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, the city’s beloved taco joint is transforming into a cozy winter dreamland decked out in twinkling lights, festive garlands and drink specials to get you into the spirit of the season. Partnering with Patron, they’ll be offering Un Poquito of Repoquito with tequila reposado, Choco Lit with añejo tequila or a Smoky & Nice with blanco tequila. In the spirit of gift-giving, Bodega is also partnering 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!
- 1220 16th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
- 3419 Main Hwy, Coconut Grove, FL 33133
- 21 W Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
- 118 S Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
The enchanting Miracle pop-up bar has returned to Gramps Wynwood 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 with gin, spiced caraway syrup, eucalyptus, sage, lime, and seltzer, and Grandma Got Run Over by a T. Rex featuring vodka, orange liqueur, gentian aperitif, aloe vera, spiced pomegranate & grapefruit mix, lime, and aromatic bitters. Along with your drinks, you’ll also be able to get your very own holiday mugs and glassware to take home.
Location: 176 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127
Both of The Wharf’s locations in Miami and Fort Lauderdale are getting into the holiday spirit as they light up the riverfronts with their annual Holiday Village on Thursday, Dec. 8. You can expect full holiday decor with oversized inflatables, thousands of twinkling lights, and live activations such as 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.
- 114 SW North River Dr., Miami, FL 33130
- 20 W Las Olas Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
This Wynwood oasis has decked the halls in honor of Christmas: a ceiling of shiny ornaments, wreaths, and dazzling lights galore! Throughout December, Ruka Winewood be giving out a free first glass of bubbly with the purchase of any food item from 7 to 9 p.m. so stop by for dinner and the first glass of bubbly is on them!
Location: 51 NE 24th St Unit 104, Miami, FL 33137
Every day is Christmas at RUMBAR, the sultry bar and lounge at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne. They’ll be transforming into The Reindeer Room; a month-long pop-up bar designed to deliver Yuletide magic, high spirits, and holiday cheer. Not only do they have themed cocktails like Campfire Porter (bourbon, Godiva chocolate liqueur, La Colada Coffee Porter, marshmallow fluff, graham cracker rim) and Let Me Take An #Elfie (vodka, Passoã passion fruit liqueur, crème de cacao, lemon juice, prosecco), they’ll also have festive bites! Indulge in their Prancer’s Pizza, Ho Ho Hummus, Charcutewreath and more.
Location: 455 Grand Bay Drive Key Biscayne, Miami, FL 33149
Located inside Tobacco Road by Kush, this festive room is fully loaded with a mix of Christmas and Hanukkah decorations. Kicking off December 1 and running through December 26, the festive space is perfect for office holiday events, gift exchanges and ugly sweater parties. Private event reservations for the space are available.
Location: 650 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130
Returning for another year, Miracle at The Falcon transforms the charming 100-year-old house in Delray Beach into a celebration of the holiday season, complete with over-the-top lights, tinsel, garlands and creative seasonal cocktails in which you can take home each signature glassware for. If you don’t mind making the hour-long drive, the flamboyant decor is sure to put a smile on your face as soon as you walk through the doors. Miracle will also donate 10% of proceeds to the Seva Foundation, a global nonprofit eye care organization — so celebrate for a good cause!
Location: 116 NE 6th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483