It’s not the holiday season until you sip on something tasty and festive at a pop-up bar. And if you’re looking for some fantastic options this year, this list is a great place to start. From Tinseltown to a Santa-themed speakeasy, here are 7 of the most festive pop-up bars you can visit in Vancouver this holiday season.

Batch Vancouver Holiday Pop-ups

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Batch on Plaza and Batch on Granville are already solid go-tos for happy hour and catching up with friends, and now both locations will transform into festive spaces filled with holiday cheer and holiday-themed drinks, seasonal bites, and live music.

When: December 6th to 8th and 13th to 15th (Batch 200), November 19th to December 23rd (Batch)
Where: 770 Pacific Boulevard and 200 Granville Street

Tinseltown Vancouver

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A Christmas speakeasy called Tinseltown has officially popped up at Le Soleil Hotel complete with Santa’s elves, tinsel, holiday decor, warm winter drinks, festive tunes, and a customized Christmas cocktail menu, which also includes non-alcoholic treats.

When: Now until December 30th
Where: 567 Hornby Street
Cost: $15 per person

Miracle in Gastown

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This year, Gastown’s Clough Club will transform into a ‘Santa-approved’ wonderland fit for all occasions, from a casual catch-up with friends to a festive work gathering. The cocktail list includes a wide range of seasonal twists on classic sips; there’s the Christmapolitan, the Snowball Old-Fashioned, and the Yippie Ki Yay Mother F****r!, as well as a food menu with retro-inspired bites.

When: Now until December 31st
Where: 212 Abbott Street

Miracle at Old Yale Brewing 

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Old Yale Brewing has also transformed its Abbotsford and Chilliwack breweries into magical Christmasy cabins, adorned with holiday decor and special cocktail features. At both locations, guests can expect a slew of holiday-themed events, from trivia to brunch with Santa.

When: Now until December 31st
Where: 404-44550 South Sumas Road, Chilliwack and 33738 Laurel Street, Abbotsford

Kringle’s pop-up at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver 

This December, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is launching “Kringle’s” – a Santa-inspired speakeasy filled with holiday cheer, twinkling decor in every corner, and of course, delightfully festive treats and sips.

When: Tuesdays through Sundays from December 1st to 31st
Where: 900 West Georgia Street

Reflections: The Winter Terrace

When it comes to amazing holiday-themed cocktails, The Winter Terrace at Rosewood Hotel Georgia is a classic Vancouver experience. Enjoy some creative mules, Baileys drinks, and more under cozy lights and festive holiday decor.

When: Now open
Where: 801 West Georgia Street

Winterlust at H Tasting Lounge

This season, you can once again dine in H Tasting Lounge’s enchanting winter-themed glass domes, which boast heated interiors and panoramic views of the city. Up to six guests can indulge in a feast of tableside-flamed rib-eye steak, roasted carrots, sablefish, grilled octopus with Thai curry, and much more.

When: Now until the end of February, 2024
Where: 1601 Bayshore Drive
Cost: $150 minimum food & beverage per dome

So there you have it, Vancouver! If you’re ready for a Christmas cocktail, most of these festive pop-ups are already open for business. Cheers!