We can pretty much all agree that the holiday season is extra special with family visits, gift shopping, Christmas decorations, and beyond. But, if we're honest, the holidays can also feel a little exhausting with packed schedules and LOTS of plans that keep everyone busy through the new year! And, that's why DFW's merriest and brightest holiday pop-up bars are the best spots to kick back, take a load off, and cheers to Christmas time with some great cocktails! We'll be adding more holiday pop-ups throughout the season, so bookmark this page to check back for more places to visit!
Leela's Wine Bar
Boogie on down at this Disco Wonderland all holiday long! Leela's Wine Bar has been decked out in a wintery, disco-themed atmosphere, complete with themed drinks that everyone can enjoy! Whether you want to sip on something a little stronger or need to warm up from the chilly weather, the Dallas location has 12 different festive cocktails that are perfect for Christmas time. And, you're definitely going to want to visit Leela's throughout the season to try them all!
OUR TOP PICK: Frosty's Meltdown ☃️
You don't have to worry about getting on Santa's nice list over at this holiday pop-up. The Tipsy Elf is welcoming everyone who's been naughty this year (and encouraging more mayhem) with TWO bars filled with several cocktail options and an unlimited amount of photo-ops! And, you can even party throughout the season with special events, too, during Nights with Daddy Santa, an Ugly Sweater Party, Karoling Karaoke, and Drag Bingo with Mrs. Claus. You can visit the Tipsy Elf over at the Mermaid Bar Dallas on Wednesdays through Fridays from 5 PM to 12 AM and Saturdays through Sundays from 3 PM to 12 AM.
OUR TOP PICK: Half Baked Holidaze 🍹
Looking for the perfect girls' night spot or fun activity with your kids? The French Room at the Adolphus has been transformed into the Cocoa Lounge with festive decor and a whole menu of wintery cocktails! Cheers to the start of the season with drinks themed after your favorite holiday flowers, snacks, and more. Plus, there are even non-alcoholic options for your kiddos, like regular hot chocolate or French cider that they'll tell all their friends about! And, it's super easy to visit the Cocoa Lounge, because no reservations are required! Just pop by from 11 AM to 5 PM on Wednesdays through Sundays for a great time and even better drinks!
OUR TOP PICK: Boozy Hot Chocolate 🍫
Your heart will grow three sizes when you head to Royal 38's Miracle Pop-Up! This year, Royal 38 is taking guests to Whoville, where you can spot the Grinch and Max as you wander through all the decorations and marvel at the ceiling dripping with Christmas lights. Then, you can chill out at the 2 bars and the covered patio as you share themed cocktails and shots that are so great, they'll have you speaking in rhyme!
OUR TOP PICK: Nice and Naughty Shots 🎅
It's baaaack! The Hudson House on Lovers Lane has hauled out the holly and decorated for Christmas! On top of the amazing food that you can find at the restaurant, the Peppermint Martini has also returned to the menu for the season! And, trust us... You're going to want to have more than one! 😉 PRO TIP: Make a reservation for The Hudson House before you visit, so you can get straight to sipping on some cocktails and sharing some mac & cheese!
OUR TOP PICK: Peppermint Martini 🍸
You might know Grapevine as the Christmas Capital of Texas, but it's also home to Hotel Vin's igloo bubble bars! Each of the igloos are decked out in ski lodge decor, like fur blankets, heaters, and more to make the atmosphere extra cozy. And, you can book the igloos for different experiences, including happy hour bubbles, two hour lounge bubbles, or the complete set-up with a full dining bubble that comes with a 3-course dinner and a bottle of wine. But, no matter what experience you choose, you won't want to miss the themed sips on the cocktail menu, too! Hotel Vin's igloo bubble bars will be up through Valentine's Day, so you have plenty of time to visit through the new year!
OUR TOP PICKS: S'mores Martini OR Coconut Margarita 🥥
One of our FAVORITE holiday pop-ups is making Downtown Dallas extra merry this holiday season! The Henry has transformed its rooftop bar into St. Henry's, complete with gorgeous decorations and views of the city. You'll find themed eats and treats on the menu, along with over 15 cocktails, frozen sips, and shots, too! But, if you're visiting with a group of friends, St. Henry's tequila tree is the way to go with 4 flavors of margaritas, serving up to 8 drinks amongst your party! Cover charge is a $6 donation per person at the door that will benefit the North Texas Food Bank. You can make reservations to visit St. Henry's now through January 1st!
OUR TOP PICK: Oh Tequila Tree, Oh Tequila Tree 🎄