There are bucket loads of exciting things to do around town but when you're looking to get extra cozy, try out one of these winter warmers.
The upscale atmosphere at Jeffrey's always delivers. For a super-cozy gathering, head to the bar area to recline in one of the tufted, velvety chairs by the fireplace, and order a soul-warming concoction, like the Bobby Burns, a Black Grouse scotch cocktail that comes with a shortbread cookie.
The rustic, intimate dining room, hearty Italian dishes and brick fireplace at Winflo Osteria are sure to warm you right up, but for an extra special experience, catch an event at the exclusive supper club on Thursday nights. Look for the neon sign that says "Listen" under the bungalow that houses Winflo, and duck into the Listening Room, a candlelit, speakeasy-style space where you can enjoy a live music performance, a seasonal three-course menu and handcrafted cocktails. Insider tip: buy your tickets in advance to guarantee seats.
If backyard patios are more your style, the laid-back vibe at Moontower Saloon is the way to go. Grab a PBR at the bar, and venture outdoors to order some homemade grub at one of the food trailers. Stay warm in one of the Adirondack chairs by the fire pit, and let the live music on the outdoor stage provide the soundtrack.
The fireplace at Volstead Lounge is faux, but the intimate quarters, gilded wallpaper and leather sofas provide a perfectly cozy spot for gathering with friends and sipping high-octane cocktails.
Take date night up a notch at Vino Vino, a low-lit restaurant and wine bar with a sleek interior, wooden accents and floor-to-ceiling wine racks. The 350-by-the-bottle selection gives oenophiles a chance to show of their wine know-how, while the outside to the patio, is a romantic spot for sipping under the night sky and twinkling lights by the blazing fireplace.
What Halcyon lacks in a fireplace, it makes up for in s'mores. Part cafe, part lounge, this grown-up version of a coffeehouse offers tableside s'more service and tasty cocktails (as well as a menu of coffee drinks), so you can roast marshmallows while sipping on a signature chocolate espresso martini, as live acoustic music plays.
Who knew staying warm could be so fun?