By Emily Reksits

Published on February 1, 2017

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Photography by ACHILLES HEEL

In the throes of a New York City winter, there’s nothing quite like warming up next to a roaring fire. And if you’re sitting next to a loved one with a drink in hand, well, that only makes it that much better. Indulge in a romantic Valentine’s Day at one of these lovely NYC bars with a fireplace.  

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Evening Bar at the Smyth Hotel  

While the couches, large chairs, and fireplace give this Tribeca spot an intimate, living-room feel, the modern art adds a fun, quirky vibe. Throw in the seasonal cocktail menu, and you’ve got yourself a perfect date spot. Created with a focus on artisanal distilleries and organic fruit and vegetable extracts, the selection is divided up in four sections: sparkling, stirred, shaken and classics. 

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The Waverly Inn

This dimly-lit bar gives all the old school New York feels. While the fireplace is now gas, the vintage tools that stand next to it give it a vintage vibe. And, as a favorite of New York City socialites and celebrities, you may see A-listers strut in.

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Photography by Hudson Common

Hudson

Common

Are you and your significant other more of a beer and burger couple? Then this beer-hall space near Columbus Circle is the spot for you. The beautiful fairy lights strung up above the long picnic tables add a romantic touch.

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Merchants NY  

Walking into the upstairs bar, this seems like your average watering hole. But once you head downstairs, you’re transported to an intimate lounge. Affordable and delicious cocktails and small plates make this place a totally reasonable option for a perfect Valentine’s Day outing. 

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Photography by Noah Devereaux

Black Mountain Wine House  

What appears to be an out-of-place cabin in the middle of Brooklyn is actually a charming little wine bar.  With over 30 wines to choose from and shareable plates, this is the ideal winter date spot

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Vinegar Hill House

This Dumbo bar is romantic, cozy, and dimly lit. Try to sit downstairs where it feels like you’re hiding inside a cabin by a wood burning stove.

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The Lobby Bar at The Bowery Hotel

Between the Parisian rugs, the wall of antlers, and the sandstone fireplace, this spot feels more like an upscale lodge than a downtown bar.  But it still somehow manages to remain both cozy and chic. 

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Photography by Clover Club

Clover Club

Find live jazz, delicious cocktails and low-key, Brooklyn neighborhood vibes at this premium Cobble Hill bar. Brick walls and leather banquettes make it part retro, part comfy. 

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Photography by Achilles Heel

Achilles Heel

One of the coziest bars in the world! This Greenpoint spot has a wood burning stove, cozy little enclaves, oysters, really amazing cocktails, and it’s in a lovely, quiet neighborhood.