Holiday bars Miracle on Monroe, Miracle on Highland, and the tiki-themed Sippin’ Santa return to Atlanta Thanksgiving week for another round of Christmas kitsch and cocktails. Miracle Bar takes over Tapa Tapa in Midtown for a fourth year and The Brasserie and Neighborhood Café at Parish on North Highland, while Sippin’ Santa pops up again at Bon Ton on Myrtle Street.
Both Miracle on Monroe and Sippin’ Santa kick off the holidays on Monday, November 25. Miracle on Highland rings in the season starting Friday, November 29, and includes a special holiday-themed brunch on the weekends. All three locations remain open through New Year’s Eve and are first come, first serve.
This year sees some crowd control measures in place at Tapa Tapa and Parish with a two-hour limit on tables. In order to keep the Christmas cheer running smoothly (and returning next year,) a 20 percent service charge will be added to each check at the three pop-ups.
While the final cocktail list has yet to be released, Miracle’s most popular drinks such as the ode to “Die Hard” called Yippie Ki Yay Mother F****r! made with two kinds of rum, cachaça, and marshmallow orgeat and a yuletide take on the Moscow mule are likely back this year. Cocktails come served in Santa mugs, holiday highballs, and rocks glasses adorned with reindeers.
In other holiday bar news, the tropical-themed holiday bar takes over Decatur’s S.O.S Tiki Bar again beginning Wednesday, November 27, and remains through Christmas Eve. A holiday bar takes over Little Spirit across from Parish in Inman Park starting November 25 and runs through New Year’s Day. Rustic ski lodge Yebo Ski Haus is back on West Paces Ferry in Buckhead for the winter, and the ice rink and igloo dining return to the rooftop at Ponce City Market on Friday, November 29.
Miracle Bar is 21+. Sippin’ Santa is all ages.
Miracle hours: Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sippin’ Santa open at Bon Ton during regular dining hours.