Rooftop and waterfront views accompany this tabletop fire pit the whole family can huddle around. Don’t miss live music Wednesday through Sunday, happy hour Monday through Friday, and a Bloody Mary selection for Sunday brunch.

Perro Blanco

Nestled in the Railroad District alongside local favorite, Toast,  is Perro Blanco –  a cozy mezcal bar that will be your go-to stop for classic tequila inspired cocktails like their Nickles 4 Tickels, featuring Vita Mezcal steeped in Oolong tea, Creme de Cacao, Creme de Banane, Velvet Falernum, Agave and fresh Lime. This auto shop-turned-hidden gem welcomes guests to enjoy homemade corn tortilla tacos that pair perfectly with a smoky mezcal margarita. Embrace the Fall and Winter seasons with tacos by the fire pit on their patio!

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O’Connor Brewing Company

Colder temperatures are no excuse to skip out on the amazing outdoor space at O’Connor’s. A long time favorite brewery located in the heart of Norfolk’s up-and-coming Railroad District, O’Connor’s serves up incredible brews with a welcoming vibe and large outdoor beer garden that  makes for a perfect afternoon hangout spot with friends and family.


Priding themselves on minimally processed food that is locally sourced, TASTE strives for that farm to table perfection. This café style restaurant serves breakfast, lunch & dinner. Toast your feet by the fire while you munch on their savory sandwiches and sip their aromatic coffee.  TASTE’S pledge to high-quality food extends to the shelves of their retail store, highlighting local Virginia foods such as cheese, gourmet munchies, fine wine and beer.

Hank’s Filling Station 

Classic cocktails – Manhattans, Old Fashions, and Whiskey Sours – are best enjoyed at Hank’s Filling Station. What was one an old gas station has been transformed into a hip, outdoor whiskey bar that entices you to bring your favorite people, chat by the fire and play life-sized games in the backyard. Check out their live music and events here!

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Mermaid Winery

Have you been to Mermaid Winery? Well here is an excuse to go. When there is a chill in the air, what’s better than an afternoon or evening spent by the fire with a bottle of wine for company? Mermaid Winery is Virginia’s first urban winery and has free tastings every Friday. Their menu includes 14 of their own varietals, along with 800 wines sourced from around the globe.

Waterside District

Multiple fire pits throughout, Waterside District’s waterfront fires are a favorite here in Norfolk. Grab dinner or just a drink, and soak up skyline views of our neighboring city Portsmouth.

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Overlooking Norfolk’s famous Granby Street sits one of the most beloved Italian restaurants in the city, Leone’s.  Admire the views from above and then cozy up on their back patio next to the fire!


The warmth from a fire pairs perfectly with Torch’s fried pimento cheese balls, served with a side of sriracha ranch. Pair your bites with a local beer, play a round of cornhole and enjoy the crackle of the fire.

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Header photo courtesy of Hilton Norfolk the Main.