“Sky above me, earth below me, fire….” inside a fireplace while you sip on glass of Malbec at a haute NYC bar. As summer fades and signs of fall appear, we gear up for colder temperatures. Bars begin to close their outdoor situations and turn up the heat with cozy fireplaces inside. Here are five spots with haute fireplaces you need to know about before the cold front settles in.
When you imagine a winter’s night with a glass of wine, trust us that you are thinking of Black Mountain Wine House. Curl up by their fireplace and feel right at home. It is comfortable, easy, unpretentious and most importantly very warm. They have a serious wine menu with a selection of over 30 different bottles. They even do an authentic European-style red mulled wine. Not to mention their ‘make you feel warm inside’ eats like fondue Tuesdays. It’s the perfect homey situation for when you don’t feel like being at home.
415 Union St, Brooklyn
For a trendy fireplace option, look no further than The Bowery Hotel. Their eclectic furniture put against the backdrop of their expansive fireplace bodes for a pretty perfect experience. The trendiness is matched with a royally rustic charm that takes you out of the New York City hustle. Apart from how you’ll feel, you won’t believe the things you’ll taste. Find the amazing Gemma restaurant right next door.Truffled polenta fries, Black Mission figs with prosciutto and goat cheese and finish with a grilled leg of lamb with Sicilian style cauliflower for a dining experience you won’t forget. Their cocktails are as impressive as the eats. It is really a truly well-rounded spot for a fireplace rendez-vous.
Complimentary chips, leather seats and a full-on fireplace make Shoolbred’s a definite go-to as temperatures drop. If you don’t get one of the coveted spots around the fire, they have world-class hot toddies to keep you warm. Nothing says winter is coming like a whiskey and water with honey and spices served hot. Seriously delicious. This East Village bar is a dimly lit laid-back haven for a cool and casual crowd. Make sure to check out their two-for-one happy hours while you’re at it.
197 2nd Ave
At the back of this West Village bar exists a place where one can sip the night away to the sound of a crackling fire whilst admiring a contemporary mural of a modern day Last Supper. It’s a pretty surreal situation. Take your space at one of the neighborhood’s most comfortable couches and bring on the vices. Sirloin burgers, chili cheese dogs and vino will be present at your 2015 last supper. It’s the ultimate West Village fireplace experience.
52 8th Ave
This venue had been made famous for its seriously serious liquid libations. Our favorite fall drink has got to be the incredible ‘Lei’d To Rest’ with aged rums, East India sherry, cinnamon, falernum, Angostura and Tiki bitters, and absinthe rinse. Besides their beautifully curated menus, this Brooklyn hotspot boasts an incredible ambiance, furthered by their cozy back-room fireplace. Why fireplaces seem to always be in the back-room is beyond us. Anyways, here you will find a low-key, no velvet rope vibe with live jazz and good eats to match. It’s a vide as warm as the fireplace in it.
210 Smith St, Brooklyn