Breaking News
More () »

St. Louis holiday pop-up bar guide 2022

A beloved annual St. Louis tradition is back in 2022 at several bars and businesses.
Credit: Molly's in Soulard

ST. LOUIS — The holiday season is upon us and pop-up bars and events are coming to the St. Louis area! 

A beloved annual St. Louis tradition is back in 2022 at several bars and businesses.

Grab your Christmas ugly sweater, your friends and your family to enjoy the holiday season with specialty cocktails, games and holiday decor!

12 Bars of Charity 

Returning to St. Louis, the 12 Bars of Charity Holiday Pub Crawl is back! 

Support local charities and businesses during the pub crawl in St. Louis this holiday season. 

  • When: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17
  • Where: Check-in site at Ballpark Village 

Information about charities, businesses and venues is now available on the 12 Bars of Charity website

Ballpark Village - Tinsel Tavern Holiday Pop-up 

A one-of-a-kind holiday pop-up bar will turn the Budweiser Brewhouse into the Tinsel Tavern this holiday season. 

The space will include tinsel and twinkling lights, holiday-inspired cocktails, small bites and photo opportunities. 

Tinsel Tavern will also host various events including trivia nights and drag brunches throughout the season. 

  • When: 4 p.m. until midnight from Friday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Jan. 1
  • Where: Ballpark Village 

For more information about events, tickets and seating, visit the Ballpark Village website

Granite City - Tinseltown 

Returning to Granite City this year, Tinseltown is ready for this holiday season. 

Tinseltown hosts private events and is open for reservations three nights per week. 

Reservations will open soon for the holiday pop-up bar and reservation fees will be donated to local charities. 

  • When: Opening Dec. 2
  • Where: 1324 Niedringhaus Ave. Granite City, Illinois 

Keep up to date on when reservations open on Tinseltown's Facebook

Le Meridien St. Louis - The Chalet

The rooftop bar at Le Meridien in Clayton is turning into a winter Chalet to bring you feelings of a European ski holiday. Charming decor and cozy luxury will put you in the winter mood, and warm drinks and food will keep you warm when the weather turns cold. You can even try your hand at curling by renting the hotel's temporary curling rink.

Open Friday through Sunday into February, the experience also has group and private options.

The season of The Chalet kicks off this weekend! Our rooftop terrace has been transformed into a European winter ski...

Posted by Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton on Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Miracle STL - Nostalgic Christmas Cocktail pop-up bar 

A Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar that serves a holiday-themed menu in a festive setting. 

The nostalgic energy of Christmas and the festive decor will be featured at this event.

  • When: Tuesday, Nov. 22 through Saturday, Dec. 31
  • Where: Miracle STL in St. Louis 

Reservations are now available for purchase. Find their menu and book your table here

Molly's in Soulard - "LIT" 

Molly's in Soulard will celebrate the holiday season with the return of "LIT." 

The celebration includes craft drinks and small plate menu, including the "12 Drinks of LIT-mas" for customers. 

  • When: Friday, Nov. 25 through Friday, Dec. 23 on Thursdays through Sundays from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. 
  • Where: Molly's in Soulard 

Tickets are available now for the pop-up experience. Purchase tickets and find more information about the event here

POWERplex - Dasher's Dive Bar 

Enjoy an immersive Christmas experience with Christmas-themed cocktails, snacks and decor. 

Dasher's Dive Bar includes a Christmas-themed gameshow and Christmas karaoke!

  • When: Select dates from Friday, Nov. 5 through Friday, Dec. 23
  • Where: POWERplex in Hazelwood, Missouri 

Information and tickets are now available on POWERplex's website

Piper Palm House - Frosted: A Holiday Cocktail Experience 

Piper Pam House will turn into a winter wonderland this December. 

The event will feature live entertainment, food trucks and holiday-inspired cocktails. 

  • When: Thursday, Dec. 15 through Friday, Dec. 23
  • Where: Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park 

Entry to Frosted is free, no reservation is needed. Find more information about the event here

Planter's House - Sippin' Santa 

A tiki-themed holiday pop-up bar will be available at Planter's House in Lafayette Square. 

Enjoy a tiki-themed holiday menu this season with unique cocktails and food. 

  • When: Tuesday, Nov. 22 through Saturday, Dec. 31 
  • Where: Planter's House in Lafayette Square 

Reservations open on Saturday, Nov. 12 for Sippin' Santa. Find information and reserve your table here

Presto Wine Bar - Cocktails & Candy Canes 

A full-scale Christmas pop-up bar is coming to Presto Wine Bar in St. Peters! Holiday-themed cocktails and great food will be available throughout the month of December. No reservation is needed for the Christmas pop-up bar. 

  • When: Starting Thursday, Dec. 1. Thursday through Saturdays, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Where: Presto Wine Bar in St. Peters

They will also be hosting several holiday events throughout December. Reservations are required:

  • December Paint & Sip at noon on Dec. 10 
  • December Wine Pairing Night at 6 p.m. on Dec. 12
  • December Christmas Trivia at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 21

You can find more information about Presto Wine Bar, Cocktails & Candy Canes and their holiday events on their Facebook page

Saint Louis Chess Campus - Jingle

If an extravagant holiday pop-up bar infused with a chess theme is on your holiday checklist, the St. Louis Chess Campus has the event your heart desires. 

The company's Jingle event will have Nice hours, for families and children, and Naughty hours. During Nice hours, families can sip hot chocolate and treats while enjoying various activities at the World Chess Hall of Fame on Maryland Avenue. 

In contrast, adults can enjoy festive holiday cocktails with chess-inspired drinks at Kingside Diner on North Euclid. 

  • When: Naughty Hours: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; Nice Hours: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays; and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. 
  • Where: Kingside Diner and World Chess Hall of Fame

Information about tickets, menus, and events is located on their website.

St. Louis Union Station - Grand Hall Holiday Bar 

The Grand hall will be decorated for the holidays to enjoy through the evening at the St. Louis Union Station. 

Five specialty cocktails and souvenir glasses and mugs will be available. 

  • When: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. from Tuesday, Nov. 29 to Saturday, Dec. 31
  • Where: St. Louis Union Station 

Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis throughout the evening. Information about the event is available on their website

St. Louis Union Station - Sleigh Shed and North Pole Night Cap 

The St. Louis Union Station is hosting new seasonal pop-up experiences, the Sleigh Shed and the North Pole Night Cap. 

The Sleigh Shed

The Train Shed restaurant will transform into a holiday destination with creative cocktails and dining available. 

Enjoy all that St. Louis Union Station has to offer including the St. Louis Wheel, Aquarium, holiday market and The Polar Express Train Ride. 

  • When: Friday, Nov. 4 through Saturday, Dec. 31. Sundays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
  • Where: St. Louis Union Station 

Information about tickets, menus and events is located on their website

North Pole Night Cap

The pop-up bar train excursion will roll out on real trains from St. Louis Union Station for three nights. Guests will enjoy beer, wine and spiked hot chocolate during their 45-minute round trip journey to the "North Pole" on decorated rail cars.

When: Dec. 28-30. Doors to the Train Depot open at 7:15 p.m. and close at 8:25 p.m. The train departs on time at 8:30 p.m.

Where: St. Louis Union Station

For more information or to reserve tickets, click here.

Three Sixty - Up On The Rooftop 

Three Sixty at the top of St. Louis Hilton at the Ballpark is hosting its annual holiday pop-up experience, "Up On The Rooftop." 

Guests can enjoy special seasonal cocktails, small bites and take Instagramable-pictures with holiday decor. 

There is no cover charge before 10 p.m. Three Sixty is open from 4 p.m. until midnight on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. 

  • When: Open now through Friday, Dec. 30
  • Where: 1 South Broadway. At the top of St. Louis Hilton at the Ballpark. 

Information about Three Sixty's holiday menu and hours is available on their website.

5 On Your Side will continue to update this list as more events are announced. Missed an event? Send us an email. 

Before You Leave, Check This Out