Toasty Toasts: NYC Bars with Fireplaces
by Alyssa Grossman, 12/19/2012
Photo: Joe Buglewicz
179 Smith St., 718-852-8086, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
The memories of childhood summers spent singing "Kumbaya" around the campfire that this rustic drinking den may inspire will warm your heart, and the fireplace on hand will likely warm the rest of you. Elements like wood-paneled walls, a deer-head trophy mounted above the wood-burning fireplace and a kayak propped up in one corner play up the wilderness theme, while traditional games (Jenga and Scrabble, anyone?) and s'mores drive home the re-creation of a quintessential childhood experience. Decidedly more adult are the cocktails, which range from fruity sangria to chocolaty concoctions—the latter topped with a warm marshmallow.