Top 10 Restaurants with Bonfires in Atlanta Area
Top 10 Restaurants with Bonfires in Atlanta Area
With the temperatures dropping like rocks, we start to find ourselves hunkering down and snuggling in. With that thoughts of a lively fire and warm food and drinks. This week we explore the venues that understand exactly how we feel. These fine places help us cozy in with fire pits, bonfires and hearths. So grab a friend, dress warm and come willing to squeeze in around the fire, because even though it’s an unbelievable 16 degrees in Atlanta, everyone still loves a good fire and a good excuse to get out of the house.
A rotating lineup of beers on tap and by the bottle, this Midtown American grub pub is the relaxed neighborhood spot everyone loves. The dream of building a family pub has since grown becoming a proud part of the community and an extension of family. This is a place with a wide beer selection, warm comfort food and employees who know everyone at the bar. Head over to chat with a friends you haven’t met yet before taking a place at the fire pit outside. Make sure to check out their website because everyday of the week (except Wednesday) they have a different food or drink deal to excite the foodies in all of us.
This modern rustic staple offers seasonal American fare, handmade pastas and handcrafted cocktails. The name comes from an essay, the “lamps” being the seven principles of architecture which the owner and chef both believe applies to running and maintaining a kitchen: sacrifice, truth, power, beauty, life, memory, and obedience. A neighborhood establishment in the Buckhead area, complete with courtyard seating and stone fire pit. Here customers will find an industrial interior with wood and metal furniture, brick walls, the occasional pop of color, and lots of details to attract the eye.
Here patrons will enjoy a huge open hearth (24 ft) and old school American food served in filling portions. The seasonal menu is created from a passion for cooking over wood and using age-old techniques. Here customers will find that sustainable, organic, locally sourced, and responsible butchering have come together to create great tasting smoky food that has become a highlight for Atlanta foodies. Inside the patrons will find a dark, moody wooden interior, rough and rustic while strangely sophisticated and comfortable. The atmosphere is always lively with great ambiance and fun views of the wood grill.
Making up a corner of Piedmont Park and on the Beltline, this venue has great views, lots of people watching and some history. The structure built in 1905 was a horse stable for racing enthusiasts, before transforming into a men’s club, and then almost a hundred years later being renovated into a restaurant. In 1999, it was bought by the current owners and expanded into the landmark that it is today. Environment and community minded, the owners have put several programs into place to help conserve, reuse, and reduce. Here customers will find a varied menu of sushi, burgers and good times.
With multiple locations, customers will get a ‘beach life’ experience transporting them back in memory to their favorite beach bum spot. Inspired by the beach culture of Brazil, Uruguay and Southern California, customers can sit back and relax while enjoying upscale street food with a coastal vibe. Evoking memories of a stylish beach resort and unforgettable food – at beach bum prices. The menu is split up into tacos, non-tacos, and rice bowls. What beach experience is complete without a bonfire? Here people will find a large outdoor stone hearth to complete the experience we are looking for.
Barcelona is easily considered our local European escape. Spanish inspired tapas food with an extensive drink menu and lively atmospheres at both locations, it’s hard to go wrong. Westside Ironworks is mid-century architecturally inspired, with a rustic outdoor wood burning fireplace found in their garden-style courtyard. The whole setup mimicking a cozy coastal retreat. Inman Park with its chic urban look, includes a wraparound patio with fireplace and blankets available. While these locations are unique in personality, both are run by the same principles that make them an unforgettable experience.
Here we will find artfully crafted plates of wood fired American cuisine, a unique 26 foot wine tap barrel tower and an extensive beer program. In addition, customers will discover an interior designers dream created from a large open warehouse with changes in texture, bright splashes of color, and lots of details while still being functional and comfortable. Decor includes a wall of living plants and floor to ceiling artwork to accent everything perfectly. Add to that funky live blues, views of downtown’s skyline and a fire “wall”. A fire “wall” is an indoor burning structure that is as unique as everything else offered here.
Located inside a cozy 1920s bungalow with a patio overlooking the Midtown skyline, this venue is just the right combo of intimate cocktail lounge and relaxed neighborhood bar, serving creative craft cocktails and small plates. Here is a mix of high-end meets low-end, which feels just right. Inside this bar customers will find, an old world gentleman feel with tartan wallpaper, Houndstooth bar stools, carved paisley details in leather, and brass railing. Customers have two choices for their fire experience. Outside, on their deck with cushioned seats next to the fire pit. Or inside, with a chair pulled up at the hearth.
Located off the beaten path in historic Roswell, this is the neighborhood place to go. Set in a 1940s stone house built from stones pulled from the nearby Chattahoochee river, Vin25 includes a wonderful patio area set up for friends and neighbors to meet, with a fire pit, casual chairs and twinkling lights overhead. Their aim is to make this the most relaxing part of anyone’s day. The petite size of this venue lends to the cozy neighborhood feel, with a great selection of wine, seasonal menu and a knowledgeable staff to help with all decisions. Famous for their meat and cheese platter.
During the winter months this restaurant undergoes a transformation to become a ski lodge. For those who can’t get away for the holidays, enjoy winter in style with pillows and blankets laid out on every chair and fire pits to keep us cozy. Serving comfort food, that’s a delicious blend of South African and American fare. Some might find it a little too cold outside even with the fire pits and blankets, well that’s all right, inside they have an old fashion wood burning stove to help keep customers feeling snugly without the extra chill. Take a break from life for a few hours to vacation at Atlanta’s only ski lodge.
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