Holiday Pop-Up Bars in Kansas City

Tis the season for holiday dates and night’s out with friends and nowhere is more festive than a holiday pop-up bar! The Kansas City area has many to choose from with themes like Home Alone, vintage toys, ski lodges, and even an enchanted tiki bar! Pair a trip to one of these pop-up bars with ice skating or viewing holiday lights, and you have the perfect festive night out. Most require reservations and they can fill up, especially on weekends, so don’t wait to plan your night out.

Boulevard Rec Deck, Rec Deck The Halls

Opens December 3 and runs through the month of December on Friday-Sunday nights. Seating is first-come, first-served and there is a $5 cover charge. Reservations can be made for groups over 10.

Canary, Silver Bell Supper Club

You can make reservations for dinner or just drinks for the month of December. On Sundays they will have live music.

Chicken N Pickle’s Snowbound: A Merry Ski Lodge

This ski lodge themed pop-up bar opens on November 21 and runs through December. You can reserve “ski passes” for $5 for Sunday-Wednesday evenings and $10 for Thursday-Saturday evenings. Reservations can be made for groups up to 10 people.

Conductor’s Club, Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animals

This spot at Union Station is a rotating themed cocktail bar. This year’s Home Alone themed pop up bar opens on November 19 and has drinks like “The Wet Bandits” and “Fuller, go easy on the Pepsi!” You can make reservations for $2 per person on OpenTable and they are open Thursdays-Saturdays with extended hours the week of Christmas and New Years.

Dempsey’s Burger Pub, Snowglobe 

This pop-up bar is located in downtown Lawrence, a great place to visit during the holidays for shopping and to see Mass Street all lit up. They also offer a princess themed family brunch on the weekends. Reservations are free and strongly encouraged.

Julep, Sippin Santa

You can enjoy Julep’s themed Christmas Tiki bar starting on November 21 and through the month of December. Two hour reservations for a table are $25 and portions of the fee are donated to Children’s Mercy Hospital and the AAPI Victory Fund.

Miracle Pop-Up Bars

There are three Miracle Pop-Up Bars this year at the Plaza, Power and Light District, and Town Center Plaza. Most weekends are already booked up but weekday spots are still available for $20 a seat. There will also be a limited number of walk up spots available. You can find more details here including dates, addresses, and reservation FAQs.

PH Coffee, Merry and Brite

This holiday bar runs from December 3 until December 24. It will be open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. In addition to craft cocktails, they will have live entertainment each night. Tickets are $15 each and include a glass of sparkling wine or a non-alcoholic cider, as well as a photo of your group to take home.

The Powell Garden’s Enchanted Tiki Bar features holiday decor mixed with actual tropical plants.

Powell Gardens, Enchanted Tiki Bar

You can visit the magical Festival of Lights and make a stop in the visitor center at the Enchanted Tiki Bar and enjoy a festive drink or two. The bar is open from 4 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. on the days that the Festival of Lights is running.

Tom’s Town Distilling Company, Tinsel Town

Running from Thanksgiving weekend through the end of the year, you can enjoy holiday cocktails and small plates. Check their website for information about making reservations.

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