Check Out These Holiday Pop up Bars


Tis the season to celebrate. What can be more festive than sitting in some of your favorite spots decorated with a holiday theme. Here are a few places to check out this season.

1Dream Nashville

photo courtesy of BRND House

210 4th Avenue North, Nashville

Opens 4 pm daily

Dream Nashville unwraps Buddy’s Bar, an elf-themed holiday pop-up in Parlour Bar (located just off of the lobby). Guests can expect holiday libations like the Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins, festive mocktails, and a pairing of themed bites, including the You Smell Like Beef and Cheese charcuterie board.

2North Pole at Birdsong Social

photo courtesy of Birdsong Social

3901 Kedron Road, Spring Hill
Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 9pm, Friday & Saturday: 11am – 10pm

Elves are taking over at Birdsong Social this holiday season! As a tribute to Santa’s favorite sidekick, the restaurant is transformed into the North Pole, an elf-inspired, family-friendly holiday pop-up. Launching December 1st, the event will run through the entire month and features a signature menu of “Buddy’s Bites”, desserts from “Santa’s Breakroom”, hot chocolate, milk and cookies, and a variety of holiday-themed cocktails, including the Son of a Nutcracker and Cup of Christmas Cheer.

On Sunday, December 4th, Santa himself will make an appearance during Santa Brunch from 11am to 2pm. Guests will have the chance to dine with Santa, take photos, and tell him their Christmas wishes. Reservations for Santa Brunch are required.

Make reservations here. 

3Saint Nicky’s at Nicky’s Coal Fired

photo courtesy of Nashville Guru

5026 Centennial Boulevard, Nashville

Sunday – Thursday: 4pm – 8:30pm, Friday – Saturday: 4pm – 9:30pm

Open now and running through December 28th, Nicky’s Coal Fired will kick off a month-long holiday celebration with their annual “Saint Nicky’s” pop-up! The popular Nations restaurant will be decked out from head to toe in over the top holiday decor and offer a limited-time special menu featuring festive libations such as the Frozen Eggnog made with Chopper Tiki’s eggnog churned in a frozen cocktail machine, sprinkled with nutmeg and a Gingerbread Old Fashioned with Woodford bourbon, gingerbread syrup, Woodford bitters and a gingerbread cookie. The Saint Nicky’s menu will feature Green Christmas tree pasta, with Nicky’s Classic Bolognese.

On Monday, December 12th, from 4pm to 6pm, guests and their furry friends are invited to take pictures with Santa. On Friday, December 23rd Nicky’s Coal Fired will also be hosting a Feast of the 7 Fishes dinner.

4World’s Best Cup of Coffee, a Christmas Bar at Harpeth Hotel

photo courtesy of Harpeth Hotel

130 2nd Avenue North, Franklin

Opening on December 1st, the onsite café, McGavock’s Coffee Bar and Provisions will transform into, “World’s Best Cup of Coffee, a Christmas Bar,” paying homage to the classic Christmas favorite, Elf. The themed bar will feature over-the-top Christmas décor as well as a selection of specialty holiday cocktails; Worlds Best Cup of Coffee, Mele Kalikimaka, Ralphie’s Red Ryder, Jelly Of The Month and Skipping Christmas, to name a few!

5Holiday Vacation at Hidden Bar

photo courtesy of Noelle

200 4th Avenue North, Nashville

Step beyond the storage closet doors and transport to the Griswold’s memorable holiday gathering. The beloved holiday movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation comes to life this year in Hidden Bar, complete with nostalgic moments from the film. Christmas Vacation-inspired cocktail and snack menus round out the experience, with drinks and dishes named after one-liners from the film, such as the It’s Christmas, And We’re All In Misery and Hallelujah! Holy S$%t, Where’s The Tylenol? Open November 2 through January 7, it’s going to be the hap-hap-happiest Christmas!

6Camp Bobby at Bobby Hotel

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230 4th Avenue N, Nashville

Mon – Thurs: First seating at 2 PM, last seating at 8:45 PM
Friday: First seating at 2 PM, last seating at 10:30 PM
Saturday: First seating at 12 PM, last seating at 9:30 PM
Sunday: First seating at 12 PM, last seating at 7:15 PM

The 70’s inspired campsite and retrofitted 1956 Scenicruiser returns for another season atop Bobby Nashville’s scenic rooftop. With its famous igloos, personal campfires, fun snacks and themed libations, Camp Bobby will transport any weary traveler to a groovy winter escape in the heart of Nashville. Camp Bobby is now open and runs through Feb. 2023.

Make a reservation here. 

7Chalet 27 at Westin Hotel

photo from Chalet 27

807 Clark Place, Nashville

If you’re wanting something festive, but need a little more luxe and central heat, look no further than The Westin Nashville’s French Alp-inspired après ski pop-up. Wrapped in faux fur and alpine accents, Chalet 27 will sit atop Nashville’s highest rooftop bar and feature seasonally inspired fondue and cocktails. The white winter oasis is now open and runs through Feb. 2023.

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8Whiskey Wonderland at JW Marriott

photo courtesy of JW Marriott

Friday, Nov. 25 – Saturday, Dec. 31 (closed Christmas Day), Sunday through Thursday: Open 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m, Friday + Saturday: Open 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Dec. 31/New Year’s Eve: Open 5.:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

201 8th Avenue South Nashville

Experience the joy of the festive season at the Whiskey Wonderland gingerbread distillery featuring a life-sized holiday pop-up whiskey bar. Grab a seat, toast to the season’s festivities with specialty holiday cocktails and savor a taste of Tennessee’s famed whiskey culture while paying tribute to whimsical whiskey character “Gen. Hooch Poteen.” Be sure to stop and smell the deep aroma of gingerbread and whiskey filling the lobby air. Constructed by JW Marriott’s in-house pastry team from gingerbread, wood and wonder, this temporary holiday pop-up is not to be missed.

Make a reservation here. 

9Penguin Express at Grand Hyatt

photo courtesy of Grand Hyatt

Grand Hyatt, 1000 Broadway, Nashville

Thursday- Sunday, 5 pm – 10pm

An Antarctic escape awaits at Penguin Express located at Grand Hyatt Nashville’s 5th-floor rooftop pool deck and features special events for guests of all ages. Join us November 25 – January 1, Thursday – Sunday, from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., for festive cocktails, light bites, and live music. Penguin Express will also feature special events throughout the season.

Penguin Express benefits Oceana and its mission to protect the world’s oceans.

10Hampton Social

photo courtesy of Hampton Social

Hampton Social, 201 1st Avenue South, Nashville

Open nightly

Eat, drink and be merry at The Hampton Social rooftop this holiday season! Enjoy holiday cocktails including the Mistletoe Kiss, My Best Elf and Winter Noggin’ at the rooftop, which has been dressed up in festive decor. $1 from every cocktail will be donated to Meals on Wheels America.

Make a reservation here. 

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