Christmas pop-up bars are coming back to Denver this winter — somehow – The Denver Post

Though nothing should surprise us anymore, this truly did: Miracle Bars are back. Maybe they’ll save Christmas from being canceled this year, too.

That’s right. The holiday pop-up franchise that has swept the nation is, somehow, COVID-19-proof. And it’s coming back for us all this winter.

The Denver area will be blessed with four Miracle Bar locations in 2020. For those counting, that’s one more than last year; yes, they’re growing. Larimer Square, Avanti in Lower Highland, The Arvada Tavern and Por Wine House on Louisville’s Main Street will all be decked out by the end of next month.

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Only the Arvada Tavern’s upstairs will be transformed into Sippin’ Santa. That brand has a tropical vibe with drinks like North Pole Punch and Rum Rum Rudolph.

Miracle Bar is more classic in its approach; think Christmapolitans and Jingle Balls Nog. But let’s be honest, it’s not so much the drinks, but the glassware and the setting that are most exciting to us.

The least exciting? Trying to get a reservation, and then trying not to show up in everyone else’s selfie while taking turns sitting on blow-up Santa’s lap.

It’s too early to say if there will be a Santa to sit on or a Rudolph to mount this year.