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7 Cozy Bars in NYC to Warm Up In

From fireplaces to libraries and lodges, these bars are perfect for heating things up while the temperatures drop. We’ve rounded up the top spots in the city for cuddling up with cocktail or barhopping with bae.

The Lodge at Gallow Green

The Lodge at Gallow Green is an adorable rooftop hideaway bar and restaurant at the McKittrick Hotel in Chelsea. While it’s known for its gorgeous walkway and famed greenery during the warmer months, it’s transformed into a cozy lodge for the colder months. Imagine walking into a mountainside ski cabin nestled in a sea of pine trees. The lodge is inspired by Scottish bothies, equipped with fireside seating and plaid blankets complete with sleeping bunks and a library. Revel in the warm and seasonal cocktails. Read about our experience here.


The Lodge at Gallow Green is open until the end of March. 542 W 27th St, New York, NY. (212) 564-1662

The Library at The NoMad

This sexy library isn’t just for literary lovers. The chic and sophisticated bar is set in a 19th century library inside the NoMad Hotel. The library features two floors connected by an original spiral staircase imported from the South of France. Guests can enjoy light bites served alongside coffee, tea, wine, and cocktails.

The NoMad is located at 1170 Broadway, New York, NY. (212) 796-1500


The Wren
This rustic pub is one of our favorite spots for venturing out in the winter. The laidback but lively vibes are ideal for gathering with friends on a chilly evening. Enjoy live music, delicious food, and an assortment of beers on tap. Read about our brunch experience here.


The Wren is located 344 Bowery, New York, NY 10012, (212) 388-0148

Clicquot Chalet at Mr. Purple

Mr. Purple is transformed into a funky après-ski lodge in the sky. Think vivid purple deer heads, digital fireplaces, and plenty of blankets for bundling. Step outside onto the terrace and guests will find a larger-than-life snow globe decked-out in Veuve Clicquot-themed ski lodge decor, complete with its very own Champagne bar. Enjoy seasonal hot sips and specialty Veuve Clicquot Champagne cocktails, plus plenty of chocolate and cheese fondue to warm your soul.

Clicquot Chalet at Mr. Purple is open through February. 180 Orchard St. New York, NY. (212) 237-1790


Bo Peep Cocktail & Highball Store
The underground piano bar and cocktail lounge is a seductive spot that will transform you back into the flourishing days of the Fashion District in the 1940s.  The cocktail lounge is conveniently located below The Rag Trader so you can begin your evening upstairs and make your way down as the night progresses to indulge in live music. Sip on elegant cocktails like the Tunisian Toddy and enjoy dancing piano keys. Read about our experience here.

Bo Peep Cocktail & Highball Store, 70 W 36th St, New York, NY.


The French-Brazilian restaurant and bistro is nestled in the LES, and gives off seriously sexy Instagram vibes. The dimly lit, charming space has low ceilings, candlelight, and gorgeous copper light fixtures. A plethora of live plants, succulents, and sexy black-and-white photographs give it a tropical vibe that’s just the inspo we need for winter. Perch at the bar and order just about everything. Read about our experience here.


Brigitte is located at 37 Canal St, New York, NY. (646) 649-3378

The Lodge by STK

NYC’s favorite winter escape is back. Grab a group of friends and enjoy seasonal cocktails such as the Mexican Hot Chocolate and the ginger toddy. The Lodge is complemented by indoor and outdoor day beds, chic urban cabin-inspired décor, a dance floor, DJs, and much more.

The Lodge is open Thursday through Saturday. 26 Little W 12th Street, New York, NY

Shruti Shah

NYC Editor & Resident Vegetarian

Shruti has a love affair with gin and spicy food. By day she's hustling in PR for leading consumer brands. When she's OOO, you can find her at Daybreaker dance parties, exploring kitschy cocktail bars and reviewing veggie-friendly brunches.

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