These Are the 37 Coziest Restaurants in Philly

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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 bars and restaurants in the area that have a roaring fireplace (and an adult beverage or two) waiting for you. Stay warm!

Restaurants with Fireplaces in Bella Vista and Queen Village

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Beau Monde
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. 624 South 6th Street

Brauhaus Schmitz
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. 718 South Street

Hawthornes
A stout or perhaps a rauchbier (smoked beer) is the perfect companion for a seat by this beer cafe’s warm fireplace. 738 South 11th Street

Twisted Tail
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. 509-511 2nd Street

Restaurants with Fireplaces in Center City

Continental Midtown
The Continental, surprisingly, has its fireplace hidden in plain view on the roof level. 1801 Chestnut Street 

Devil’s Alley
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. 1907 Chestnut Street

Guppy’s Good Times
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. 800 Fitzwater Street

Library Bar
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. 210 West Rittenhouse Square

Nineteen
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. 200 South Broad Street

James[2]
Grab a spot in front of the fire and sip a post-workday cocktail at this cozy tavern just across from the Comcast Center. 1835 Arch Street

Restaurants with Fireplaces in Rittenhouse, Midtown Village and Washington Square West

Black Sheep
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.

Dandelion[3]
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.

McGillin’s Olde Ale House
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. 1310 Drury Street

Tinsel[4]
This aggressively Christmas-themed pop-up bar is only open for the month of December, so be sure to stop by while they’re open for some holiday cheer (and get cozy in front of their Jim Beam-themed fireplace). 116 South 12th Street

Vedge
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. 1221 Locust Street

Jones
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. 700 Chestnut Street

Restaurants with Fireplaces in East Passyunk

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Devil’s Den
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. 1148 South 11th Street

Stogie Joe’s
The fireplace and the tomato pie — a Best of Philly[5] — will keep you cozy at this friendly neighborhood spot. 1801 East Passyunk Avenue

Townsend
Tod Wentz’s namesake spot on the strip boasts sophisticated and seasonal French fare and a warm, crackling fireplace, too. 1623 East Passyunk Avenue

Restaurants with Fireplaces in Fairmount

La Calaca Feliz
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. 2321 Fairmount Avenue

McCrossen’s Tavern
Their fireplace — conveniently located by the bar — will help you get toasty while sipping a cold one. 529 North 20th Street

St. Stephen’s Green
Fairmount’s Irish bar will have you toasty in no time. And then there’s also the fireplace… 1701 Green Street

Restaurants With Fireplaces in Fishtown, Kensington and Northern Liberties

Martha
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. 2113 East York Street

Suraya
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. 1528 Frankford Avenue

Wm. Mulherin’s Sons
This luxe spot under the El has everything you need to stay warm this winter: top-notch Italian fare, craft cocktails, and a roaring hearth. 1355 North Front Street

Standard Tap
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. 901 North 2nd Street

Restaurants with Fireplaces in Old City

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Royal Boucherie[6]
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. 52 South 2nd Street

Plough and the Stars
Score a table in front of this fireplace and you’ll warm up in no time. 123 South 2nd Street

Race Street Cafe
The toasty stove at this Old City bar will have you lingering, whether or not snow is falling. 208 Race Street

Sassafras
A warm and restful respite from everything that makes Old City, well, Old City. 48 South 2nd Street

Restaurants with Fireplaces in Mount Airy and Chestnut Hill

Goat Hollow
A wood-burning hearth warms the bar area. And the bartenders are perfectly capable of warming your insides. 300 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue

Tavern On the Hill[7]
This cozy pub nestled amid Chestnut Hill’s historic cobblestones also boasts a toasty fireplace. 8636 Germantown Avenue

Restaurants with Fireplaces in University City and the Suburbs

Marigold Kitchen
The dining room is heated by a gas fireplace, and the kitchen is one of the best in the city. 501 South 45th Street

Autograph Brasserie[8]
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. 503 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne

Hearthside[9]
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. 801 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood

The Wine Cellar at Lambertville Station[10]
The gas fireplace keeps this riverside dining spot feeling cozy, while the wines from their extensive list give you a warm glow. 11 Bridge Street, Lambertville

The Whip Tavern[11]
The traditional English pub in Chester County boasts a fireplace that’ll have you feeling as toasty as your Welsh rarebit. 1383 North Chatham Road, Coatesville

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.phillymag.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/12/fireplace-twisted-tail-official-900x600.jpg
  2. James: http://jamesphiladelphia.com/
  3. Dandelion: http://phillymag.com/restaurant/dandelion/
  4. Tinsel: https://www.facebook.com/Tinselphilly/
  5. Best of Philly: https://www.phillymag.com/best-of-philly/stogie-joes/
  6. Royal Boucherie: https://www.phillymag.com/restaurant/royal-boucherie/
  7. Tavern On the Hill: http://tavernonthehill.biz/
  8. Autograph Brasserie: https://www.phillymag.com/restaurant/autograph-brasserie/
  9. Hearthside: https://www.phillymag.com/restaurant/hearthside/
  10. The Wine Cellar at Lambertville Station: http://www.lambertvillestation.com/dining/the-wine-cellar.aspx#module-link
  11. The Whip Tavern: http://www.thewhiptavern.com/

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