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San Francisco’s Cozy Winter Bars with Fireplaces

When the nights are long, sometimes you just need a drink by a roaring fire.
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When the nights grow longer, sometimes you just want to cozy up with a drink by a roaring fire. Here are five great bars with fireplaces to warm up for winter. Updated 12/31/23

Cozy Bars with a Fireplace in San Francisco

Park Chalet

Golden Gate Park | The coastal beer garden at Park Chalet is a great place in the summer for a drink, but in the winter when the weather cools, head inside and warm up around the inviting stone fireplace, under the glass ceiling


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The Riptide

Sunset District | Often described as one of San Francisco’s most charming and cozy bars, with a rustic atmosphere and original knotty pine walls, it’s reminiscent of a small town lodge. When you’re out by Ocean Beach, escape Karl The Fog and cruise into The Riptide for a nightcap by the roaring fire. 

The Grove

San Francisco | Known as “San Francisco’s living room,” The Grove formerly had four locations across San Francisco, but now has just one location in Yerba Buena that has vibes of a two-story cozy ski lodge featuring floor-to-ceiling trees from the Grand Canyon, built-in booths, and two fireplaces – a stone fireplace on the main floor, and a smaller one in the upstairs Mezzanine space. 


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Spark Social

Mission Bay | Our Bay Area winters are not that chilly, so when the weather’s nice, head outside to Spark Social food truck park for a bite at one of the many food trucks. Be sure to grab a drink at the bar and then take up a chair by their four huge fire pits where you can roast some marshmallows over the open fire and make S’mores.

Zeki’s Bar

Nob Hill | Perched atop Nob Hill, climb the hill to the “friendliest bar in San Francisco.” Built just after the great San Francisco earthquake in 1909, the bar is a relic of the past, but its charm remains. With two brick fireplaces and dark wood interior, it’s a perfect winter retreat. Plus, they have trivia (Wednesdays at 8:30pm), board games and a pool table, so you’ll want to stay for another round. There also used to be free bagels during NFL Sundays (10 am to 1 pm), but we’re not sure if they’re still dishing those out in 2024.

The Fireside

Inner Sunset | With a name like “The Fireside,” you better have a fireplace in your bar – and this neighborhood bar on Irving delivers with a fireplace along with a couple of comfy overstuffed leather couches and large windows that bring in a lot of light even on overcast days. The bar is dog-friendly in case you want to keep your pooches paws warm and toasty, too. Check out their spotlight on sf72.org