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Get into the holiday spirits with these pop-up bars around Asheville

Enjoy some fa-la-la-la-libations at these three locations.

The Golden Pineapple decorated with holiday decor

Kris Kringle would approve of this spirited decor.

It’s the holiday season. And while you’re hanging decorations, buying presents, and feeling festive, a few local bars are getting into the spirit too. This year, Santa has gifted Asheville with four holiday pop-up bars where you can drink and be merry.

Miracle at The Golden Pineapple, 503 Haywood Rd. | Friday, Nov. 24-Sunday, Dec. 31
The bar will be closed through this Thursday, Nov. 23 to hang the garland, string the lights, and transform into a winter wonderland. If you like the sweet stuff, you’ll love Miracle’s Marshmallows & Unicorns cocktail with gin, vanilla liqueur, velvet falernum, cherry liqueur, cardamom, black pepper, marshmallow, lemon, egg white, tiki bitters, and soda.

Rudolph’s Rooftop at Pillar Rooftop Bar, 309 College St., 6th Floor | Friday, Nov. 24-Sunday, Dec. 31
Enjoy the holiday decor and ring in the season with themed cocktails, beer, and wine. Be sure to dress the part for the ugly sweater parties on Thursdays, or bring your dancing shoes for live music on the weekends.


Let Rudolph’s red nose guide you to Pillar.

Photo via @pillarbaravl

Shakey’s Stole Xmas, 38 N. French Broad Ave., Ste. 300 | Monday, Nov. 27-Monday, Jan. 1
Sip seasonal cocktails and have some festive fun at holiday events happening all month long. Things will kick off with a decorating party on Monday, Nov. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. with free food + drinks.

Sippin’ Santa at The Tiki Easy Bar, 197 Hilliard Ave. | Monday, Nov. 20-Sunday, Dec. 31
This bar opened in July, serving up tropical cocktails and beachy vibes — but it’s now transformed into a Christmas-themed oasis. Classic holiday drinks are getting an island twist, like the Ho-Ho-Hot Buttered Rum, which includes navy-strength rum, spiced honey butter, vanilla, and passion fruit.

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