There are plenty of ways to celebrate the holiday season this year, with many bars and restaurants joining in by transforming into decked-out holiday-themed pop-ups. All over the city you’ll find festive decors ranging from kitschy to elegant, and Christmas cocktails handcrafted for the season. From taking photos with Santa at a tiki bar to sipping cocktails from a reindeer-covered glass at one of the five Miracle bars in town, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
This is where you should be drinking this holiday season:
Death & Co.’s Vacation Suite
1280 25th Street
The cocktail bar Death & Co. by RiNo at the Ramble Hotel is returning its holiday pop-up bar to Suite 6A’s mezzanine, offering a special holiday cocktail menu with themed drinks such as the Exterior Illumination with white rum and sherry, and the Wet Bandits with whiskey, brandy and cream.
How to visit: Open Thursday to Sunday from 5pm to closing and daily the week before Christmas.
Festivus at Etc. eatery
1472 South Pearl Street
The holiday pop-up of this Old South Pearl Street eatery serves dishes from the regular menu, as well as festive cocktails, including mulled wine and frozen eggnog.
How to visit: Reservation is possible via Open Table. Open Tuesday to Friday from 4.30pm to 9pm, Saturday from 11am to 9pm and Sunday from 11am to 3pm.
Felix Navidad at My Neighbor Felix
1801 Central Street
The Denver location of My Neighbor Felix is decked out for the holidays and serves a range of Christmas cocktails. In addition to the set menu, you can order seasonal dishes such as the Coco Caliente with tequila and chocolate liqueur and the Winter Coconut Cosmo with vodka, coconut and cranberry.
How to visit: Walk-in is welcome and reservation is possible online. Open Monday to Thursday from 11am to 10pm, Friday from 11am to 11:30pm, Saturday from 10am to 11:30pm and Sunday from 10am to 9pm.
Jingle at Jungle Boulder
2018 10th Street, Boulder
This Boulder tiki bar goes all out for the holiday season with cocktails like the Andean Mint with vodka, mint and coconut and the Son of a Nutcracker with peanut butter washed rye whiskey and apple brandy.
How to visit: Open Tuesday to Thursday from 4pm to 11pm, Friday and Saturday from 4pm to midnight and Sunday from 12pm to 8pm
The Krampus Room at the Electric Cure
5350 West 25th Avenue, Edgewater
Celebrating all things weird, this Edgewater bar offers a range of holiday tiki cocktails on a first-come, first-served basis—but if you have to wait outside, you’ll get a free hot non-alcoholic drink.
How to visit: Open Tuesday from 5pm to midnight, Wednesday and Thursday from 3pm to midnight, Friday from 3pm to 2am, Saturday from 2pm to 2am and Sunday from 2pm to 10pm.
Miracle on Main Street
836 1/2 Main Street, Louisville
There are five Miracle pop-up bars in Colorado this year, and each has a unique location. In Louisville, seating is available indoors, outdoors in covered tents and outdoor greenhouses – be sure to put on warm layers if you’re sitting outside. A reservation gives you an hour and a half to enjoy cocktails like Jingle Balls Nog, Elfing Around and Naughty Shots, served in festive glassware. December 5, 12, 13, 19 and 20 are family days with gingerbread house decoration sets for kids and an extended two-hour reservation. Gingerbread house packs can also be added to any reservation from Tuesday through Thursday. Groups of six or more people receive a discount on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
How to visit: Make your reservations online; there is a $5 fee that will be donated to local non-profit organizations. A limited number of walk-ups are also available daily. It is open from November 23 to December 30, from 4pm to 11pm from Tuesday to Saturday with last seats at 9:30pm. Family days are from 2pm to 9pm. It is closed on December 25th.
Miracle on Pecos
Next, 3200 Pecos Street
Miracle on Pecos is taking over Avanti’s park-facing patio through December 30. Pair your cocktails with food from one of the dining hall’s stalls and enjoy the Christmas decor.
How to visit: Reservations can be done online and walk-in is possible seven days a week. There is a five dollar reservation and walk-in fee that will be donated to the local Denver charity Urban Peak, which serves homeless youth in the Denver metro area. Open Sunday to Wednesday from 5pm to 11pm and Thursday to Sunday from 4pm to 1am. It is closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Miracle on Pearl Street
Avanti, 1401 Pearl Street, Boulder
Avanti’s Boulder location offers its own Miracle pop-up bar for the month of December. Celebrate the season with festive cocktails and the regular selection of food vendors.
How to visit: Reservation is possible online; there is a $5 fee for reservations and walk-ins that will be donated to There With Care, which helps families and children with critical illness. It is open until December 30, from 5 to 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and from 4 to midnight Thursday through Saturday.
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Miracle at Pindustry
7939 East Arapahoe Road, Greenwood Village
The expansive Sky Deck at Pindustry provides an opportunity to celebrate the holiday season in the suburbs. Admire the Christmas decor as you sip themed cocktails at this arcade and gaming destination.
How to visit: Reservations can be made via Open Table. Walk-ins are subject to availability. It is open through January 1, from 3 to 10 p.m. on Sundays, from 4 to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 4 to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays; after 8pm Monday through Saturday it is 21 and over only.
Miracle at Union Station
Union Station is hosting its first Miracle Bar this year, featuring holiday-themed cocktails with extravagant decor, as well as a Hanukkah table.
How to visit: Reservations are available online; there is a $2 fee per guest that will be donated to the Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation. It is open through December 29 from 4pm to midnight Monday through Friday and from 2pm to midnight on Saturdays and Sundays. It is closed on Christmas Day.
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1403 Larimer Street
This Larimer Square pop-up from Handsome Boys Hospitality (the group behind the horror-themed bar Slashers) is decked out in lights with Christmas trees galore and plenty of holiday cocktails, including eggnog boozy.
How to visit: Naughty List is open until January 1 from 4pm to midnight on weekdays and from 2pm to 2am on weekends. Guests are seated on a first come, first served basis.
Sippin’ Santa at the Arvada Tavern
5707 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada
Stop by this pop-up for holiday cocktails like the Kris Kringle Colada with Rum and Allspice Liqueur and Mistletoe-to-Toe served in a large bowl for two.
How to visit: Reservation is possible online for a fee of $1. Sippin’ Santa is open through December 31, Sunday through Thursday from 4:30 PM to 11:00 PM, and Friday and Saturday from 4:30 PM to midnight. The Arvada Tavern will be closed from December 24 to 25.
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Snowdrift on Adrift
218 South Broadway
This South Broadway tiki bar has been transformed into a holiday wonderland, complete with holiday totems, snow, twinkling lights and an igloo-themed beach bar. Stop by for a festive menu of dishes like the Loco Moco Meatloaf and tiki themed cocktails like the Rum, Rum, Rudolph. Stop by every Wednesday until Christmas for an awkward photo of Santa Claus. Snowdrift will run through January 4, 2022.
How to visit: No reservations needed. Adrift is open Tuesday through Thursday from 5pm to 11pm, Friday and Saturday from 5pm to midnight, and Sunday from 5pm to 10pm. The kitchen is open Tuesday to Sunday from 5 PM to 10 PM.
1000 North Broadway
With Christmas decorations galore, in Tinseltown, “Everyday is Christmas.” Join the party with Christmas music, drinks and fun.
How to visit: Tickets have been sold online and are non-refundable. Tinseltown is open through December 31, Wednesday through Sunday, from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.