5 Pop-up Christmas Cocktail Bars Around the Valley

Ava PattonNovember 27, 2023
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It’s time to indulge in Christmas sipping! Eat, drink and be merry at these five festive pop-up concepts at local bars and restaurants.

Miracle at Floor 13 Rooftop Bar
With extravagant, festive décor and a customized cocktail menu that includes crowd favorites like the Christmapolitan and Christmas Cricket, Miracle at Floor 13 Rooftop Bar will transform into a holiday haven from November 16 to December 30. This year’s additions include seasonal sips like Marshmallows & Unicorns, The Krampus and Rudolph’s Replacement, which range from velvety vanilla flavors to hibiscus tequila. Miracle’s Santa’s Head, Santa Pants and Christmas Carol Barrel Mugs make unique holiday gifts. At the end of the season, Miracle will donate 10 percent of its retail sales to the Seva Foundation, a nonprofit organization that strives to provide critical eye care to underserved communities.
15 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, 602-343-0006, floor13roofttopbar.com

Sippin’ Santa at Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour
Jeff “Beachbum” Berry is thrilled to bring back Sippin’ Santa this year, as its expanded roster of cocktails features new drinks like the Surf Nut, Sharkey’s First Christmas and Ginger Snapper. Beloved classics like Holiday on Ice, Jingle Bird and Sippin’ Santa will also make their triumphant return. Guests can enjoy these Christmas-themed cocktails in a winter wonderland complete with sparkling lights, vintage garlands, reindeer figurines, funny holiday cards and more. All Sippin’ Santa seating will be first-come, first-served to ensure equitable celebrations for everyone. The bar will also have exclusive Sippin’ Santa collectible glasses available for purchase.
1 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-340-1924, bitterandtwistedaz.com

Feliz Navidad Cantina at Salt and Lime Modern Mexican Grill
Starting this month, Salt and Lime Modern Mexican Grill will undergo its annual makeover to become the Feliz Navidad Cantina. The eatery will convert into the highly anticipated Christmas pop-up, which will return with more lights and decorations than previous years. Feliz Navidad Cantina is also adding more indoor seating this year to spread even more Christmas cheer. By Thanksgiving weekend, the restaurant will feature floor-to-ceiling holiday décor, a curated Christmas menu featuring seasonal dishes and signature cocktails like the Mistletoe Martini, weekly appearances by the Grinch, and classic holiday films playing throughout.
9397 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, 480-661-5463, saltandlimeaz.com

Après Chalet at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa
Located right at the doorstep of the magnificent McDowell Mountains, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch will debut Après Chalet, an extravagant holiday lounge experience inspired by a ski château. One of the busiest champagne houses in France, Veuve Clicquot, is hosting the extravagant pop-up event. Proceeds will benefit Healing Hearts Animal Rescue, a local nonprofit committed to giving mistreated, neglected or abandoned animals a loving home. A wide selection of signature themed drinks, such as the Altitude, featuring Fords Gin and garnished with crisp bubbles, will be available at Après Chalet. Other options include the Maplenut, combining tequila, walnut liqueur and barrel-aged maple syrup and the Fresh Pow, a revamped whiskey sour topped with a thick coating of snow-white froth.
7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., Scottsdale, 480-444-1234, hyattregencyscottsdale.com 

JoJo’s ShakeBAR
On November 18, JoJo’s ShakeBAR will be completely decked out in holiday décor, including an eight-foot-tall nutcracker and hundreds of string lights. Enjoy some of JoJo’s amazing holiday offerings, such as the Winter Wonderland Biggie Shake, a peppermint shake topped with a marshmallow present, a small candy cane, a Christmas tree cookie, and a donut hole snowman. Make it more adventurous by adding alcohol, or try one of JoJo’s enormous Polar Espresso Martinis, which come with a peppermint rim big enough to feed a whole Christmas party. There’s also the Santa Sangria – Prosecco and Pinot Grigio in a keepsake Santa boot.
15037 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 520-636-5572, jojosshakebar.com