Christmas pop-up bar Miracle on Monroe is back at Tapa Tapa in Midtown for a third year. But, sorry Buckhead, Miracle’s second Atlanta location is now in Inman Park. The Brasserie and Neighborhood Café at Parish on the Eastside Beltline will transform into Miracle on Highland. And, if that’s not enough holiday kitsch and cocktails, Bon Ton in Midtown is hosting Sippin’ Santa — Miracle’s tiki-themed pop-up bar. Both Miracles and Sippin’ Santa open Friday, November 23. Miracle bar is open Wednesday through Sunday at 5 p.m.
Miracle on Monroe is doing away with the (chaotic) waiting list this year. It’s now first-come-first-serve to gain access to all of that Christmas cheer. Expect to stand in line. The Monroe location closes for the season at midnight on Christmas Eve.
The Highland location will keep Parish’s regular cafe hours during the day before morphing into Miracle in the evening. Reservations can be made for groups of 8 to 10 people. Unlike Monroe, Miracle on Highland is back for one last round the weekend after Christmas and a ticketed New Year’s Eve party.
A rotating list of Atlanta’s best bartenders plan to make guest appearances at each location. The bars should also see their most popular holiday cocktails return, like the ode to “Die Hard” (Sorry, Bruce Willis, it’s a Christmas movie) called Yippie Ki Yay Mother F****r! made with two kinds of rum, cachaça, and marshmallow orgeat. Cocktails come served in Santa mugs, holiday highballs, and rocks glasses adorned with reindeers.
Sippin’ Santa at Bon Ton includes festive, tropical decor and tiki drinks created by Latitude 29 (New Orleans) bar owner and author Jeff “Beachbum” Berry. The cocktails are available during lunch and dinner.
Take a look at the complete list of holiday bars around Atlanta.
Miracle is open Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.