We were lucky in January to have some incredibly beautiful nearly Spring-like weather. But Winter has struck in Vancouver and with the recent snowfall—it’s colder than ever.
Warm up at some of Vancouver’s best restaurants and bars that have fires that aren’t just for show and can get you to a more comfortable temperature.
Vancouver Bars And Restaurants With Real Fires
The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant
This bustling fish & chip joint on Granville Island isn’t just for the Summer months. They have a cozy fire and lots of comfort food dishes to keep you warm during Winter too. They also have incredible fish tacos, fried oysters and a selection of wood-fire baked pizzas. Check them out at 1535 Johnston Street.
The Lobby Lounge & Raw Bar
Find this huge fireplace inside the Fairmont Pacific Rim. It’ll keep you warm and act as the perfect backdrop for your Instagram pictures too—it’s a win win. Known as one of the best bars in Vancouver, this spot is warm and has a cool vibe. Dig into sushi, charcuterie, flatbread and other bar bites. It’s located at 1038 Canada Place.
If you’re looking for homestyle Italian cuisine in Vancouver this is it. Plus, they are set in the most adorable house that has been converted into a restaurant. And when the weather outside is especially bad, they’ll put the fire on to further add to the ambience. Besides every kind of pasta your heart (or stomach) could desire, they have caprese salad, roasted lamb and duck confit. Find them at 869 Hamilton Street.
This is the perfect place to hit up with friends and have some cocktails by the fire. Their menu has everything from shrimp ceviche and beef carpaccio to fois gras terrine and smoked wild salmon. Check out this restaurant in the Sutton Place Hotel, conveniently located at 845 Burrard Street.
The Oakwood Canadian Bistro
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Ok crew NYE is a couple days away. Whether you make some truly questionable decisions downtown or go to bed exactly 2 seconds after midnight, you should at least get a great dinner out of the night. Chef and his crew have a 7 course menu for the big night and it’s a real heck of a thing. We’ve got a few spots and some space at the bar left, get at us for resos!
It doesn’t get much more cozy than this spot. Serving Canadian cuisine with housemade and local ingredients. The wood-paneled space is super warm and of course has a fireplace to make you feel right at home. Get an all-Canadian poutine, pan-seared duck breast or potato dumplings (just to name a few). Grab a seat at 2741 West 4th Avenue.
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