5 Festive Bars and Restaurants in Philadelphia

5 Festive Bars and Restaurants in PhiladelphiaPHILADELPHIA, PA - Looking to get into the holiday spirit in Philadelphia? Check out these festive Christmas bars in Philly that will surely put you in a jolly mood. From whimsical decorations to creative cocktails, these bars promise a fun-filled and spirited time that will leave you with memories to cherish throughout the season.

5 Festive Bars and Restaurants in Philadelphia
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Where To Find Christmas-Themed Bars in Philadelphia

1. Tinsel

Step into a winter wonderland at Tinsel, a former jewelry shop turned holiday pop-up. The entire place is filled with twinkly lights, glittering ornaments, and retro decor that will transport you to a magical holiday land. While here, indulge in thematic drinks like the Tinsel Snowglobe, a sparkling concoction that perfectly captures the season's essence. And the best part? When you order the Canned for Good cocktail, a portion of the sales will go towards supporting Manna, a local charity organization.

2. Craftsman Row Saloon

Just a stone's throw away from Tinsel, Craftsman Row Saloon is another festive hotspot you don't want to miss. As you step inside, you'll be greeted by dazzling decorations that bring the holiday spirit to life. Treat yourself to their mouthwatering Gingerbread Margarita or try their signature Ornamentini, a martini adorned with edible ornaments. And if you have a sweet tooth, don't forget to order one of their extravagant milkshakes decked out with festive toppings and served in festive-themed glasses.

3. Uptown Beer Garden

Uptown Beer Garden knows how to transform for the holiday season. Enter U-Ville, their wintertime alter ego, with Grinch-inspired decor and festive cocktails. Make sure to capture the perfect photo with a towering Christmas tree and a Grinch-shaped neon light tunnel as your backdrop. And, of course, don't forget to try their creative holiday-themed cocktails that will leave you feeling merry and bright.

4. Taqueria Amour

For a holiday experience with a twist, head over to Manayunk and visit Taqueria Amour's festive alter ego, Senor Grinch. As you approach, you'll be instantly drawn in by the vibrant exterior adorned with dazzling lights. Step inside and sip their thematic cocktails like the Bad Santa, a delightful blend of spirits with a naughty twist. And if you're feeling playful, try the Dreidel Dreidel Dreidel cocktail for a unique spin on the holiday season.

5. Butchers Bar

For a genuinely cozy and rustic holiday experience, head to Butchers Bar and step into their Yule Lodge in the back patio. Here, you'll find yourself surrounded by the fireplace's warm glow, creating the perfect ambiance for winter drinks. Sip on their Smoked Black Cherry Manhattan, an aromatic whiskey cocktail that will warm you up from the inside out. And if you're a fan of eggnog, you're in for a treat – Butchers Bar serves it in a fun Moose-shaped glass, adding a touch of whimsy to your holiday celebrations.

So wear your Santa hat and get ready to experience the holiday cheer at these Philadelphia pop-ups.