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A place for drink with a fireplace

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I have a date tonight and it is the 11th hour... Any place in the city that will not be too stuffy and or busy with a fireplace for drinks?

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  1. James's Gate in JP on South Street. Great cozy neighborhood bar w/fireplace.

    1. Is Salem too far? If not, then head to the Hawthorne Hotel in downtown Salem. There is a bar/restaurant off the lobby called the Tavern. Nice fireplace with a couch (I think) in front.

      1. if cambridge is close by the Red House in Harvard square has a nice little bar room with a fire place. as does Upstairs on the Square.

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        1. re: cambridgeMike

          Seconded. The Red House is a great option.

        2. If Peabody is not too far, I love the Hardcover they have a nice bar with fireplace

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          1. re: Roxxy

            The Hardcover is easy to drive to - Rte. 1 North.... another place I thought of is The Fireplace, 1634 Beacon St., Brookline.

          2. Not sure which of these places will have their fireplaces going tonight, but...

            Christopher's in Cambridge has a fireplace in the restaurant area.
            Clery's in the South End has one, too.
            I think the Fox and Hound in Quincy has one, but don't quote me on that.

            Have fun, wherever you go!

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            1. re: hiddenboston

              There's an article in today's Metro also listing the Bristol, Intercontinental, Upstairs on the Sq and Met Club.

              1. re: Joanie

                the Metropolitan on Rt. 9 in Chestnut Hill has a nice cozy little fireplace next to the bar with a couple of small tables right there. Food is great and drinks are nice too.

                1. re: krispybmc

                  Fireplace Grill on Beacon street in Brookline

            2. Sorry it's too late for your date, but West on Center in West Roxbury has a dine-in bar with comfortable seating, big fireplace, and excellent food (when last I tried it).

              1. This also won't work for your date, but if you find yourselves in the southwestern suburbs, Chiara in Westwood has a nice fireplace, and a relatively new bar menu in addition to its dinner and brunch menus.

                1. Also, too late for your date, but the Red House in Harvard Square has a lovely fireplace.

                  1. Yes, West on Centre in West Roxbury has a fireplace in the bar side. Atmosphere is nice.

                    I wouldn't eat the food though. Waiter shrugged his shoulder when I showed him the mold on the bread and gave an attitude that it was OK. No apology. Waiter didn't seemed the least bit concerned.

                    I wrote to the owners and never got a reply. I can only assume they think it is OK to serve moldy food. Nice place for a drink. Don't eat there, unless you like mold.

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                    1. re: bearzie

                      That's terribly disappointing! The food used to be wonderful there.

                      Don't know if they still have it, but Dali used to have a wood stove in one of the dining rooms that put out a wonderful warmth. Not a fireplace but lovely.