Get in the Spirits
BY Amelia Rose Smith
Pop-up-themed events are a popular concept around the holidays and tap into people’s love of enjoying drinks in a festive atmosphere. Pop-up bars have emerged throughout the United States in the last few years, and the middle Tennessee area does not fall short. So, get in the spirit and visit one…or all of the pop-up Christmas bars featured here! Here’s to happy – and safe – holiday merriment!
McGavock’s at The Harpeth Hotel
World’s Best Cup of Coffee: A Christmas Bar
Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in December until Christmas:
World’s Best Cup of Coffee is Franklin’s first and only holiday pop-up bar. Celebrate your favorite holiday movies and Christmas memories with one-of-a-kind cocktails in a fully immersive Christmas experience. The pop-up bar is open 5pm – 12am inside McGavock’s Coffee Bar & Provisions. To learn more, visit harpethhotel.com/happenings.
NOELLE Hotel Nashville
HOLIDAY VACATION HIDDEN BAR
November 2, 2022 – January 7, 2023
Step beyond the storage closet doors and be transformed into the Griswold’s memorable holiday gathering. The beloved holiday movie comes to life in the Hidden Bar, with nostalgic moments from the film and Christmas Vacation-inspired cocktail and snack menus.
Please note: Hidden Bar does not accept reservations. Enter through the Make ready L&L entrance on Church Street, and head down the stairs to enter Hidden Bar. Guests must be 21 years or older, no exceptions. Hidden Bar is open Monday evenings for private events or brunch seven days a week. For more information on reserving Hidden Bar for your private event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bar TENN at Holston House
An Old-Fashioned Christmas Bar
November 10 – December 24, 2022
This winter, Holston House is broadcasting An Old-Fashioned Christmas in Bar TENN. This is a can’t-miss event that is filled with Rat Pack-style entertainment, traditional Christmas flavors and décor. The ceiling is decorated in handmade paper chains, the entry is flanked with silver tinsel pencil trees, the bar showcases classic Christmas décor like ceramic trees and jingle bells. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit tennnash.com.
Fairlane Hotel Nashville
Now – January 2, 2023Silent night...yeah, right! Misfit bar is at the Fairlane Hotel in Nashville, and they are ready to spread the holiday cheer! Naughty or nice, they’ve got festive cocktails, seasonal beer, wine and snacks to satisfy your holiday cravings. To sleigh the holiday season in the picturesque wonderland rooftop bar, visit misfit-bar.com for more information.
Grinch-Themed Christmas Pop-Up Bar
Now – January 8, 2023Moxy Nashville Downtown is thrilled to announce the opening of their Grinch-Themed Christmas Pop- Up Bar! Enjoy Grinch-themed cocktails and menu items. The Moxy Rooftop is located on the fifth floor of the Moxy Hotel in Downtown Nashville! For hours and reservations, visit linktr.ee/moxyrooftopnashville. No one deserves to be alone on Christmas!
Tea with Santa
Every Saturday and Sunday in December (3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 22, 23).Holston House’s Sunday tea just got a little more festive. Join Holston House throughout December for a family-friendly Tea with Santa featuring hot chocolate, holiday treats and pictures with St. Nick. Adults are $50, and children are $35 per person. Reservations are required and can be made at opentable.com.