Drink festive libations at a holiday pop-up bar
649 E 9th Street
Four years ago, MACE cocktail bar transformed itself into the holiday-themed craft-cocktail pop-up Miracle on 9th Street for the month of December, and in the short time since, Miracle has become something of a downtown holiday tradition. Now, it has three NYC locations (all downtown, at MACE, Boilermaker, and Pier A Harbor House) and is sought out for its festive decor and creative take on holiday drinks. Try the Snowball Old Fashioned, made with gingerbread bourbon, wormwood bitters, and lemon zest, or the Run Run Rudolph with blanco tequila, coffee liqueur, iced hot chocolate, and Mexican spices. The best part, though, is that the holiday spirit (pun intended) has spread far beyond the lower Manhattan bar scene, with 50 participating “Miracle” bars across the country set to open this year -- but you can visit the original in the East Village.