The flurries that dusted the city last night have had us aching for some invernal barside hibernation. Here is a list of the top-five bars with a nice hearth to thaw your paws.-
1) The Lobby Bar at The Royalton: This cozy bar on 44th St. has all the luxury comforts of the Morgans Hotel Group's boutique hotels: a sleek, Euro sophistication mixed with the rustic wood and darkly-lit cavernous expanses. The large fire place flickers throughout the bar such that the infernal mingles with the invernal, making for a particularly ideal setting in December and January.
2) The Slaughtered Lamb Pub: For those out for a more casual vibe, this West Village mainstay can provide a more rustic and even horrific vibe, taking its name as it does from a London pub thought to be cursed with the bloodline of a werewolf. Between the dark-wood wainscoting and the roaring fireplace, this place will do the trick for your cozy bar fix. Via
3)The Jane Ballroom: The bar's grand fireplace will make you want to curl up on the antique area rugs during your night on the town. The taxidermy-covered walls and wing chairs complete the vibe and make this a must when the weather gets a bit nippy. Via
4) Vig 27: With brown banquettes, this Flatiron district bar has a great back room kept swanky by the hues emanating from the fireplace. It's a great place to enjoy fondue or take town a Blackberry Cosmo.
5) Highlands: This cozy Scottish tavern on W. 10th Street makes for a great winter evening, as you wolf down some haggis and exchange tales of tartan sports victories after your wind-swept walk from the subway. Via