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Escape the Cold at These 10 Cozy Bars in the Lake George Area & Adirondacks

When winter arrives, sometimes all you want to do is relax by a warm fireplace. Here in the Lake George area and the Adirondacks, there are quite a few cozy bars where you can warm up and enjoy a drink. Here are 10 of the coziest bars you should check out this winter!

The Inn at Erlowest (Lake George, NY)

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The Inn at Erlowest is a turn-of-the-century castle in Lake George that offers both luxurious rooms and fantastic dining options. In particular, the Library Bar & Fireplace Patio is the place to go to find a cozy bar. This small bar area features a signature cocktail list, light fare, and a beautiful fireplace.

The Log Jam Restaurant (Lake George, NY)

fire in fireplace

Like its name suggests, the Log Jam Restaurant in Lake George looks similar to a large log cabin inside and outside. There are three massive stone fireplaces in the restaurant, so you'll definitely feel the warmth from the open bar area.

Fort William Henry (Lake George, NY)

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Fort William Henry offers amazing accommodations and an on-site museum where you can learn about local history. You can also eat, drink, and relax at the Tankard Tavern, which is open year-round and has a roaring fireplace.

The Garrison (Lake George, NY)

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The Garrison offers traditional and delicious pub fare in their cozy restaurant and bar. Some of their dishes offer a fun local twist, such as the Adirondack Nachos topped with Black Mountain Chili or the Prospect Mountain Burger.

The Docksider (Lake George, NY)

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The Docksider is located on the beautiful Glen Lake and is a favorite summer spot for outdoor waterfront dining, but did you know they're open year-round? They have a roaring fireplace in the winter, which makes it the perfect spot to enjoy their delicious burgers, sandwiches, pizza, steaks, soups, or seafood.

The Long Horn Restaurant & Pub (Lake Luzerne, NY)

a rustic bar

Just outside of Lake George in the Town of Lake Luzerne, the Long Horn Restaurant & Pub is the place to be if you want to warm up. In addition to the fireplace located right by the bar, there's another fireplace in the adjacent dining room.

Morgan & Co. Restaurant (Glens Falls, NY)

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Previously known as the McEchron House, this historic Glens Falls building has been transformed into the Morgan & Co. Restaurant. While the restaurant includes a fine dining menu, the cozy bar offers a large selection of wines, beers, cocktails, and more. Enjoy the warm lighting and heat from the restaurant's fireplace.

The Anvil Inn (Fort Edward, NY)

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The historic Anvil Inn in Fort Edward has the look and feel of a rustic restaurant in the Adirondacks, although it's technically just outside the park. A blazing fireplace in the main dining room warms the building in winter, and the bar area is a cozy spot where you can relax with friends.

Big Moose Inn & Restaurant (Eagle Bay, NY)

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Located along the shores of Big Moose Lake in Eagle Bay, the Big Moose Inn & Restaurant is perfect for anyone looking to escape the cold inside a cozy Adirondack bar. The beautifully crafted wooden bar gives the space a rustic atmosphere, and a large fireplace keeps the building warm during winter.

Garnet Hill Lodge (North River, NY)

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Over at Garnet Hill Lodge's Log House Restaurant, there's a small and cozy pub just steps away from one of the building's warm fireplaces. Once you've had a specialty cocktail at the bar, you can also check out the dining area and Lodge Room, which are just as cozy.

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