With Washington, DC winter temperatures wavering between 50℉ and 70℉, it's hard to think about relaxing by the fire with a warm drink. The Girls of Real Estate want you to be ready when the temperatures plunge to find the best cozy places to get a drink by the fire. We found a list published in The Washingtonian of local restaurants and are sharing our favorites, which of course are in Virginia!
332 Springvale Rd., Great Falls; 703-759-3800
The hearth in L’Auberge’s dining room is only accessible to those with reservations to dine, but anyone can enjoy this venerable epicurean institution's more casual Jacques’ Brasserie. Hot drinks abound every evening by their outdoor fire pit (weather permitting). The menu offers French dishes and drinks like mulled wine and spiked cider.
401 E. Braddock Road, Alexandria; 703-683-5330
What do you call wood-fired pizzas and hot beverages? A perfect combination! Lena’s, in the Rosemount/Del Ray community, is keeping their outdoor dining area open during the winter months thanks to heat lamps and a fire pit. and you can also enjoy happy hour food and drink specials at the bar, Monday through Friday, 4-7 p.m.
713 King St., Alexandria; 703-548-1717
Murphy's is an Old Town gem with daily food specials, Irish music (no cover), multiple flat screen TVs and an atmosphere that screams fun. The fireplace is indoors here and with amazing happy hour and food specials, you can warm your body with hearty food (meat and potato pie, Irish stew) and fabulous drinks (Irish cider!) without breaking the bank.