Boston’s Best Fireplace Bars

November 14, 2013 6:00 AM

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(Photo from Ritz)

(Photo from Ritz)

Never underestimate the power of a well-placed fireplace, particularly when it comes to any of the fine bars, grilles and nightclubs within the city of Boston. The location of a fireplace in a bar can infuse any place with an atmosphere of romance, relaxation, mystery or refuse. They provide a warm respite from the bite of the cold while simultaneously welcoming visitors with each flickering flame. Here are some of the best fireplace bars in Boston that offer places to sit down, warm up and relax.

(Photo from Ritz)

(Photo from Ritz)



Avery Bar
10 Avery St.
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 574-7100
www.ritzcarlton.com

The Avery Bar is a hotel bar with friendly decor, pleasant staff and a welcoming fireplace serving as a backdrop for pints, noshes and cocktails next to the Boston Common in the city’s Chinatown district. It’s located within the Ritz Carlton Hotel on Avery Street and as such, carries with it the occasional pricy drink, but there are also plenty of affordable beers on tap to satiate even the most powerful thirst. The Avery Bar may possess an innocuous location, but it’s worth stepping in to warm up by the fire.

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(Photo from Four Seasons)

(Photo from Four Seasons)

The Bristol Lounge
200 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 338-4400
www.fourseasons.com

Located within the Four Seasons Hotel on Boylston Street in the city’s Back Bay district, The Bristol Lounge draws in those with rich taste and a desire for high-class cocktails, particularly on those cold New England winter nights. On such evenings, The Bristol Lounge offers up a vintage fireplace which provides a nexus for casual conversation and business talk alike between hotel guests and curious foot traffic.

(credit: fireplacerest.com)

(credit: fireplacerest.com)

The Fireplace
1634 Beacon St.
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 975-1900
www.fireplacerest.com‎

This one should be a no brainer, as Brookline’s own The Fireplace restaurant says it all in the name. A roaring fireplace serves as the focus behind this Beacon Street spot, a chic yet pricy place to stop which nevertheless enjoys its fair share of fans with its excellent atmosphere and decor. The Fireplace serves up dinner, drinks and appetizers to the roar of its fire; a warm and inviting respite from even the coldest Boston winter. Save up some ducats and give this one a shot.

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Photo Credit: post390restaurant.com

Photo Credit: post390restaurant.com

Post 390
406 Stuart St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 399-0015
www.post390restaurant.com

Returning once more to Boston’s Back Bay area, the Post 390 is a traditionally American-style bar and grille, serving up comfort food (think burgers and hearty Italian fare, as well as a few fine dining surprises) to its customers, while keeping the family-style warmth via a roaring fireplace. This easy-going vibe makes Post 390 suitable for a wide variety of dining and drink enthusiasts, from nighttime revelers to date night, family dinners and beyond.

(Photo from 21st Amendment/Facebook)

(Photo from 21st Amendment/Facebook)

21st Amendment
150 Bowdoin St.
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 227-7100
www.21stboston.com

Right in the downtown Beacon Hill area of Boston sits a little place by the name of the 21st Amendment, a comfort food joint somewhat similar in vibe to Post 390, serving up bodacious burgers and beer to thirsty travelers. The fireplace seating is a definite plus here at the 21st Amendment; a place that almost works as an elevated take on the traditional “sit-down restaurant” sensibility, combining this homey feel with the relaxed atmosphere of a hometown watering hole. This combination of fire-flicker decor, chilled beverages and yummy food makes the 21st Amendment a solid place to hit whenever one might be in the Bowdoin Square area of the city.

George Pacheco has been writing professionally about arts and entertainment for over a decade. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, George currently resides in a humble New England home with his wife, cat and massive music and film collection. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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