If you love the feel of a warm fire during the fall and wintertime, cozy up at these fireplaces and fire pits around the Ozarks.
Vantage Rooftop Lounge
Springfield’s only rooftop bar, Vantage pulls out the heaters and fire pits as the weather begins to cool down in the fall, winter and early spring months. For an extra cozy addition, guests can reserve a heated igloo from November-March. You don’t have to worry about missing the bar scene as a waiter or waitress will be sure to frequent your table.
Address: 260 E. McDaniel St., Springfield
The Rock Food & Friends
Photo courtesy of The Rock Food & Friends
If you love patio dining, you’ll love The Rock Food & Friends. The Rock’s multi-level patio offers a perfect view of the Galloway area. At night and during the colder months, the restaurant’s patio provides a fiery warm glow with several fire pit areas, the perfect atmosphere to enjoy an appetizer and a drink or two.
Address: 4018 S. Lone Pine Ave., Springfield
Photo courtesy of Mother's Brewing
Mother’s Brewing is known for its expansive patio and outdoor space tucked behind the brewery. While the kids play on the outdoor playground, grab a seat at one of the few fire pits scattered across the yard. Seats can go fast, so arrive early for a warm spot.
Address: 215 S. Grant Ave., Springfield
Bass Pro Shops
After a long day of shopping, grab the best seat in the house at the large stone fireplace near the main entrance of Bass Pro Shops. Several plush armchairs and a large sofa offer a comfortable spot with a great view of the store.
Address: 1 Bass Pro Dr., Springfield
Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park
For a private fire pit all to yourself, Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park offers several bonfire rental spots around the park. For $50, the pit includes three wooden benches and a staff member to help tend and fuel the fire as needed. Attendees are welcome to bring their own food to cook, marshmallows and roasting utensils
Address: 3825 W. Farm Road 146, Springfield
The fireplace inside The Garrison. Photo courtesy of Finley Farms.
The properties at Finley Farms boast many opportunities to cozy up near a fireplace or fire pit. Guests that want to grab a coffee or a hot tea at The Workshop can enjoy the outdoor fire pits overlooking the farm or grab a seat near the open-air fireplace inside.
Across the property, diners at the new speakeasy, The Garrison, have options to dine by firelight inside or outside. The Garrison is an intimate, candlelit space beneath The Ozark Mill. Its cozy covered patio, lit by the glow of fire pits, offers unmatched views of the river, mill dam and the historic Riverside Bridge.
On the main floor of The Ozark Mill, The Hawkins Room features a gorgeous floor-to-ceiling fireplace, impressive wood trusses, and natural wood paneling along with a patio that provides sweeping views of the Finley River. Guests can book this room for a special event or have the chance to eat in this overflow dining space on busy days.
Address: 840 Finley Farms Ln, Ozark
Address: 802 Finley Farms Ln, Ozark
Top Of The Rock/Big Cedar
The Osage Restaurant at Top of the Rock. Photo courtesy of Top of the Rock.
If you want a plethora of fireplaces and firepits to choose from, several venues at Top of the Rock include sweeping views of the Ozarks and roaring fires.
The Osage Restaurant is one of Big Cedar’s can’t-miss experiences. Enjoy upscale regional cuisine, an inviting atmosphere and top-tier service. The fireplace in the middle of the far dining room will keep you warm and offer spectacular views wherever you’re seated.
On the lower level of Osage Restaurant sits the Buffalo Bar. Step out onto the stone patio for breathtaking views and watch the sunset ceremony (offered seasonally), complete with a bagpipe performance and firing of a Civil War cannon. The best spot is near the large buffalo statue beside the roaring fire.
Combining the best of southern homestyle cooking with rustic decor, Devil’s Pool at Big Cedar offers an unforgettable casual dining experience. For the coziest experience, see if you can snag a seat by the large fireplace. Hand-wrought metal chandeliers and the large stone fireplace cast a warm glow over antique furnishings and the 100-year-old mahogany bar.
Address: 150 Top of the Rock Road, Ridgedale
Address: 612 Devil’s Pool Road, Ridgedale