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Where's the Fire?

Warm up in Richmond bars and restaurants with fireplaces.

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Baja Bean Company   Outdoor firepit, big bars, Mexicali menu and tequilas, game nights. Lunch and dinner daily, Sunday brunch. 1520 W. Main St. 257-5445. www.bajabean.com

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing  The river view trumps the modern fireplace, and the crowd and open kitchen are worth watching too. Broad American menu, busy bar scene. 4708 E. Old Main St. 622-2628 www.theboathouseatsundaypark.com

CafAc Caturra  Ski lodge meets Westhampton with an in-and-out fireplace of rugged stone. Sip wine or cocoa in prepster paradise. Light, fresh fare daily. 5811 Grove Ave. 285-0690. www.cafecaturra.com

Chez Max  Traditionalists love the fine French and American cuisine, the relaxed demeanor, and the flickering fireplace reflecting master chef Alain Lecomte's signature dishes.  10622 Patterson Ave. 754-3464. www.chezmaxva.com

deLux  Big, modern bar scene with fireplaces on two levels. Moderate prices, blue plate specials, lots of singles, prime Fan corner location. 2229 W. Main St. 353-2424. www.deluxrichmond.com

Element Lounge  Nightlife in Shockoe Bottom includes this club with two fireplaces, soft seating and cocktails, a menu that emphasizes desserts and music. 119 N. 18th St. 788-8001. www.elementloungeva.com

Julep's New Southern Cuisine  Cozy upstairs spot is one of the city's most romantic, an updated historic building with stellar food, bar and service. 1719 E. Franklin St. in Shockoe Bottom. 377-3968. www.juleps.net

T-Miller's Sports Bar and Grill  Outdoor firepit, pub grub with lots of screens and booths, full bar, open daily in Marriott Hotel. 500 E. Broad St. 648-2255. www.tmillerssportsbar.com

Water Grill  Carytown's cozy, two-level townhouse with its intimate spaces and upstairs fireplace serves seafood and cocktails and a sought-after raw bar. 3411 W. Cary St. 353-3411. www.thewatergrill.com

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