Three Seattle Fire Pits To Cut the Big Chill

By Leslie Kelly  |  February 5, 2014

As the temperature dips and cabin fever kicks in, huddle around Seattle's best fire pits. All of these spots offer things to eat and drink while you warm up.

At Revel a flaming pit is the patio centerpiece, while less than a mile away on Stone Way, its new sister restaurant Joule greets diners with a gas fire pit out front. Both restaurants offer the full menu at their fire pits. Get the savory ever-changing pancakes at Revel and, at Joule, don't miss the miso-cured chicken liver mousse. Revel: 403 N 36th St; 206-547-2040 Joule: 1913 N 45th St; 206-632-1913

Westward, on the shores of Lake Union, circles Adirondack chairs around its fire pit. As you snuggle in and gaze at the city lights, order bar snacks like crispy garbanzo beans, smoked Manila clam dip, house pickles and Kurtwood Farm's Dinah cheese. If you're a fan of brown liquor, try the Nor'western, a mix of whiskey, house-made "Forestry" liqueur and cocoa bitters. The spicy spiked hot chocolate, embellished with a house-made marshmallow, is another great option. 2501 N Northlake Way; 206-547-1389

Debrief after a few hours of Woodinville wine tasting at The Hollywood Tavern, where a new, under-the-radar fire pit is tucked away in the cozy courtyard out back. On the Southern-style menu, don't miss the fried pickles and the Scotch egg. We always get the Oil Change cocktail, a combo of Woodinville whiskey rye, amaro and root beer bitters, to wash the day away. 14508 Woodinville-Redmond Rd. N.E., Woodinville; 425-488-0630