The holiday season is upon us and bars across the city are going all out in festive decor, transforming into magical winter wonderlands. We can’t think of a jollier way to get into the holiday spirit, especially when these lavishly decorated pop-ups include tasty cocktails and bites.
So whether you’re looking to enjoy some holiday cheer, finding a venue for your next holiday party, or checking out a space with an entirely new atmosphere, here are our favorite holiday bars that have popped up in and around Miami this year:
Throughout the month, several Bodega Taqueria y Tequila locations are transforming into cozy winter dreamlands decked out in lights, festive garlands and drink specials to get you into the spirit of the season. Partnering with Patrón, they’ll be offering themed cocktails and will partner with local nonprofit organizations to donate toys during the season. Guests who donate a new toy — it is encouraged to do so — will receive one free holiday cocktail!
- South Beach: 1220 16th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
- Coconut Grove: 3419 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133
- Fort Lauderdale: 21 W Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
- West Palm Beach: 118 S Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
2. Miracle in Miami at Better Days
The enchanting Miracle bar has popped up at Better Days in Brickell and it offers up the best in seasonal cocktails, festive photo ops and holiday cheer. Some of the Christmas-themed cocktails they’ll be serving this year include Santa’s Little Helper, the adorable Koala Cooler, Rudolph’s Replacement and the brand-new Krampus cocktail! Along with your drinks, you’ll be able to get your very own holiday mugs and glassware to take home.
Location: 176 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127
3. Tinsel Tavern at Vivo! Dolphin Mall’s Christmas Village
Vivo! Dolphin Mall’s Christmas Village, a dazzling pop-up extravaganza, is decking the halls for Christmas with light displays, an igloo village, performers and snow showers. Check out all eight festive drinks on offer at their Tinsel Tavern, including the Ho-Ho-Mojito and the Gingerbread Nookie, each guaranteed to bring out the festive spirit.
Location: 11401 NW 12th St Miami, FL 33172
4. Biscayne Bay Brewing’s Santa Brews on 1st
Every day is Christmas at Santa Brews on 1st, Biscayne Bay Brewing Company’s holiday bar. Running through Christmas Eve, you can expect enchanting decorations that capture the essence of the season as well as cocktails like the Apple Pie Bourbon and Elden’s Beerhattan, made with Angel’s Envy Bourbon and their very own “The Crespo” beermouth.
Location: 100 NE 1st Ave Third Floor, Miami, FL 33132
5. Fox’s Lounge holiday pop-up bar
Throughout the month, Fox’s Lounge is fully loaded with Christmas lights, a Christmas tree, festive garland and a radiant menorah, creating an incredible holiday atmosphere. Join in the merriment with one of their seasonal cocktails, holiday-themed menu, or cheery festivities like Trivia Night (Dec. 19) and Yacht Rock (Dec. 21). If you wear your ugliest Christmas sweater, you’ll receive a free beer on any visit!
Location: 6030 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33143
6. Carousel Club’s Winter Wonderland
Carousel Club at Gulfstream Park has set up a magical world of holiday cheer, ablaze with thousands of twinkling lights, larger-than-life decor and a specialty holiday bar that sets the stage for the most festive atmosphere. Choose from dozens of festive cocktails including a Peppermint Bark Martini, Gingerbread White Russian and more.
Location: 901 S Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
7. The Wharf’s Riverfront Holiday Village
The Wharf Fort Lauderdale is getting into the holiday spirit as it lights up the riverfront with its annual Holiday Village. You can expect full holiday decor with oversized inflatables and activations such as ugly sweater party, a 5K run, toy drives and visits from Santa himself! So get ready to sip some delicious holiday-inspired cocktails while spreading holiday cheer for all to hear.
Location: 20 W Las Olas Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301