8 Festive Bars and Restaurants in the Main Line and Philadelphia Region

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For a limited time, these Main Line-area bars transform into holiday wonderlands that you need to see to believe.

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than with exactly that, a holiday spirit? These Christmas pop-up bars serve up extraordinary cocktails that will have you feeling extra jolly this season.

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Craftsman Row Saloon Christmas Pop-Up

112 South 8th Street, Philadelphia

After a break in 2020, the annual Christmas Pop-Up bar is back with even more festive décor than ever before. The winter wonderland features over 5,000 feet of garland, thousands of lights and ornaments, hundreds of vintage tree trimmings and bows, and so much more. Along with the decorations, the bar also serves festive beverages like Christmas cocktails and over-the-top milkshakes in multiple flavors.

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Evil Genius Beer Company

1727 North Front Street, Philadelphia

The Philadelphia favorite is all decked out this holiday season. Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Evil Genius Beer Co. with any of its multiple festivities happening this month. In addition to the festive decorations, the return of the brewery’s beloved Christmas beer is here. Santa!! I Know Him! is a holiday saison brewed with rose hips, chamomile, black currants and dark Belgian Candi syrup. This Belgian-style beer will definitely warm you up during the winter months.

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Figo Ristorante

1033 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia

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Figo presents its all-new igloo experience for outdoor winter dining this season. Each of these igloos comes with heat and full table service. Get the full winter wonderland experience with a scenic view of the first-ever Northern Liberties Christmas Tree. There will also be a giant outdoor Christmas bar with more enclosed heating. This is a can’t-miss dining experience this holiday season.

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Harper’s Garden

31 South 18th Street, Philadelphia

The Greenhouses at Harper’s Garden are back with a seasonal cocktail and food menu. All decorated for Christmas, the greenhouses have ventilation and heat for an intimate dining experience. There are two different sizes depending on how large each party is.

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1033 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia

One of Philadelphia’s most Instagrammable summer scenes brings a new twist for the winter. The giant rooftop greenhouse is decorated for festive holiday vibes. The restaurant also expands its menu with even more Mexican entrees and holiday cocktails.

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Lola’s Garden

51 St Georges Road, Ardmore

One of the Main Line’s favorite open-air dining experiences comes back for the colder months with an all-weather, heated enclosure right in Suburban Square. The festive décor, holiday drinks and expanded menu are just some of the unforgettable perks Lola’s has to offer.

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Tinsel Christmas Pop-up Bar

112. South 12th Street, Philadelphia

Did you get the chance to experience Nightmare Before Tinsel, the Halloween pop-up bar? Tinsel is back for Christmas! This extravagant holiday bar won’t be easy to miss, with decorations beginning on the exterior and covering every inch inside. Plus, the bar serves up its uber-festive holiday cocktails in everything from ornaments and snow globes to Santa’s boot. Come for the photo ops, but stay for the delicious beverages and jolly vibe.

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U-Ville at Uptown Beer Garden

1500 JFK Blvd, Philadelphia

Uptown Beer Garden debuts its first-ever holiday transformation as Philadelphia’s largest Christmas pop-up bar. It offers indoor seating in the giant heated tent, plus a U-Ville land and village. The Christmas cocktails here will get you into the holiday spirit in no time.

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