7 Atlanta restaurants with fireplaces and fire pits

The cozy atmosphere of outdoor fire pits coupled with an overall ski lodge vibe makes Yebo the perfect place for drinks this season. Photo credit: Heidi Geldhauser

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The cozy atmosphere of outdoor fire pits coupled with an overall ski lodge vibe makes Yebo the perfect place for drinks this season. Photo credit: Heidi Geldhauser

Baby, it’s warm inside. Or, cold outside but with a bevy of fireplaces and fire pits, the chill is gone. Instead of staying home, head out with family and friends to enjoy fun activities like roasting s’mores over a fire pit; a private dinner party in fireplace-adorned rooms; and channeling your inner ski bunny at a restaurant with a ski lodge vibe plus fire pits and heat lamps. To get started on this year’s warm winter wonderland adventure, plan to visit one or all seven of the following metro Atlanta restaurants.

Yebo Ski Haus

For an after-ski atmosphere, head to this Buckhead restaurant that is reminiscent of a county bungalow with modern touches. Guests can cozy up with cocktails or dine on South African fare on the outdoor patio, which features multiple fire pits, blankets and cushioned seats; parties of two can enjoy private moments at pits that seem personal while larger parties can gather ‘round for good times. Because it’s cold outside, heat lamps provide additional warmth.

111 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-869-1992, yebobeachhaus.com.

Aix and Tin Tin

The restaurant, Aix, and wine bar, Tin Tin, share the same space, so guests visiting either can kick back for southern French food and drinks while sitting in the enclosed patio, which features a fireplace. Several tables have fireplace views but opt for a cushioned chair or the couch in front of the fireplace. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide Westside views so in the event of inclement weather you can see, stay inside a little longer.

956 Brady Ave. NW, Atlanta. 770-838-3501, aixatl.com.

Ray’s at Killer Creek

Plan a private party for your family and friends with fireplaces, delectable food options, such as seafood and steak — plus lots of wine. The cozy Cellar Room features wood, stone hearth and warmth from a fireplace, ideal for a seated dinner party of up to 26 guests. Because of the intimate size of this room, everyone can enjoy a seat by the fire. For larger parties up to 60, opt for the Wine-Jordan Room, which has similar décor but more space.

1700 Mansell Road, Alpharetta. 770-649-0064, raysrestaurants.com/raysatkillercreek.

BURN by Rocky Patel Atlanta

Inspired by Mediterranean, Asian, and Cuban cultures, this elevated cigar bar and lounge offers food, drinks and a beautiful, sleek, modern fireplace nestled near the backside of the main bar. In between eating, drinking and cigar-shopping, take social media-worthy photos by the fireplace.

900 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. 770-485-6990, burnbyrockypatel.com/atlanta.

9 Mile Station

No need to have cold feet because this elevated beer garden on The Roof at Ponce City Market offers multiple fire pits. Over local beers and shareable American pub fare, guests can sit outside, stay warm and enjoy sweeping views of the Atlanta skyline.

Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. 770-999-1532, 9milestation.com.

Table & Main

For folks fired up about eating outdoors, head here. The patio features a fireplace to keep guests warm on chilly evenings while they indulge in southern seasonal fare like catfish, shrimp and grits, and fried chicken. Outdoor seating is also available during Sunday brunch, so cozy up and catch up with friends while sipping coffee and noshing on cornbread waffles.

1028 Canton St., Roswell. 678-869-5178, tableandmain.com.

Donetto

Make it a date night throughout December at this Westside restaurant. In addition to Italian fare, couples (or friends) can purchase two dessert servings of s’mores for $6, and step outside to roast it over the fire pit. Feeling thirsty? Opt for a spiked cider, a fireside special.

976 Brady Ave. NW, Atlanta. 404-445-6867, donettoatlanta.com.