A Will Ferrell-worthy pop-up bar has arrived this year. And we’re just as elfin’ exciting as you are.
Opened through January 31 and inspired by the light-hearted Christmas comedy, this pop-up bar is doing the bustling duty of spreading the Christmas cheer in a world full of practical adults. Doing this of course in the most extravagant way and with lots and lots of alcohol. Head to toe, Elf’d Up is doused in giant Christmas ornaments, twinkling lights, wreath chandeliers, elves dangling from every crack and corner, pine cone garlands, gifts protruding from the walls, and, of course, the 5-foot cardboard standup of Buddy, nor the infamous upside down and 10-foot Christmas trees.
If that doesn’t scream Christmas cheer, the varying holiday-oriented festivities sure do. Join Elf’d Up Happy House featuring Christmas-themed cocktails and holiday menu items like Buddy’s Breakfast Pasta that includes spaghetti, topped with maple syrup, chocolate fudge, and mini marshmallows (not gonna lie, it’s actually good). Ornament Decorating Night is some fun arts and crafts sessions adults need more of and, if you stay until 10pm, you’ll be gifted with complimentary Santa Cookies served daily.
Here’s a further rundown on these special highlights.
$10 Theme Cocktails and Elf Boots
Get the holiday buzz with these three libations.
The World’s Best Cup of Naughty Coffee is Paddy’s Irish Whiskey, Tuaca, maple syrup, whipped cream, topped with a large toasted marshmallow.
Mr. Narhwal (featured on our Christmas Cocktail list,) is a Coconut Rum, fused with Wheatly Vodka, blue curaςao, pineapple, creme de cocoa, soda water, and topped with gumdrop skewer.
Elf Boots is 36 ounces of rotating drafts that include Blue Moon, Miller Lite, Coors Light, IPA, Guinness, Pale Ale, Lager, and many more, starting at $10 and put in a giant elf boot.
A complete holiday cocktail menu is also featured here.
Elf’d Up Happy Hour
Happy Hour is from 6pm – 8pm on Wednesday, Thursdays, and Fridays, and includes half-priced shots, cocktails, and more.
A portion of proceeds goes to Compassion, an organization that advocates for impoverished children.
Ornament Decorating Nights
29 – January 24
Every Thursday, from 6pm – 10pm, adults are giving the awesome opportunity to relive their childhood with fun arts and crafts.
For $6, guests are given paint, ribbons, construction paper, and more to make their own Christmas ornaments.
Elf’d Up is at Stretch Bar & Grill @ 3485 North Clark Street
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