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Toast yourself at bars and eateries with fireplaces



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In the summer months, the air is our friend, and drinking outdoors is the way to go. But in winter, another element, fire, becomes our best drinking buddy, and toasting – or getting toasted – in front of a fireplace is perfect on a blustery night.

Last week, OnMilwaukee posted a list of cozy bars, some of which have fireplaces. Here's a more complete list of bars and restaurants that will stoke even the chilliest drinkers and diners:

Caffrey's Pub
717 N. 16th St., (414) 933-9047
caffreyspub.com

Camp Bar
4400 N. Oakland Ave. (414) 962-5182
6600 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, (414) 763-3793
campbarmke.com

County Clare
1234 N. Astor St., (414) 272-5273
countyclare-inn.com

Firefly
7754 Harwood Ave., Wauwatosa, (414) 431-1444
firefly-grill.com

Harp Irish Pub
113 E. Juneau Ave., (414) 289-0700
theharpirishpub.com

Hubbard Park Lodge
3565 N. Morris Blvd., Shorewood, (414) 332-4207
hubbardlodge.com

Iron Horse Hotel lobby
500 W. Florida St., (888) 543-4766
theironhorsehotel.com

John Hawk's Pub
100 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 272-3199
johnhawkspub.com

Karma Bar & Grill
600 E. Ogden Ave., (414) 220-4118
karmamilwaukee.com

Mason Street Grill
425 E. Mason St., (414) 298-3131
masonstreetgrill.com

Milwaukee Public Market
400 N. Water St., (414)
milwaukeepublicmarket.org

Paddy's Pub
2239 N. Murray Ave., (414) 223-3496
paddyspub.net

Palms Bistro & Bar
221 N. Broadway Ave., (414) 298-3000
(Fireplace is in upper level; only available for private parties)
palmsbistrobar.com

The Pfister Lobby Lounge
424 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 273-8222
thepfisterhotel.com

The Red Lion Pub
1850 N. Water St., (414) 431-9009
redlionpubmke.com

Shank Hall
1434 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 276-7288
shankhall.com

Silver Spur Texas Smokehouse BBQ
13275 Watertown Plank Rd., Elm Grove, (262) 821-1511
silverspurbbq.com

Stone Creek Coffee
422 N. 5th St., (414) 270-1008
4106 N. Oakland Ave., (414) 964-1608
stonecreekcoffee.com

Swig
217 N. Broadway, (414) 431-7944
swigmilwaukee.com

The Tin Widow
703 S. 2nd St., (414) 749-8227
facebook.com/TinWidow
(
Fake fireplaces, but still, and there's two ...)

Tonic Tavern
2335 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 445-3205
tonictavern.com

Vittuci's
1832 E. North Ave., (414) 273-6477
vituccis.com

Talkbacks

mygreendoor | Jan. 27, 2016 at 9:25 a.m. (report)

Great list! But I wish restaurant owners who don't have fireplaces would stop feeling so inferior. I've been to far too many places that have the "fireplace" video playing on TV screens. I"m sorry, but there is nothing cozy about looking at a TV screen that's HUNG ON YOUR CEILING to watch a video of a fire. Fireplaces are great - but guys, you don't have to fake one to get me to come in!

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jplightsmke | Jan. 26, 2016 at 10:28 a.m. (report)

Monicas on Astor. Nice fireplace, comfy leather chairs.

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cktailgrl | Dec. 18, 2011 at 10:49 a.m. (report)

Dave...it was pricey and DIRTY. It felt like eating in the sea lion exhibit at the zoo, with a little bit of the aviary added for good measure. Yech.

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juligrniis | Nov. 30, 2009 at 3:45 p.m. (report)

College_Dave, it was the Public Natatorium (sp?) and it was VERY cool, but pretty pricey for its day. Wonder what ever happened to the building?

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college_dave | Nov. 30, 2009 at 11:13 a.m. (report)

Is there any place that has a fireplace behind the bar kinda like Bryant's has the big fishtank? Btw, what was that place on the south side called that once housed a dolphin tank? I heard that was pretty cool until the health dept put the kibosh on it.

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