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Best Fireplace Bars Just Outside Of Boston

A nice, cozy fireplace can prove to be a diner's best friend when it comes to creating the perfect ambiance for a night out on the town. Whether it's all about setting up a romantic meeting place for drinks, or a warm backdrop to some drinks with friends, there are many bars just outside Boston that offer a fireplace setting for their customers. Having that fireplace also makes these bars a great place to hit on a cold, winter night.
The Fireplace
The Fireplace in Brookline (CBS)

The Fireplace - CLOSING DEC. 2014
1634 Beacon St.
Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 975-1900

Sure, The Fireplace Restaurant in Brookline may not be the most affordable of spots to hit for a quick bite to eat or a couple of drinks, as these definitely aren't dive bar prices. But the warm, inviting atmosphere and righteous, roaring fireplace makes this Beacon Street spot a fine destination for a planned weekend double date, group outing or just a romantic getaway for two.

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Christopher Restaurant
(Image: Christopher's)

1920 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 876-9180

This delicious gastropub provides a more affordable solution to the slightly pricy fare over at The Fireplace Restaurant in Brookline, while also banking on its cool looking, gas-powered fireplace to draw in the customer base. Of course, even if Christopher's didn't have the benefit of that fireplace vibe, it expertly delivers a delicious comfort food menu. Try the burgers or nachos, or partake of the more adventurous fare, such as buffalo tofu. The fireplace and cuisine are a match made in heaven at this Massachusetts Avenue bar, making Christopher's a recommended stop for hungry travelers.

James's Gate Restaurant & Pub
5-11 McBride St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 983-2000

It's all about down home atmosphere here at James's Gate Restaurant & Pub, a traditional Irish bar tucked away on McBride Street in the Boston suburb of Jamaica Plain. It's all about the wood-fired open flame of the fireplace, as it sets the perfect mood for a few straight pints of cold brew or one of James's Gate's comfort food classics. It's the perfect place for friends to gather by the fire on a brisk fall evening to swap stories and laughs, all the while enjoying a good meal.

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(Image: Atwoods on Facebook)

Atwood's Tavern
877 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 864-2792

Atwood's Tavern is something of a hidden, local secret for the Cambridge crowd, a jewel of a pub located on Cambridge Street which combines delicious, high-end comfort cuisine with friendly service and a comfortable atmosphere. The latter is particularly boosted by the bar-side fireplace which greets thirsty visitors on a nightly basis. The back-of-house kicks out addicting meals worth the Cambridge trip...get here by hoof, by bike, train or bus for a taste of the mussels, braised beef and bratwurst.

west on centre
(Image: West on Centre on Facebook)

West On Centre
1732 Centre St.
West Roxbury, MA 02132
(617) 323-4199

West On Centre, located on Centre Street in West Roxbury, is a great place to visit for a mouth-watering, belly-filling burger with all the fixings. It's also a great place to gather if it's just a brew and good conversation that's on your agenda. Large groups of friends are likely to hit up this cool little joint, as the gas-powered corner fireplace area near the bar provides the perfect place to enjoy your beer 'n grub with a cozy atmosphere designed to keep you coming back again and again.

George Pacheco has been writing professionally about arts and entertainment for over a decade. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, George currently resides in a humble New England home with his wife, cat and massive music and film collection. His work can be found at

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