When the temperature drops, there's few better places to be than parked in front of an open fire, mulled wine or cider in hand.

Here, we round up the best bars and pubs to do just that.

The Lord Dudley Hotel

Inviting lounges by the fireplace.

236 Jersey Road, Woollahra

Charlie Parker’s

A 100-seat cocktail bar beneath Fred’s.

380 Oxford Street, Paddington

The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel

Beer and an open fire since 1841.

19 Kent Street, The Rocks

Cricketers Arms Hotel

The friendly local with a roaring fire.

106 Fitzroy Street, Surry Hills

The Oaks Hotel

A courtyard fireplace that helps you enjoy the outdoors all year round.

118 Military Road, Neutral Bay

The Bucket List

Not just a summery beachside bar.

Shop 1 Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elisabeth Drive, Bondi


Sip whisky by a crackling fireplace.

199 George Street, Sydney

The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room

In winter, oysters are best consumed beside a fire.

225 George Street, Sydney

East Coast Lounge

Red wine by the fire? Don't mind if we do.

7b Chowder Bay Road, Mosman

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

A beach-chic venue that switches gear during the colder months.

1 Military Road, Watsons Bay