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Kitschy Christmas Bars Will Return to Atlanta This Winter

The pop-up Christmas bars return to Atlanta dripping with holiday cheer, kitsch, music, and cocktails on November 23

Miracle bar returns again this year to Buckhead and Midtown
Ryan Fleisher
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Christmas pop-up bars Miracle on Monroe at Tapa Tapa and Miracle by Buckhead are back in Atlanta on Friday, November 23 through Christmas Eve for kitsch and cocktails. This is Miracle’s third year in the city.

After Miracle on Monroe’s 2016 debut at Tapa Tapa in the Midtown Promenade complex, a second location was added at Shops Buckhead Atlanta last year. Crowds at both locations waited more than an hour to gain entrance into the bars. The wait didn’t seem to dampen spirits, though. It’s hard to stay mad inside a bar dripping with holiday cheer from the 1950s and 1960s with music to match—and cocktails.

Both Miracle locations include a rotating list of Atlanta’s best bartenders making guest appearances. The holiday-themed cocktail list sees the return of its classics 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, marshmallow orgeat, dry curacao, and lime and the Snowball Old Fashioned with butterscotch rye, spiced demerara syrup, wormwood bitters, and orange zest.

Miracle on Monroe on a Wednesday night
Ryan Fleisher

As in years past, expect those cocktails to come served in Santa mugs, holiday highballs, and rocks glasses adorned with reindeers. Some locations will sell Miracle’s custom glassware, with 10 percent of the proceeds going to Action Against Hunger. It’s unclear if either Atlanta location will participate in the fundraiser.

Here’s a sneak peek at the Miracle Bar menu for 2018:

Miracle Bar