There’s nothing like this cold weather that makes you want to curl up in front of a roaring fire while nursing a hot, spiked cider. Cozy up at one of these bars in Brooklyn, whether you’re on a date, need to defrost from the cold, or you just want to sit by the fire and read a good book.
1. Black Mountain Wine House
Where: 415 Union Street bet. Smith and Hoyt Streets, Gowanus
What: Get warmed up with a bottle of wine and the house mac ’n cheese since Black Mountain Wine House has been deemed a great date bar.
Where: 435 Graham Ave bet. Frost and Richardson Streets, Williamsburg
What: Looking for more of a casual scene? It’s not often you can find a dive bar with a working fireplace, but Daddy’s offers $4 drafts and $2 hot dog/veggie dogs to boot.
3. Le Barricou
Where: 533 Grand Street bet. Union ave and Lorimer Street, Williamsburg
What: Not only does Le Barricou serve a killer brunch, but their back dining area is a great place to have a cozy dinner or just drinks like their Bourbon milk punch or hot toddy.
4. Clover Club
Where: 210 Smith Street bet. Butler and Baltic Streets, Cobble Hill
What: Take a little trip to the Clover Club’s back parlor room to sit by a stone fireplace while sipping on a Doc’s & Stormy or their signature Clover Club made with gin, dry vermouth, lemon juice, raspberry syrup, and egg whites.
5. Union Hall
Where: 702 Union Street, Park Slope
What: Not only can you keep warm by the fire, but you can work up a bit of a sweat playing bocce ball at Union Hall.
6. Sheep Station
Where: 149 4th Avenue, Boerum Hill
What: What is a bonus of going to an Aussie themed bar? Meat pies!