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Guest Author | 01/26/2024 | Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries, Downtown Corvallis, Restaurants, Winter

Toasty Tranquility: Fireside Gems in Corvallis

The nip in the air calls for toasty tranquility by the glow of firelight. As temperatures drop and rain becomes the soundtrack, it’s time to close the laptop, turn off the TV, and visit some breweries, wine bars, hotels and restaurants in Corvallis with fireplaces. From crackling hearths to warm ambiance, here’s a curated list of fireside gems in town to create cozy rendezvous with your friends, family, or lovers.

Caves, Corvallis, Oregon. Tables arranged near a large fireplace at Caves. Photo courtesy Caves.Caves, Corvallis, Oregon (Photo courtesy Caves.)

Caves • 308 SW 3rd Street, Corvallis

Caves leads this list because of its beautiful, large fireplace that is the focal point in the dining room, so it will be delightful no matter where you sit. Caves marries a curated selection of elevated tavern fare with a wide-ranging selection of craft beer, wine, spirits, and beverages. The focus on seasonal ingredients with straightforward and vibrant flavor combinations ensures a tummy-warming experience in a comfortable environment.

The Biere Library • 151 NW Monroe Avenue, Corvallis

With the atmosphere of a comfortable library, you can enjoy the Bière Library whether with a partner, alone, or with a group. While waiting for your table or hanging out with drinks, cozy up by the fireplace in the wingback chairs where you’ll feel at home. The tranquil warmth trends continue with their Belgian comfort food, literary-themed cocktails, and rotating drink specials.

Magenta Restaurant and SNUGbar • 137 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis

Step into the chic interior of Magenta Restaurant, where the large fireplace adds to the tranquil and refined atmosphere. This Asian Fusion culinary gem invites you to explore its delicious offerings of tastes and textures from around the world. From Korean BBQ tacos to Vietnamese pho, Magenta promises an upscale dining experience that tantalizes your taste buds. After dinner, get cozier in the speakeasy downstairs, SNUGbar!

McMenamins Corvallis Pub • 420 NW 3rd Street, Corvallis

Feeling like it’s the perfect day for a hot drink by the fire? McMenamins Corvallis Pub is the place for you. Lose track of time over lazy lunches in this English-style pub, with its laid-back and warm atmosphere, shelves of old books, and beer steins. Sit next to the indoor fireplace and order warm beverages from tea and coffee to hot apple cider and hot buttered rum, or choose from their extensive list featuring many McMenamins brand brews and spirits.

Corazón • 208 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis

Located in the heart of Corvallis, Corazón wine bar invites enthusiasts and casual drinkers to explore 25 varieties of wine from the Pacific Northwest, Mexico, and Spain. Select a glass or opt for a bottle, pair it with delectable tapas, and ascend to the mezzanine level. Once settled in upstairs, a flick of a button ignites the fireplace, casting an enchanting ambiance for relaxation and connection. At Corazón, sophistication and warmth intertwine, ensuring a delightful escapade.

Courtyard by Marriott Corvallis, Corvallis, Oregon. Enjoy the large firepit on the 4th Floor balcony. Photo courtesy Courtyard by Marriott Corvallis.Courtyard by Marriott Corvallis, Corvallis, Oregon (Photo courtesy Courtyard by Marriott Corvallis.)

4 Spirits Distillery • 3405 SW Deschutes Street, Corvallis

Embrace the enchantment of chilly nights in a covered outdoor area at 4 Spirits, where tabletop fire pits create a romantic ambiance. Warm up with seasonal special cocktails, hot buttered rums, or hot toddies. Give a boost to your liquid warm-up with a flight of spirits by including the fiery 4 Spirits habanero spiced rum. Indulge in made-from-scratch menus and spirit-inspired desserts while enjoying the Oregon night sky.

Block 15 Brewery & Tap Room • 3415 SW Deschutes Street, Corvallis

Stay warm and dry while gathering around the brick fire pit on Block 15 Brewery & Tap Room’s sheltered outdoor patio. Immerse yourself in the charming atmosphere while discovering they offer more than just onsite-brewed, super-fresh beers. While hot toddies are a staple winter item, ask about their seasonal special recipes created for this location. Enhance the experience by pairing these delightful drinks with a choice of hot or cold sandwiches and snacks from their in-house bakery.

Courtyard by Marriott Corvallis • 400 SW 1st Street, Corvallis

Ignite the magic of your stay in the historic downtown district at Courtyard by Marriott Corvallis by heading to the exclusive 4th-floor terrace, reserved for guests. Overlooking the Willamette River, the terrace sets the scene with a resplendent fire pit, creating a romantic ambiance. Bring glasses of wine, craft beer, or hand-crafted cocktails from The Bistro, the lobby-level restaurant, up to the terrace. Enjoy a delightful experience while soaking in riverfront views and the warm glow of the fire pit.

4 Spirits Distillery, Corvallis, Oregon. Dessert and a drink sitting on the outdoor firepit at 4 Spirits. Photo courtesy 4 Spirits.4 Spirits Distillery, Corvallis, Oregon (Photo courtesy 4 Spirits.)

Hilton Garden Inn • 2500 SW Western Boulevard, Corvallis

Indulge in the contemporary warmth of a sleek fireplace, and possibly catch an Oregon State University game on TV at Hilton Garden Inn's inviting lobby. Select from various Northwest wines and brews, or order cocktails at the bar and bring them over to relax on the modern-style sofas. While it may not be the most romantic spot, it offers a great atmosphere for socializing with old and new friends.

Papa’s Pizza Parlor • 1030 SW 3rd Street, Corvallis

Nothing beats pizza by the fire in cool or wet weather while the kids play at the indoor play area. Papa’s Pizza Parlor, a local, family-friendly chain, offers a salad bar and lunchtime buffet so everyone can find something they want. Indulge in classic pies and popular choices like taco pizza, or create your own masterpiece, including a gluten-free crust option. They even offer other meals for the little ones who don’t want pizza! Don't worry if the fireplace isn't lit upon arrival – just ask, and a friendly server will gladly turn it on, adding an extra touch of coziness to your dining experience.

Magenta, Corvallis, Oregon. Chairs and a table in front of the fireplace at Magenta. Photo courtesy Magenta.Magenta, Corvallis, Oregon (Photo courtesy Magenta.)

Whether it's the cozy vibe of a wine bar, the laid-back setting of a gastro pub, or the scenic view from an open-air terrace, each place offers a unique fireside experience. When the rain taps on the windows and the air gets chilly, let these spots ignite your interest. They're perfect for creating your own Corvallis heart- and hearth-warming story, one toasty memory at a time.

Article by Stacey Newman Weldon. Featured photo courtesy McMenamins Corvallis Pub. Keep up with Corvallis news, events and happenings by signing up for our email newsletter.

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