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Step Inside Austin’s Festive Christmas Bar Pop-Up

Roosevelt Room’s The Eleanor bar is hosting Miracle on 5th Street

The Eleanor’s Miracle pop-up
The Eleanor’s Miracle pop-up
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Now that Thanksgiving is over, Austin is turning its attention to the holiday season. Essential downtown cocktail bar Roosevelt Room turned its next-door sibling bar the Eleanor into a boozy Christmas wonderland for the second year in a row. Miracle on 5th Street is now open at 307 West 5th Street through Saturday, December 29.

Amongst the kitschy red/green/white holiday decor are hanging wrapped presents, tinsel, red ribbons, a leg lamp (an ode to the classic holiday film A Christmas Story), and decked-out tree galore. The back room of the bar is decked out to look and feel like après ski lodge, as co-owner Justin Lavenue revealed to Eater, complete with long communal tables and a snowy mountain mural.

Like the other Miracle pop-ups (which was started by New York bartender Greg Boehm in 2014) occurring across the country, Eleanor’s one will feature the same set of cocktails, as well as its own takes, like the Porter’s Coffee Break with Irish whiskey and Chameleon cold-brew. Similarly, central east Austin bar Nickel City is participating in Miracle’s tiki-themed spin-off Sippin’ Santa, which is ongoing now.

(And yes, Austin does have its very own Christmas-forever bar up in Lala’s Little Nugget.)

The entrance of Miracle on 5th Street
The entrance of Miracle on 5th Street
Miracle on Fifth Street’s main bar
Miracle on 5th Street’s main bar
The front room at Miracle on 5th Street
The front room at Miracle on 5th Street
The boozy drinks at Miracle on 5th Street
The boozy drinks at Miracle on 5th Street
The back room at Miracle on 5th Street, which is meant to feel like a ski lodge
The back room at Miracle on 5th Street, which is meant to feel like a ski lodge
The ski lodge room at Miracle on 5th Street
The ski lodge room at Miracle on 5th Street
The upstairs ski room at Miracle on 5th Street
The upstairs ski room at Miracle on 5th Street
Directions at Miracle on 5th Street
Directions at Miracle on 5th Street
One of the back bars at Miracle on 5th Street
One of the back bars at Miracle on 5th Street
The ski lodge bar at Miracle on 5th Street
The ski lodge bar at Miracle on 5th Street

This article has been updated to reflect the correct end date for Miracle on 5th Street.

The Eleanor

307 West 5th Street, , TX 78701 (512) 494-4094 Visit Website

The Roosevelt Room

307 West 5th Street, , TX 78701 (512) 494-4094 Visit Website

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