Food & Drink

Holiday Bars in Dallas

Get festive with a seasonally appropriate cocktail.

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Sippin' Santa
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Diana Trujillo
Posted on Nov 16, 2022

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 at Royal 38 - Uptown

A festive holiday cocktail in a dinosaur cup - who needs more?
A festive holiday cocktail in a dinosaur cup - who needs more?

Practically a Dallas holiday tradition at this point, Miracle returns to Dallas from Nov. 9 - Dec. 24 at Royal 38 in Uptown, and bringing along its usual over-the-top Christmas décor. This spot is beyond photogenic and the drinks never disappoint. Bonus points are given for providing some outdoor seating, along with a complete app-based experience for ordering drinks and snacks. They aren't taking reservations this year, so pop by for Christmassy cocktails any time!

 

Tipsy Elf - Bishop Arts District 

Tipsy Elf has taken over the former Good Companions space.
Tipsy Elf has taken over the former Good Companions space.

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. Opening on Nov. 25, we've heard this year's Tipsy Elf Cocktail Bar will be even bigger and better than ever. 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 Hide Bar - Greenville Ave

Santa goes to the beach at this holiday pop up.
Santa goes to the beach at this holiday pop-up.

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!). This year, it's home will be at Hide Bar's newest Greenville location from Nov. 11 - Dec. 24. 

 

St. Henry // Credit: The Henry
St. Henry // Credit: The Henry

St. Henry Winter Wonderland Uptown 

Starting Nov. 22nd, head upstairs at The Henry for St. Henry, the Harwood favorite 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 outdoors during chilly weather a breeze. Reservations are recommended for groups of six or more, and there is a $6 cover charge (which benefits the North Texas Food Bank.)  

 

Merry Mexican Christmas at Yellow Rosa Deep Ellum 

It's snowing at Yellow Rosa! Yes, the Deep Ellum Latin speakeasy is bringing snow to your holiday cocktail experience. While the bar setup 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. 

 

Milli & Leela's Wine BarLowest Greenville

There's a milli-on reasons to stop by Milli, the newest bar in Lowest Greenville. Milli's unmistakably red interiors and strong, ice-cold cocktails will have you raising a toast to the holidays in an ultra-modern way. While not quite as decked out for the holidays as the rest of the bars on this list, an espresso martini or two in the red glow of this "hidden" bar will have you convinced you're at the coolest Christmas party in Dallas. If you're looking for something a little more festive, just below Milli is the crowd favorite, Leela's Wine Bar. Starting on Nov. 18, you can sip and snack on wine and tapas among the cheery holiday decorations. No reservations will be taken.