These Are the 36 Coziest Restaurants in Philly
It's cold out there. Here are our favorite spots in the city to warm up in front of a roaring fire.
This post has been updated.
Know what the best thing about winter is? Getting cozy and warm indoors after coming in from the cold — ideally with a sip and bite or two to fortify you before you have to head back outside.
With that in mind, we’ve assembled this list of 31 bars and restaurants in the area that have a roaring fireplace (and an adult beverage or two) waiting for you. Stay warm!
Fireplaces in Bella Vista
624 South 6th Street
A tiled fireplace serves as the centerpiece of the French crêperie. This is the spot for those who can’t tolerate the notion of waiting out the storm without truffle mousse and salmon crepes.
718 South Street
The stove in the Brauer Bund throws off so much heat that it’s only used when its really, really cold out. Odds are pretty good they’ll be lighting it up this weekend.
738 South 11th Street
A stout or perhaps a rauchbier (smoked beer) is the perfect companion for a seat by this beer cafe’s warm fireplace.
Fireplaces in Center City
1801 Chestnut Street
The Continental, surprisingly, has its fireplace hidden in plain view on the roof level.
1907 Chestnut Street
Let the short-timers crowd the downstairs bar while you settle in front of the upstairs fireplace, which will thaw you out in minutes and keep you warm all night long.
Guppy’s Good Times
800 Fitzwater Street
This neighborhood watering hole just south of South Street expanded from its home base in Conshohocken earlier this year. Snag a nice warm spot by the fireplace and sip the winter away.
210 West Rittenhouse Square
This chic spot combines the elegance you’d expect from the Rittenhouse Hotel with a library-like feel — think lots of books and art lining the walls, as well as a limestone fireplace.
200 South Broad Street
Want the best possible view of Philly blanketed by the white stuff? Brave the cold and de-ice by the spectacular fireplace on the 19th floor of the Bellevue.
Fireplaces in East Passyunk
1148 South 11th Street
Settle in for the long haul at this South Philadelphia beer bar, which has a great tap list and a double-sided fireplace to keep the whole bar warm.
1623 East Passyunk Avenue
Tod Wentz’s namesake spot on the strip boasts sophisticated and seasonal French fare and a warm, crackling fireplace, too.
Fireplaces in Fairmount
726 North 24th Street
One of Philadelphia’s original beer bars now has an Italian-focused menu if you’re looking to load up on the carbs as a balm against the cold. There’s also a welcoming fireplace in the dining room.
La Calaca Feliz
2321 Fairmount Avenue
The salsa isn’t the only thing that can warm you up at this Fairmount bar. Their fireplace goes quite nicely with a shot of tequila and a cerveza.
529 North 20th Street
Their fireplace — conveniently located by the bar — will help you get toasty while sipping a cold one.
St. Stephen’s Green
1701 Green Street
Fairmount’s Irish bar will have you toasty in no time. And then there’s also the fireplace …
Fireplaces in Fishtown and Kensington
2113 East York Street
You’ll know it’s warm at Martha when the windows fog up. And that’s all thanks to the heat-blasting fireplace that’ll keep you cozy while you ignore the cold outside.
1528 Frankford Avenue
Yet another reason to visit the hottest new restaurant and retailer in the city is their fireplace — and it’s the perfect accompaniment to that rose petal chai latte you’ve been seeing all over Instagram.
Wm. Mulherin’s Sons
1355 North Front Street
Chris Painter’s luxe spot under the El has everything you need to stay warm this winter: top-notch Italian fare, craft cocktails, and a roaring hearth.
Fireplaces in Midtown Village
McGillin’s Olde Ale House
1310 Drury Lane
Philadelphia’s oldest bar is a gathering place for local characters and long-time regulars, but also provides an apropos way to stay warm on a cold day with its roaring fireplace. Beers and shots all around.
1221 Locust Street
Before it was Vedge, this space was Deux Cheminees (two chimneys). And while only one fireplace works today, it’s still an excellent warm spot on a cold night.
Fireplaces in Mount Airy and Chestnut Hill
300 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue
A wood-burning hearth warms the bar area. And the bartenders are perfectly capable of warming your insides.
Tavern On the Hill
8636 Germantown Avenue
This cozy pub nestled amid Chestnut Hill’s historic cobblestones also boasts a toasty fireplace.
Fireplaces in Northern Liberties
901 North 2nd Street
Standard Tap is a popular gathering point for those brave enough to go out in the weather. If the scene at the downstairs bar is too crowded, head upstairs to warm yourself by the Tap’s fireplace.
Fireplaces in Old City
52 South 2nd Street
Bring a group and grab a spot at one of the luxe leather banquettes that flank the gas fireplace at Nick Elmi’s new spot and you’ll all keep cozy.
Plough and the Stars
123 South 2nd Street
Score a table in front of this fireplace and you’ll warm up in no time.
Race Street Cafe
208 Race Street
The toasty stove at this Old City bar will have you lingering, whether or not snow is falling.
48 South 2nd Street
A warm and restful respite from everything that makes Old City, well, Old City.
Fireplaces in Queen Village
509-511 2nd Street
What’s better than one fireplace? That’s right, two fireplaces. And Twisted Tail offers exactly that upstairs — along with excellent brown liquor cocktails to keep you hydrated while lounging in the warmth.
Fireplaces in Rittenhouse
247 South 17th Street
An Irish pub, a warm fire, a plate of bangers and mash, and a glass of whiskey served neat? It just feels right on a day like today. For an Irish joint, they pack an impressive number of high-end scotches behind the bar, but their proper whiskey list is solid, too.
124 South 18th Street
Welsh rarebit, afternoon tea and a crackling fire is the perfect way to warm yourself at Stephen Starr’s British pub.
Fireplaces in University City
501 South 45th Street
The dining room is heated by a gas fireplace, and the kitchen is one of the best in the city.
Fireplaces in Washington Square West
700 Chestnut Street
Want a throwback to those grade-school snow days? Then getting warm in Jones’s 70s-style living room (complete with fireplace) is perfect for you.
Fireplaces in the Suburbs
503 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne
Autograph’s got stellar ambiance, with walls of iconic record covers, not one but nine chandeliers, and a mirrored ceiling. The space also boasts two fireplaces, one in its lounge and another in the luxe Club Room.
801 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood
While Dominic Piperno’s earthy, seasonal spot across the river doesn’t have a fireplace per se, it does have two roaring wood-fired ovens behind the bar that give the whole space a toasty feel and a warm, cozy glow. Hey, it’s right there in the name.
The Wine Cellar at Lambertville Station
11 Bridge Street, Lambertville
The gas fireplace keeps this riverside dining spot feeling cozy, while the wines from their extensive list give you a warm glow.
The Whip Tavern
1383 North Chatham Road, Coatesville
The traditional English pub in Chester County boasts a fireplace that’ll have you feeling as toasty as your Welsh rarebit.