Where to find a holiday pop-up bar in the Charlotte, NC area

Billy Sunday Charlotte's Tinseltown pop-up bar will run through Jan.  2, but is closed Dec.  24-25, and Dec.  31.

Billy Sunday Charlotte’s Tinseltown pop-up bar will run through Jan. 2, but is closed Dec. 24-25, and Dec. 31.

Seasonal pop-up bars have arrived in the Charlotte area, providing another festive way to celebrate the holidays.

Expect lights, decor galore and, of course, themed cocktails you won’t find the rest of the year. (Don’t forget to put on your best ugly Christmas sweater to set the tone for the evening.)

Ring in the holiday season with good cheer and a seasonal cocktail at one of these Charlotte-area pop-up bars:

158 on Main’s Miracle on Main

Location: 158 N Main St., Mooresville, NC 28115

The vibe: This Mooresville spot transformed with festive yet kitschy, holiday decorations.

The drinks: The menu includes a cocktail list with drinks like vodka Christmapolitan and cognac Jingle Balls Nog. Beer and wine are available, too.

What to know: Entries are first-come, first-served. Tables are limited to two hours.

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Try a Grandma Got Run Over By A T-Rex at the Miracle on Main pop-up Christmas bar. Tracy Glantz [email protected]

BackStage Lounge’s Miracle

Location: 2433 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203

The vibes: The halls are decked out Griswold-style, and there’s a slate of inventive drinks.

The drinks: Offerings include the Bad Santa, served hot with aged rum, velvet falernum, mixed spiced butter, oat milk and nutmeg, and the Elfing Around, with prosecco, gin, mulled wine reduction, grapefruit shrub, aromatic bitters and orange bitters.

What to know: Unlike last year, there are no reservations.


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