As the temperature drops and the nights grow longer, you can resort to turning up the thermostat and curling up on the couch, or you can head out and enjoy fireside warmth, accompanied by a seasonal drink or hearty meal.
A number of DC restaurants and bars keep the fire going as you sip and dine. Whether you're looking for an outdoor fire with hot toddies, flaming volcano drinks garnished with real flames or a fireplace to toast marshmallow s'mores, you can escape cabin fever and enjoy all that the winter season has to offer.
Eater DC explores 15 fireside dining and drinking options for what has been --so far-- a pretty mild winter. Knock on wood.