It’s not the holiday season until you sip on something tasty and festive at a pop-up bar. And luckily for folks in Vancouver, there is no shortage of options when it comes to holiday drinks. So start booking those happy hour hangs and special occasion dinners, because all of these pop-ups are officially open for business.

Let’s get into it: Here are 5 holiday-themed pop-up bars to check out in Vancouver this season.

Winterlust at H Tasting Lounge


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Winterlust dome dining at H Tasting Lounge is back this year, bringing the ultimate holiday-themed culinary experience to Vancouverites. And their holiday cocktail lineup “12 Guests of Christmas” features 12 creative drinks based on rambunctious holiday dinner guests. From the “Deadbeat Adult Child” (hopped Tanqueray, gin, yellow chartreuse, mango, mountain dew, cinnamon toast crunch, cream) to the “Problematic Uncle” (tonka bean infused bourbon, lot no. 40 rye, gingerbread, oat milk, bitters, orange molasses whip) – each drink will surely bring up some interesting memories.

And as for the domes themselves, each one seats 6 people and features a heater, fresh air circulation, and an independent sound system. Oh, and sweeping views of Coal Harbour.

When: Open throughout winter
Where: 1601 Bayshore Drive
Cost: Varies per package

A Christmas Cocktail Story

This festive pop-up is also retro-themed, with food, drinks, and decor that bring guests back to the classic 1950s holiday party era. The interior of Dalina on Main will be completely transformed for the duration of the pop-up, and spots can be reserved online for 1.5 hours ($36.50 per person). Each reservation includes a welcome drink, one Christmas Cocktail of your choice, and a platter of treats.

When: Thursday, December 1st to December 23rd
Where: 687 Main Street
Cost: $36.50 per person

Tinseltown Bar

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While Vancouver Alpen Club announced its plans for redevelopment back in July, it looks like the iconic venue is sticking around for the time being, and prepared to ring in the Christmas spirit with us once again. After all, nothing sets the Christmas mood like a merry cocktail and a chat with Santa and his elves. Tickets to the pop-up event are $19 a pop, and include one holiday-themed drink upon arrival.

When: Open until Friday, December 30th
Where: 4875 Victoria Drive
Cost: $19

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Christmas at Batch


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It’s official, folks. Batch on Plaza has transformed for the holidays, complete with toasty fire pits and a covered patio to keep guests warm and cozy. And while it’s not technically a pop-up anymore, it’s definitely sustained its status as a hidden gem. On your next winter stroll around False Creek, pop in for some delicious bratwürst and mulled wine, accompanied by holiday tunes.

Where: 770 Pacific Boulevard

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: Open throughout winter
Where: 801 West Georgia Street

And that’s a wrap on some amazing spots for holiday drinks to sip on, Vancouver. Cheers!