Heading out of the house to shovel the drive might take a bit of motivation, but buckling up those galoshes and heading to the bar, well, that’s just snow day fun. Here are five great bars with fireplaces that are sure to keep you warm this weekend.
Stephen Starr’s picture perfect take on a British pub is especially appealing when the weather turns gloomy. Head in for happy hour or, even better, afternoon tea by the fire. Choose from a selection of sweet and savory pastries and canapés and pair them with a warm pot of fresh brewed tea, a glass of champagne or one of the Dandelion’s boozy tea cocktails.
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This seasonal ice skating set up comes complete with S’mores-ready outdoor fire pits as well as indoor fireplaces positioned in front of loads of cozy couches. Channeling snow day nostalgia, the Lodge is stocked with board games to ward off stir craziness, varieties of hot chocolate, and a bar if you’re in the market for a different sort of winter warmer.
This Passyunk Avenue pizzeria and pub does dual duty when it comes to seasonal dining. In the warmer months garage doors open to the street, but when the weather turns cold the proprietors stoke the fireplace in the cozy, wood-paneled corner dining room. Neighborhood-y vibes and cheap drinks keep the room warm and the square pizzas are some of the best in the city.
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The birthplace of the Philadelphia gastropub movement has an antique fireplace that’s been going strong since the year 2000. Although you might be able to find craft beer and elevated bar fare all over the city nowadays, heading to this N. Second Street institution feels like coming home, especially when you have a pint in hand and a place by the fire.
This go-to Bella Vista brunch spot has a decidedly homey feel, especially if you snag one of the overstuffed chairs positioned right in front of the crackling fireplace. To guarantee these prime seats make sure to get there early. Start with an easy sipper like a draft of Tired Hands Saison Hands and a plate of garlic hot sauce wings for snacking.