At this point in the winter season, warm-weather days are such a distant memory, you start to wonder if they ever really existed or were merely a fever dream. But fear not: these five ATL eateries feature blazing firepits to warm you up while dining and drinking.

Barcelona Wine Bar
The patio is almost always full at this buzzy Inman Park haunt—but an outdoor meal in frigid temps isn’t the most appealing option. Luckily, this Spanish tapas spot has plenty of picnic-style seating ops nestled next to an expansive brick fireplace, with outdoor heaters to boot.

Cypress Street Pint & Plate
Diners can feel the heat at this Midtown tavern thanks to an open firepit on their semi-covered patio. Post up for brunch when the sun’s out, or gather ‘round the flames after hours while catching a game on one of Cypress’ outdoor TVs.

This new Ford Fry steakhouse on the Westside boasts impeccable design, from the interior decor to the romantic patio, complete with a large fireplace surrounded by plush wraparound seating and plenty of extra firewood to keep things hot, hot, hot.

If you’re looking to see and be seen, this Mexican resto in West Midtown is the place to go. The focal point of their stylish patio is decidedly the giant brick fireplace, emitting plenty of heat for perfectly pleasant outdoor environs.

Seven Lamps
Order up one of this Buckhead outspost’s signature steamed lobster buns or coconut curry crab soup and, while you wait, grab a lounge chair on the patio to huddle around their modern firepit—bonus points if you’ve got a craft cocktail in hand.


Caroline Cox is a writer and editor who co-runs the local arts website Common Creativ ATL. Follow her on Twitter at @carolinecox because she’s funny and "Roses" by OutKast is about her.