Walking in a winter wonderland is all fine and dandy, but we’d rather be sipping in one instead. The holidays are back, and it’s the experiences that make us merry (and sometimes, not so bright). Here are 12 local pop-up bars that will help you sleigh the end of the year.
A Pop Up Before Christmas, Deep Roots | Nov. 12-Dec. 31 | You’ll be shakin’ (not stirred) at this pop-up, complete with holiday desserts.
Deck the District, Iron District | Nov. 10-Dec. 17 | This shipping container courtyard will transform its upper deck into an insulated experience, complete with cozy cocktails by Tiki Huna.
Drastic Mensches, Drastic Measures | Dec. 19-24 | This Hanukkah-themed pop-up will send half its sales to local Jewish organizations.
Fetch The Halls, Vignettes Bar | Starting Nov. 18 | Sign the burn book + watch a live “Talent Show” at this “Mean Girls” pop-up.
How the Conductor Club Stole Christmas, Conductor Club | Nov. 11-Jan. 7 | You don’t have to be a holiday Grinch — this bar will do it for you. Cover is $5.
Krampus Bar, 9th & State | Nov. 25-Dec. 31 | Explore the creepy side of Christmas with this folkloric legend. If you’ve been bad, at least you can celebrate making the naughty list.
Miracle, Plaza + Power & Light locations | Starting Nov. 24 | This long-standing KC pop-up has an additional location at The Rockhill Grille for private events only.
Nine Zero One Igloo Bar & Lounge, The Fontaine | Starting Nov. 25 | Sip inside a snow globe, with themes like log cabins + glamping.
Pawlidays, 2001 Walnut St., KCMO | Starting Dec. 2 | Join CITYDOGs and Dane Fabrications for this furry-friendly pup-up bar. Each ticket includes a complimentary bottle of champagne + a goodie bag for your pup.
Rec Deck the Halls, Boulevard Brewing Company | Nov. 25-Dec. 31 | Take the boulevard up to the fourth floor and get quirky for the holidays, including shuffleboard + seasonal nibbles. Cover is $5.
Sippin’ Santa KC, Julep + Taco Republic | Nov. 30-Dec. 31 | Mele Kalikimaka. Julep’s tropical holiday getaway is back, this time expanding to both Taco Republic locations.
Snowbound, Chicken N Pickle | Starting Nov. 11 | Join Bigfoot at this merry ski lodge, including craft bites + a gondola photo op.
Tinsel Town, Tom’s Town | Starting Nov. 18 | Distill yourself a merry Christmas, with reservations opening on Wednesday, Nov. 16.
The Northeast Pole, PH Coffee | Starting Dec. 8 | Experience the magic of Christmas with specially crafted holiday cocktails and sweet + savory bites alike.
Whos Holiday Party, The Social Bar & Grill | Starting Nov. 17 | Let your heart grow three times this holiday season with Cindy Lou Who. Unfortunately, the Grinch already stole the roast beast.
Winter Skies, Sheraton at Crown Center | Starting Dec. 1 | Head up to the 42nd floor (you know, that circle thing) for bites, beverages, and beautiful views after 11 years of closure.
Winter Wonderland, The Kauffman Center for Performing Arts | Starting Dec. 7 | Executive Chef Laura Comer invites the whole family to snack on small plates + sip specialty cocktails — before or after a performance.