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Get In The Holiday Spirits
Get into the Holiday 'Spirits' at these Festive Bars & Restaurants this Winter Season
Tinsel: Tinsel is brought to you by Craft Concepts Group who brought you popular favorites like Bru, Uptown Beer Garden, U-Bahn & more. This pop-up holiday immersion has yet to announce it’s opening date for 2019, but you can be sure no matter how early or late in the season you go, it will be packed! This is every inner-elf’s dream - walk in off the cold streets of Philly and you immediately are transported to the North Pole (if the North Pole were full of festive cocktails and your closest drinking buddies!) Stay tuned for more details on this holiday pop-up bar.
ITV (Christmas Pop Up): Miracle at ITV is back, and it’s spreading it’s holiday cheer over to sister restaurant, Laurel. Beginning Friday November 29th (Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, etc.) your favorite tiny East Passyunk caviar bar is transformed into a winter wonderland with beautiful decor, lively music and festive cocktails. This includes drinks like the Snowball Old Fashioned, Yippie Ki Yay Mother F****r!, Run Run Rudolph, Christmapolitan and more. All drinks are served in festive glassware. Get ready to get lit!
Dandelion: Open year round, this Rittenhouse staple is as festive and as cozy as you can get in Philadelphia. The fire roaring in the lobby area is the most popular spot in the house, so get there early to snag a coveted couch spot, or steps down into the bar area there’s plenty of festive decor, warm spirits and warm faces to put you in the holiday mood.
Parc: If you’ve celebrated the holidays in Philly, you’ve surely stepped into Parc once or twice! Beaming from floor to ceiling with beautiful green garland and lights this is a page out of a holiday storybook. The large bar features classic cocktails or grab a simple glass of bubbly and say cheers to the holidays!
McGillin’s: Tucked back on Drury Lane (behind Bru, just one block down from Chestnut St.) You can find arguably the most decked out pub in Philly. Be prepared for a crowd because they have THE MOST festive cocktails around: Eggnog Martini, Candy Cane Martini, Poinsettia (split of champagne, cranberry juice, triple sec/mix your own), Snowshoe (hot chocolate, butterscotch liquor, served in a mug with whipped cream), White Christmas Sangria, The Grinch (Stateside Vodka, melon liquor, sour mix, club soda), Old St Nick (Hot Apple Cider, Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum in a mug with cinnamon stick), Merry Mule (Ketel One, Ginger Beer, cranberry) and more!
Moriarty’s: Ok, it really is a toss up between here and McGillin’s for most festive pub, but the good thing is that they are close in proximity so you can be the judge! These guys are known for their incredible wings, so this may be your December Eagles bar! Get festive and get flying - FLY EAGLES FLY!
Aqimero (The Ritz): This is the quintessential holiday bar. Stroll around Dilworth Park, take iconic photos on Broad Street and then step into this grand hall with festive trees, holiday spirits & their luscious hot cocoa. There will be kids running around everywhere (it is a hotel lobby) so if you’re looking for a place to warm up with adult libations but have the kids in tote, here is your spot for holiday drinks!
Library Bar (Rittenhouse Hotel): The fireside is blazing bright...tucked back behind the hustle of Scarpetta you’ll find the most quaint bar in a library setting. Large leather chairs, shelves of books and a roaring fire will make you feel at home.
Rouge: Beautifully remodeled, this is the perfect place to snuggle up beside your love this winter and sip on some bubbly. This tiny bar and restaurant overlooks Rittenhouse Park, the tree (which will be lit for the first time December 3rd) and of course the business of 18th street. It’s the perfect place to unwind after a long day at the office, or just to get in the holiday spirit!