Valentine’s Night: Fireplace Bars

The Marlton HotelPhoto: Cassandra Rose Tannenbaum/New York Magazine

For the optimistic Tinder meet-up:
Achilles Heel
180 West St., at Green St., Greenpoint; 347-987-3666
Andrew Tarlow’s low-key bar and café has a welcoming bench by the wood-burning fireplace; D.J.’s spin classic rock and disco on Friday nights, drowning out awkward silences.

For the second date:
The Rookery
425 Troutman St., nr. St. Nicholas Ave., Bushwick; 718-483-8048
The log-cabin-style wood-burning stove is casual enough to take the pressure off.

For the rekindlers:
Refinery Hotel Rooftop
63 W. 38th St., nr. Sixth Ave. 646-664-0310
Dreamy views of the Empire State Building and Champagne by the rustic brick fireplace might warrant getting a room.

For jocks in love …
119 E. 27th St., nr. Park Ave. S. 646-524-6060
The crackling fireplace and glow from the flat-screens add all the romance you need in a Murray Hill sports bar.

… And their bookish counterparts:
Lobby Bar at The Marlton Hotel
5 W. 8th St., nr. Fifth Ave. 212-321-0100
The Marlton’s recent revamp (including the lobby’s marble fireplace; pictured above) nods to the French Riviera hotel in Tender Is the Night.

Valentine’s Night: Fireplace Bars