Festive adults-only pop-up bars in Atlanta, Georgia, will operate November 24 through December 24, 2017.
This year with two locations: Midtown and Buckhead.
Back for a second year by popular demand, the holiday pop-up cocktail bar “Miracle” opens in Atlanta, Ga., on Friday, November 24 and invites adults to come celebrate the holiday season through Sunday, December 24. Bringing back its nostalgic Christmas spirit, Miracle on Monroe returns to the Midtown Promenade restaurant Tapa Tapa, conveniently located on the BeltLine and adjacent to Piedmont Park; in addition, a new “Miracle Two” pops up at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta.
Picture this: Staff decked out in seasonal flair, holiday classics on the wall, old-school festive tunes on the turntable, and fan-favorite cocktails served in curated barware (including mugs shaped like Santa’s head as well as Santa’s Pants plus reindeer Collins glasses). Expect to see the halls wrapped in a boozy winter-wonderland of garland, snowflakes, flashing lights, and tinsel.
With vision from Cocktail Kingdom’s Greg Boehm, who started the Miracle pop-up concept in NYC in 2014, Big Citizen has been chanting “Christmas Is Coming” for months and can finally confirm another season of holiday cheer. Partners Darren Carr and Eric Simpkins launched in 2015, and are the principals operating the company behind Midtown hot spots The Lawrence and Bon Ton. “After last year’s turnout, we knew we needed a second location. The response was incredible,” said Simpkins, co-founder of Big Citizen. “We confirmed Atlanta loves Christmas as much as we do! The excitement and escape of a holiday-themed pop-up bar provide guests with the perfect backdrop to create new memories and traditions that go unmatched. We’re ecstatic to have Miracle back and are ready to gather Atlanta’s finest cocktail connoisseurs, Christmas lovers, and tinsel enthusiasts together once again!”
The cocktail menu at Miracle indulges in the flavors of the holiday season, from the refreshingly spiced Muletide (aquavit, sherry, ginger syrup, lime juice, and pumpkin pie soda) to the intensely flavored Santa-quila (reposado tequila, cacao nibs, sherry, maple syrup, and black walnut). No holiday cocktail menu is complete without its take on classic eggnog. The Jingle Ball Nog features brown butter fat-washed cognac, sherry, almond milk, cream, sugar, egg, and nutmeg. Naughty and Nice shots will also be available: cinnamon bourbon and gingerbread-spices rye.
Both Miracle locations will host themed events nightly, Wednesday through Sunday with themes like a Tacky Christmas Sweater contest, holiday movies, cookie hours, trivia, Christmas bingo, choral performances, DJs and guest bartenders. A full schedule for each location will be available at the bars along with food and beverage menus.
21 Plus Salute! Miracle exclusively welcomes guests age 21 and older. There is no entry fee. Reservations are not accepted. The seasonal pop-up bar will be open weekly Wednesday through Sunday until December 24, 2017.
Hours are Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, 5:00 PM to Midnight and Friday and Saturday, 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM. Both locations will close at Midnight on December 24. Miracle will be closed each Monday and Tuesday yet is available for private party buyouts.
The bar’s unique holiday glassware and other festive merchandise will be available to purchase at Miracle Two.
Miracle on Monroe – Tapa Tapa
in the Midtown Promenade
931 Monroe Dr. NE, Suite C-106
Atlanta, GA 30308
@ The Shops Buckhead Atlanta
262 Buckhead Avenue, corner of Buckhead Avenue NE + North Fulton Drive NE
– Text & images courtesy 360 Media, Inc.; photos by Melissa Hom