Fa-la-lots of Kansas City’s holiday pop-up bars 2023

Shake the winter blues at these frosty fun wonderlands — no underage elves allowed.


Stop by Rec Deck the Halls for the award-winning brewery’s festive libations.

Photo via Boulevard Brewing Company

It’s the happiest time of the year — work meetings are postponed, the in-laws aren’t yet in town, and you still have time for a sip at one of KC’s festive pop-up bars.

As part of Editor Maddie’s mission to visit the most anticipated holiday pop-ups of the season, we’ve compiled six of the city’s cheery and bright delights.

Rec Deck the Halls | Tours & Recreation Center, 2534 Madison Ave., KCMO | Fridays + Saturdays through Dec. 30 |1:30-10 p.m. | $5 | Stop by the award-winning brewery for cozy cocktails in keepsake glassware and tear up a game of shuffleboard.

Miracle | Multiple locations | Every day through Dec. 30 | 4 p.m.-12 a.m. | $15-25 | This pop-up has more than its share of devoted festive fans, so reserve your space now.

Drastic Mensches | Drastic Measures, 5817 Nieman Rd., Shawnee, KS | Through Dec. 30 | Tuesday-Thursday, 4-12 p.m. and Fridays + Saturdays, 4 p.m. -1:30 a.m. | Be a Mensch or don’t come at all, says this James Beard Finalist bar. All sales during Hanukkah will go to Jewish Family Services.

The Wonder Dome | OurHouseKC, 1815 W. 39th St., KCMO | Available during business hours | $5 | This rooftop snow globe experience features a full menu, holiday cocktails and festive non-alcoholic beverages.

Winter of Wizardry | Vignettes, 2376 Armour Rd., North Kansas City, MO | Dec. 15-Jan. 27 | Available during business hours | $5 | Did you get your letter from Hophaven? Be bewitched by the magical menu of concoctions while undergoing an enchanted scavenger hunt for “The Tome of Tonics.”

Kingdom’s Greetings | Arrowhead Stadium, KCMO | Thursdays-Sundays through Dec. 30 | 5 p.m.-11 p.m. | $10-15 | Step into the red + gold penthouse for a picture on the Chiefs sleigh, take a stroll through the Chief trees, or curl up by the fireplace in this winter wonderland.

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