The world is opening back up again and we are able to get out with friends and family safely. Just in time for the holiday season. I love me some themed drinks, as I'm sure you do as well, so here's a list of my top favorite places in the Austin area to grab yourself some holiday cheer for a festive time.
1. Wonder Bar
Located at the Domain, this bar is always evolving, so it's no Wonder (see what I did there?) that they would have Christmas-themed decor that make for THE BEST photo opps. The theme wouldn't be complete without a themed cocktail or two. Which will be your favorite?
2. Miracle on 5th Street
The downtown pop-up cocktail bar tradition is back for another year in all it's glory! You'll find them in the Eleanor space, next door to The Roosevelt Room. There's no reservations this year, so if you plan on going know that it's first come, first serve. You can however purchase a Dasher pass which will allow you to cut to the front of the line. Check their calendar online as it is sometimes reserved for a private event. In it's 5th year, you can enjoy this through December 28th. Don't forget to buy your own festive glassware so you can enjoy drinks in them all season long.
3. LaLa's Little Nugget
Ever wish you could keep your Christmas decorations up all year long? Well, LaLa's does!! It's an iconic piece of Austin that features Christmas all year long. A staple in the bar scene since 1972, this little dive bar features Jolly Hour from 4-7pm on Monday-Thursday. Cocktails include Santa's shots, warm drinks and cocktails like a Berry Christmas, Grounded Flight, Buddy's Elf Fashioned and the Naughty Nugget.
4. Here Nor There
Hidden in the bustle of downtown, this speakeasy recently launched their "The 12 Days of Christmas" cocktail menu. if you've ever been lucky enough to get in, then you know how exquisite these cocktails can be and the holiday menu will be no exception. With names like Nightcap before Christmas, Gingle Berry Gimlet and L.I.I.T Christmas, these drinks will be sure to please. But don't forget, as beautiful and spectacular as they appear, NO photo taking is allowed.
5. Nickel City
If you love Miracle, you're going to want to head over to this east side bar for Tiki-themed holiday drinks, complete with matching glassware. Enjoy an island getaway at Sippin' Santa.
6. Kitty Cohen's
Celebrate Hanukkah with luscious libations like the Shabbos Spritz. Just don't get as lit as a menorah.
7. Little Brother
A little bro told me that they're doing 'Bad Larry" Miracle-type pop up. I don't have much more info so head over and find out.
What are some of your favorite holiday drink places?