Support Us Button Widget

Holiday pop-up bars around Columbia

Get festive at these seasonal pop-up bars around town.

A glass of egg nog and two holiday presents.

The Jingle Bells Nog is Miracle pop-up’s special egg nog concoction. | Photo by @publico_at_bullstreet

Table of Contents

It’s that time of year again, Soda City. The season of perpetual hope, holiday decor galore, and festive pop-up bars. Here are a few that you can visit until Monday, Jan. 1.

Santa’s Pub at Publico 5 Points

With floor-to-ceiling holiday decorations, including Christmas lights and giant ornaments, we’re pretty sure this pop-up came to us straight from the North Pole. Pro tip: Try the Drink Your Ovaltine cocktail.

Miracle at Publico Bull Street

You’ll want to take plenty of elfies at this bar — err, we mean winter wonderland — that’s decked out to the nines with festive adornments. Be sure to try the Carol Barrel and Koala Cooler cocktails.

Naughty at Boku Kitchen and Saloon

This Grinch-themed pop-up is complete with decor that we’re convinced came straight from Whoville. Plus, try the limited edition menu featuring festive cocktails, shooters, and bites.

Bonus: Winter Wonderland | December 1 - 31

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this December, stroll along Main Street’s 1600 block and watch the snow fall under the enchanting lights every hour, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., as well as during First Thursday on Main. Plus, cozy up in The Grand, The Venue, Robinson Room, and Smoked with holiday drink specials.

More from COLAtoday
The CB90 rental properties and The Hangar Lofts offer uniquely Columbia options for short term rentals and are ideal for Gamecock weekends.
Made with Cola Love’s latest activation features PSYCHii, a creative agency, offering marketing and production workshops at 2222 Sumter St.
Cola is well represented on the world stage at the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics — these are some locals to watch.
Godspeed, a new specialty coffee pop-up by Roger Caughman and Kailey Cunningham, focuses on building community connections with each pop-up.
We’ve got details and a map full of drink deals: We’ll be highlighting the vibrant beverage scene across Columbia, SC from July 22 to July 26, 2024.
The yearly fundraising event, hosted by the West Columbia Beautification Foundation, raises money for local beautification projects, including ongoing development for Highway No. 1.
The Five after Five outdoor concert series
Chef Alex Strickland of The Dragon Room, also the lead singer of metal band Abacus, discusses his favorite dishes, local foodie spots, and balancing his culinary and musical creativity.
Entrepreneurs come from everywhere, including The Midlands. Read about three products that have been featured or inspired by the show “Shark Tank.”
Looking for a night out and an evening full of local music with friends and family? Head to Jammin’ in July this weekend.