Summer nights just don’t feel complete unless you’re gathered around a fire, either toasting marshmallows or toasting to each other. But building a fire every night seems neither feasible nor fun. That’s why fire pit tables are pretty much our favorite outdoor essential (no offense, grills). Not only are they intriguing design elements, but they’re also no-fuss–meaning you won’t have to deal with logs and your guests won’t have to go home and immediately wash everything in an attempt to get rid of the eau de campfire stench embedded in the fibers of their clothes. Fire pit tables are especially great for small outdoor spaces; you don’t have to choose between toasting s’mores and sipping a cocktail, because there’s room for each. Check out a few of our favorite styles.
Real Flame Ventura Square Chat Height Fire Table, Glacier Gray
Alluringly minimal, the appropriately named “chat height” fire table is made of fiber cast concrete. The push-button ignition gets the flames going in a flash, and the table top lid covers the burner when it’s not in use. This fire table would work especially well in a sleek, small outdoor space.
Outdoor GreatRoom Boardwalk Fire Table
A marbleized white onyx Supercast raised top sits on the ridged composite deck table surface of this fire pit table, giving it a fresh, coastal feel. The two levels make it great for entertaining, and a tempered glass guard is available to stave off wind and to protect any fingers that get too close to the flames.
Rectangle Fire Pit
Lest you worry that your fire pit table will look like everyone else’s, this one is highly customizable, with a choice of three metal bases and 10 finishes, plus an optional granite top and 14 glass rock colors. Perhaps more importantly, this compact, coffee table-height fire pit has plenty of room to rest your drink.
Malibu Fire Table by Firetainment
With its wide, sleek quartz top, this Malibu-inspired fire pit table is wide enough to share a meal with guests, and it comes in two heights. The square fire feature at the center of the table comes with your choice of colored fire glass or lava rock.
Mezzo Propane Gas Fire Pit Table By Real Flame, Antique White
Set a sophisticated, modern tone in your outdoor space with this round white fiber-concrete fire pit table. The black lava rock gives the table a high-contrast look, and the electronic ignition makes starting a fire simple.