Has it ever been this cold in Philadelphia? Most of us are too cold to remember. With the frigid temperatures sending the city into a deep freeze, after work socializing has to happen by a fireplace if it’s going to happen at all. Here are our top picks for the best Philadelphia fireplaces to add a little wintry ambiance as well as warmth to the end of a chilly day.
1623 E. Passyunk Ave.
Warm up to romance in the winter months at Townsend on East Passyunk, with its roaring fireplace, white linen tablecloths and candle lit atmosphere. Feast on seasonal dishes inspired by the French countryside, sip on French wine and get cozy.
The Twisted Tail
509 S. 2nd St.
On the second floor of The Twisted Tail is their homey “Club Room,” which features not one, but two electric fireplaces surrounded by exposed brick. Get together with friends to play games like shuffleboard and darts or even watch a game on their two flat screen TVs.
1148 S. 11th St.
Whether you’re in the dining room or the bar area at Devil’s Den, you can still enjoy the warmth of their wood-burning fireplace — which is double-sided. Chow down on comfort food favorites from Chef Paul Trowbridge and brews from lead bartender Kris Hagan.
1421 Arch St.
The restaurant at Le Meridien hotel, Amuse, has an incredible fireplace and lounge area, with ample seating in a luxe atmosphere. If you’re just in the mood for drinks, their bar serves up “legendary” cocktails, inspired by some of the most legendary women of all time, including Frida Kahlo and Grace Kelly. But if you’re hungry, their restaurant has an extensive menu of seasonal fare.
914 N. 2nd St.
Enjoy live music, a locally-sourced seasonal menu and 30 rotating craft beers on draft in addition to a cozy electric fireplace at Heritage in Northern Liberties. And don’t worry wine lovers — there’s plenty of great vino, too.
Hawthorne’s Beer Cafe
738 S. 11th St.
Nosh on gourmet American grub while enjoying the warmth of the fireplace at Hawthorne’s Beer Cafe in Bella Vista. Guests can sip on drafts from a range of craft brewers like Tired Hands out of Ardmore and Troegs out of Hershey, while lounging out on their comfy sofas.
Assembly Rooftop Lounge
1840 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
In the mood for the warmth of a fire pit and don’t mind being outside? Brave the elements and get an amazing view of snow-covered Philly from Assembly Rooftop Lounge, located on top of the Logan.