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Escape From the Cold at These 11 Cozy Adirondack Bars

If you're looking to go out on a cold night this winter, then why not try a cozy bar? It's the perfect place to sip a drink and stay warm by the fireplace. Here are 11 cozy bars you should check out in and around the Adirondacks.

Big Moose Inn & Restaurant (Eagle Bay, NY)

a large rustic bar room

Located along the shores of Big Moose Lake in Eagle Bay, the Big Moose Inn & Restaurant is perfect for anyone looking to escape the cold inside a cozy Adirondack bar. The beautifully crafted wooden bar gives the space a rustic atmosphere, and a large fireplace keeps the building warm during winter.

Garnet Hill Lodge (North River, NY)

drinks by the fire

Over at Garnet Hill Lodge's Loghouse Restaurant, there's a small and cozy bar area just steps away from one of the building's fireplaces. Once you've had a specialty cocktail at the bar, you can also check out the dining area and Lodge Room, which are just as cozy.

Taste Bistro & Bar (Lake Placid, NY)

taste bistro bar room

Not only does Taste Bistro & Bar at Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa offer wonderful views of the lake, but it's a great place to enjoy a delicious meal and seasonal cocktails. The cozy bar area features comfortable seating and is located close to the fireplace in the dining room.

The Long Horn Restaurant & Pub (Lake Luzerne, NY)

a rustic bar area

Just outside of Lake George in the Town of Lake Luzerne, the Long Horn Restaurant & Pub is the place to be if you want to warm up in a bar. In addition to the fireplace located right behind the bar seats, there's another fireplace in the adjacent dining room.

The Log Jam Restaurant (Lake George, NY)

rustic restaurant area

Like its name suggests, the Log Jam Restaurant in Lake George looks similar to a large log cabin on both the inside and the outside. There are three massive stone fireplaces in the restaurant, so you'll definitely feel the warmth from the open bar area.

The Inn at Erlowest (Lake George, NY)

a fireplace with decorations

The Inn at Erlowest is a turn-of-the-century castle in Lake George that offers both luxurious rooms and fantastic dining options. In particular, the Library Bar is the perfect place to go to escape the cold weather. This small bar area features a signature cocktail list, light fare, and a beautiful fireplace.

Morgan & Co. Restaurant (Glens Falls, NY)

bar room with people

Previously known as the McEchron House, this historic Glens Falls building has been transformed into the Morgan & Co. Restaurant. While this restaurant is technically just outside of the Adirondack park, it's definitely worth the visit! Morgan & Co offers a fine dining menu, a large selection of wines, beers, cocktails, and more. Enjoy the warm lighting and heat from the restaurant's fireplace.

Lisa G's (Lake Placid, NY)

people sitting at a barPhoto credit: Alan Nudi

Lisa G's in Lake Placid is the place to go for locals and visitors to enjoy comfort food, great beer, and creative cocktails. While they don't have a fireplace, they're reputed to have one of the best burgers in the Adirondacks.

O.P. Frederick's (Chestertown, NY)

an Adirondack-style restaurant with deer head on the wallPhoto provided

If you're a seafood lover, this is the cozy bar for you. Located right on Loon Lake in Chestertown, O.P. Frederick's features an inviting atmosphere coupled with local craft beer and delicious seafood, pasta, and burgers. Their bar area features a toasty wood stove, and their dining room, pictured above, also has a welcoming fireplace.

Fun fact: this restaurant was featured in the Showtime series Escape at Dannemora.

The Ole Barn Restaurant (Inlet, NY)

The Ole Barn Restaurant in Inlet is the perfect place to warm up after a day spent snowmobiling or enjoying other winter activities in the western Adirondacks. Enjoy a nice cold beer or hot beverage at their large bar or take a seat in their dining room by the cozy fireplace.

R.F. McDougall's Pub (Wilmington, NY)

R.F. McDougall's Pub in Wilmington is known as a great place to relax after a day of ice fishing or skiing in the northeastern Adirondacks. This is a classy but laid back bar known for their refreshing ales, mouthwatering pub fare, and large stone fireplace.

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