Get in the spirit with these metro Atlanta holiday pop-up bars

Celebrate the season with festive decor, themed cocktails and food and holiday music
Drinks from the Jingle Bar holiday pop-up at Tre Vele. / Courtesy of Tre Vele

Credit: Courtesy of Tre Vele

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Drinks from the Jingle Bar holiday pop-up at Tre Vele. / Courtesy of Tre Vele

Credit: Courtesy of Tre Vele

Credit: Courtesy of Tre Vele

‘Tis the season to get festive, and there are plenty of pop-up bars around metro Atlanta to make the most of the holidays. From tons of tinsel to cocktails named for Santa, these spots will get you in a celebratory mood. We’ll continue to update this list, so keep checking back for more pop-ups to check out. Calling ahead to see if reservations are necessary is highly recommended.

5Church. Starting Nov. 17, 5Church’s Virtue Rooftop Bar in Midtown will get you in the holiday spirit with themed decor, drinks, fire pits, bites and music. The holiday-inspired menu includes dishes like an interactive s’mores board, and drinks like the Candy Cane Lane and a Gingerbread Old-Fashioned.

5 p.m. daily. Nov. 17-Dec. 29. 1197 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-400-3669,

AlcoHall. Beginning Nov. 18, AlcoHall at Pullman Yards starts the holiday fun Star Wars-themed pop-up bar Jar Jar Drinks, inspired by the Empire Strips Back burlesque show running from Nov. 29 through January 2024. The pop-up will feature themed drinks include the Boba Fête and the Crème de Yoda

6 p.m.-close, Wednesdays-Fridays and 1 p.m.-close Saturdays-Sundays. 225 Rogers St., Atlanta.

Best End Brewing Co. Starting Nov. 24, Best End Brewing will open its Mingle & Jingle Christmas Bar with festive cocktails and a holiday menu inspired by classic Christmas cinema. Holiday movies will be projected on the wall along with seasonally-appropriate trivia. On the patio tiki bar, guests can roast marshmallows by the fire pits.

4 p.m.-midnight Tuesdays-Sundays. Nov. 22-Dec. 31. 1036 White St. SW, Atlanta. 470-391-0999,

Biltong Bar. Starting Nov. 22, pop-up Blitzen Bar will feature vintage Christmas decor and themed cocktails including Chartreuse Hot Chocolate and Frozen Egg Nog.

675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. 678-515-0620,

Credit: Courtesy of Blind Pig

Credit: Courtesy of Blind Pig

The Blind Pig. Once again, the Blind Pig turns into the Blind Elf for the holiday season, with seasonal decor and lights and warm and cold holiday-themed drinks including candy cane shots, beer, wine, and bubbles.

5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays through Nov. 24 and 5 p.m. daily Nov. 25-Dec. 30. 128 East Andrews Drive, Atlanta. 404-848-9100,

Credit: Courtesy of Carrie's

Credit: Courtesy of Carrie's

Carrie’s Conservatory. Starting Nov. 17, Carrie’s, situated inside the Hamilton Hotel, will turn into Carrie’s Secret Stash, offering up Baileys cocktails, bites, and over-the-top holiday decor. Say “cotton-headed ninny muggins!” to your bartender and receive a Shotski (one per group for the season).

11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Nov. 17-Jan. 4. 35 Milton Ave., Alpharetta. 770-777-1820,

Hamp and Harry’s. Starting Nov. 28 and running through December, the recently-expanded Hamp & Harry’s will host a Grinch-themed holiday pop-up, complete with cocktails and decor.

Nov. 28-Dec. 31. 168 Roswell St., Marietta. 770-872-0977,

Hampton + Hudson. This holiday season, Hampton + Hudson will host a mountain lodge-themed holiday pop-up, with festive decor, food and drinks.

6-11 p.m. Dec. 11-23. 299 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-948-2123,

Hobnob Halcyon. The upstairs High-Up Bar at the Halcyon location of Hobnob has turned into a ski chalet pop-up bar, complete with ski chalet decor with roaring fireplace, mountaintop fare including tableside s’mores and poutine, seasonal cocktails like peppermint mocha martinis, RumChata hot cocoas, and Bulleit bourbon hot toddies and live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays.

3 p.m.-close Mondays-Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-close Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-close Saturdays-Sundays. 6690 Town Square, Alpharetta. 470-448-4572,

Holiday Bar. Known as Holiday Bar year-round, starting Nov. 17 this Interlock spot will turn into the “Gremlins”-themed Dorry’s Tavern, with holiday decor and drinks.

1115 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta. 404-481-5157,

Credit: Live! at the Battery

Credit: Live! at the Battery

Live! at the Battery. Starting Nov. 30, head to Battery Atlanta for Tinsel Tavern, a pop-up bar featuring an explosion of tinsel and twinkling lights, holiday-inspired cocktails and small bites including roasted turkey poutine and maple bacon churros, themed nights and photo opportunities. Special events at the pop-up bar include a holiday karaoke bar on Dec. 2, an ugly sweater party on Dec. 16 and a dancing elves silent disco on Dec. 23.

4 p.m.-midnight Sundays-Thursdays and 4 p.m.-close Fridays-Saturdays. Nov. 30-23. 825 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. 404-965-2511,

Miracle on Monroe. One of the original holiday pop-up bars returns this season at the Midtown Promenade with themed decor, music, food, activities, and cocktails like the Jingle Balls Nog and Hot Buttered Rum served in Santa mugs.

5 p.m.-midnight. Wednesdays-Sundays. Nov. 24-Dec. 24. 931 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta. 404-481-5226,

Pachengo’s. Do the holidays with a Mexican twist at Pachengo’s Feliz Navidad pop-up. Starting Nov. 17, guests will find holiday decor, festive music and Mexican-inspired holiday drinks including the Sour Grinch and the Abuelita Borracha.

Nov. 17-Dec. 30. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays and 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. 3065 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. 404-806-0050,

Ranger Station. In December, the upstairs bar at Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall will transform into holiday pop-up Apres Ski, featuring retro ‘70s holiday decor, festive cocktails, shotskis, sweet and savory fondue, photo ops and holiday movies.

Dec. 1-31. 684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. NE, Atlanta. 470-788-8466,

The Roof at Ponce City Market. The Roof will offer two holiday pop-up bars, both kicking off on Nov. 17. Holiday Social Bar will feature floor-to-ceiling decor and holiday-inspired cocktails including Sleigh Fuel and Christmas in Miami, with Mixmas at 12 Cocktail Bar will feature swanky holiday decor, along with holiday-themed cocktail classes on Friday nights.

Also on the Roof, restaurant Nine Mile Station will turn into Après Skate, with Swiss woodland chalet decor. Starting on Nov. 24, six-person igloos will be available to rent. Rentals also include skate rentals, 50 minutes of skate time, and unlimited games and rides at Skyline Park, as well as a full-service food and drink menu. Reservations are now available here.

675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-900-7900,

The Select. Starting Nov. 22, the Select will be home to the Winter Wonderland pop-up bar, complete with holiday decor including an upside-down Christmas tree hanging from the ceiling, and themed cocktails.

5 p.m.-10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 5 p.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays. 6405 Blue Stone Road, Sandy Springs. 770-637-2240,

Social Fox Brewing. Head to Norcross for Social Fox Brewing’s holiday pop-up, featuring festive decor, holiday-themed drinks and photos with Santa. Every Saturday in December, the bar will also serve a holiday brunch with a hot chocolate bar for kids.

Nov. 28-Dec. 31. 20 Skin Alley, Norcross. 470-359-4109,

The S.O.S Tiki Bar. Head to Decatur for S.O.S Tiki Bar’s Christmas in paradise pop-up, featuring festive drinks like Little Drummer Girl and Elf Under the Shelf and a food menu from Mothers Best Fried Chicken.

Nov. 22-Dec. 30. 340 Church St., Decatur. 404-377-9308,

Up on the Roof. Starting Nov. 24 and running through the end of December, Up on the Roof will play host to Elf’d Up holiday pop-up bar, with festive and kitschy decorations, photo opportunities and a menu of small bites. Christmas-themed drinks include the Naughty or Spice, All the Jingle Ladies and the Polar Express Martini, as well as four kinds of tipsy hot chocolate and festive shots.

33 S. Main St., Alpharetta. 770-777-5855,

Tre Vele. Starting Dec. 1, this Sandy Springs restaurant will again transform its rooftop bar into Jingle Bar, with holiday decor and appetizers, as well as themed cocktails including the Santa’s Spiked Eggnog and You’re a Mean One.

5-10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays and 5-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. 6017 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs. 404-303-8423,

Westside Motor Lounge. Beginning Nov. 25, Westside Motor Lounge will transform into ATL, Yule! with holiday cocktails like Grandma’s Christmas Clutch, Gumdrop Buttons and the Clausmopolitan. The pop-up will hold events throughout the season, including holiday-themed karaoke, silent discos, a holiday market series and photos with Santa.

5 p.m.-close Wednesdays-Sundays. Nov. 25-Dec. 31. 725 Echo St. NW, Atlanta. 678-388-9536,

The Willow Bar. Head to the Kimpton Sylvan Hotel for holiday bar Winter Wonderland. The space will feature holiday decor, along with a special menu and seasonal cocktails.

374 East Paces Ferry Road NE, Atlanta. 470-531-8904,

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