Our favorite holiday tradition is back, and in full fruition here in the ATL! Holiday pop-up bars have returned, and they’re the perfect way to get into the spirit of the festive season. Enjoy specialty cocktails in your own heated igloo, or under crazy lighting displays at one of these incredibly fun and festive bars in the city. Here are our favorite holiday bars that’ve popped up in Atlanta for the holidays.
1. Holidays on the Roof at Ponce City Market
This Christmas season, Ponce City Market have transforming their rooftop into a Winter Dreamland complete with igloos for outdoor dining and a Skate the Sky ice skating rink for their annual Holidays on the Roof event! Due to popular demand, this option is kid friendly during the day, making it the ultimate festive outing for the whole family!
Where: The Roof at Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, 30308
2. The Blind Elf at The Blind Pig Parlour
The Blind Pig Parlour is one of Atlanta’s favorite speakeasies. The legendary bar annually gets an insane makeover for the holidays, and this year isn’t any different. With tinsel, dazzling lights, Christmas trinkets, and so much more. This Buckhead beauty needs to be seen to be believed! There’s even special drinks like the Sugar Plum Fairy, or Feliz Navidad!
Where: 128 E Andrews Dr NW, Buckhead, 30305
3. Wonderland at Willow Bar
Cozy on up in your very-own igloo at this enchanting bar at the The Kimpton Sylvan Hotel’s Willow Bar. This festive dining experience is a must for those who are searching to get into the spirit of the season through seasonal cocktails, a tempting holiday menu, and gorgeous décor. For more information, click here.
Where: 374 East Paces Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
4. North Pole Bar at Colony Square
There’s an awesome holiday pop-up bar on Colony Squarefor the holidays. Their pop-up has an igloo bar where ‘chilling with friends’ is taken to the next level. Make sure to check out this holiday speakeasy over the festive period, for a guaranteed evening of festive fun with festive cocktails.
Where: Colony Square, 1197 Peachtree St NE, 30361
5. Santa’s Secret Stache at Avalon
There’s a brand-new pop-up in Alpharetta’s Avalon, and it’s completely dedicated to the big guy in the red suite himself, Santa Claus! This pop-up is child friendly during the day, serving up sweet treats and tempting cakes. However, there’s an extensive festive cocktail list and extended hours for the grown-ups. What’s not to love? Click here for more information.
Where: 3180 Avalon Blvd. Alpharetta, GA 30009
6. Miracle Bar at Tapa Tapa
Miracle Bar is back in Atlanta, and it’s not just merrier than ever, it’s brighter than ever before! If the kitschy holiday décor doesn’t get you into the spirit of the season, the professionally-developed cocktails definitely will! We suggest trying out Bad Santa to warm up those colder ATL evenings. Served hot in a novelty mug, with aged Jamaican rum, velvet falernum, mixed spice butter, oat milk, and nutmeg! Click here for more information.
Where: Tapa Tapa, 931 Monroe Drive, 30308
7. Blitzen Room at Biltong Bar
They are “Up to Snow Good” at Biltong Bar, which means they’re bringing back the beloved Blitzen Room this holiday season! The restaurant will feature swanky, vintage Christmas decor and seasonally themed cocktails including Chartreuse Hot Chocolate and Frozen Egg Nog. We’ll try both, please! Luckily, there’s two Biltong Bar locations across the ATL. For more information, click here.
Where: Buckhead Village District & Ponce City Market
8. Happy Who-lidays at Mercantile Social
If you’re a fan of the Grinch, then prepare to paint the town green at this beloved pop-up bar in Alpharetta. Mercantile Social have become famous for their charming pop-ups, and it’s time for the Grinch to take center-stage following a fabulous Hocus Pocus pop-up for Halloween.
Where: Mercantile Social, 20 N Main St, Alpharetta 30004
9. Pullman Yards during the holidays!
Pullman Yards is now home to an all-new Winter Wonderland for Atlantans to enjoy over the festive season. From their eco-friendly ice-skating rink to a marshmallow bar for s’mores, it truly is an ATL holiday treat. Not to mention the epic Stranger Things experience that’s transporting fans back to the ’80s to save Atlanta from the sinister creatures of the Upside Down. Click here for more information.
10. Rockin’ Around The UrbanTree at UrbanTree Cidery
UrbanTree Cidery are having a slice of the holiday pop-up pie! With crafty cocktails, over the top decor, and festive vibes, you can count on UrbanTree to turn the grouchiest Grinch into an excitable Cindy Lou! Check out our recent pop-up highlight for more information on this fabulously festive addition to the holiday pop-ups in Atlanta.
Where: 1465 Howell Mill Rd NW, 30318
11. Holiday Rooftop at 5Church’s Virtue
Midtown Atlanta’s sexiest rooftop bar has had a totally OTT makeover for the holiday season. With festive light installations, s’mores, fire pits, and holiday cocktails, head to this beloved ATL rooftop to kick off your festive season. For more information, click here.
Where: 1197 Peachtree St NE #528, Atlanta, GA 30361
12. Mingle & Jingle at Best End Brewing
Get ready to mingle and jingle at Best End Brewing’s Christmas-themed pop-up, Mingle & Jingle. With gorgeous lights and presents taking over the ceiling, it’s hard not to get into the spirit of the season at one of Atlanta’s most beloved breweries. For more information on this pop-up, click here.
Where: 1036 White St SW, 30310
13. The Yard at Ponce City Market
It’s not just the Roof at Ponce City Market that’s hosting some festive fun over the holidays. Every weekend, The Yard at Ponce City Market becomes a cozy winter treat. Guests will be able to gather ‘round toasty fires and enjoy s’mores at our fireside pods. The Firepods are first come, first served.
Where: 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, 30308
14. The Cape Restaurant and Beach Bar in Alpharetta
Although not technically a pop-up, this Avalon eatery has had a ‘pretty in pink’ makeover for the holidays. It’s practically perfect in every way if you love everything pink, with an unbeatable cocktail menu especially curated for the festive season. Their Peppermint Espresso Martini is a delicious twist on the cocktail classic, lined with a crushed peppermint rim.
Where: 1635 Old 41 Hwy NW unit 403, Kennesaw, 30152
15. Holiday Bar at Storico Vino
For a holiday pop-up bar with an Italian flair, you have got to check out Storico Vino this festive season. Get carefully curated cocktails that’re bound to spark holiday joy, from Santa mugs to cinnamon sticks, prepare for the perfect festive treat at this Buckhead gem. Click here for more information on this holiday pop-up.
Where: 3065 Peachtree Rd NE Suite B210, Atlanta, GA 30305
16. Christkindl Market ATL
Transport yourselves to an authentic German market this Christmas! Buckhead Village is home to Atlanta’s Christkindl Market. Formerly at the Centennial Olympic Park and following it’s new location debut last year, the beloved festive favorite is back in Buckhead for the holiday season!
Where: Buckhead Village, 290 East Paces Ferry Rd