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Baby, it’s cold outside!

I don’t know about you, but when the temperature drops below 30 and the weatherman leads us on with his snow dance, all I want is a cozy spot next, preferably by a fireplace, and a cup of Joe or hot cocoa in hand! For you party people out there, you want those cups spiked.

So, I raked my brain trying to recall the restaurants/bars in the area that have these precious amenities, or at least some semblance of warmth, and came up with my top five venues and a few honorable mentions that I couldn’t leave out.

Tabard Inn



Murphy’s of Alexandria

Kramerbooks & Afterwoods Café

Honorable Mentions: Birreria Paradiso, Circle Bistro, Fado Irish Pub, Mr. Smith’s of Georgetown, Old Baroque Irish Pub, Oya, Tryst, Urbana

Enjoy! And remember, “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire…” – Edith Sitwell.

FamousDC thanks Nightlife Correspondent @BlairDC for sharing her favorite warm DC bars.