It seems like pop-up bars just keep popping up! Let us help you find the most perfectly peculiar Pittsburgh pop-up for the season.
Have you ever wanted to have a night out at the North Pole, partying with Santa, Mrs. Claus and all the elves and reindeer? Well now you can, thanks to all of the awesome holiday-themed pop-up bars in Pittsburgh!
705 Liberty Ave | Open through December 31 | 4:00pm–2:00am
“Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind.” It’s clear that this is the philosophy used when creating Miracle on Liberty. The whole place is bursting with Christmas cheer from its décor, to its drink offerings. Miracle on Liberty brings the North Pole right to Downtown Pittsburgh, and this time Santa is bringing adults thoughtfully-named novelty cocktails (Run Run Rudolph and Koala-La La La, La La La La are just two of my favorites) a wonderful holiday vibe, and as an added bonus, a “Hanukah Hideaway!”
268 Forbes Ave | Open through December 31 | 4:30pm–2:00am
Taking a note from Miracle on Liberty is Jingle Bar on Forbes. In an explosion of Christmas decorations, Jingle Bar has plenty of holiday magic to go around while also providing a limited food menu, beer, and Christmas cocktails. You’ll be jingling all the way the whole night long!
20 Market Square | Open through December 31
For a more relaxed stop during your holiday shenanigans, check out Auld Lang Syne: The Most Wonderful Bar of the Year. Enjoy a menu full of references to the holiday classic, It’s A Wonderful Life, including the featured cocktail The Richest Man In Town, a portion of which is donated to local charities. The atmosphere is fun, stylish, and friendly. You’ll feel like the richest man in town!
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245 Fourth Ave | Open through January 7
On the first floor of the Harris Grill downtown is Tinsel Town, the laid-back family-friendly holiday bar. Its proximity to the ice skating rick at PPG Place makes it a perfect stop for dinner and a drink before or after an evening of skating, shopping, and taking in the delights of downtown at the holidays. The full Harris Grill food menu is available plus some great holiday drinks.
Coming to The Commoner December 13–14 is Buddy’s Bar. This pop-up party is inspired by the movie Elf and features drinks named after famous quotes from the movie including "Bye Buddy, I Hope You Find Your Dad" and "Buddy The Elf, What's Your Favorite Color?" You know what they say: the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is by drinking loud for all to hear!
Justice is new to Pittsburgh but is quickly falling in love with the city's unique arts and cultural scenes. He is a performer, a professional binge-watcher, and a fashion enthusiast. You can follow his personal blog at jexcess.com.