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Dallas' Top Festive Pop-Ups: Restaurants and Bars

Whether you've been naughty or nice, Dallas is brimming with holiday cheer this season as bars and restaurants transform into festive havens. Discover a range of pop-ups offering libations, decorations, and even a chance to meet Santa. Here's a quick guide to some merry hotspots:

Dallas' Top Festive Pop-Ups: Restaurants and Bars

1. Winterproof

  • Location: The Statler, 1914 Commerce St.

  • Duration: Through Feb. 11

  • Details: The rooftop bar, Winterproof, at The Statler Hotel has embraced a 'Escape to Winter Wonderland' theme with spiked eggnog and gingerbread espresso martinis. Enjoy patio globes and cabanas by making reservations.

2. The Cocoa Lounge, Holiday High Tea & Winter Ski Village

  • Location: The Adolphus, 1321 Commerce St.

  • Duration: Through Jan. 1

  • Details: The Adolphus Hotel boasts a Winter Village Ski Lodge on the rooftop, offering cozy yurts and cottages with tableside s’mores. Additionally, indulge in Holiday High Tea and visit The Cocoa Lounge for a sweet holiday experience.

3. Tipsy Elf Cocktail Bar Takeover

  • Location: Bishop Arts District, 200 N. Bishop Ave.

  • Duration: Through Dec. 23

  • Details: Paradiso and Bar Eden present the Tipsy Elf Cocktail Bar Takeover, expanding the holiday wonderland into Bishop Lane. Enjoy themed cocktails, festive decor, and a lineup of events including Naughty Letters to Santa and Drag Bingo.

4. Yellow Rosa Cantina

  • Location: 2901 Commerce St.

  • Duration: Through Jan. 14

  • Details: Yellow Rosa in Deep Ellum offers a Christmas pop-up with festive decor, 'snow' every half hour, and Mexican-inspired dishes. Dance the night away after 10 p.m. on weekends with a DJ.

5. Winter Chalet

  • Location: Kimpton Pittman Hotel, 2551 Elm St.

  • Duration: Dec. 1 – Feb. 29

  • Details: The Kimpton Pittman Hotel in Deep Ellum presents a Winter Chalet with a hot cocoa bar, Winter Sangria, boozy hot chocolate, and special winter events throughout December.

6. Hot Chocolate Bar

  • Location: Dr. Sue’s Chocolate, 417 S. Main St., Grapevine

  • Duration: Through Dec. 23

  • Details: Head to Grapevine for hand-crafted hot chocolate at Dr. Sue’s Chocolate, featuring daily cocoa tastings and customizable options.

7. Leela's Wine Bar

  • Locations: 1914 Greenville Ave.; 2355 Olive St.; 2980 State Highway 114 Frontage Road, Trophy Club

  • Details: Leela's Wine Bar has a holiday makeover with drinks and decor. Enjoy 12 new holiday cocktails, including favorites like the Polar Express.

8. Miracle on Harwood Street

  • Location: Harwood Arms, 2823 McKinnon St.

  • Duration: Through Dec. 31

  • Details: Harwood Arms transforms into a festive spot with mini beef Wellington, Grinch Dip, and holiday-themed shots and cocktails.

9. Saint Nick's Suite Escape

  • Location: The Virgin Hotel, 1445 Turtle Creek Blvd.

  • Duration: Dec. 13–24

  • Details: The Virgin Hotel turns a suite into a Christmas speakeasy with seasonal sips, photo ops, and reservations required for an hour and a half experience.

10. A Very Merry Village

  • Location: The Village, 5670 Village Glen Drive

  • Duration: Through Jan. 6

  • Details: The Very Merry Village at The Village offers family-friendly activities, creative workshops, themed menus, and a spiked hot cocoa bar inspired by Christmas movies.

11. Winter Wonderland

  • Location: St. Henry’s at The Henry, 2301 N. Akard St., No. 250

  • Duration: Through Jan. 1

  • Details: The Henry’s rooftop transforms into a winter wonderland with fire pits, festive cocktails, and an over-the-top tequila Christmas tree. Entry is $6, and reservations are encouraged for groups of 6 or more.

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