Chicagoans relish a great restaurant or bar with a fireplace. They’ll even relish a mediocre restaurant or bar with a fireplace. Because when a place has an open fire source, the night can turn magical. Not only are fireplaces fun to watch, as those dancing flames provide an escape from the frozen tundra, they also quickly melt away that numbness in the fingers and toes.
Wipe the fog from those frost-bitten glasses and scope out the following Chicago spots with fireplaces and fire pits. New additions to the list include Greektown favorite Santorini, the Chicago Athletic Association’s Drawing Room, and new River West bar the Dandy Crown. Just please remember to observe good winter etiquette by not holding doors wide open and letting all that cold air into the dining room and bar area.Read More