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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 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/ 2204 East Carson St. | 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!” New this year is Miracle on Carson, which brings the same passion for Christmas to Pittsburgh's buzzing South Side.
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!
213 Smithfield St. | Open through December 29 |Thursday to Sundays 4:30 to midnight; Sunday 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For a break in the all-out kitsch of a Pittsburgh pop-up holiday outing, try Tina's (holiday) pop up, offering a calm, relaxing environment. Enjoy a leisurely experience with handcrafted cocktails, natural wines, Belgian beers, and champagnes while you take a moment to reflect on what the holidays mean to you.
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.
434 Market St. (One floor above The Wine Bar) | Wednesday to Thursday: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 4 p.m. to midnight.
Decorated with the team at Market St. Grocery and Mimi’s Modern, the Holiday House offers a fireplace, mid-century modern décor, and a welcoming environment along with holiday drinks.
151 Bakery Square Blvd. | Open through December 30 | 5 p.m. to midnight
Staff members at Gallery Group transformed a 1,300-square-foot space to celebrate Christmas and Hanuakkah. This pop-up bar will offer eight creative cocktails whipped up by Smallman Galley Bar Manager Matt Zelinsky and food from neighboring restaurants. Half of the profits that it generates will be donated to the Tree of Life Synagogue and East Livery Presbyterian Church. The bar is also collecting unwrapped toys and nonperishable foods for donation.
3454 Forbes Ave | Open through December 21 | 2:30 to midnight
Hilton Garden Inn has transformed its lounge into Whoville from How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The bar complete with a Whoville Family Living Room. Grinch’s Liar, and other movie set recreations.
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It’s that time of year again where pop-up themed Christmas bars are showing up! This one is Grinch themed at the Hilton Garden Inn on Pittsburgh University’s campus. Pitt Arts even got involved to paint window murals. 🎨 From garnishing drinks with heart gummies, ornaments hanging from the ceiling and having the movie constantly playing, their hotel bar turned into a fun place to grab a quick drink after The Nutcracker🎄
December 19-20 | 4:30 to midnight
Coming to DoubleTree Pittsburgh Green Tree December 19-20 is A Christmas Story Pop-Up Bar. This pop-up party is inspired by the holiday classic A Christmas Story and will feature Vintage décor to celebrate the 1940-set movie, including the infamous Leg Lamp, a Red Ryder BB Gun, and life-size cut outs of the movie’s characters.