Jolly Holiday Pop-up Bars in Austin You Should Visit This Winter

Austin is officially lit up for the holiday season! With chilly weather just around the corner, it’s time to bundle up, snuggle up, and enjoy a hot glass of mulled wine at the most festive holiday pop-up bars in Austin.

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610 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78701

The creators of The Alice: An Immersive Cocktail Experience are bringing Tinseltown to Wanderlust Wine Co. on 610 N Interstate Hwy 35 in Austin just in time for the festive season to begin. From November 17th, 2022, the all-encompassing Christmas-themed pop-up will be fulfilling all your festive wishes and overflowing with holly jolly cheer!

Tinseltown is all about celebrating Christmas so you can expect Christmas tunes, Christmas drinks and more tinsel than you can shake a cracker at. Santa and his elves may even be making a surprise appearance. The halls are more than fully decked with baubles, bows, hanging trees, wreaths and just about every festive goodie ever! You’ll be left unable to shake the spirit and joy of our favourite season.

Tickets are required and can be purchased for just $15pp. Tickets include entry to the themed bar for 90 minutes and a festive drink on arrival.

One rule: *No grinches allowed*

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Miracle on 5th at Eleanor

307 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701

One of Austin’s most anticipated Christmas bars, Miracle on 5th, pops up at Eleanor during the winter season through December 27th. With three decked-out floors of wall-to-wall holiday decor, each bar sports a holly jolly theme and some of the cutest Christmas cocktails you can find.

Gibson Street Bar

1109 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Complete with a festive menu of winter cocktails, Gibson Street Bar is back at it again with a new theme this holiday season. Giant toy soldiers welcome you at the entrance to Gibson Wonderland, where you can grab spiked cider, hot chocolate, and hot toddies, all December long.

Nickel City

1133 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702

No Austin holiday pop-up bars list is complete without a tiki Christmas party. Nickel City brings us Sippin’ Santa for its fifth year running. Whisk yourself away to somewhere warmer this holiday season and sip on themed cocktails in coconuts.

Kitty Cohen’s

2211 Webberville Rd #3548, Austin, TX 78702

This year’s Hanukkah pop-up theme at everyone’s favorite pool bar is Get Lit, which is the only call-to-action we need this winter season. Kitty Cohen’s is in holiday mode starting December 1st, with a portion of proceeds for drink specials going to benefit Shalom Austin.

Lala’s Little Nugget

2207 Justin Ln, Austin, TX 78757

And of course, we could never forget the Christmas-themed bar that just can’t quit. Opened in 1972, Lala’s Little Nugget is a magical place where every day is Christmas! This cozy hole-in-the-wall serves up delicious cocktails and sports a couple of pool tables, so you can have more than enough fun watching the countdown to Christmas Day.


Featured Image Credit: Miracle on 5th


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