'Tis the season to get toasty. Stop complaining about cold weather and tourists and start drinking in these bars, where sexy new fireplaces provide the perfect escape.
With gin, comfy couches, free cookies at midnight, and a functional fireplace, this Logan Square bar has some serious hibernation potential. Stop in for a cocktail under $10 and stay, because the only thing fired in your apartment is your unemployed roommate.
3201 W. Armitage Ave., Logan Square (773-252-9700)
RM Champagne Salon
Sure, if they actually lit a fire in this fireplace they would burn the belle epoch bar to the ground and take adjacent Nellcote with it. As long as candles are the only things gracing this fireplace, the champagne and mignardises will keep you plenty warm.
116 N. Green St., Fulton Market (312-243-1199)
The Tortoise Club
Find yourself trapped in the Loop with no whiskey in sight? Fear not, this new restaurant features a bar, lounge, and parlor with massive working fireplace. Talk all sorts of sophisticated with well-heeled ladies among red lacquer walls and books from Newberry Library.
350 N. State St., River North (312-755-1700)