Chicago’s Coziest Bars: A Guide To Chicago Fireplace Bars

January 15, 2014


Baby, it’s cold outside. And while the polar vortex may just be a (frigid) memory, you can still sit and listen to the fireplace roar, drink in hand, at one of these cozy bars.

Drumbar (201 E. Delaware Place, Gold Coast) 

Located on the 18th floor of the swanky Raffaello Hotel, Drumbar serves up fireside cocktails and downtown views. Cozy up to the flames by grabbing a seat on the leather sofa and order a hot toddy to shake off the cold. Visit on Thursday nights during Bourbon & Beats, when the bar features a weekly-changing menu of $10 cocktails, $25 bourbon flights, and DJ Greg Corner spins. 

Sheffield’s (3258 N. Sheffield Ave, Lakeview)

Crowds clamor to Sheffield’s beer garden during the summer months, but when the mercury drops, those in the know head inside to sip beer and eat barbecue by the fire. If one of the 45 beers on tap doesn’t suit your taste, try their bottle list, which offers more than 100 additional options.

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