Cozy Up For Fall: 8 Bay Area Fire Pit Spots

By Meghan Gieber | August 17, 2016
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Fire pits at the St. Regis in Big Sur

Silicon Valley is honored for its perfect summer weather, those hot days and crisp nights. An outdoor fire pit is the ticket for leisure lounging with an idyllic ambiance. Cozy up with a blanket, a sweetheart and a hot toddy at any of these locations, and their fire pits will keep your sense of romance smoldering all season long.

Dry Creek Grill, Willow Glen
Willow Glen, one of the most sought-after areas in the South Bay to live and socialize, is home to Dry Creek Grill. This steak, burger and barbecue joint is a combination of upscale and laid back and has been recognized by both TripAdvisor and OpenTable for its locally sourced menu and ambiance. 

Hult’s, Los Gatos
Cross California cuisine with Swedish influences and you end up with Hult’s in Los Gatos. Ambient glass fire tables surround the newly built fire pit on the patio, where you can enjoy lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.

Fattoria e Mare, Burlingame
Fattoria e Mare (think urban e rustic fare) offers a locally sourced menu inspired by food tours throughout the U.K., Europe and the Americas. Not only is the fire-pit-equipped patio dog-friendly with an outdoor projection screen, Fattoria e Mare is also receiving popular ratings for its menu, service and atmosphere. 

Hotel Valencia, San Jose
For those who like both sophistication and popsicle cocktails, Hotel Valencia is your easy summer getaway that’s located in central Santana Row. Put on your pumps or button-downs and enjoy riveting conversations on the terrace both day and night. 

The Stanford Park Hotel, Menlo Park
For traditional charm tucked off of El Camino Real, walk through The Stanford Park Hotel’s lobby and restaurant and into the courtyard. There you’ll find a fire pit, colorful plants and people eating dishes from Menlo Grill. Always sprinkled with people but not too crowded, this courtyard is a sure thing. 

Moss Beach Distillery, Half Moon Bay
Arrive at Moss Beach Distillery and head outside to Seal Cove Patio, a dog-friendly space with Pacific Ocean views and large natural-gas fire pits. Whether you feel like a quick bite or want to spend the day watching waves crash against the shore, the patio’s casual setting accommodates all. 

Opa! Authentic Greek Cuisine, Campbell 
Amidst busy downtown foot traffic with a nearby view of the Campbell water tower sits Opa! Authentic Greek Cuisine, with a fire pit on the street corner. Sitting here provides access to neighboring sports bars, coffee shops and prime people watching. 

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
If you haven’t taken a leisure road trip to the coast and stopped at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, a very special experience awaits you. Set on a grassy bluff that overlooks the ocean, take a seat on one of many big chairs surrounding the fire pit, pull a blanket over yourself, enjoy the view and bask in the salty air. 

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