With the holidays approaching we have so many different things on our minds: what gifts to get for our loved ones, what our 2018 goals will be, which dress to wear on NYE, the list goes on. Take a break from that holiday stress and warm yourself up at some of these holiday hot spots for a few holiday themed drinks that will leave you with a warm feeling to last through the new year. Cheers!
124 West 57th Street, Midtown
This Midtown bar is located on the top of the Viceroy hotel and transforms into the “Winter Room” through the month of December. Stop by their enclosed rooftop to enjoy the city view while sipping on a Central Park Sleigh Ride, their version of spiked hot chocolate, or a Rooftop Toddy from their holiday menu. If the holiday themed drinks don’t keep you warm, they provide blankets and pillows to help guests have the ultimate cozy night out.
Winter Holiday Garden at Midnights
149 N. Sixth St., Williamsburg
For the Brooklynites not willing to travel into the city for their holiday drink fix, Midnights in Williamsburg is exactly the spot you need to check out. This winter, they’ll be decking their tented outdoor space with holiday lights, Christmas trees, and fire pits to keep warm. Whether you’re going for dinner or a weekend brunch, don’t forget to try their spiked Mexican peppermint hot chocolate or their boozy cider with bourbon and apple cider.
Miracle on Ninth at MACE
Nov. 24 through Dec. 24, 649 E. 9th St., Manhattan, East Village
For the fourth year in a row, Miracle on Ninth is returning to East Village bar Mace through Christmas Eve. Expect to see this bar completely transformed into a winter wonderland with Christmas lights, garland, and other holiday decorations. After taking in all of the holiday décor, relax with one of their holiday inspired drinks like the Run Run Rudolph (an iced hot chocolate with tequila) and How the Gimlet Stole Christmas, a gin based cocktail.
Hidden behind an East Village record store is where you’ll find this vintage cocktail bar and $10 holiday themed drink specials. The VYNL Winter Wonderland will be serving up Santa Sangria, a Gin Stocking, and spiked hot chocolate from now until the end of January. So grab some friends, have a holiday themed drink, and take in their ceiling full of LED stars.
221 Smith St, Brooklyn, Cobble Hill
What’s Christmas without a little Slay? Latin restaurant Leyenda in Cobble Hill will be pulling out all the holiday stops this year and transforming into Sleyenda for the season. This bar will will be paying tribute to the holidays and also pop divas live Beyonce with disco balls, Christmas card menus, Bey themed ornaments hanging around, and of course some festive holiday themed drinks. Make sure you grab a Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate with mescal while you sing along to some Queen Bey tunes.
Don’t let this holiday season slip by without trying one of these delicious holiday themed bars. Let us know if we missed a spot; comment below with some of your favorite spots that offer holiday cocktails. Happy drinking and happy holidays!