More than 10 holiday pop-up bars to check out around metro Atlanta

‘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.

5Church. 5Church’s Virtue Rooftop Bar in Midtown will get you in the holiday spirit with themed decor, drinks, bites and music.

5-11 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through Dec. 28. 1197 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-400-3669, midtown.5church-atlanta.com.

Best End Brewing. Head to the Lee + White development for Best End’s returning Mingle and Jingle Christmas Bar, with holiday decor, themed cocktails and drink specials.

4 p.m.-11 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, noon-11 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Dec. 31. 1036 White St. SW, Atlanta. 470-391-0999, bestendbrewing.com.

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Credit: Southern Proper Hospitality Group

The Blind Pig. Once again, the Blind Pig turns into the Blind Elf for the holiday season, with festive decor and holiday-themed drinks and food. In addition to beer, wine and bubbles, look for cocktails including the Sugar Plum Fairy made with gin, lemon juice, Chandon and pink fairy dust. Inspired by 1970s dinner party classics, the food menu features dishes like cheese fondue served with garlic focaccia, green apples, and broccoli; pigs in a blanket with sweet Buffalo mustard; and maple-glazed bacon-wrapped dates. Walk in for a drink or food, or try the $54 Blind Elf Experience, which features two cocktails and two food items per person. Family-friendly reservations are available 2-4 p.m. Sundays.

5 p.m. daily through Dec. 30. 128 East Andrews Drive, Atlanta. 404-848-9100, theblindpigparlourbar.com.

Bocado. Typically known for its burgers, Bocado will also make its mark this season with its Winter Wonder Bar, complete with nostalgic lights and other festive decor and themed cocktails like the Fezziwig Fizz made with gin, grapefruit, strawberry, lime and egg white.

4-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays-Sundays through Dec. 31. 2820 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta. 678-248-5223, bocadoatlanta.com.

Cherry Street Brewing. Cherry Street’s Halcyon location will be decked out with holiday decor and offering seasonal cocktails including the Mistletoe Mule and Rudolph Margarita as part of its Brewville Christmas Bar.

3-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 30. 6640 Town Square, Alpharetta. 770-696-4929, cherrystreetbrewing.com/pages/halcyon.

Colony Square. Colony Square’s Grove Terrace will transform into the North Pole pop-up with cocktails from Establishment including the Winter Cosmo and Hotty Toddy served inside an igloo.

5-11 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays through Dec. 23. 1197 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-879-2250, colonysquare.com.

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Credit: Hamp and Harry's

Hamp and Harry’s. Travel through time with cocktails from Christmas past, present and future at Hamp and Harry’s Christmas Carol pop-up, featuring holiday decor and special cocktails and desserts.

Through December. 168 Roswell St., Marietta. 770-872-0977, hampandharrys.com.

Hampton + Hudson. Bundle up and head to Hampton + Hudson for Ski Lodge pop-up, with cozy decor, a special food menu with dishes like a s’mores board, and holiday cocktails including shotskis.

6-11 p.m. Dec. 12-23. 299 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-948-2123, hamptonandhudson.com.

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Credit: Live! at the Battery

Live! at the Battery. Head to the Battery for Tinsel Tavern, a pop-up bar featuring an explosion of tinsel and twinkling lights, holiday-inspired cocktails and small bites and photo opportunities. The bar will also offer themed nights, including a Dancing Elves Silent Disco and an Ugly Sweater Party. Families will be welcome from 4-7 p.m. on Sundays for a visit with Santa and coloring stations.

4 p.m.-close, Dec. 1-24. 825 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. 404-965-2511, liveatthebatteryatlanta.com.

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

5-10 p.m. through Dec. 24. 931 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta. 404-481-5226, miraclepopup.com.

Nick’s Westside. Enjoy holiday-themed cocktails, small plates, music, movies and decor at the St. Nick’s House of Holiday Cheer pop-up at Nick’s Westside. Located in the former Tin Tin space, the bar will feature drinks like the St. Nick’s Negroni and the Magic Top Hat with Woodford Reserve and amaretto-infused marshmallow fluff. Seasonal bites include venison Swedish meatballs and bacon-wrapped dates. A portion of proceeds will benefit local non-profit Bosley’s Place.

5-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 5-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Through December. 956 Brady Ave. NW, Atlanta. 770-838-3501, nickswestsideatl.com.

Ponce City Market. The mixed-use development will be home to several holiday pop-ups over the next few weeks. They include: The Blitzen Room at Biltong Bar with vintage Christmas decor and themed cocktails including Chartreuse Hot Chocolate to Frozen Egg Nog; inside the tower lobby at RFD Social, the Holiday Social Bar will welcome guests with festive drinks and cocktails; and MixMas at 12 Cocktail Bar with a cocktail menu featuring drinks like Sleigh Fuel, a spiked coffee eggnog.

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

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Credit: Santa's Secret Stache

Santa’s Secret ‘Stache. The creators of Santa’s Fantastical are setting up shop inside the former Goldberg’s space in Avalon for Santa’s Secret ‘Stache, which features holiday decor, themed cocktails, desserts from Milk Bar and other bakeries, and photo opportunities. The menu offers 18 cocktails including Jingle Juice, Grinch Kiss and Sleigh All Day.

3-10 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, noon-10 p.m. Saturdays and noon-9 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 31. 3180 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta. santasfantastical.com/secret-stache.

Tre Vele. This Sandy Springs restaurant will again transform its rooftop bar into Jingle Bar, with holiday decor, festive cocktails and appetizers. Reservations are required.

5-10 p.m. daily through December. 6017 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs. 404-303-8423. resy.com/cities/sndy/jingle-bar-tre-vele

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Credit: Willow Bar

The Willow Bar. Head to the Kimpton Sylvan Hotel for holiday bar Wonderland. The space will feature pop-up igloos and holiday decor, along with a special menu with dishes including tomato bisque, Alpine cheese fondue, and a hot chocolate mousse dome. The selection of seasonal cocktails includes the Uncle Eddy’s At It Again (reyka, cranberry, lime, ginger beer) and the Kris Kringle (giffard menthe, espresso, crème de cocoa, candy cane).

5-10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 4-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. 374 East Paces Ferry Road NE, Atlanta. 470-531-8904, willowbarbuckhead.com.

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