The holidays are rolling in, and with them are plenty of holiday bars, pop-up experiences and seasonal menus. Here are a few of the holiday-themed bars around town, each with their own spin to themed cocktails and twinkling lights. Pick your favorite or check them all out - they all bring the holiday cheer we all need this year!
Miracle on Lowest Greenville
Practically a Dallas holiday tradition at this point, Miracle returns to Dallas for its third year, this time in a bigger locale. Miracle is taking over the former Gung Ho space along Greenville Avenue, and bringing along its usual over-the-top Christmas décor. New this year, the holiday bar has put together some themed rooms (think Grinch and Nightmare before Christmas) which to enjoy its wildly popular Christmaspolitan and take plenty of pics. Bonus points are given for providing some outdoor seating, along with a complete app-based experience for ordering drinks and snacks.
Bishop Arts District
While one of the smaller spots on this list (and no reservations required!), Tipsy Elf takes the top spot for thoughtful décor all throughout the quaint cottage, along with some fun themed signature cocktails. Dallas drag queen Gloria Devine will also join the festivities, plus there's outdoor patio space where you can admire all of the holiday happenings in the neighborhood. Our favorite treat? If you spot Larry the Elf, there's a special treat in store. We won't spoil it!
Sipping' Santa at Royal 38
Santa goes to the beach at this cocktail lounge with a tiki-meets-holiday theme. Brought to you by the same folks that created Miracle, Sippin' Santa has some fun with the cocktails like a North Pole Punch, the Runaway Sleigh and the Brah Humbug (served warm!). Bonus: it's in walking distance from the next stop on our list, St. Henry, so a mini holiday bar crawl is easy as can be.
St. Henry Winter Wonderland
Head upstairs at The Henry for St. Henry, the Harwood favorite's holiday pop up. Everything here is wrapped in holiday magic, from gift boxes and ornaments throughout the space to the liquor bottles lined up at the bar. There's an extensive food menu too, making it easy to enjoy some tasty bites with your holiday cocktail. And the cozy holiday vibes extend to the patio, where fire pit lounges make being outdoor during chilly weather a breeze. Reservations are required for groups of four or more, and there is a $5 cover charge (which benefits the local children's hospital.)
Merry Mexican Christmas at Yellow Rosa
It's snowing at Yellow Rosa! Yes, the Deep Ellum Latin speakeasy is bringing snow to your holiday cocktail experience. While the bar set up has a bit more twinkles, the main room is just as magical with a softer touch and rustic vibes. Either way, you're in for a treat.
Nightmare Before Christmas at ABV Establishment
The holidays take a spooky twist at the holiday pop; expect a darker ambiance with fog lights and plenty of twinkling lights. It's located upstairs from Leela's Wine Bar – another great holiday options, as they go all out with the holiday décor and also have plenty of holiday-themed cocktails on their menu! – and presents a different take from the traditional holiday cocktail. The Sally Punch is good for a group (but can also be served individually) and there's also some other tasty creations like the Polar Expresso martini.