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It seems like pop-up bars just keep popping up! Let us help you find the most perfectly peculiar Pittsburgh pop-up for the holiday 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!
137 Sixth Street | Nov. 23-Dec. 31, 2022 4 p.m.-midnight (closed Thanksgiving)
“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 6th. The whole place is bursting with Christmas cheer from its décor, to its drink offerings. Miracle on 6th brings the North Pole right to Downtown Pittsburgh, and this time Santa is bringing adults thoughtfully-named novelty cocktails in festive glassware (glassware available for purchase!) and a wonderful holiday vibe to Pittsburgh!
563 Greenfield Avenue, Pittsburgh | Nov. 30-Dec. 30, 2022
Located right next door to Hough's Taproom & Brewpub, The Tipsy Elf is decked out in all the festive glory from trees to tinsel galore. This pop-up experience is a ticketed, which you can purchase online for $13. Each ticket gives you a 90 minute session in the bar plus a festive drink on entry.
1372 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh | Open Year-Round Monday-Sunday
Way before pop-up bars or dive bars became in vogue, Bob's Garage was the o.g. Christmas Bar. Floor to ceiling lights, tinsel, ornaments and stockings make this a must for Christmas fans. Even the outside is permanently decorated for Instagram-perfect photos. Add in a stellar bar staff, solid food and even karaoke, and you can see why this has been a Pittsburgh fixture for 50 years.
25 Market Square, Pittsburgh, 15222, M-Th 4-11 p.m., Fri 4 p.m.-2 a.m., Sat noon-2 a.m., Sun noon-10 p.m.
You about ready to do some kissin'? The misadventures of the Griswold family come to life at Barcadia's new holiday pop-up, fittingly called Cousin Eddie's Christmas Vacation Bar. Play fantastic arcade games and enjoy seasonal drinks like the It’s a Bit Nipply Out, Don’t Hog the Nog and Cousin Eddie’s Cocktail at the hap-hap-happiest place to be this season.
40 S. 22nd Street, Pittsburgh, 15203, M-Th 3 p.m.-2 a.m., Fri-Sun 12 p.m.-2 a.m.
The official holiday bar of Pittsburgh Brewing Company and IC Light, Ruggers Southside transforms into the Good Cheer Holiday Bar, decked with a faux fireplace, presents under the tree and lots and lots of tinsel. Try one of their festive combos, such as the Yule-B-Hurtin' IC Light Draft and energy bomb, a Swiss Mistress cocktail (hot chocolate, rumpleminz and marshmallows) or a tinsel bomb (goldschlager with an energy drink) for some instant holiday cheer!
1515 E. Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15205, W 5 p.m.-Midnight, Th 5 p.m.-2 a.m., F 2 p.m.-2 a.m., Sat 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Sun 11 a.m.-midnight
Look for the giant Rudolph on the roof and you've found Christmas on Carson, the holiday-themed popup from Local Bar + Kitchen in the South Side. A Christmas transformation plus Santa-approved specialty cocktails, like the Christmas Special Mule garnished with cinnamon and frozen cranberries, will make your season bright!
690 Chauvet Drive, Pittsburgh, 15275, Sunday-Th 11 a.m.- 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.- 11 p.m. Nov. 25, 2022-Jan. 6, 2023
What if we kissed under the mistletoe at Lowkey Taco? 🌮🙈🙊🙉❣️🎄
Wonderful decorations and specialty margaritas are the highlight here, with $1 of each purchase going towards Howard Hanna’s Children’s Hospital Free Care Fund!
9566 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, 15237, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Just north of the city, Barry's Pub will get you in the holiday spirit with glowing reindeer, wrapping papered walls and festive elves adorning their pop up Christmas Bar.
8155 Steubenville Pike, Imperial, 15057, Open M-F 4 p.m.-midnight and Saturdays 2 p.m.-midnight
Located west of the city, the vibes of this outdoor tiki-hut-turned-Christmas-popup might be the most unique in the region! Giant nutcrackers, a gingerbread sleigh and wall to wall decorations accompany a fantastic drink menu that includes their merry mule, jingle juice, and even The Grinch and Snow Miser-themed drinks.
212 6th St., Downtown, Begins Dec. 2
Ok, so this one isn't a popup, but if you want to enjoy wintry vibes all season long without the tinsel, head over to Butcher & the Rye in the Cultural District for their new concept, Après Ski Bar. The entire space has been redesigned as a cozy, high-end ski lodge that makes you feel like you're up on the mountain at Seven Springs. Enjoy this concept now through the beginning of spring before it melts away into the reopening of Butcher & the Rye.
Please enjoy responsibly and happy holidays!