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.
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 28th. 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.
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 day long.
2400 Webberville Rd, Suite A, Austin, TX 78702
The Cavalier is bringing back their throwback ’90s and ’00s themed holiday pop-up, Nostalgic Noel. Enjoy a boozy Rocko’s Modern Coffee or Dexter’s Laboratory and special guest appearances by TMNT, Ren & Stimpy, Doug, and more!
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 fourth year running. Whisk yourself away to somewhere warmer this holiday season and sip on themed cocktails in coconuts.
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 through December 30th, with a portion of proceeds for drink specials going to benefit Shalom Austin.
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