San Francisco’s Cozy Winter Bars with Fireplaces
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 12/31/21
Cozy Bars with a Fireplace in San Francisco
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.
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.
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.
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’s also free bagels during NFL Sundays (10 am to 1 pm).
San Francisco | Known as “San Francisco’s living room,” The Grove has two locations in San Francisco, both with a fireplace. On a warmer evening, bundle up and head to The Grove – Design District which features an outdoor fireplace and 19 heaters on their covered patio. Prefer to cozy up indoors? Nuzzle in next to their floor-to-ceiling fireplace.
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