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Holiday Pop-Up Bars in Austin You Need to Visit This Year

  • November 21, 2022
  • | 7:00 AM

It is the most magical time of the year! The Holiday season has arrived in full force. Homes and businesses are already decorated which can only mean one thing, holiday pop-up bars in Austin are back.

We are here to guide you through all of the holiday pop-up bars in Austin. Whether you start from the top of the list and work your way down or vice versa, get ready to sip your way through the best time of the year.

We will continue to update this list as more announcements are made. If we missed one let us know so we can get it added. After all, no one deserves to be left out during the Holidays!

Miracle on 5th Street

Austin’s favorite holiday pop-up bar is back! Miracle on 5th Street is officially opening on November 19th and is slinging holiday drinks all season long.

Featured drinks include Jingle Balls Nog, Bad Santa, Christmas Carol Barrel, and more. Feeling a bit more wild? Try one of their specialty shots like the Naughty Shot or maybe the Nice Shot. Better yet, the Drunk & Alone Shot.

Hours & Location

November 19th–December 28th

🗓 Check Calendar for Hours


📍 307 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701

Holiday Pop-Up Bars in Austin: Lala's
📷 @stufftodoinaustin

Lala's Little Nugget

At Lala’s Little Nugget it is Christmas ALL YEAR ROUND. Yes, you read that right, this holiday-themed bar keeps their decorations up 365 days a year (366 on a leap year).

Featured drinks include Peppermint Hot Cocoa, Hot Toddy, Grandma’s Boozy Egg Nog, and several more.

Enjoy happy hour between 4PM–7PM every weekday!

Hours & Location

🗓 SAT–SUN | 11AM–2AM

📍 2207 Justin Ln, Austin, TX 78757

Holiday Pop-Up Bars in Austin: Get Lit Hanukkah Bar
📷 Kitty Cohen's

Get Lit Hanukkah Bar

The owner of Kitty Cohen’s spoke of how he loved to see all the pop-up bars but felt that Hanukkah needed a little love.

Brownfield and the team will take over the bar with lively decorations and feature a special menu with Hanukkah-inspired cocktails, though the regular drink menu will still be available. Some examples of cocktails on the menu are; Maccabee’s Knees, Oy Fashioned and Latke Punch, a play on the traditional Hanukkah potato pancake dish, made with potato vodka, apple cider, ginger liqueur, and lemon.

Hours & Location

🗓 SAT–SUN | 11AM–2AM

📍 2207 Justin Ln, Austin, TX 78757

Wonder Bar Austin

You know them, you love them, and they are back again with their holiday installation!

Wonder Bar is known for their interactive and instagrammable installations. Depending on the time of year you step inside the bar will determine what you find. February? Valentines galore. July? Red and Blue explosion. December? Holiday pop up.

Everything from their drinks to their decorations transforms into a winter wonderland.

Hours & Location

🗓 SAT–SUN | 12PM–2AM

📍 11500 Rock Rose Ave suite d, Austin, TX 78758

📷 Photo Credit: Geraldine's Austin

The South Pole at Geralidine's Austin

Take your holiday-themed pop-up bar to the next level at Geraldine’s, The South Pole. Enjoy an intimate setting in your very own pod for you and your group.

The South pole will feature a progressive cocktail tasting that will rotate nightly. You will also find a roving s’mores station where you can toast your marshmallow tableside. Grab a photo in the photo booth to remember the night forever. Or at least the next morning!

Tickets are $70 and include tax and gratuity so you won’t have to worry about it the day of!

Hours & Location

🗓 DEC 4–19 | 7:30PM–9:30PM

📍 605 Davis St, Austin, TX 78701

📷 Photo Credit: Edge Rooftop

Snow Much Fun on South Congress

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow at Edge Rooftop Bar every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday between November 27–December 26. Guests will enjoy holiday cocktails and live music while it snows on the hour every hour from 6PM with the last snowfall happening at 9PM.

Reservations are required!

Hours & Location

NOV 27–DEC 26
🗓 FRI–SUN | 6PM–11PM

📍 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

Lucille Patio Lounge

If you find yourself on Rainey Street this holiday season be sure to stop by Lucille’s patio to enjoy their impressive light installation. They decorate the entire patio and transform the bar into a holiday dream.

They are taking on the challenge of topping last year’s decorations so you will just have to swing by and see for yourself. While you’re there, grab a drink and enjoy the atmosphere!

Hours & Location

🗓 FRI | 2:30PM–2AM
🗓 SAT | 1PM–2AM
🗓 SUN | 12PM–12AM

📍 77 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

Holiday Pop-Up Bars in Austin: East Austin Hotel
📷 Photo Credit: Sixth and Waller

Gnome for the Holidays XMAS Pop-Up

East Austin Hotel wants you to treat yo’elf at their magical holiday pop up. The theme for this year is Gnome for the Holidays!

Enjoy holiday-inspired food and drinks and head to the Upside Bar on the rooftop to cozy up and enjoy holiday movies!

Hours & Location

🗓 FRI | 4PM–10PM
🗓 SAT | 11AM–3PM & 4PM–10PM
🗓 SUN | 11AM–3PM

📍 1108 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

📷 Photo Credit: Gibson Street Bar

Gibson Wonderland

They have done it again. Gibson Street Bar is back with its annual holiday decor and ready to spread some holiday cheer!

Snap a picture in one of the holiday photo ops and use the hashtag #gibsonwonderland and tag @gibsonstbar on Instagram for a chance to win fun prizes!

Hours & Location

🗓 MON–FRI | 4PM–2M
🗓 SAT | 12PM–2AM
🗓 SUN | 11:30AM–2AM

📍 1109 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

📷 Photo Credit: Old Thousand

Old Thousand's Naughty List

Old Thousand is bringing out all the stops to make sure you don’t make the nice list this year. The East 11th Street location is offering a selection of festive cocktails including Santa’s Lil Helper with Chai Infused Western Grace Brandy, Montenegro, Tapioca Pearls, Dalgona Coffee; the Hot Butter Scotch (served hot) with Monkey Shoulder Scotch, Banane du Bresil, Whip Cream & Szechuan Salt.

Hours & Location

🗓 WED–SUN | 12PM–9PM

📍 1000 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702

📷 Photo Credit: Nate

Revelry Kitchen + Bar

Revelry is decking the halls and their patio in all the holiday decor. Guests can enjoy the lights while sipping on holiday cocktails. Hot cocktails include Hot Buttered Rum, Ho Ho Hot Cocoa, and Santa’s Spiced Cider. Other festive cocktails include the Miracle Martini and Fall Fashioned.

Hours & Location

🗓 FRI | 5PM–12AM
🗓 SAT | 2PM–12AM
🗓 SUN | 11AM–8PM

📍 1410 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

12 Days of Giveaways in Austin
📷 : Cantaloupe Island

Want your own pop-up bar?

Cantaloupe Island Draft Cocktails is the perfect pop up bar for your home, office, wedding or party.

They provide kegs and growlers filled with same-day fresh juices, homemade syrups, and bitters that are mixed on-site with sealed bottles of spirits we deliver with your order. We bring it all to you, set it up, and take it away. All you need to do is pour a drink and enjoy the party with your guests!

📷 : Moxy YOUniversity

How the Moxy Stole X-Mas

How the Moxy Stole X-Mas is here and it looks like the tree’s not the only thing getting lit this year. Who’s ready to drink their chestnuts off?

These holiday decorations are incredible and Moxy always goes above and beyond with their pop-up bars. We are totally here for it. Make sure to check out their cocktails and take so many photos!

Looking for More Holiday Related Content?

If you are looking for more ways to experience the holidays in Austin this year then look no further. Check out our Austin City Guide page and explore more guides like the best light shows in Austin!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok to keep up with all the best things to do this holiday season as well as any last-minute event changes. Not to mention we also have some pretty sweet giveaways coming your way too!

Lastly, we want to follow along on your Holiday adventures! Tag us on social media @StufftoDoinAustin for a chance to be featured on our page.

Happy Holidays from the Stuff to Do in Austin team!

Curated by

Kristen Votto

Kristen Votto

Kristen is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on Instagram and Facebook.