The 7 Coziest Bars That Will Make You Feel All Warm and Fuzzy Inside
Summer, we miss you. But we have to admit that we’re not hating winter at all. Some of our fave things about cooler weather: layering, jackets and drinking cocktails by the fireplace. If that last one made you raise an eyebrow, keep reading. We’ve got the coziest bars to stay warm in for the rest of the season.
The Old Monk
On chilly, rainy days, we want nothing more than a great Irish coffee—Jameson, brown sugar, coffee and a “float” of cream. But if you’re not into whiskey, don’t worry, there are plenty of other hot boozy drinks to choose from here.
2847 N. Henderson Ave.; 214-821-1880 or oldmonkdallas.com
The fireplace is just one part of the coziness here. From the savory menu (which includes the likes of duck confit egg rolls and maple bourbon meatballs) to the old-school bar serving up an impressive assortment of beers, wines and powerful cocktails, you’ll feel the warm and fuzzies before that old-fashioned even hits your lips.
4900 McKinney Ave.; 469-893-9400 or henrysmajestic.com
Drinks in a mansion don’t instantly conjure feelings of hygge, but add a glorious fireplace, cognac-colored leather and rich velvet settees and you’re basically in cozy heaven. Throw in some live music and suddenly that $14 fig Sazerac feels totally worth the splurge.
2821 Turtle Creek Blvd.; 214-559-2100 or rosewoodhotels.com
Veritas Wine Room
Key words: cheese, meat, chocolate and wine (aka everything that makes us happy). The atmosphere here is relaxed and warm, and the wine snobbery is kept to a minimum. So even if you’re new to the whole vino-tasting thing, you’ll feel comfortable sipping on a glass of Cab.
2323 N. Henderson Ave. #103; 214-841-9463 or veritaswinedallas.com
Sure, on the weekends this hot spot in the Joule hotel turns into a place to see and be seen, but weeknights are a different story. Find a seat on a comfy couch and order up a bowl of punch with house-made soda to share along with some chicken liver mousse on toast. Mmmm.
1530 Main St.; 214-261-4601 or midnightramblerbar.com
The IVY Tavern
The fire in the fireplace may be fake, but it’s a conceptual wonder that will make you feel as if you’re inside a mountain cabin after a long day of skiing. With a craft beer in hand and some live music in the background, you’ll definitely feel warm and toasty.
5334 Lemmon Ave.; 214-559-4424 or theivytavern.com
Room? It’s more like a den retrofitted with 1960s-style office chairs converted into bar stools. Of course, the portrait of Jack and Jackie is enshrined above the bar, which features a heavily lacquered penny-covered counter. Here, it’s all about nostalgia for the past. But the Sweet Jackie Spritz—gin, Champagne, triple sec and lime doesn’t hurt either.
2512 Maple Ave.; 214-880-0189 or kennedyroom.com