The season’s crisp temps call for a cozy fireside cuddle — with a book, a blanket, and a warm beverage. If you (like me) don’t have the luxury of a roaring wood-burning fireplace in your home, don’t worry. Here are four local bars and restaurants with toasty hearths worth hunkering down next to.
Forest Room 5
For the outdoor enthusiasts who prefer a rustic campfire over a marble mantlepiece, this intimate cafe / bar in Highland aims to bring Rocky Mountain vibes to the city with tree stump seats, lush greenery, and blazing outdoor campfires.
This massive German drinking hall in downtown Denver is all sweeping chandeliers and polished mahogany with arguably the most ornate fireplace in the city — add in a stein of beer and a plate of brats, and you may never leave.
Bull & Bush
Glendale’s take on an old English pub has got the biggest, crackliest, roaringest fireplace east of Colorado Boulevard, plus a dark, moody, London atmosphere that would make any British mystery novelist proud.
Inga’s Alpine Tavern
The tiny electric fireplace in the corner of this Virginia Vale dive bar near the decorative ski boots display hardly counts as cozy, but the year-round aprés ski aesthetics will definitely make you feel warm and fuzzy inside.