Miracle Pop-up Cocktail Bars Return for Seventh Year

Heading into its seventh year, the beloved Christmas-themed pop-up bars Miracle and Beachbum Berry Presents: Sippin’ Santa are returning for another holiday season. As this special time of year quickly approaches, spirited cheer, universal desire for hope, nostalgia, and Christmas spirit is needed more than ever. Year over year, Miracle and Sippin’ Santa have been the festive, fun and whimsical destinations for gathering with friends and family to enjoy delicious seasonal drinks, and 2020 will bring the same holiday magic along with a few twists.

The concept for Miracle was born in 2014, when upon the advice of his mother, Greg Boehm decided to halt construction of what was to be his new East Village cocktail bar Mace to transform the unfinished space into a winter wonderland serving holiday-themed drinks among festive décor. As crowds swarmed to what became Miracle on Ninth, Boehm’s friends throughout the bar industry began reaching out to him and General Manager Joann Spiegel to see how they could recreate the holiday magic in their own bars—and expansion has boomed ever since. 

From the beginning of November to the end of December 2020, Miracle and Sippin’ Santa locations will toast the season with a festive menu of signature cocktails and over the top holiday décor, from classic to contemporary and everything in between. Twerking Santa is right at home next to twinkling lights, vintage garlands, reindeer figurines, and humorous holiday cards. Pair the extravagant setting with the perfect soundtrack of holiday songs, and guests are immediately filled with merriment.

“We are excited to be able to continue Miracle this year, especially in such an unprecedented time,” says Greg Boehm, owner and creator of Miracle. “It has undoubtedly been a tough year for everyone, and our industry has been hit hard, so some holiday cheer is in order. We feel incredibly lucky to welcome back so many of our dedicated partner locations and even welcome new ones across the world, with the safety and enjoyment of our guests as our top priority.”

Joann Spiegel, the mastermind behind the brand’s cocktail repertoire, has created a roster of delightful, holiday inclined libations with a few fan favorites from years past making a reappearance. Guests can expect unique and unusual cocktails that play on classic holiday flavors in playful mugs and glassware. New this year are the Jolly Koala with Gin, Vermouth and Pine-Cardamom-Sage Cordial; the On Dasher, a concoction of Bourbon, Mezcal, Sweet Vermouth, Spiced Hibiscus, Burlesque Bitters, and Lemon; and the Fruitcake Flip, made of Brandy, Jamaican Overproof Rum, Amaretto, Fruitcake, Cherry Bitters, and a Whole Egg. Now classic Miracle cocktails back for the season include the Snowball Old-FashionedChristmapolitan and Yippie Ki Yay Mother F****r!.

Fueled by the success of cornerstone locations in New York City and New Orleans, Sippin Santa’ will once again continue with partner and Tiki cocktail expert Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, described as one of Imbibe magazine’s “25 most Influential Cocktail Personalities of the Past Century.” Beachbum Berry is the author of six books on vintage Tiki drinks and cuisine, as well as owner of Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29 in New Orleans, home to his own Sippin’ Santa location annually. This year’s roster of cocktails includes new drinks like the Kaloka ColadaDark Jamaican & Gold Puerto Rican Rums, Pumpkin Spiced Coconut Cream, Curacao, Lime Juice and Orange JuicetheParrot in a Pear Tree, made with Blanco Tequila, Pear Liqueur, Applejack, Lime Juice, Parrot Mix, and Black Walnut Bitters; and The Regifter, Martinique Rhum Agricole, Caramelized Pineapple-Garam Masala Syrup, Cherry Liqueur, and Lemon Juice.

As always, the intricate Cocktail Kingdom® custom glassware will be available for purchase exclusively at select locations during the duration of the pop-ups, making it the gift that keeps on giving. This year, Miracle will donate 10% of all proceeds from the sale of Santa Pants, Christmas Carol Barrel and Santa Heads signature glassware to the James Beard Foundation Open for Good campaign to aid the relief efforts of independent restaurants.

Miracle and Sippin’ Santa are fortunate to continue to partner with some of the best cocktail bars across the country, but as the safety of guests will be more important than ever, the pop-up concepts may look a bit different than in the past. All locations will follow direction from local officials for capacity and health guidelines. Select participating locations will offer to-go cocktails (where legally able to do so), elaborate outdoor seating areas will be set up where possible to practice social distancing while meeting capacity guidelines, and many locations will enhance their event offerings, usually conducted on-site only, to include online components via Zoom and social media platforms. Offerings by location will vary, so please check with your local pop-up and their social media platforms for more information. 

2020 Miracle Partners (As of 9.24.20 / List subject to change)

  1. Asheville, NC – Miracle on Haywood Road (at The Golden Pineapple)
  2. Atlanta, GA – Miracle at Wonderkid
  3. Atlanta, GA – Miracle on Highland (at The Brasserie and Neighborhood Cafeì at Parish)
  4. Au, Switzerland – Miracle at 52 Magic Bar
  5. Austin, TX – Miracle on 5th Street (at The Eleanor by The Roosevelt Room)            
  6. Bellingham, WA – Miracle at Swim Club Wet Bar
  7. Bentonville, AR – Miracle on 2nd Street (at Undercroft)
  8. Birmingham, AL – Miracle on 24th Street (at Queen’s Park)
  9. Boulder, CO – Miracle at Avanti Boulder
  10. Calgary, AB Canada – Miracle on 1st Street YYC (at Proof)
  11. Charleston, SC – Miracle at Handcraft Kitchen and Cocktails
  12. Cincinnati, OH – Miracle at The Overlook Lodge
  13. Cleveland, OH – Miracle at Society Lounge
  14. Columbus, OH – Miracle at The Citizens Trust
  15. Dallas, TX – Miracle at Hide
  16. Davenport, IA – Miracle at The Freight House
  17. Delray Beach, FL – Miracle at Death or Glory
  18. Denver, CO – Miracle at Avanti F&B
  19. Denver, CO – Miracle on Larimer Square
  20. Detroit, MI – Miracle at TBD
  21. Edmond, OK – Miracle on Boulevard (at Jack Rabbit Slim’s)
  22. Edmonton, CA – Miracle at CRAFT Beer Market 
  23. Elkridge, MD – Miracle at Mutiny Pirate Bar & Grille
  24. Freehold, NJ – Miracle at Game Time Bar and Grill
  25. Fresno, CA – Miracle at Modernist
  26. Frisco, TX – Miracle at The Aussie Grind
  27. Ft. Wayne, IN – Miracle on Jefferson (at Sidecar)
  28. Ft. Worth, TX – Miracle on South Main
  29. Fulton, MD – Miracle at Libs Grill              
  30. Gainesville, FL – Miracle on University (at Madrina’s)
  31. Galveston, TX – Miracle at Daiquiri Time Out      
  32. Glasgow, Scotland – Miracle at TBD
  33. Houston, TX – Miracle at Johnny’s (at Johnny’s Gold Brick)
  34. Jacksonville, FL – Miracle on the Square (at Grape & Grain Exchange)
  35. Jersey City, NJ – Miracle on Mercer (at Franklin Social)
  36. Kamloops, BC Canada – Miracle at Terra Restaurant
  37. Kansas City, MO – Miracle on the Plaza  
  38. Kansas City, MO – Miracle at Rockhill (at The Rockhill Grille)
  39. Kelowna, CA – Miracle at CRAFT Beer Market
  40. Knoxville, TN – Miracle on Gay Street (at Sapphire Fine Food & Fancy Drinks)
  41. Lafayette, LA – Miracle at Pamplona Tapas Bar & Restaurant        
  42. Las Vegas, NV – Miracle on Spring Mountain (at The Sand Dollar Lounge)
  43. London, ON Canada – Miracle at Union Ten (Union Ten Distilling Co.)
  44. London, England – Miracle at Henrietta Hotel
  45. Long Beach, CA – Miracle at The Ordinarie
  46. Louisville, CO – Miracle at Por Wine House
  47. Louisville, KY – Miracle on Market (at Galaxie)     
  48. Ludlow, VT – Miracle on Main Street (at Main + Mountain)
  49. Madison, WI – Miracle on King Street (at Lucille)
  50. Manhattan, KS – Miracle on Moro (at The HiLo)
  51. Melbourne, Australia – Miracle at Above Board
  52. Miami, FL – Miracle at Wynwood (at Gramp’s)
  53. Milwaukee, WI – Miracle on 2nd Street (at the Tin Widow)
  54. Minneapolis, MN – Miracle at Lawless Distilling
  55. Minneapolis, MN – Miracle at Stilheart
  56. Montreal, QC Canada – Miracle on De La Commune (The Cold Room)
  57. Morristown, NJ – Miracle at Iron Bar
  58. New Brunswick, NJ – Miracle at Catherine Lombardi
  59. New Orleans, LA – Miracle at Barrel Proof
  60. New Orleans, LA – Miracle at Longway Tavern
  61. New York, NY – Miracle on 12th Street
  62. New York, NY – Miracle on 9th Street
  63. Nutley, NJ – Miracle on Centre (at Cowan’s Public)
  64. Omaha, NB – Miracle at Mercury
  65. Orlando, FL – Miracle on Orange (at The Courtesy)
  66. Panama City, Panama – Miracle at aMano
  67. Pensacola, FL – Miracle on Palafox (at Old Hickory Whiskey Bar)
  68. Perry Hall, MD – Miracle at Libs Grill
  69. Petaluma, CA – Miracle at Brewsters Beer Garden            
  70. Pittsburgh, PA – Miracle on Liberty
  71. Quebec City, QC Canada – Miracle at Maelstrom Café  
  72. Richmond, VA – Miracle on Cary Street (at The Jasper)
  73. Sacramento, CA – Miracle on J Street (at The Red Rabbit Kitchen and Bar)
  74. Salt Lake City, UT – Miracle on 2nd (at The Vault at Bambara)
  75. San Diego, CA – Miracle on 30th Street (at Polite Provisions)
  76. San Francisco, CA – Miracle at PCH (at Pacific Cocktail Haven)    
  77. San Jose, CA – Miracle on 1st Street (at Paper Plane)        
  78. Seattle, WA – Miracle on 2nd (at Rob Roy)
  79. St. Augustine, FL – Miracle at Forgotten Tonic
  80. St. Louis, MO – Miracle at Small Change
  81. St. Petersburg, FL – Miracle at Mezzo (at Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails)
  82. Tavares, FL – Miracle on Main (at Crafted Concoctions)
  83. Temecula, CA – Miracle at The Apparition Room
  84. Toronto, ON Canada – Miracle at Civil Liberties
  85. Topeka, KS – Miracle at AJ’s NY Pizzeria II
  86. Virginia Beach, VA – Miracle at Tin Cup Kitchen + Oyster Bar      
  87. Waco, TX – Miracle on Austin Ave (at Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits)
  88. Washington, D.C. – Miracle at Death Punch Bar
  89. Waterbury, CT – Miracle at Highland Brass Co.
  90. White River Junction, VT – Miracle at Wolf Tree

Sippin’ Santa Partners

  1. Anaheim, CA – Sippin’ Santa at Strong Water
  2. Arlington Heights, IL – Sippin’ Santa at Cortland’s Garage
  3. Asheville, NC – Sippin’ Santa at The Montford Rooftop Bar
  4. Atlanta, GA – Sippin’ Santa at Bon Ton
  5. Austin, TX – Sippin’ Santa at Nickel City
  6. Birmingham, AL – Sippin’ Santa at Neon Moon
  7. Boston, MA – Sippin’ Santa at Shore Leave
  8. Calgary, AB Canada – Sippin’ Santa at Ricardo’s Hideaway
  9. Chicago, IL – Sippin’ Santa at Cortland’s Garage
  10. Dallas, TX – Sippin’ Santa at Royal 38
  11. Denver, CO – Sippin’ Santa at The Arvada Tavern
  12. Detroit, MI – Sippin’ Santa at The Skip
  13. Harrison, NJ – Sippin’ Santa at The Vanguard
  14. Kansas City, MO – Sippin’ Santa at Julep
  15. New Orleans, LA – Sippin’ Santa at Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29
  16. New York, NY – Sippin’ Santa at Boilermaker
  17. Ottawa, ON Canada – Sippin’ Santa at The Standard
  18. Phoenix, AZ – Sippin’ Santa at Bitter & Twisted
  19. Powell, OH – Sippin’ Santa at Huli Huli
  20. Sacramento, CA – Sippin’ Santa at The Jungle Bird
  21. San Diego, CA – Sippin’ Santa at The Grass Skirt
  22. San Francisco, CA – Sippin’ Santa at Kona’s Street Market
  23. Seattle, WA – Sippin’ Santa at Vinnie’s
  24. St. Louis, MO – Sippin’ Santa on Locust
  25. Washington, D.C. – Sippin’ Santa at Archipelago
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