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Cheers to the Season: Discover Must-Visit Holiday Bars in Downtown

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

As the holiday season approaches, there’s no better way to get into the festive spirit than by sipping on seasonal cocktails and enjoying the cozy ambiance of holiday-themed bars.

If you find yourself in the heart of the Steel City this winter, you’re in for a treat. Downtown comes alive with holiday cheer, offering a delightful array of bars and lounges that have transformed into winter wonderlands. From twinkling lights to warm, spirited drinks, this is your guide to the most enchanting holiday pop-up bars in Downtown. Whether you’re a local looking for a new place to celebrate or a visitor eager to experience the city’s holiday magic, these seasonal spots are sure to make your spirits bright. ☃️🍻

Miracle on 6th

📍 137 6th Street

📆 November 17-18, 22, 24 – New Year’s Eve

The beloved Christmas miracle has returned! Step into a delightful pop-up adorned with enchanting holiday decorations that will whisk you away to the enchanting North Pole. Indulge in heartwarming, holiday-themed beverages that are sure to fill you with joy. You can experience the enchantment of Miracle on 6th from 4 p.m. to midnight.

Barcadia ‘Home Alone’ Christmas Bar

📍24 Market Square

📆 Starting November 18

In the heart of Market Square, Barcadia has transformed into a Home Alone-themed Christmas Bar, bringing the beloved holiday classic to life. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere with specially crafted cocktails that pay homage to the film. Beyond the drinks, this pop-up offers a playground of over 70 classic arcade games and sets the mood with an in-house DJ on Fridays and Saturdays, making it the ultimate weekend destination for dancing, sipping, and gaming. You can experience the magic of the Home Alone pop-up from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday, from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Sippin’ Santa

📍490 Wood Street

📆 November 24 – December 23

Located snugly between McCormick & Schmick’s and Capital Grille, this tropical-themed pop-up bar provides a warm escape from the winter chill, featuring a delightful array of holiday-inspired drinks. Sippin Santa welcomes guests from 4 p.m. until midnight, offering a mini-vacation in the heart of the city.

Rudolph’s Rooftop at Il Tetto

📍942 Penn Ave

📆 November 18 – New Year’s Eve

Decked out in holiday decor, Sienna Mercato’s newest pop up features all things Rudolph. Indulge in a Rudolph-themed winter cocktail menu that will make your nose glow and a magical setting adorned with lights and holiday charm. Opens at 4 p.m. every day until December 31.

Industrialist Hotel Lounge

📍405 Wood Street

📆 November 18 – New Year’s Day

The Industrialist Hotel is your festive haven. In the cozy confines of their hotel lounge, their holiday pop-up bar is a welcoming retreat from the cold outside. Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit with signature seasonal cocktails, festive tunes, and the warmest yuletide hospitality. The Holiday Pop-Up bar will be ready to welcome you from 5 p.m. to midnight, Monday through Saturday.

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