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All the best holiday pop-up bars in St. Pete this year

All the best holiday pop-up bars in St. Pete this year

A Christmas-themed pop-up bar
Photo courtesy Xmas Bar St. Pete

‘Tis the season, y’all. The time for themed bars has arrived, and this year in St. Pete is bringing more than ever before. In fact, the first Christmas pop-up concept opened before the turkey carving even started, and we’re all in for the celebrations.

Some of these, such as Miracle at Mezzo, are long-time staples. Others, such as the literary-themed “Tales & Tidings” at The Library breathe new merriment and cheer into some of our favorite St. Pete restaurants and watering holes.

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While this isn’t a comprehensive list of every bar decked out for the holidays, we aim to list all the biggest pop-ups, at the very least. If you know of one we missed, shoot us an email at info@ilovetheburg.com. In the meantime, get your Santa hats and ugly sweaters ready for all the fun.

Xmas Bar St. Pete

  • What: The first one to pop-up in St. Pete is a fully Christmas-themed bar above Yard of Ale, with three full bars decked out in lights and cheer with all the holiday-themed cocktails.
  • When: Open now
  • Where: 260 1st Avenue North
A Christmas-themed pop-up bar
Photo courtesy Xmas Bar St. Pete

Miracle at Mezzo

  • What: The annual tradition transforms Intermezzo Cafe into a Winter Wonderland, complete with specialty cocktails, incredible decorations and holiday music around the clock.
  • When: Open now
  • Where: 1111 Central Avenue

Tinsel Town at PCI

  • What: Our favorite beach bar is the perfect “Christmas in Florida” destination as Postcard Inn on the Beach turns into a festive and tasty holiday wonderland complete with a selfie wall, holiday sips and bites, and the main bar totally decked out in Christmas decor.
  • When: Open now
  • Where: 6300 Gulf Boulevard

Blitzen Bar at Random House Party

  • What: St. Pete’s trendy new rotating pop-up bar Random House Party (in the former Oyster Bar location) is breaking out a new theme every month, and of course December brings an extravagant Christmas-themed experience with cocktails, light bites and incredible decor.
  • When: Opens November 30
  • Where: 249 Central Avenue

Tales & Tidings at The Library

  • What: The Library’s beautiful space is being re-imagined as a literary-themed wonderscape, including festive holiday decor, literary classics-inspired cocktails, and an⁣ interactive cocktail experience at the bar.
  • When: Opens December 1
  • Where: 600 5th Street South
A Christmas-themed pop-up bar
Sippin’ Santa at Honu

Sippin’ Santa at The Honu

  • What: OK, technically this one isn’t in St. Pete, but we’ll take any excuse to visit nearby Dunedin, and the annual tiki-themed Christmas is legitimately one of the best and most unique pop-ups in the area.
  • When: Opens December 1
  • Where: 516 Grant Street, Dunedin, FL

Christmas in New York at The Floridian Social

  • What: The celebrated events venue has been tight-lipped about what to expect as they build anticipation for a cocktail-filled celebration befitting New York City’s Christmas experience.
  • When: Opens December 12
  • Where: 687 Central Avenue

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