Plenty of Brooklyn bars and restaurants offer fireplaces. Here are the best places:
222 Smith St. at Butler Street in Carroll Gardens, (718) 488-7253.
Can’t nab the hearthside table? Play darts or shoot some pool (free on weekend afternoons) while you wait.
415 Union St. at Hoyt Street in Carroll Gardens, (718) 522-4340.
At this rustic chalet, regulars know to nab a spot in the back left-hand corner by the fire. A glass of Muscat or tawny port completes the scene.
179 Smith St. between Warren and Wyckoff streets in Boerum Hill, (718) 852-8086.
The burning fire and mouthwatering S’mores at this lodge-like watering hole might have you thinking you’re back at Camp Saginaw (except the hot chocolate here is spiked with crème de menthe — ooh, nice touch).
114 Bay Ridge Ave. near Colonial Road in Bay Ridge, (718) 833-8865.
The fireplace at this charming Spanish/Mexican restaurant is located in an enclosed garden room that takes its inspiration from the port city of Veracruz. Order a glass of the house sangria (made with tequila — another nice touch) and you’re halfway there.
210 Smith St. between Baltic and Butler streets in Cobble Hill, (718) 855-7939.
A hot apple brandy is just the thing to warm your cockles by the fire in the back room of Julie Reiner’s old-fashioned cocktail lounge. If you’ve got a posse, a bowl of their homemade harvest punch is a worthy alternative.
8203 Third Ave. at 82nd Street in Bay Ridge, (718) 833-6666.
No need to jockey for a prime real estate: The gas fireplace at Chef Anthony Rinaldi’s stellar seafood spot is visible from nearly every seat in the main room.
149 Fourth Ave. at Douglass Street in Park Slope, (718) 857-4337.
You’ll find plenty of Aussie expats at this Down Under pub, as well as savory meat pies, sports on the big-screen TVs and a roaring fire in the back.