Denver's restaurants are known for their open-air patios and rooftop decks, but there are some nights when you'd rather find a warm spot to enjoy drinks and dinner. These hot spots have inviting fireplaces and are the perfect places for a warm and cozy meal. Winter just heated up a little!

Rhein Haus

This LoDo beer hall offers house-made sausages, warm pretzels and other German fare. After a few games of bocce (Rhein Haus has four indoor courts), linger over a Pilsner or some fresh-baked apple strudel in front of the hand-carved mahogany fireplace salvaged from a Bavarian castle.

Kona Grill

You don’t have to eat indoors to enjoy a nice fire. Diners at Kona Grill love huddling around the outdoor fire pit on the patio to share a round of tropical cocktails and an order of avocado eggrolls.

Firepit at The Matador restaurantBarolo Grill

The two-top in front of Barolo’s uber-romantic fireplace is one of the most coveted tables in The Mile High City. Add a bottle of wine and some seasonal Northern Italian dishes and you’ve orchestrated the ultimate Denver date night.

FIRE Terrace

The outdoor fireplace on the fourth-floor FIRE Terrace (at the ART, a hotel) is a modern work of art. Soak up the warmth (and a craft cocktail) while taking in a view of bustling Broadway below.

Shanahan's Steakhouse

This ultra-chic version of the steakhouse has it all: mouth-watering steaks and seafood, a sprawling bar, a beautiful patio, a fantastic wine list and a towering indoor/outdoor fireplace. The three private dining rooms also make Shanahan’s a great option for your next party or event.

Forest Room 5

Love telling stories around the campfire? Pull up a tree stump at one of the fire pits on the outdoor patio at Forest Room 5, and eclectic bar and eatery in Denver’s Highlands neighborhood.

Bull & Bush

This English brewpub offers craft beer brewed in-house, traditional pub grub, an impressive whiskey list and a glowing fireplace that’s the ideal place to raise a glass.

The Matador

Located in the Highlands neighborhood, Matador serves up fresh, gourmet Tex-Mex cuisine, hand-crafted specialty cocktails and over 100 tequilas. But if those tequilas aren't enough to warm you up, cuddle up to one of the open fireplaces.

 

Pictured: FIRE Terrace and The Matador.