Valentine's in the City
All Fired Up
No fireplace in your sixth-floor walkup? These bars provide all the comforts of the hearth.
Toasting (and getting toasty) at Keybar.

The amber lights coupled with the working fireplace shed a warm glow on the elegantly curved bar, Victorian banquettes and marble tables. Try a martini from their extensive list of blends. In fact, try several—maybe by then your eyes will adjust to the hot pink paint job.
• 56 Irving Pl., between 17th and 18th Sts.; 212-460-5656;


Hudson Library Bar
The Hudson Hotel's Library Bar has everything you need to survive the cold: the fireplace, chess and backgammon tables, and a nice set of wintertime liquors (Irish coffee, single-malts, Armagnacs). If you're not one to cuddle all night long, the hotel's celeb-spotting main club is steps away for your Page Six-worthy pleasure.
• Hudson Hotel, 356 W. 58th St., between Eighth and Ninth Aves.; 212-554-6317.


The vibe is a little bit hipster and a little bit Euro, thanks to its location (East Village) and its owners (Swiss and Hungarian). If you come on a crowded night (Happy Hour is all day Mondays), the wood-burning fireplace combined with exposed brick and dim red lighting might have you feeling like you're in an oven.
• 432 E. 13th St., between First Ave. and Ave. A.; 212-478-3021;


It's not hard to see why Kili is often described as an urban ski lodge—in addition to the fireplace, the bar has snowflake-patterned windows, outdoor icicle lights and a relaxing vibe. It's a good thing you aren't actually coming from the slopes—despite the Aspen vibe, no hot drinks are served here.
• 81 Hoyt St., between Atlantic Ave. and State St., Boerum Hill, Brooklyn; 718-855-3574.


Couldn't afford a European vacation this year? In addition to its fireplace lounge, this English bar and grill comes complete with British comfort food (think shepherd's pie and fish and chips) and pub-style pints of ale.
• 149 Second Ave., between 9th and 10th Sts; 212-529-5000;

Updated January 27, 2005