Chicago Bars & Restaurants With Fireplaces

Nothing better for romantic date than huddling around a fireplace. Fortunately, there are a plethora of bars and restaurants with fireplaces at Chicago. These venues range from very upscale eateries and lounges, to very laid back bars that serve impeccable cocktails and beer to warm your insides. There is no need to wait until this winter, just venture out to places that are perfect places for dinner and great time.

Parthenon

314 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661

312-726-2407

www.theparthenon.com

This restaurant stays open late, feeding hungry patrons after other restaurants have shut their doors. The menu includes a host of traditional mezes – try a platter of sausages, liver, sweetbreads, and meatballs, or sample spinach cheese pie. Main selections encompass a delectable roster of lamb, vegetable, potato, and chicken dishes. Try chicken karama, chicken simmered with tomatoes and herbs and served with rice pilafi or okra. The interior features Greek landscapes.

404 WINE BAR

2852 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

(773) 404-8400

404 Wine Bar has an extensive wine menu that will suite any connoisseur. To compliment the tastings, they serve up a selection of small plates and cheeses. This cozy venue is the perfect place for romantic dinner.

ALLIUM

120 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 799-4900

Allium is classy, comfortable, and serves up some pretty amazing cocktails. For an upscale night out with gourmet food and a warm fireplace, look no further.

BAR AT PENINSULA HOTEL

108 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 573-6766

This venue has one of the best fireplaces in Chicago. A great view, comfortable lighting, spacious, and just all around elegant.  Bar at Peninsula Hotel serves up some creative cocktails and delectable dishes.

CANTINA LAREDO

508 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654

(312) 955-0014

Cantina Laredo is known for one thing over everything else – guacamole. Their guac is made fresh table-side. Compliment it with sangria or a margarita for a perfect evening out.

DRUMBAR

201 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 933-4805

Drumbar is a step back into the time when speakeasys were on every block. This elegant atmosphere is made up of leather couches and dark mahogany. All that is missing are leather bound books – wait, I see some. Their cocktails are top-notch.

ENO WINE BAR

505 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 944-4100

Not much compliments a toasty fireplace better than sipping on a glass of wine and indulging in some fancy cheese. I do this at home, so it is nice to change up the atmosphere sometimes.

THE GAGE

24 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603

(312) 372-4243

The Gage is one of the fanciest pubs around. For fish & chips, venison burger, or even poutine taken to an entirely new level – The Gage will surpass your expectations.

HOPLEAF

5148 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640

(773) 334-9851

Hopleaf is great place to wind down after work, or to kickstart your night on the town. Nothing adds to the experience of warming up to their fireplace like drinking down dark Belgian beer while slurping down some mussels.

They are one of the few in Chicago that utilize actual wood over a gas fireplace. It is hard to beat that smell.

MRS MURPHY AND SONS IRISH BISTRO

3905 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

(773) 248-3905

This restaurant feels like it is the product of a mother and sons. It is very welcoming and homey. This contemporary Irish dining venue provides all of the essentials for a great night out – food, beer, and fire. Five dining rooms and two bars makes this one of the most well equipped restaurants with fireplaces Chicago can escape to.

NORTH POND

2610 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, IL 60614

(773) 477-5845

North Pond is situated at pond’s edge in Lincoln Park. The view provides the skyline emerging from the tree tops. Their menu items are paired with wine if you so choose. They took the time to match them up perfectly. The Chef’s tasting menu is a great way to try many exceptional seasonal dishes.

OLD TOWN SOCIAL

455 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60610

(312) 266-2277

One of the reason I love Old Town Social is for the fact that they are known as a Sophisticated Sports Parlour. It is not a lie at all. This fancy sports bar has enough tvs for everyone, a healthy fireplace, some amazing charcuterie and duck wings.

QUINCE

1625 Hinman Ave #102, Evanston, IL 60201

(847) 570-8400

You will find yourself feeling right at home when you walk into Quince. The atmosphere almost feels familiar, however, if your kitchen was producing food as phenomenal as theirs you would have no reason to leave the house. For an intimate night out, they will be more than happy to serve you.

RANGE

1119 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

(773) 549-5747

The Range is one of Chicago’s premier farm-to-table restaurants. This assures that the ingredients are some of the freshest around – plus, it supports the producers. The venue is elegant and the attention to detail is surpassed by none.

RM CHAMPAGNE SALON

116 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607

(312) 243-1199

Not many places specialize in champagne, Récoltant-Manipulant at that. That may be because RM Champagne Salon has essentially perfected this genre. Their drinks offering is extensive, and they serve up food as well if you are craving more than just bubbles.

ROOF ON THE WIT

201 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601

(312) 239-9502

This modern lounge provides a fantastic, relaxing view of the city – which is complimented by quality drinks to help set the mood.

SCOFFLAW

3201 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

(773) 252-9700

Scofflaw is one of my favorite bars in Chicagoland. This is the place that got me to appreciate gin – which is what they specialize in. Their large fireplace enhances the atmosphere immensely. Half-bar atmosphere, half-victorian age drink hall – this place will definitely do for drinks.

SHEFFIELD’S

3258 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

(773) 281-4989

Sheffield’s is the stop on cold days. Not much warms you up more than indulging in mass amounts of smoked meat and craft beer – which is continuously rotating. Their Beer School just further solidifies that this is one of the best restaurants with fireplaces Chicago flocks to.

TORTOISE CLUB

350 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654

(312) 755-1700

Tortoise Club provides an intimate, upscale dining experience in downtown Chicago. A whiskey sour near the fireplace hits the spot every time. The old-school feel evokes you to sip on classic cocktails. Their pheasant pie is not to be overlooked either.

UNCOMMON GROUND

3800 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613

(773) 929-3680

Uncommon Ground is a brick laden bar and restaurant that never fails. Their menu is packed with fantastic food choices – vegetarians will find themselves right at home here. A toasty fireplace, sweet potato fries, and a refreshing brew will tidy up the night quite well. You may even be able to catch some live music.

THE VIOLET HOUR

1520 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

(773) 252-1500

The Violet Hour is nothing short of elegant. Not just in appearance, but overall atmosphere. They want you to look dapper and be polite – that means no baseball caps or cell phone use. After an experience of gourmet dining and cocktails here, you may never want to eat any other way again.

WILDE BAR & RESTAURANT

3130 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657

(773) 244-0404

Wilde Bar & Restaurant takes Irish Pub and transforms it into something worth dressing up for. They serve up all of the standard necessities for a pub – just better. Their library area contains the fireplace, leather seating, and of course books for the final touch.

ZED451

739 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

(312) 266-6691

Zed451 is a must stop while exploring Chicago. This upscale dining experience is a combination of fancy and comfortable. The Harvest Table (salad and charcuterie table) is a great way to spend an evening with drinks and food among friends.

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