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  • Need a Christmas Miracle?

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023   /   by Amy Brown

    Need a Christmas Miracle?

    I recently learned what a Miracle pop up bar was last weekend when my husband and I went to the Easy Tiki Bar on Hilliard Ave. with some friends. I was expecting a Polynesian theme (which I got) but what I was not expecting was the explosion of holiday cheer all over the place, including the drinks! It really left me wanting to sing "Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to sayOn a bright Hawaiian Christmas dayyyyyy"!

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    So what is a Miracle pop up bar???? Let me tell you!

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    Miracle is a Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar that serves holiday cocktails in a festive setting. With kitschy holiday décor, professionally-developed cocktails and the nostalgic energy of the best office party you’ve ever been to, Miracle is sure to get even the grouchiest grinch in the holiday spirit.

    The concept was born in 2014 when upon the advice of his mother, owner Greg Boehm decided to halt construction of what was to be his new East Village cocktail bar called Mace and transformed the unfinished space into a pop-up bar serving holiday-themed drinks among over-the-top Christmas decorations. As crowds swarmed the NYC location, Boehm’s friends throughout the bar industry asked how they could recreate the holiday magic on their own turf and expansion became inevitable. The following year, Miracle expanded to 4 locations and in 2016, it went worldwide with pop-ups in Greece, Montreal and Paris. Currently, Boehm and manager Joann Spiegel are pleased to expand the concept to all corners of the US, plus pop-ups in Canada, Europe, Asia, and Central America.

    Where can you find this lovely Christmas Miracle in Asheville?

    Santa's first stop! The Golden Pineapple
    , 503 Haywood Rd., W. Asheville

    Try one of these!


    Santa Stop #2! If you happen to be downtown MG Road is now Miracle on Wall Street, 19 Wall Street

    Miracle pop ups run through New Year's and Miracle on Wall Street will also be hosting a New Year's party and dinner with food from around the globe, don't miss it!


    Santa stop #3, Rudolph's Rooftop at Pillar Rooftop Bar, 309 College St.

    Along with the beautiful mountain sunsets, they have an ugly sweater party every Thursday and live music on the weekends

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    Santa stop #4 is where Santa likes to go to play pool, Shakey's Stole Xmas, 38 N French Broad Ave.

    Be prepared for some fun bar games and karaoke


    Santa stop #5, let's get warm at The Tiki Easy Bar, 197 Hilliard Ave.

    Relax in the tropical holiday ambience and have a taste of cheer like Sharkey's First Christmas or a Hot Buttered Rum (this one is Mark's favorite!)

    I was also really surprised to experience their intermittent "thundershowers" with lightning, thunder, and a gentle rain. You really feel like you are having Christmas in the tropics!

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    So if you are feeling a little down and out this holiday season, don't worry! Here's a way to reclaim some Christmas cheer...DRINK IT!

    Happy Holidays!