Atlanta knows how to ring in the holiday season.

Best Christmas Pop-Up Bars in Atlanta for Festive Holiday Fun

The holiday season in Atlanta is like no other. Whether you’re searching for magic in Midtown, decked-out bars Downtown, bright lights in Buckhead or holiday cheer beyond; there are so many happenings to bring in the season. Atlanta’s unique holiday pop-up bar scene attracts many from far and wide. Find festive places that make it easy to bring in the heartwarming season in a holly and jolly way. Check out the list below for a guide to some of the best pop-up bars in town this season.

ATL Yule! at Westside Motor Lounge

As Atlanta’s newest indoor-outdoor holiday bar, you can take advantage of the many photo ops with lights, fire pits and festive decor to fill your photos. Enjoy specialty cocktails, food and nightly programming including silent discos, funky Santa and so much more.

Where: 725 Echo Street NW

The Blind Elf

Can you spot the elves? (📷Heidi Harris Geldhauser)

Blind Pig Parlour brings all the merry to Buckhead with its trendy pop-up, The Blind Elf. The popular speakeasy bar has temporarily transformed into a holiday getaway with holiday-themed decor, libations and bites to match. The Blind Elf is the perfect holiday pop-up to get you in the spirit with special themed sips, both warm and cold, twinkling lights and savory bites. Try the Festivus cocktail for a warm mulled wine made with a secret recipe to go with delicious pigs in a blanket.

Where: 128 East Andrews Drive NW

Blitzen Room at Biltong Bar

Blitzen Room is bringing all the Christmas nostalgia. (📷: Jamestown Photo)

Starting Nov. 22, you can get cozy in the center of Ponce City Market’s food hall with a drink from the Blitzen Room at Biltong Bar. This intimate bar is “up to snow good” with seasonally themed cocktails that go hand-in-hand with the vintage Christmas decor and beef jerky. Fill up on all your nostalgic Christmas memories before heading up for fun at Holidays on the Roof.

Where: Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave.

HOBNOB Halcyon – Ski Chalet Pop-Up Bar

Get cozy with a seasonal cocktail. (Photo Courtesy of HOBNOB Halcyon)

Venture a little outside of Atlanta for an après ski experience. Embrace the cozy vibes with holiday cocktails and comforting snacks. Guests can expect seasonal sips like peppermint mocha martinis, RumChata hot cocoas and Bulleit bourbon hot toddies.

Where: 6690 Town Square, Alpharetta, GA

Holidays on the Roof

Nothing beats holiday cheer with beautiful views. (📷: Sarah Uhn)

Celebrate the holidays with beautiful views. The Roof at Ponce City Market has everything you need for a night of holiday cheer. Stop by Holiday Social Bar on The Roof, opening Nov. 17, just inside the tower lobby, for an over-the-top experience with holiday drinks and decor. MixMas at 12 Cocktail Bar, opening Nov. 17, celebrates the festive season with delicious drinks including the returning favorite “Sleigh Fuel.” Once you’ve satisfied your thirst for the holidays you can cozy up at Igloos on The Roof, opening Nov. 24, after skating in the adjacent rooftop rink. 9 Mile Station will also transform into a woodland forest with more igloos that overlook the skyline. Holidays on the Roof make staying warm easy.

Where: Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave.

Jingle Bar at Chattahoochee Food Works

Cozy up on the patio at Chattahoochee Food Works at the new festive pop-up, Jingle Bar. Sip on seasonal cocktails both hot and cold, while singing along to holiday tunes in a festive atmosphere. It doesn’t get better than delicious drinks, snacks and cheerful decor to get you in the Holiday mood.

Where: 1235 Chattahoochee Ave. NW

Jingle Bar at Tre Vele

Jingle all the way to Tre Vele this season (📷: Tre Vele)

Keeping all things merry and bright this holiday season, Tre Vele brings Jingle Bar back to Sandy Springs on Dec. 1. The rooftop patio will spread all the joy with its transformation into a holiday wonderland. Guests can enjoy festive cocktails and appetizers under bright lights during the month of December from 5 pm to 10 pm Sunday-Thursday and 5 pm to 11 pm Friday – Saturday.

Where: 6017 Sandy Springs Cir

Miracle Bar ATL

Enjoy cocktails to get you in the Christmas spirit at Miracle Bar (Photo Courtesy of Aubree Dumas)

There’s a miracle on Monroe! Embark on a Christmas-themed night out with festive music, spirited surroundings and Christmas-inspired cocktails. Try out the ‘Yippee Ki Yay Mother F****r’ cocktail for a taste as exciting as the name or the Mulled Wine if you’re in need of something warm. The drinks go great with Tinseltown Tacos or Frosty Fries. Stay tuned for the 2023 opening date.

Where: 931 Monroe Dr NE, Atlanta, GA

Ranger Station Après Ski Holiday Bar

Sit under the twinkling lights. (Photo Courtesy of Après Ski)

Ranger Station has transformed into an Après Ski Winter Wonderland filled with cheerful decor and holiday libations. This 70s-inspired winter escape is the perfect stop for festive activities that include shotkis, fondue and seasonal sips.

Where: 684 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue NE

The Select Restaurant + Bar

S’mores and seasonal cocktails always leave you satisfied. (📷: The Select Restaurant + Bar)

This Sandy Springs gem is unlocking all the holiday cheer with show-stopping decor and sensational bites and beverages. Whether you make yourself comfortable inside the spacious restaurant and bar or take a seat by the outside firepits; the season’s scenery and homey environs will make you want to stay.

Where: 6405 Blue Stone Road, Sandy Springs

Tinsel Tavern – Live at The Battery

Enjoy Christmas cheer at The Battery. (📷: Live! at the Battery)

You can’t visit The Battery this season without stopping by Tinsel Tavern. On Nov. 30, Live! at the Battery becomes all decked out in tinsel and twinkling lights to create a whimsical experience. This entertainment destination will be home to holiday-inspired cocktails and small bites in a space filled with jollification to create unforgettable moments. 

Where: 800 Battery Ave. SE

Looking for more ways to enjoy the holiday season? Check out Where to See Holiday Lights.

Aubree is a content creator with a passion for all things food and travel. You can find her around Atlanta tasting some of the most iconic bites or burning it all off on the dance floor.

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