craft beer bar on the Upper West Side also makes for a good brunch spot, serving omelets (only with organic eggs), bacon and french toast on Saturday and Sundays until 4 p.m.

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Comments (4)
  1. rab52SI says:

    Don’t forget One If By Land, Two If By Sea—beautiful bar w/fireplace & piano. Pricey but worthy it.

  2. mike A. says:

    Ballybunion and Pippin’s Pub Bay Ridge both have fireplaces

  3. Rugbyball says:

    Dont forget Tavern On Jane, which is located on corner of 8th ave and Jane St.

    Great little place with awesome food and drink.

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