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