A homey, roaring fire is a hot commodity during winter (and basically any other season) in SF’s characteristic foggy weather. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite fireplaces in San Francisco, ranging from outdoor patios to neighborhood bars to fine dining restaurants. Read on to discover your next cozy haunt.
1. 25 Lusk
25 Lusk might best be known for its sleek rooftop, but if you’re willing to trade the views for a beautiful fireplace, you’re in for a good time. The suspended stainless steel fireplaces are situated in the restaurant’s lounge area where you can sip on a cocktail and relax on the couch.
Location: 25 Lusk St.
2. Zeki’s Bar
Zeki’s Bar is a popular neighborhood spot with two brick fireplaces to warm you up. It’s the place to go if you’re looking for some nice craft beers on tap or creative cocktails in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
Location: 1319 California St.
3. Park Chalet Garden Restaurant
This spacious dining room on the Great Highway has panoramic views of its surroundings thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows and enormous glass roof. Sip your way through happy hour alongside views of the outdoors and a massive stone fireplace.
Location: 1000 Great Hwy
4. Presidio Bowl
The new outdoor patio at Presidio Bowl is perhaps one of the more underrated and lesser-known spots on our list, but it’s seriously worth a visit. The space is fully outfitted with heat lamps and a firepit so that you can enjoy views of the Bay over the Main Parade Lawn without catching a chill. After a round of bowling, it’s a great spot to grab a drink and lounge around.
Location: 93 Moraga Ave
5. SPARK Social SF
SPARK Social SF is the ultimate food truck park in Mission Bay with four firepits available for rental. Get a big group together and settle into the Adirondack chairs for $65-75 per hour — the price includes a fully stocked s’mores cart, which you can supplement with food and drinks from the surrounding food trucks. Make a day of it with a round of mini golf at neighboring Stagecoach Greens.
Location: 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North
6. Foreign Cinema
This Californian-Mediterranean restaurant is famous for its magical outdoor patio, adorned with string lights and a large screen to project films. Both the indoor seating area and patio are outfitted with handsome fireplaces, plus heat lamps for the patio to keep it as toasty as possible.
Location: 2534 Mission St
Charmaine’s is a rooftop restaurant and bar situated atop the San Francisco Proper Hotel. They have beautiful fire pits and stunning city views to accompany creative seasonal food options and excellent cocktails. At 120 feet up, you can enjoy views of the skyline that are hard to find anywhere else.
Location: 45 McAllister St
8. Kokkari Estiatorio
Kokkari Estiatorio is an SF staple with fantastic Greek fare in a romantic dining atmosphere. Their menu offers a modern take on traditional Greek dishes, spotlighting essential ingredients such as lamb, fresh yogurt, and oregano. Try and snag the big table in front of the fireplace for a front-row seat as they spit-roast chicken and lamb.
Location: 200 Jackson St
This lounge, restaurant, and bar in the Phoenix Hotel is fit for a rockstar. The walls are lined with hundreds of records to contrast sleek, modern furnishings, making for a nice place to try if you’re looking to feel glamorous. Warm up in front of its big indoor fireplace, or find a spot around the firepit on the patio.
Location: Phoenix Hotel, 601 Eddy St.
10. The Riptide
This Sunset hotspot has also been around since 1941, and is iconic for its small town lodge feel. Listen to some fun local music acts while cozying up by the open brick fireplace, and be sure to go for a walk on the beach, as it’s only a block away!
Location: 3639 Taraval St