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Cozy Up at These 21 Austin Restaurant and Bar Fireplaces and Fire Pits

Warm up with fire, food, and drinks

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Typically, Austin doesn’t get that much chilly weather, but sometimes, just sometimes, temperatures do dip, which means it’s time to turn the heat up. That’s when it’s the perfect time to enjoy fireplaces and firepits at Austin restaurants and bars, for those who choose to dine out.

Warm up with Eater’s picks for the city’s best restaurants with amazing fireplaces and outdoor firepits (it is Austin, after all). Find an elegant one at Jeffrey’s, seek out comfort food and flames at Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill, explore the sleek fires over at the Living Room, and others.

Other ways to stay toasty include indulging in hot cocktails, cups of coffee, tea, and hot chocolates.

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Second Bar + Kitchen Domain Northside

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Head to the lobby of the Archer hotel to enjoy sips and snacks from the hotel restaurant while snuggled by the fire. 

Monkey Nest Coffee

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Not in the mood for booze? The Burnet Road coffee shop has a fireplace. A perfect spot for reading and sipping something hot.

BBQ Ramen Tatsu-Ya

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Much like the longtime staple Contigo it took over from, the latest restaurant from the Tatsu-Ya empire also has a roaring fire for staying warm while slurping down ramen. 

Jeffrey's

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Get warm and fancy by the fireplace at the bar at the Clarksville fine dining restaurant while partaking in warming cocktails and the bar menu, which is a decent bargain, at least by Jeffrey's standards.

Sahara Lounge

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Need a break from bustin’ a move on the dance floor? The fire pit out back is the perfect place to sit a spell and enjoy a drink.

Pecan Square Café

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This newer Clarksville restaurant has a cozy fireplace in the dining room to go with its almost-$80 chicken

The Mohawk

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The Red River bar and venue includes an indoor fireplace to escape the cold and take a music break.

The Rustic Tap

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Catch live music outside by the fire at this West Sixth Street bar. 

Upstairs at Caroline

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Coupled with a lively view over Congress Avenue, this fun hotel rooftop bar also offers a toasty fire pit perfect for festive drinks. 

The Driskill Bar

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Of course one of Austin's most iconic bars features a fireplace with a stuffed longhorn head above it. Sink back into a leather couch and sip on some bourbon for the full effect.

The Living Room

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There are two fireplaces to sit near within the downtown hotel’s bar: one found in the Records Room, and the other by the entrance.

A living room bar with a fireplace.
The Record Room bar at W.
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East Austin Hotel

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Even non-hotel guests can enjoy a sip by the East Austin hotels poolside fire pit, which alights at sundown. 

Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

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The downtown restaurant's comfort food and three fireplaces can make for a perfect winter evening.

A restaurant fireplace.
Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill’s fireplace.
Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

Zanzibar

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Head to the seventh floor of the Austin Marriott Downtown for vacation-ish libations on the hidden tropical terrace furnished with sleek tableside fires. 

The Liberty

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The dive bar offers up a toasty fire pit perfect for drinking beers outside.

Geraldine's

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The fireplace found on the outdoor deck at the Hotel Van Zandt restaurant is the perfect place to cozy up with food and drink and gaze at the city below.

Central Machine Works

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Enjoy a draft beer by the fire in the spacious backyard of this popular East Austin brewery. 

Jack Allen's Kitchen

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It's all about the patio fireplace with two of Jack Allen's Kitchen locations, Oak Hill and 360, all the better to partake in warming comfort food.

Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden

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This dog-friendly patio has the best of both worlds with booze and coffee, plus smoldering fire pits to warm up you and your pup. 

The Little Darlin'

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Pull up an Adirondack chair around the fire pit at this roomy outdoor watering hole. 

Moontower Saloon

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Sprawl out at this rambling far South Austin neighborhood bar complete with warming fire pits with tons of food truck options.

Second Bar + Kitchen Domain Northside

Head to the lobby of the Archer hotel to enjoy sips and snacks from the hotel restaurant while snuggled by the fire. 

Monkey Nest Coffee

Not in the mood for booze? The Burnet Road coffee shop has a fireplace. A perfect spot for reading and sipping something hot.

BBQ Ramen Tatsu-Ya

Much like the longtime staple Contigo it took over from, the latest restaurant from the Tatsu-Ya empire also has a roaring fire for staying warm while slurping down ramen. 

Jeffrey's

Get warm and fancy by the fireplace at the bar at the Clarksville fine dining restaurant while partaking in warming cocktails and the bar menu, which is a decent bargain, at least by Jeffrey's standards.

Sahara Lounge

Need a break from bustin’ a move on the dance floor? The fire pit out back is the perfect place to sit a spell and enjoy a drink.

Pecan Square Café

This newer Clarksville restaurant has a cozy fireplace in the dining room to go with its almost-$80 chicken

The Mohawk

The Red River bar and venue includes an indoor fireplace to escape the cold and take a music break.

The Rustic Tap

Catch live music outside by the fire at this West Sixth Street bar. 

Upstairs at Caroline

Coupled with a lively view over Congress Avenue, this fun hotel rooftop bar also offers a toasty fire pit perfect for festive drinks. 

The Driskill Bar

Of course one of Austin's most iconic bars features a fireplace with a stuffed longhorn head above it. Sink back into a leather couch and sip on some bourbon for the full effect.

The Living Room

There are two fireplaces to sit near within the downtown hotel’s bar: one found in the Records Room, and the other by the entrance.

A living room bar with a fireplace.
The Record Room bar at W.
W Hotel

East Austin Hotel

Even non-hotel guests can enjoy a sip by the East Austin hotels poolside fire pit, which alights at sundown. 

Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

The downtown restaurant's comfort food and three fireplaces can make for a perfect winter evening.

A restaurant fireplace.
Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill’s fireplace.
Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

Zanzibar

Head to the seventh floor of the Austin Marriott Downtown for vacation-ish libations on the hidden tropical terrace furnished with sleek tableside fires. 

The Liberty

The dive bar offers up a toasty fire pit perfect for drinking beers outside.

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Geraldine's

The fireplace found on the outdoor deck at the Hotel Van Zandt restaurant is the perfect place to cozy up with food and drink and gaze at the city below.

Central Machine Works

Enjoy a draft beer by the fire in the spacious backyard of this popular East Austin brewery. 

Jack Allen's Kitchen

It's all about the patio fireplace with two of Jack Allen's Kitchen locations, Oak Hill and 360, all the better to partake in warming comfort food.

Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden

This dog-friendly patio has the best of both worlds with booze and coffee, plus smoldering fire pits to warm up you and your pup. 

The Little Darlin'

Pull up an Adirondack chair around the fire pit at this roomy outdoor watering hole. 

Moontower Saloon

Sprawl out at this rambling far South Austin neighborhood bar complete with warming fire pits with tons of food truck options.

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