Where to Warm Up by the Fire in Vancouver

Couple drinking cocktails by the cozy fireplace at the Fairmont Pacific Rim.

Photo: Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel

It’s brisk out there, folks! Whether it’s a campfire or a fireplace feature in a snazzy hotel, there’s just something about sitting by the fire. It time to get cozy for date night or dinner with your housemate. Warm-up by the fire over dinner or cocktails at some of Vancouver’s best restaurants and hotels.

Fireplace at Bacchus at the Wedgewood Hotel in Vancouver

Photo: Wedgewood Hotel

I’m very spoiled. Why? I have a wood-burning fireplace in my home. (Please don’t hate me.) But before that happy occurrence, I was (and still am) a fan of choosing a restaurant that has a cozy fireplace or firepit that my partner and I settle by.

Whether it’s a campfire or a fireplace feature in a snazzy hotel, there’s just something about sitting in front of a fire that makes you feel super hygge and at peace. Here are some of the best cozy fireplaces in the city:

The cozy fireplace at Lupo in Vancouver

Photo: Lupo Restaurant

Lupo

With its Yaletown heritage home location and Italian cuisine, Lupo Restaurant & Vinoteca is a cozy, romantic spot that exudes comfort. Italian food is always a good idea but is especially comforting in Lupo’s warm atmosphere.

The Roof Black and Blue cozy fire

Photo: Glowbal Group

The Roof at Black + Blue

With its location in Vancouver’s finance district, one might not think about The Roof at Black + Blue as a typically cozy spot. But when you gather for cocktails with your bubble around a firepit, there’s an equally hip and cozy vibe. Combine that with excellent steak, and a glass of red and you’re all set!

Year round patios Vancouver - The firepit at Lift in Vancouver

Photo: Lift Bar Grill

Lift

With a stunning view of both Coal Harbour and Stanley Park, the two-story patio at Lift Bar Grill View is a coveted place to sit with a glass of wine and a cozy blanket – perfect for a date! With heaters and a fire pit available on the patio, you can take in the stellar views all year round.

The Lobby Lounge & Raw Bar

Order a cocktail and some sushi and feel right at home in the Lobby Lounge & Raw Bar at the Fairmont Pacific Rim. Glitz meets comfort on the West Coast at this acclaimed eatery and bar. As the website says, it’s where you’ll want to start — and end — your night.

Photo: Sandbar

The Sandbar Restaurant

Not only does Sandbar serve up fresh seafood with a floor-to-ceiling view, but this Granville Island gem’s indoor atmosphere also makes for a cozy brunch or dinner spot. As I said, there’s something about fireplace…

Bacchus Restaurant and Lounge at the Wedgewood Hotel. Photo via Monte Cristo Magazine

The Wedgewood Hotel and Bacchus Restaurant

Staycation anyone? Nestled in the heart of the downtown core, the Wedgewood Hotel and its restaurant Bacchus give off a cozy elegance that compliments the hotel and spa’s reputation for luxe excellence. Grab a book and settle in for a brandy, tea or coffee by one of their fireplaces.

Photo: The Teahouse

The Teahouse

Located just minutes from downtown Vancouver, The Teahouse Restaurant boasts a complete west coast experience nestled in the historic green oasis of Stanley Park. The comfortable, contemporary atmosphere serves as the perfect setting to enjoy a hot meal made with the freshest of local ingredients.

 

Things to keep in mind:

 

  • Check venue and attraction websites for hours, reservations ticketing and other policies, etc.
  • Masks are mandatory at most attractions; eateries will ask you to wear a mask until seated.
  • Staff is working hard in a “new normal” — please be kind and patient.
  • Respect the policies of establishments you visit.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands often and well.
  • We’re all in this together!

 

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Until November 23, BC residents are strongly encouraged to avoid non-essential travel to, from, and between the Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Sea-to-Sky, and Sunshine Coast regions. Let’s do our part by following provincial health orders and continuing to support local businesses in accordance with the latest health orders. For residents living outside of the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions, continue to travel smart, and #exploreBC safely and responsibly.

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