The Christmas season is fast approaching, which means the return of Manhattan’s favorite pop-up cocktail bars: Miracle on Ninth Street (normally Mace) and Sippin’ Santa’s Surf Shack (a.k.a. Boilermaker). This year, though, New Yorkers won’t be the only ones who get to sip a cocktail out of Santa’s pants. The two bars are taking their coveted holiday-themed libations around the world.
“As crowds swarmed the New York location over the past two years, I started receiving other calls from friends throughout the bar industry who wanted to know how they could recreate the holiday magic on their turf,” says Mace co-owner Greg Boehm. “Expansion became inevitable.”
He and Mace manager Joann Spiegel have partnered with several bars around the world including Danico in Paris, Fox Bar at Chicago’s Soho House and The Gin Joint in Charleston, South Carolina, to host glorious pop-ups bedecked in garlands, wreaths and other festive garb.