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14 Holiday Bars & Christmas Pop-ups That Are Sleighing It

*Queue the twinkling lights and joyful music* because it’s the most wonderful time of the year! Holiday season is here and in full swing all around Atlanta. We’ve put together a list of Christmas pop-ups and holiday pop-up bars for you and your besties or significant other to check out this season. There’s so many fun and festive things to do, you could try a new one every weekend until Christmas!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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1. Atlanta Christkindl Market at Buckhead Village

Buckhead Village District
290 East Paces Ferry Road NE

This German holiday market will be held in Buckhead Village from November 25 through December 24. If you’ve never been to the Christkindl Market, it is definitely something you’re gonna want to clear some time on your calendar for. They’ll have 50+ vendors including authentic German food, holiday themed beverages and treats, as well as shopping, live music and more. Take a Saturday and head to Buckhead Village for this festive event. It’ll almost feel like you’re spending the holidays abroad! Only you’ll be about 15 minutes from home instead of 10+ hours away. Be sure to check their hours online before heading over. 

Happy Who-liday's at Mercantile Social | Photo: Facebook
Happy Who-lidays at Mercantile Social | Photo: Facebook

2. Happy Who-lidays at Mercantile Social

 20 N Main St
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Mercantile Social in Alpharetta is getting decked out for the holidays! From November 8 through December 31 they completely transform into a Who-ville themed bar and have all things Grinch and Cindy Lou Who inspired decorations, cocktails and more. Head on over there if you are really looking to get into the holiday spirit. And if you don’t feel like getting into the spirit, good luck, because even Mercantile Social could put a smile on the Grinches face! 

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3. Igloos & Holiday Social Bar at Ponce City Market

675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

Ponce City Market has so much to offer you this holiday season. The Igloos are back at 9 Mile Station at Ponce! Make a reservation and enjoy brunch or dinner from the comfort of your cozy, heated igloo with a beautiful view of the city. Igloos hold up to 6 people so pick your two favorite couples to go out with or rally up your best girls for a unique experience you won’t want to miss out on!

They also have their Holiday Social Bar just inside the tower lobby and it is decorated to perfection. They have transformed the indoor bar to basically resemble the North Pole, and while you’re enjoying the ambiance, make sure you also have a festive drink in hand. All of the magic will be going on through November and December and some holiday events at PCM will carry on through the first week of January so check their website for dates, times and reservations before you go.

For the folks wanting a more upscale night, spend some time at 12 Cocktail Bar in the Ponce City Market tower. They will have some returning festive drinks like the Sleigh Fuel, made with bourbon, cinnamon, eggnog, and coffee, as well as some new cocktails being added to the list. Put on your best peacoat and get ready for the classy holiday party you won’t forget. Reservations are recommended due to the limited amount of space. Make sure to hop in your sleigh (an Uber will be fine, too) and head over to PCM!

4. Bistro Niko

3344 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

While not technically a holiday bar, you’ll really be hard-pressed to find a more glamorously festive place to spend the holidays than French favorite Bistro Niko. Around the holidays they go all out with the decor, twinkling lights, nutcrackers, garland, and more elegant decorations all throughout the space. Dine on their signature coq au vin and soak in the holiday cheer at one of Buckhead‘s bests! Pro tip: their Ultimate Dining card, good at any Buckhead Life restaurant, is the perfect Xmas gift for any foodie! Keep up with them on social media to see when they start getting in the holiday spirit! 

Miracle Bar| Photo: Atlantaeats.com
Miracle Bar| Photo: Atlantaeats.com

5. Miracle Bar

931 Monroe Dr NE C-106, Atlanta, GA 30308

The Miracle bar is coming back for another year of holiday cheer! This holiday pop-up bar started in NYC in 2014 and due to its success there, has now expanded to not only the entire USA but it has locations all over the world! You already know you can expect incredible decorations, delicious handcrafted cocktails and jolly vibes! Make sure to check their Instagram for updates! 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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6. The Select

6405 Bluestone Road Suite 200
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

There’s no denying that The Select is one of the most beautiful restaurants in town, and this Sandy Springs French & New American eatery is going all out this holiday season with a whimsical winter wonderland theme to wow all your senses. There are delightful and warm holiday drinks to enjoy. Stop by to enjoy some great food with a side of some beautiful scenery! Keep up with them on Instagram to see when they start welcoming the holiday spirit. 

 

 

Sippin' Santa at Bon Bon | Photo: Atlantaeats.com
Sippin’ Santa at Bon Bon | Photo: Atlantaeats.com

7. Sippin’ Santa  

*Stay tuned for location and dates 

Sippin’ Santa is like the tiki sibling to the Miracle pop-up bar. Instead of Christmas trees think palm trees, and instead of Santa on a sleigh, picture him on a surfboard. You can expect tons of creative tiki inspired drinks, good music, and of course all of the festive decorations and a jolly good time. Be sure to get yourself a Christmas sweater or a Hawaiian shirt and get ready to party! Keep up with them on Instagram and their website for details on the location and dates of the pop-up. 

 

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The Blind Elf Holiday Bar | Photo credit: Atlanta Eats

8. The Blind Elf at The Blind Pig

128 E Andrews Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

The Blind Pig in Buckhead becomes The Blind Elf for the holiday season. They have already transformed into their holiday pop-up and will be serving al a carte options Wednesday-Sunday and then beginning on November 25, The Blind Elf pop-up will be available for all of the holiday cheer 7 days a week and will be offering the Blind Elf experience. This experience will be $54 and include two appetizers and two cocktails per person. The decorations will be over the top, twinkling lights will be everywhere and the holiday themed bevs and bites will be abundant! Walk in’s are always welcome but if you plan on going, a reservation is always good to have. 

The Blitzen Room at Biltong Bar | Photo: Atlantaeats.com
The Blitzen Room at Biltong Bar | Photo: Atlantaeats.com

9. The Blitzen Room at Biltong Bar 

675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

Starting the week of Thanksgiving, Biltong Bar will transform into The Blitzen Room for their annual holiday pop-up. They will be “up to snow good” so make sure you join in the fun at Ponce City Market. There will be tons of swanky, vintage holiday decorations as well as some scrumptious holiday themed cocktails that you certainly will not want to miss out on. 

 

"The Rink" at Park Tavern | Photo: Atlantaeats.com
“The Rink” at Park Tavern | Photo: Atlantaeats.com

10. “The Rink” at Park Tavern

500 10th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Starting over Thanksgiving Weekend and going through January 16, Park Tavern is bringing back their infamous skating rink that offers a beautiful view of Piedmont Park and the Atlanta skyline. Skating is available every day of the week, so make sure you purchase tickets online so you can skate the night away! And if your feet start hurting, don’t fret. There are stone fire pits for you to kick your feet up and relax, igloo experiences, private holiday cabanas, and don’t forget about all of the festive food and drink options they’ll be serving. They also offer ½ priced bottles of wine every Wednesday, so make sure you check out Park Tavern this holiday season! 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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11. Mingle and Jingle Christmas Bar at Best End Brewing

1036 White St SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

Best End Brewing in West End is ready to welcome all the Christmas cheer starting on November 25. They are decking out the place in lights, trees, stockings you name it! Come hang out at their Mingle and Jingle Christmas bar all holiday season long and enjoy festive drinks, good music, and fun times with your loved ones. 

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                                              Elf’d Up Holiday Bar | Photo credit: Kristin Schubert

12. Elf’d Up Holiday Pop Up at Up on the Roof 

33 S Main St Alpharetta, GA 30009

Up on the Roof in Alpharetta is shaking things up for the holiday season! They have decked out the whole place in Christmas lights and decorations to totally disguise this place as the holiday pop up of your dreams. Try one of their “fa-la-la libations” like the Rebel Without a Claus or the Up to Snow Good. They’ve got all the festive drinks and bites to enjoy this holiday season! 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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13. The Cape Restaurant & Beach Bar’s Pink Christmas

700 Avalon Blvd Alpharetta, GA 30009
 
Head to the Avalon at Alpharetta for this fun and festive pink pop-up! There are plenty of over-the-top festive drinks to put you in the Christmas mood, from a peppermint espresso martini to a jack frosted eggnog. The Cape is inspired by the flavors and cuisine of South Africa–you may have heard of their sister restaurant, Cape Dutch–so be sure to dig into their peri-peri prawns and ostrich sliders too! 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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14. Urban Tree Cidery’s Rockin’ Around the Urban Tree

1465 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
 
Urban Tree Cidery, an Atlanta favorite for totally delicious cider in West Midtown, has transformed into a true Christmas fête! There are Christmas lights, neon signs, stockings, and wrapping paper galore to really get you in a festive mood. While you can still ordery our favorite ciders, they also are featuring a special cocktail menu of festive drinks, some cider based and some not, and your favorite Christmas classic movies are also being projected onto the walls on repeat. Cheers to that! 

Use our map below to find a holiday pop-up near you! 

The Grinch's Holiday Oasis at Tiki Tango
"The Rink" at Park Tavern
The Blitzen Room at Biltong Bar
The Blind Elf at The Blind Pig
Sippin’ Santa at Bon Ton
Santa's Pub at Publico
MixMas at 12 Cocktail Bar
Miracle Bar on Monroe
Igloos and Holiday Social Bar at 9 Mile Station
Happy Who-lidays at Mercantile Social
Church Street Vacation at Third Door
Atlanta Christkindl Market at Buckhead Village
The Grinch's Holiday Oasis at Tiki Tango

Starting December 1, The Grinch’s Holiday Oasis at Tiki Tango will be in full fledge! Come on out to one of the best tiki bars in Atlanta, which will be disguised as Who-ville all holiday season long. You can bet on having some delicious and festive cocktails while appreciating the over the top decorations throughout the bar.  They will be celebrating Tuesday’s through Saturday’s till New Year’s Eve. So knock off that Grinch attitude and go have yourself some fun!

"The Rink" at Park Tavern

Starting on Thanksgiving day and going through President’s Day, Park Tavern is bringing back their infamous skating rink that offers a beautiful view of Piedmont Park and the Atlanta skyline. Skating is available every day of the week, so make sure you purchase tickets online so you can skate the night away! And if your feet start hurting, don’t fret. There are stone fire pits for you to kick your feet up and relax, igloo experiences, private holiday cabanas, and don’t forget about all of the festive food and drink options they’ll be serving. They also offer ½ priced bottles of wine every Wednesday, so make sure you check out Park Tavern this holiday season!

The Blitzen Room at Biltong Bar

Starting in mid-November, Biltong Bar will transform into The Blitzen Room for their third annual holiday pop-up. They will be “up to snow good” so make sure you join in the fun at either their Buckhead or Ponce City Market locations. There will be tons of swanky, vintage holiday decorations as well as some scrumptious holiday themed cocktails like Chartreuse Hot Chocolate and Frozen Egg Nog!

The Blind Elf at The Blind Pig

The Blind Pig in Buckhead becomes The Blind Elf for the holiday season. Beginning on November 12, The Blind Elf pop-up will be available for all of the holiday cheer every Wednesday through Saturday from 6 p.m. till late. The decorations will be over the top, twinkling lights will be everywhere and the holiday themed bevs and bites will be abundant! Walk-ins are always welcome but if you plan on going, a reservation is always good to have.

Sippin’ Santa at Bon Ton

Sippin’ Santa is like the tiki sibling to the Miracle pop-up bar. Instead of Christmas trees think palm trees, and instead of Santa on a sleigh, picture him on a surfboard. You can expect tons of creative tiki inspired drinks, good music, and of course all of the festive decorations and a jolly good time. Sippin’ Santa will be at Bon Ton this year so make sure to call ahead to get a reservation. The pop-will will open on November 26 so get yourself a Christmas sweater or a Hawaiian shirt and get ready to party!

Santa's Pub at Publico

Publico is transforming into a winter wonderland at the end of November and will have their iconic upside down Santa, hanging presents, lights galore and more. Obviously they will have the Christmas jams spinning and lots of different holiday and movie inspired drinks. Don’t be surprised if you see someone eating Buddy the Elf’s spaghetti breakfast. Get some friends together and head over to Santa’s Pub, it’ll be here till January 1!

MixMas at 12 Cocktail Bar

For the folks wanting a more upscale night, spend some time at tucked away 12 Cocktail Bar in the Ponce City Market tower. They will have some returning festive drinks like the Sleigh Fuel, made with bourbon, cinnamon, eggnog, and coffee, as well as some new cocktails being added to the list. Put on your best peacoat and get ready for the classy holiday party you won’t forget. Reservations are recommended due to the limited amount of space.

Miracle Bar on Monroe

The Miracle bar is back for another year of holiday cheer! This holiday pop-up bar started in NYC in 2014 and due to its success there, has now expanded to not only the entire USA but it has locations all over the world! It will be located at Tapa Tapa on Monroe Drive and you already know you can expect incredible decorations, delicious handcrafted cocktails and jolly vibes! Make sure to check their website for dates, times, and go ahead and get yourself a reservation so you don’t miss out on the fun!

Igloos and Holiday Social Bar at 9 Mile Station

Ponce City Market has so much to offer you this holiday season. The Igloos are back at 9 Mile Station at Ponce! Make a reservation and enjoy brunch or dinner from the comfort of your cozy, heated igloo with a beautiful view of the city. Igloos hold up to 6 people so pick your two favorite couples to go out with or rally up your best girls for a unique experience you won’t want to miss out on! They also have their Holiday Social Bar just inside the tower lobby and it is decorated to perfection. They have transformed the indoor bar to basically resemble the North Pole, and while you’re enjoying the ambiance, make sure you also have a festive drink in hand. All of the magic will begin on November 26 so make sure to hop in your sleigh (an Uber will be fine, too) and head over to PCM! 

Happy Who-lidays at Mercantile Social

Mercantile Social in Alpharetta is already decked out for the holidays! They have completely transformed into a Who-ville themed bar and have all things Grinch and Cindy Lou Who inspired decorations, cocktails and more. Head on over there if you are really looking to get into the holiday spirit. And if you don’t feel like getting into the spirit, good luck, because even Mercantile Social could put a smile on the Grinches face!

Church Street Vacation at Third Door

The Third Door transforms from its typical, cool bar vibes into Church Street Vacation, a themed pop-up inspired by the movie Christmas Vacation. You can expect over the top decorations resembling parts of the movie like a photo booth with Clarke Griswald, Uncle Eddie will be roaming around, and of course there will be lights galore. They will also have themed drinks such as Where’s the Tylenol, It’s beautiful Clarke, and more. You won’t want to miss this picturesque pop-up in Marietta!

Atlanta Christkindl Market at Buckhead Village

This German holiday market will be held in Buckhead Village from November 26 to January 2. If you’ve never been to the Christkindl Market, it is definitely something you’re gonna want to clear some time on your calendar for. They’ll have 50+ vendors including authentic German food, holiday themed beverages and treats, as well as shopping, live music and more. Take a Saturday and head to Buckhead Village for this festive event. It’ll almost feel like you’re spending the holidays abroad! Only you’ll be about 15 minutes from home instead of 10+ hours away.

Editors Note: This article was originally published on November 18, 2021 and last updated on November 28, 2022. Please refer to restaurant websites and social media pages for the most up-to-date information. 

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