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A holiday cocktail from Revelry on the Boulevard.
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Where to Find Holiday Cocktails in Austin

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A holiday cocktail from Revelry on the Boulevard.
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Now is the time to indulge in seasonal flavors, like nutmeg, cinnamon, and even candy canes, with the best holiday cocktails from Austin’s bars and restaurants. Seek out eggnogs, hot chocolates, and other festive boozy drinks.

For related drinking needs, there are maps to the best holiday cocktail bar pop-ups, hot cocktails, eggnogs, and hot chocolates. Likewise, there are guides to the best holiday experiences (with food and drink) in the city, as well as Christmas dine-in, takeout, and takeout desserts.

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Lala's Little Nugget

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The Christmas-every-day bar in Crestview naturally serves up holiday cocktails, including boozy hot ciders, eggnogs, and themed shots. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Revelry on the Boulevard

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Both locations of the American-ish bar (the other on East Sixth) are offering holiday cocktail menus. For the Highland location, this means Puerto Rican eggnog (coquito), the Chocolate S’mores with vodka, and ginger old fashioneds. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

A frothy light brown cocktail in a coupe glass with sprinkles in the outline of a gingerbread person.
A holiday cocktail from Revelry on the Boulevard.
Revelry on the Boulevard

Drink.Well.

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The North Loop bar is turning into the House of Effervescence for the holidays, with means tons of sparking wines, champagnes, and cocktails made using those bubbly beverages. It starts on Monday, December 19, and runs through New Year’s Eve. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Honey Moon Spirit Lounge

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The Heritage lounge/bar/restaurant is offering a fun little boozy holiday cocktail menu. This includes the rum-based eggnog Santa’s Little Helper, and the Rye Thyme. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Old Thousand

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Both locations of the Chinese-American restaurant will offer up its Naughty Light holiday cocktails. This includes the peppermint Mogwai After Midnight and the sweetish Keep the Change Ya Filthy Animal. Both locations feature indoor dine-in services.

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A holiday cocktail from Old Thousand.
Old Thousand

Nickel City

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Similar to the Eleanor/Miracle, this Central East Austin bar is the Austin location of national tiki-themed holiday pop-up Sippin’ Santa, offering corresponding tropical yet festival cocktails. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

The Eleanor

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Naturally, the Austin location of the national holiday pop-up Miracle features loads of boozy festive drinks. Advanced tickets are recommended. There are indoor dine-in services.

Revelry Kitchen + Bar

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The East Austin sibling to Revelry on the Boulevard (see above), this one’s holiday cocktails include hot toddies, hot buttered rums, hot chocolates, and Christmas-y Jell-O shots. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Jell-O shots.
Christmas Jell-O shots from Revelry.
Revelry Kitchen + Bar

The Cavalier

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As part of the East Austin bar’s nostalgic holiday pop-up, there are a bunch of themed drinks. The Ren & Stimpy is a vegan horchata with a choice of tequila or mezcal; the Rocko’s Modern Toddy is a hot bourbon-fig toddy; and the Dexter’s Laboratory is a colorful tiki-ish drink. It’s available from Saturday, December 17 through Monday, December 28.

Kitty Cohen's

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The East Austin bar has two types of boozy holiday experiences. First, there’s the annual Hanukkah pop-up from Thursday, December 1 through Friday, December 30 with themed drinks. And then there is its frozen boozy eggnog. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Sunny's Backyard

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The vegan bar’s Christmas pop-up includes themed holiday cocktails such as the Sweater Weather with rum, pumpkin, and bitters; the Secret Santa with cocoa-infused vodka, peppermint, and vanilla; and a boozy hot chocolate. It’s available through the end of the month. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Gibson Street Bar

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The South Lamar bar’s holiday cocktail menu spans hot cocktails, the apple cider-y Mrs. Claus with Deep Eddy lemon vodka, and the Blitzen with mint and white chocolate liqueurs. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Corner Bar

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The South Lamar bar’s holiday cocktail menu includes ginger hot toddies and the Slighty Nutty with peppermint schnapps. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

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A holiday cocktail from Corner Bar.
Corner Bar

Aviary Wine & Kitchen

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The South Lamar wine restaurant is going for wintery tastes with its new cocktails. There’s the sparkling digestif Alex’s All Time, the amaro Fashionista Love Triad, and more. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Lala's Little Nugget

The Christmas-every-day bar in Crestview naturally serves up holiday cocktails, including boozy hot ciders, eggnogs, and themed shots. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Revelry on the Boulevard

Both locations of the American-ish bar (the other on East Sixth) are offering holiday cocktail menus. For the Highland location, this means Puerto Rican eggnog (coquito), the Chocolate S’mores with vodka, and ginger old fashioneds. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

A frothy light brown cocktail in a coupe glass with sprinkles in the outline of a gingerbread person.
A holiday cocktail from Revelry on the Boulevard.
Revelry on the Boulevard

Drink.Well.

The North Loop bar is turning into the House of Effervescence for the holidays, with means tons of sparking wines, champagnes, and cocktails made using those bubbly beverages. It starts on Monday, December 19, and runs through New Year’s Eve. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Honey Moon Spirit Lounge

The Heritage lounge/bar/restaurant is offering a fun little boozy holiday cocktail menu. This includes the rum-based eggnog Santa’s Little Helper, and the Rye Thyme. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Old Thousand

Both locations of the Chinese-American restaurant will offer up its Naughty Light holiday cocktails. This includes the peppermint Mogwai After Midnight and the sweetish Keep the Change Ya Filthy Animal. Both locations feature indoor dine-in services.

A bright pink cocktail in a wine glass.
A holiday cocktail from Old Thousand.
Old Thousand

Nickel City

Similar to the Eleanor/Miracle, this Central East Austin bar is the Austin location of national tiki-themed holiday pop-up Sippin’ Santa, offering corresponding tropical yet festival cocktails. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

The Eleanor

Naturally, the Austin location of the national holiday pop-up Miracle features loads of boozy festive drinks. Advanced tickets are recommended. There are indoor dine-in services.

Revelry Kitchen + Bar

The East Austin sibling to Revelry on the Boulevard (see above), this one’s holiday cocktails include hot toddies, hot buttered rums, hot chocolates, and Christmas-y Jell-O shots. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Jell-O shots.
Christmas Jell-O shots from Revelry.
Revelry Kitchen + Bar

The Cavalier

As part of the East Austin bar’s nostalgic holiday pop-up, there are a bunch of themed drinks. The Ren & Stimpy is a vegan horchata with a choice of tequila or mezcal; the Rocko’s Modern Toddy is a hot bourbon-fig toddy; and the Dexter’s Laboratory is a colorful tiki-ish drink. It’s available from Saturday, December 17 through Monday, December 28.

Kitty Cohen's

The East Austin bar has two types of boozy holiday experiences. First, there’s the annual Hanukkah pop-up from Thursday, December 1 through Friday, December 30 with themed drinks. And then there is its frozen boozy eggnog. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Sunny's Backyard

The vegan bar’s Christmas pop-up includes themed holiday cocktails such as the Sweater Weather with rum, pumpkin, and bitters; the Secret Santa with cocoa-infused vodka, peppermint, and vanilla; and a boozy hot chocolate. It’s available through the end of the month. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Gibson Street Bar

The South Lamar bar’s holiday cocktail menu spans hot cocktails, the apple cider-y Mrs. Claus with Deep Eddy lemon vodka, and the Blitzen with mint and white chocolate liqueurs. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Corner Bar

The South Lamar bar’s holiday cocktail menu includes ginger hot toddies and the Slighty Nutty with peppermint schnapps. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

A cocktail in a glass mug with a charred marshmallow on the rim.
A holiday cocktail from Corner Bar.
Corner Bar

Aviary Wine & Kitchen

The South Lamar wine restaurant is going for wintery tastes with its new cocktails. There’s the sparkling digestif Alex’s All Time, the amaro Fashionista Love Triad, and more. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

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