10 Places to Escape the Cold With a Warm Fireplace

By Danya Henninger | January 7, 2014 By Danya Henninger  |  January 7, 2014
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Philadelphia may not be Winnepeg, Canada (which recently notched temps matching those on barren Mars), but - in case you hadn’t noticed - it can get awfully chilly in winter. We’ve picked 10 bars and restaurants where you can escape not only the cold, but also warm up with a unique vibe. All you need for a mini-staycation is a hearty plate of food, a boozy drink and a seat by the fire.

  • Mica

    If you want to feel like you’re in: A lovely English cottage

    Warm up with: Six-hour sweet potato ($11) and a Maple Manhattan ($14)

    Deets: 8609 Germantown Ave.; 267-335-3912

  • Cantina Feliz

    If you want to feel like you’re in: Carlos Slim’s dining room

    Warm up with: Short-rib enchiladas ($14.95) and a Feliz Margarita ($7.50)

    Deets: 424 S. Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington; 215-646-1320

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    If you want to feel like you’re in: Your favorite uncle’s den

    Warm up with: Stuffed leg of lamb ($16) and an Anderson Valley Winter Solstice draft ($8)

    Deets: 736 S. Eighth St.; 267-519-3242

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    If you want to feel like you’re in: A ranch in the Carolinas

    Warm up with: Roasted tomato soup ($6) and The Last Word cocktail ($14)

    Deets: 503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne; 610-964-2588

  • Beau Monde

    If you want to feel like you’re in: A cafe in Le Marais

    Warm up with: Baked pear, chestnut cream and chocolate crêpe ($12.75) and a glass of pinot noir ($11)

    Deets: 624 S. Sixth St.; 215-592-0656

  • The Dandelion

    If you want to feel like you’re in: A duchess’ parlor (if you sit in the tea room)

    Warm up with: Lamb shepherd’s pie ($17.50) and a Wells & Young’s Bombardier ($7.50)

    Deets: 124 S. 18th St.; 215-558-2500

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    The Twisted Tail

    If you want to feel like you’re in: An art deco ski lodge

    Warm up with: Fried chicken in a bag ($22) and an Old Fashioned ($9)

    Deets: 509 S. Second St.; 215-558-2471

  • Bridgid’s

    If you want to feel like you’re in: A modern Belgian pub

    Warm up with: Short-rib burger ($11) and a Brooklyn Sorachi Ace draft ($7)

    Deets: 726 N. 24th St.; 215-232-3232

  • The Lounge at the Four Seasons

    If you want to feel like you’re in: A swanky urban hotel. (Guess what? You are!)

    Warm up with: Saffron arancini ($12) and an Eve’s First Bite with apple-infused Penn 1681 vodka and house cinnamon sour mix ($15)

    Deets: One Logan Sq.; 215-963-1500

  • Race Street Cafe

    If you want to feel like you’re in: A cabin in Vermont

    Warm up with: Southwestern turkey burger ($10) and a Sly Fox O'Reilly's Stout on nitro ($6)

    Deets: 208 Race St.; 215-627-6181

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Creperie Beau Monde

French Bella Vista
Food25 Decor23 Service22 Cost$31
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Race Street Cafe

Cafe Old City
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The Twisted Tail

Society Hill
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The Dandelion

Rittenhouse Square
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American Chestnut Hill
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