Toast the season at these 15 holiday-themed bars in metro Atlanta

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The holidays are a time for celebration — and what better way to celebrate than with a festive drink?

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Whether you’re celebrating with your best friends or significant other, we’ve put together a list of holiday pop-up bars for you and your crew to check out this season.

Little Christmas Spirit

Holiday cheer is here! This Inman Park cocktail den transforms for the holidays, serving festive drinks through the end of December, including “Noel Negroni,” “Old Saint Nick,” and boozy hot chocolate.

Location: East Atlanta - 299 North Highland Avenue Northeast; Website:

The Blitzen Room at Biltong Bar

The Blitzen Room, the swanky holiday pop-up from Biltong Bar, is back for the holidays! And if you’re looking for a pink-themed holiday bar, check out its sister restaurant, The Cape in Alpharetta. Both bars not only serve up delicious holiday-themed drinks but are also aesthetically pleasing.

Location: East Atlanta - 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE; Website:

Holiday Social Bar at Ponce City Market

We’ve got a “holiday social” for you!

When you buy admission to The Roof at Ponce City Market, you can enter Holiday Social Bar without a reservation. This pop-up bar has something on the cocktail list for everyone, complete with whimsical decor!

For those who want a more upscale experience, check out 12 Cocktail Bar also located in Ponce City Market.

Location: East Atlanta - 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE; Website:

The North Pole at Colony Square

The North Pole is coming to Colony Square!

That’s right — Colony Square’s Grove Terrace is transforming into the North Pole for a special pop-up. To access the magical Midtown destination, walk through the outdoor patio at Establishment and locate the outdoor stairwell to check in.

Location: Midtown - 1197 Peachtree St NE Suite 517; Website:

Miracle Bar

The original holiday pop-up bar is back at Tapa Tapa, and it’s more festive than ever. With kitschy decor, music, food, activities and cocktails like the Bad Santa and Christmapolitan, this Atlanta holiday staple never fails to bring out the best in us.

We suggest making reservations (especially if you’re planning on going with a big group), as this place gets crowded fast — but it’s worth it!

Location: Midtown - 931 Monroe Dr NE; Website:

Sippin’ Santa

If you’ve ever dreamed of what it would be like to visit Santa’s island, Sippin’ Santa has got you covered. Created by the same folks of Miracle Bar, this festive pop-up bar features tiki-inspired drinks and a jolly good time.

Location: Midtown - 674 Myrtle St NE; Website:

The Jingle Bar at Chattahoochee Food Works

The Works is getting into the holiday spirit with its Jingle Bar all month long. The holiday cocktail bar will be open starting on Black Friday and will include crafted holiday drinks and festive treats in a cozy holiday atmosphere.

Location: Northeast Atlanta - 1235 Chattahoochee Ave NW Suite 130; Website:

Rockin’ Around the Urban Tree

Urban Tree Cidery is transforming its tasting room into a winter wonderland to celebrate the holidays, featuring holiday-themed cocktails and shots, $2 bottles of classic cider, karaoke, board games, corn hole, music and more.

Location: Northeast Atlanta - 1465 Howell Mill Rd NW; Website:

The Blind Elf Holiday Pop-Up Bar

Experience holiday magic at The Blind Elf in Buckhead this holiday season! From the moment you enter the bar, you’ll feel like you’re walking into a winter wonderland. Be sure to make a reservation!

Location: Buckhead - 128 E Andrews Dr NW; Website:

Mingle and Jingle Christmas Bar at Best End Brewing

Best End Brewing is getting into the Christmas spirit!

Starting Nov. 25, the West End brewery will be serving up festive drinks, good music and fun times.

Location: Southwest Atlanta - 1036 White St SW; Website:

Tiki Holiday at The S.O.S. Tiki Bar

Celebrate the holidays with a tiki twist! A tropical-themed holiday bar takes over S.O.S. Tiki Bar once again, featuring rum-soaked holiday cocktails, Christmas tunes, and tacky festive sweaters.

Location: Decatur - 340 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030; Website:

Tinsel Tavern at Live! at the Battery Atlanta

If you’re still looking for a holiday-themed bar to check out, look no further than the Battery! The festive bar will feature yummy drinks and plenty of photo opportunities for the Gram.

The tavern will also host themed nights throughout December; for more information, visit its website. Reservations are currently unavailable for Tinsel Tavern, but walk-ins will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Location: Cobb - 825 Battery Ave SE #600; Website:

Santa’s Secret ‘Stache

Santa has come to town!

The creators of Santa’s Fantastical have brought their holiday spirit to Alpharetta. Here you can find tasty mixed drinks and desserts from NYC-based Milk Bar and other local bakeries, plenty of photo-ops and more.

Location: Alpharetta - 3180 Avalon Blvd, Alpharetta, GA 30009; Website:

Happy Who-lidays at Mercantile Social

You’ve seen Santa, kitschy, and even tiki-themed holiday bars, but what about all things Grinch and Cindy Lou Who inspired? The Mercantile Social will be transformed this Christmas season into Whoville with a menu full of Who-sie treats and drinks.

Location: Alpharetta - 20 N Main St, Alpharetta, GA 30004; Website:

Holiday Cheer(s) at Distillery of Modern Art

Unlike the other holiday bars that run through the end of December, this Holiday Cheer(s) event takes place for one night only. The Distillery of Modern Art on Saturday, Dec. 17, will embrace the spirit of the season with holiday-themed cocktails, live music, a book fair and more.

Location: Chamblee - 2197 Irvindale Way, Chamblee, GA 30341; Website:

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