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In places like Ireland, it’s not unusual for a pub to have a fireplace. Of course, in a place like that, a fireplace is almost necessary because it’s usually so damp outside and the fireplace makes a great place to warm up. The weather in southern California is nothing like Ireland, but it’s still nice to find a bar with a fireplace – if only for the charm and ambiance it adds. If you want to enjoy some beverages in a cozy setting with a fireplace, try these places.
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(credit: Sandy’s)


Sandy’s
315 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 374-7273
www.sandyshb.com

If you’re looking for an atmosphere that is both cozy and breathtaking, Sandy’s is a great place to visit in Huntington Beach. In the bar area are some fire pits surrounded by very comfortable chairs, and you can look out at the ocean when you lounge by the fire pits. You’ll also find tasty eats on the bar menu like a variety of burgers and ceviche. It has the perfect cozy vibe and atmosphere for a laid-back night out.

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(credit: Ray H./Yelp)


The Irishman Pub
424 Olive Ave.
Huntingon Beach, CA 92648
(714) 536-6776
www.theirishmanpub.com

When you walk into The Irishman, you might think you’ve wandered into a bar in Ireland as it features all the quaint offerings you might find there. A charming little place with a lot of brick, the bar features a fireplace that is perfect for the rare cool or rainy days we have in southern California. Plus, you’ll find a good selection of beers on tap and a great selection of whiskeys – as is proper for an Irish pub. After one visit here, you just might have a new favorite bar.

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(credit: Lica N./Yelp)


Chapter One: The Modern Local
227 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 352-2225
www.chapteronetml.com

Regardless of the weather, Chapter One is a charming bar, and it is even more charming when it’s raining out. You’ll especially enjoy it if you’re lucky enough to get the table right by the fireplace. However, you’ll still enjoy the ambiance, great food, craft cocktails and beers even if you’re not seated right by the fireplace.

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(credit: Anne Watson Photography)


Mesa
725 Baker St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 557-6700
www.mesacostamesa.com

When you walk into Mesa for the first time, you might feel like you’ve stepped onto a movie set because Mesa doesn’t look like any other place you’ve seen in person. Tables are surrounded by cozy seats, giving the bar the feel of a lounge. Part of the charm of Mesa is the fireplace adorned with stones, making it the perfect complement to an already cozy place. You’ll also find a great selection of craft cocktails and some great food here (try the mussels with chorizo). For a charming night out, Mesa is tough to beat.

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The Copper Door
225 1/2 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 543-3813
www.thecopperdoorbar.com

For a fun night of live music, great drinks and even moonshine, head down to The Copper Door in Santa Ana. The bar, or underground craft beer and moonshine bar, is situated in the areas Artists Village and offers 20 rotating taps of domestic and international drafts in addition to a selection of bottles. This is a hip little underground (literally) spot of which the centerpiece is a fireplace that looks like it was claimed from the set of a 60s television show. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail or two or any of the craft beers from the impressive list available.

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Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on Examiner.com.

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