Looking for a fun way to enjoy the holidays? There are plenty of festive bars in Northeast Ohio that pop up just for the season, bringing flavorful cocktails, cheery tunes and loads of green and red decorations to familiar haunts.
Here are seven pop-ups to check out this November and December.
The Christmas Corner Bar
Around the Corner, a Lakewood classic since 1974, has transformed its side party room into the Christmas Corner Bar every holiday season since 2017. The space, packed with decorations and twinkling lights, is one of the most festive spots for going out in Northeast Ohio. It’s open weekends leading up to Christmas. 18616 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, facebook.com/thechristmascornerbar
(Photo by Annie Nickoloff)
Open every day until the Super Bowl (Feb. 12), Xmas Bar keeps the Christmas cheer at an all-time high in Cleveland’s East Bank of the Flats. The brand-new attraction will, next spring, transform into a sports bar that’s set to open by St. Patrick’s Day, says owner and former Fox 8 meteorologist Beth McLeod. 1052 Old River Road, Cleveland, instagram.com/xmasbarcle
Miracle on East Fourth St.
Head into Society Lounge for a festive version of this downtown Cleveland cocktail bar, when Miracle arrives for the season. The holiday version features plenty of decorations and expertly made seasonal cocktails. It’ll take over Nov. 18 through the holidays during Society Lounge’s typical hours, Tuesdays through Sundays. 2063 E. Fourth St., Cleveland, societycleveland.com
(Photo courtesy of Jack Casino)
Sip a “candy cane swirl” or “warm & fuzzy” cocktail at Sleigh, appearing once again on Jack Casino’s third floor. Along with the fun drinks, check out the room’s decorations, which include a five-foot gingerbread house and a life-sized sleigh. It’s open Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 25 until Dec. 17. 100 Public Square, Cleveland, jackentertainment.com/cleveland
Secret Cellar Christmas Bar
Hoppy holidays! For more of a speakeasy feel, head to Great Lakes Brewing Co.’s Brewpub for the Secret Cellar Christmas Bar. Order a pint of the brewery’s iconic Christmas Ale and enjoy the ambiance on weekends and other select dates, Nov. 23 until Dec. 31. 2516 Market Ave., Cleveland, greatlakesbrewing.com/events/secret-cellar-christmas-bar
(Photo courtesy The Shipyards)
The Shipyards in Lorain hosts a fun twist on the festive pop-up bar trend, offering a tiki Santa theme, every Friday and Saturday from Nov. 25 through Dec. 30. Tinsel leis, a plumeria Christmas tree and sparkly Monstera leaves are just some of the tropical touches on this holiday attraction. Keep an eye out for Flurry the Flamingo. 500 Shipyards Way, Lorain, theshipyards.com/santa-city
Christmas Explosion at Rollhouse Mentor
Ornaments and tinsel fill Rollhouse Mentor for its Christmas Explosion attraction. The holiday popup fills the bowling alley, bar and eatery with extra festive cheer this time of year. Visit this November and December; hours will fluctuate based on private rentals, according to Rollhouse’s website. 7300 Palisades Parkway, Mentor, therollhouse.com/mentor
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