In case you didn’t notice, it’s been downright frosty in Seattle lately. The days keep getting shorter and the nights darker. One of the best ways to combat the winter blues and inject some Norwegian-style hygge vibes into your life is cuddling up by a roaring fire with a delicious beverage and maybe even a book.
Don’t have a fireplace at home? That’s what this article is for. We’ve rounded up 10 of the best places to find fireplaces and outdoor fire pits in Seattle. Read on for the most cozy, welcoming fires that you can warm up next to in Seattle this winter:
1. Sabine, Ballard
Sabine in Ballard has a cozy fire roaring inside and another on the covered patio! From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily, Sabine is a cafe with a bakery and a bar. Then from 4:00 p.m. to midnight, it transforms into the 21+ Bar Sabine with cocktails, nighttime bites, and events (closed on Sundays and Mondays).
2. Skål Beer Hall, Ballard
This rustic tavern in Ballard is inspired by Viking mead halls and is equipped with a hearty fireplace so you can warm up while draining a pint.
3. The Fireside Room, First Hill
It’s called The Fireside Room—do we need to say more? OK, we’ll say one more thing: Hotel Sorrento often hosts Silent Reading Parties in their Fireside Room, which is the perfect cozy winter activity when you want to be around people but don’t want to socialize.
4. Frolik Cocktails + Kitchen, Downtown
Head up to Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails on the roof of Motif Seattle and you’ll find a stunning city view as well as several rooftop fires for staying warm. In addition to festive cocktails they’re also offering s’mores for the entire month of December!
5. Edgewater Hotel, Downtown Seattle
Seattle’s iconic Edgewater Hotel has it all: a beautiful waterfront view, a delicious restaurant, and a massive roaring fireplace in the lobby.
6. Rhein Haus, Capitol Hill
This German biergarten in Capitol Hill is stocked with rustic fireplaces inside and roaring fire pits on the outside patio, so you can take your pick for a cozy meal of wurst and giant pretzels.
7. mbar, South Lake Union
mbar is one of Seattle’s best rooftop bars and restaurants. Not only will you get to enjoy an amazing view with your food and drinks, but they also have plenty of fire pits to warm you up when it’s nippy out.
8. Joule, Fremont
This Korean-fusion steakhouse in Fremont always has a warm, cozy vibe which is definitely helped by the cheerful fire pits and heaters in the covered courtyard.
9. Ballard Pizza Co., Frelard
If it’s a little chilly out but you want to enjoy your pizza outdoors, head to the Ballard Pizza Company’s Frelard location (Ballard + Fremont = Frelard, FYI!). Your mood and the rest of you will be warmed up by this patio’s twinkle lights and cozy fire pits.
10. Pecado Bueno, Eastlake
Grab a group of friends and seat yourselves around one of the circular fire pits at Pecado Bueno while you dig into their delicious Mexican fare.
11. Il Nido, West Seattle
We would have been surprised if we didn’t find a fireplace in this rustic Italian restaurant in West Seattle. We can’t think of anything better than warming up with a bowl of fresh pasta while the fire crackles nearby.