Cozy Up to the Fireplace at These Chicago Bars

Updated June 19, 2017

Hunker down baby, it's cold outside


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Bridget McNeill's is the best choice for playing games by the fire in Lakeview East. Show your friends what the puck is up on the shuffleboard table or throw some darts at the steel tip dart board. Board games available include Connect Four and Cards Against Humanity, and on Wednesday nights you can field a team for trivia at 8pm. 

Wilde Bar and Restaurant is an Oscar Wilde-themed bar and restaurant. This Lakeview spot is the perfect place for bookworms to read by the fire.

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Lincoln Park

DOC Wine Bar is a delightful place to pair fire and rose.

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ENO Wine Bar downtown also has a fireplace for wine lovers looking for a glass by the fire.

Now you just need some comfy Rosé All Day Socks to kick up your feet!

If you prefer to stay on your feet, you may enjoy shooting pool by the fireplace at Barrelhouse Flat.

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Billiards enthusiasts can also play pool near the fireplace at Richmond's Sports Bar in Humboldt Park and Bar Deville in West Town.

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Beermiscuous is a bottle shop and beer bar in Lincoln Park with board games to play like Scrabble, making it a one stop shop for peace, pints and pieces.

Lincoln Square

Grafton Pub is a great place to catch live music by the fire. On Sundays this Irish pub has an Irish music session, with a mix of bluegrass and jam sessions on Mondays and folk music on Tuesdays. The Old Town School of Folk (located next door) meets here on the second Thursday of the month for a folk music jam. On Wednesdays, sip an Irish coffee (or drink of choice) by the fire while competing in team trivia at 8pm, followed by open mic night at 10.

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Logan Square

Scofflaw has the ambiance of a cozy living room with its couches, armchairs, chandelier and a blazing fireplace.

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Logan Bar is another Logan Square option with trivia nights on both Sunday and Tuesday.

Noble Square

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Frontier is an oyster bar and restaurant in Noble Square with a great year-round beer garden (pictured above). Participate in an oyster-eating contest (on your own or during a special event), or just relax with a drink by the rustic fireplace.

North Center

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Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro has a fireplace where you can wash down your haggis with a Guinness (or a firkin on firkin Thursdays), while listening to traditional Irish music performances on Thursday nights. This North Center Irish bar also has live music on Fridays.

Old Town

The Bourgeois Pig in Old Town has a fireplace and books to borrow, offering a peaceful setting to sip coffee and read a book. This cafe is a popular choice for meetings, book clubs, and 3pm sandwiches.

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Nearby Eva's Cafe is another coffee shop and cafe in Old Town with a fireplace. For a boozy Old Town option, Fireplace Inn in Old Town also has an indoor fireplace (as you may expect).

West Town

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Every day is a good day to sip a good beverage by the fireplace at Taus Athentic in West Town. However, wine lovers should target Tuesdays for half price wine by the glass, beer lovers will enjoy a draft beer and a burger for $15 on Wednesdays, and cocktail connoisseurs will soak up happy hour Fridays from 4-6 for half price cocktails.

The Ogden on the Near West Side has a fireplace, as well as a phone booth to make a faux call.


The Full Shilling in Wrigleyville has a cozy fireplace despite all the action going on in the Wrigleyville bar. Aside from catching Cubs games, Full Shilling fans assemble to compete in team trivia and giant Jenga matches.

I'm a sucker for a fireplace and a beer. #NoOneBroughtMallows

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