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Christmas Cocktail Pop-Up Miracle Returns to Two Austin Bars for the Holidays

The Eleanor and Nickel City will host the nationwide festive bar again for 2019

Creative glassware from Miracle
Creative glassware from Miracle
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Erin Russell is associate editor of Eater Austin, a native Austinite, and a big fan of carbs.

Very popular holiday pop-up bar Miracle is returning to Austin again this winter. Downtown cocktail bar The Eleanor (307 West 5th Street) and central east Austin neighborhood bar Nickel City (1133 East 11th Street) will transform into two holiday wonderlands starting on Monday, November 25, through the end of the year.

Details about the transformations are not available yet, but presumably, the two bars will reprise their roles from last year. The Eleanor will become kitschy holiday bar Miracle for the third year in a row, and Nickel City will transform into tiki bar Sippin’ Santa for the second time.

Miracle and Sippin’ Santa both feature holiday-themed mixed drinks (like a Christmopolitan and Snowball Old Fashioned) and shots along with ostentatious, over-the-top winter decorations.

While pop-up locations pay a fee to participate in Miracle, each individual bar keeps all profits earned from the pop-ups. A percentage of the festive glassware sold during Miracle will go towards Action Against Hunger this year.

Miracle started as a pop-up bar in New York in 2014, courtesy of bartender Greg Boehm, and Sippin’ Santa was added to the mix in 2015, with noted tiki bartender Jeff “Beachbum” Berry taking over its cocktail menu in 2018.

Eater has reached out to Miracle and will update as the menu and more information become available.

The Eleanor

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

Nickel City

212 South Main Street, , TX 76104 (512) 987-4294 Visit Website