NYC's Insane Holiday Pop-Up Bars and Christmas Cocktails

If you're searching for a festive cocktail.. or a few to weather the holiday season pay a visit to one or all of these holiday bars! We've got cozy and cheerful spots perfect for one-of-a-kind drinks inspired by winter and curated drink menus for every palette. Even the naughtiest of patrons deserve a sip that'll warm their hearts, here's toasting to you!

Somewhere Nowhere (112 W. 25th St., Chelsea)

Somewhere Nowhere launched its stunning outdoor igloo seating for the winter season where visitors can sample a new a la carte menu featuring Wagyu Sliders and Warm Lobster Rolls from the warm confines of eight toasty igloos with 360-degree views of Manhattan’s iconic skyline as far as the eye can see and faux fireplaces. Enjoy the huge bi-level lounge atop of the Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel plus 5,000 square feet of luxury day and nightlife all holiday season till May 2023.

Bar Marseille ( 190 Beach 69th St., Rockaway)

Merry Marseille is on at Bar Marseille, providing a dose of holiday cheer in Queens! Enjoy dishes that pay tribute to Provençal cuisine with American influences, inside the freshly decorated indoor dining space adorned in all the wooden accents of a cozy log cabin including a faux fireplace. Dine on warm winter menu highlights like French Onion Soup with gruyere and crostini, or Beef Bourguignon served with mashed potatoes. Visitors can also get holiday-themed cocktails like the Christmas Kiss with Wild Turkey's signature bourbon, milk chocolate, and marshmallow, or the Secret Santa with mulled red wine, Grand Marnier, orange, and spices.

Bell Book & Candle (141 W. 10th St., West Village)

Jingle Bell Book & Candle is serving up festive holiday signature cocktails including the Canela Margarita made with cinnamon-infused tequila, lemon, and grapefruit, the Coal for Christmas with mint, charcoal-infused Tito's vodka, lemon, and coconut, and a new Gingerbread Espresso Martini. Guests can soak up the best of their seasonal drink menu now through December 30th

Santa's Holiday Lodge (33 W. 26th St, Flatiron)

Santa's Holiday Lodge, an all-inclusive pop-up dedicated to the wonder of winter in New York City is open now through January 1st. The hole-in-the-wall is pumped full of nostalgia thanks to cozy decorative pillows, snug blankets, and an explosion of twinkling garlands and numerous photo-opt-ready Christmas trees. The vintage luminescence is carefully curated to evoke feel-good memories from another time and melt away your worries! Plus, menu highlights like the Smoked Duck Flatbread and a Cheeseburger and French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese with a creamy blend of Gruyere and Sharp pack in the comfort. Cocktails are $18 and include top picks like the Elf Nog with Fernet Crème de Menthe, crème de cacao and cream, Home Alone with Monkey shoulder scotch and bourbon along with blood orange, The Rockette which features white negroni sbagliato and hot drinks, which include a Hot Toddy, Mulled Wine and Season’s Greetings with Cabernet, Pierre Ferrand cognac, apple cider, and special spices. The holiday lounge opens at 12 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 4 p.m. between Monday and Thursday, and remains open late all week!

The Skinny (174 Orchard St., Lower East Side)

The Skinny welcomes you to experience its over-the-top gaudy Christmas decor and calendar full of interactive games and surprises through the end of January at its show-stopping LES location. Partake in naughty fun like Bawdeville Burlesque performances hosted by Olive Tupartie every Friday and Kinky Bingo on Tuesdays with Miss Claus, featuring $10 specials on the Definitely Naughty and Mrs.Claus’ Pink Panties cocktails between 8 p.m to 10 p.m on December 13th, 20th 27th, and January 3rd. Enjoy the extensive list of holiday “Coping Mechanism” cocktails or pitchers made with Naughty...Definitely, Naughty 818 Tequila, elderflower liqueur, blood orange juice, topped prosecco & lime juice, Sweater Weather with Vida Mezcal, sweet vermouth, Campari & chili liquor, a Polar Espresso Martini, and more. If you are lucky you might get a glimpse of Naughty Santa!

Ten Hope (10 Hope St., Williamsburg)

Ten Hope is bringing Mediterranean holiday vibes to Brooklyn with three heated igloos and one oversized yurt, which each fit up to eight guests beginning on December 1st. Their intimate seating options are perfect for groups of friends, family, or date nights! Each is weatherproof and heated, providing a posh space for dining all winter long. Experience delightful Mediterranean cuisine while wrapped up in a cozy bubble-like booth, keeping you toasty while you dine snow or rain.

Haven Rooftop (132 W. 47th Street, Midtown)

Haven Rooftop above The Sanctuary Hotel in Midtown is ready for diners to celebrate this Christmas season at their Haven Ski Chalet! Visitors will be surrounded by holiday decor with cranberry bundles and holly bedazzling every table, shimmering Christmas lights overhead, evergreen garlands, and flannel seating pillows. A Christmas Eve Prix Fixe Menu will be offered from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on December 24th for $79 per person! 

Stay tuned for more holiday guides like where to find the best of the best NYE parties to ring in 2023!

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