Even if you’re not someone who looks forward to the holidays all year round these holiday bars are a sure-fire way to get into the holiday spirit this year!
From Christmas-colored cocktails to festive-flavored seasonal drinks, here are our favorite holiday bars this year:
1. Cadillac Lodge – Detroit
An annual staple, Cadillac Lodge in Downtown Detroit is one of the most iconic holiday bars in the city. From cozy seating and fully functioning fireplaces to a selection of festive cocktails, the return of Cadillac Lodge is one of the most anticipated holiday events of the year.
Location: 60 Campus Martius Detroit, MI
2. Blitzen’s on Bagley – Detroit
This holiday tavern is now serving its iconic holiday cocktail menu, with drink names like “Grinch Punch” and the “Very Merry Marg”, it’s definitely hard to say no to a festively fun evening at Blitzen’s on Bagley! We highly recommend taking your very best (or worst) holiday sweater with you when you come to get in the real spirit of the holidays!
Location: 2545 Bagley St., Detroit, MI
3. Sippin’ Santa At The Skip – Detroit
If you want to go for drinks at a place that goes all out on its seasonal decor where you can also pick out the perfect gift for friends or family, then making your way to Sipping’ Santa At The Skip is the plan for you! In addition to its adorably designed decor, you can also purchase some of their hilariously seasonal drinkware, ranging from a “Surfin’ Santa Mug” to “Reindeer Shot Glasses” This place will not disappoint.
Location: 1234 Library St. Detroit, MI
4. Jingle at Ale Mary’s Beer Hall – Royal Oak
This Christmas pop-up opens up for the season on November 24th and offers one of the most fun and festive atmospheres you can find in the Detroit area. In addition to the seasonal decor and holiday music, you can also enjoy your drinks in one of their heated outdoor igloos if you make a reservation in advance!
Location: 316 S Main St., Royal Oak, MI
5. Miracle at Dragonfly Detroit – Detroit
From November 22nd until December 30th, this bar is churning out some incredible craft cocktails that are perfect for the holidays! From the cute holiday-themed cups to the delicious drinks that go inside them, this place is a must-visit this holiday season!
Location: 2929 E. Grand Boulevard
6. The Royal Park Hotel – Rochester
This off-the-beaten-path holiday pop-up bar is one of the most exciting places this holiday season, with beautifully crafted specialty cocktails to get you in the holiday spirit and seasonal decorations that give you 360 degrees of incredible Christmas vibes. It will only stay open until December 31st, so definitely check it out before it’s too late!
Location: 600 E University Dr Rochester, MI
7. The Iron Gate – Wyandotte
This upbeat bear does its own take on the holidays with a fun and festive list of cute seasonal cocktails to enjoy in a decked space that will surely get you excited for the holidays! Do yourself a favor and try their Snoop Noggy Nog, it may not change your life, but between the drink and this bar’s incredible decor, you’ll definitely you will definitely in the mood to have a great time.
Location: 3019 Biddle Ave Wyandotte, Michigan
8. Weiss on Ice – Clawson
Weiss Distilling Co., a speakeasy-style bar in Clawson, turns into a winter wonderland this time of year serving up winter-inspired cocktails! If you want a unique seasonal cocktail experience then this is a great place to go.
Location: 34 E. 14 Mile Road, Clawson, Michigan
9. Griswold’s Hideaway – Royal Oak
Coming back to the Detroit area on November 30th, the Griswolds are taking over Royal Oak’s Hideaway Bar and setting up an incredibly festive and fun holiday-themed pop-up bar. Paying homage to the iconic Christmas film, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”, this is the place to be for a few fun drinks and laughs all centered around the holiday season.
Location: 419 S Main St., Royal Oak, MI