Outdoor season is here, and there is no better way to make your backyard or patio more inviting than by adding a lofty fire pit. A perfect centerpiece that will welcome your friends and family to huddle together, keep warm and share stories, fire pits come in a wide variety of different shapes and styles, whether you’re hosting a large gathering or want something intimate.
From contemporary, angular styles to traditional natural stone pits, there are plenty of options for every outdoor space. Take advantage of these warm, starry summer nights by rekindling your flame for outdoor gatherings with one of our favorite fire pits.
1. AmazonBasics 23.5 Inch Steel Lattice Fire Pit
BEST GRAB-AND-GO OPTION
If you’re in the market for a basic fire pit that’s sure to bring the heat, look no further than this option. While it may not look or exude the same level of sophistication as some of the other fire pits on this lists, it’s a rugged model that sports an extra sturdy construction and, fortunately, an almost effortless assembly process. It includes both a handy spark screen and steel poker, and at just shy of 20 pounds, it’s also quite portable.
2. AmazonBasics 34-Inch Stone Fire Pit
BEST EVERYDAY OPTION
Measuring 24 inches in diameter, this stone fire pit features beautiful copper accents that help accentuate the overall look. Naturally, fire pits need to be built to last, and this Amazon model doesn’t disappoint. Made with durable steel (with a shiny black steel center bowl), it’s able to withstand high temperatures while also exuding its own sense of luxurious charm. The stabilizing feet make it much more portable than other options, and it even comes with its own dome-shaped fire screen with a wide-angle handle for safe and easy removal.
3. BALI OUTDOORS 32in Wood Burning Fire Pit
More than just your ordinary fire pit, this Bali model features a smart and multifunctional design that lets it act as both a fire pit AND a grill. With a 360-degree swivel, you can adjust the pit based on your fire level; you can also add adjust the grill based on what you’re cooking and how long you’re planning on letting it simmer. Great for firing up a few steaks when the feeling hits or simply for helping add a little ambiance during those cool summer nights, it’s made from durable solid steel and comes with a collapsable log rack and fire poker.
4. Outland Living Series 401 44-Inch Outdoor Propane Gas Fire Pit
Level up your backyard game with this sleek, contemporary fire pit. Sporting an award-winning design, this pit combines elegance and convenience flawlessly. The decorative arctic ice glass rocks add drama to this fire pit that also features a weatherproof resin wicker construction and a tempered glass top. No need to worry about firewood—this design uses propane and provides a 100% smoke-free flame. Sure, this design might be more on the pricey side, but it comes with a wow-factor warranty that’s, well, almost priceless.
5. Landmann 25282 Barrone Fire Pit
BEST RUSTIC OPTION
This contemporary fire pit features a unique crosshatch design that’s made to both keep the flames contained while also making it easier (and safer) for you to open and close your pit. With a beautifully rustic antique bronze finish and an extra sturdy design, it exudes a sort of timeless look that will make people think you’ve had it for years. While it may not offer as much burning space as other fire pits, it’s surprisingly weighty. It’s also accompanied by a large spark screen, fire poker and a built-in wooden gate. A great option for everyday use.
6. Global Outdoors 34-in Top Fire Pit
Let’s face it, one of the main factors that makes a fire pit a fire pit is the amount of coziness it adds to the surrounding area. And if ambiance this is your main criteria, then look no further than this Global Outdoors fire pit. Sporting an authentic slate top, its rustic style is hard to resist. Its adjustable legs make it easy and safer to adjust it to uneven surfaces, and it even comes with a fire screen, weatherproof cover, grate and poker tool. The verdict is in and this fire pit is sure to make a great addition to your backyard or patio.