Christmas Pop Up Bars & Restaurants Metro Detroit

christmas pop up metro detroit

Because who doesn’t love a freaking Christmas pop up!?!?! What better way to get Merry & Bright?

These places are decked out to the nines, and they all have creative Christmas inspired cocktails and drinks too!

Plus, I’ve got the inside scoop on 9 BRAND NEW for 2023 locations! 😉

The Christmas Pop-Up Bars are listed in the order of their opening day for the season!

You might also be interested in some of my other Christmas posts like Where To See Christmas Lights in Metro Detroit!

 

Dasher Room at Testa Barra (Macomb)

48824 Romeo Plank Rd
Macomb, MI 48044

Open Now & Taking Reservations!

This is definitely a more upscale experience! The Dasher Room is located on their terrace, which is a fully enclosed heated area outside. It is very nice and cozy!

Make a reservation if you’d like to be in The Dasher Room! You can do a Sunday Brunch in the Dasher Room too!

More info about reservations:

If you have more than 19 people in your party, please call 586-434-0100.

Any reservation 7 or more will be secured with a $10 per person deposit. This will be credited back through our reservation system with the card you used to book. Please allow for up to 5 business days for the refund to be issued.

**IMPORTANT** any reservation 13 or more will be asked to do a “pre-fix” menu

If you need to cancel, please let us know 48 hours in advance for a full refund on your deposit. If it is less than 48hrs, we can issue a gift card for a future experience with us 🙂

  • Reservationfor parties of 1 to 8
  • Parties of 7+ require a $10deposit per person

Hours:
Closed Mondays
Tues-Thurs: 3-10pm
Fri-Sat: 3-11pm
Sun: 11am-8pm

Drinks & a Full Menu of Food Available.

 

Cadillac Square Lodge & Markets Open

Downtown Detroit Markets: Nov. 9 – Jan. 7 (17 Vendors)
Cadillac Lodge: Nov. 9 – Jan. 21

Cadillac Lodge is an iconic tradition in Downtown Detroit during the holidays. The family-friendly pop up features a large, heated tent filled with board games, plush seating, luxurious blankets, and roaring fireplaces.

There’s magical fun to be had the whole season through, with live music on the weekends and interactive activities. Plus, our new menu features specialty holiday cocktails and yummy bites including Detroit style chili, warm soft pretzels with beer cheese. Join us five days a week until New Years Day.

And make sure to visit the Arctic Zone too, our gingerbread house concession stand serving drinks and snacks right next to the Campus Martius Ice Rink.

Cadillac Lodge is funded by the Gilbert Family Foundation and operated by the Iconic Collection, with additional support from Bedrock and the Downtown Detroit Partnership.

You may also be interested in my Christmas Pop-Up Bars Post >>Click Here<<

Market Hours:
Wed-Thurs: 11am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm
Sun: 11am-7pm

Lodge Hours:
Mon-Tues: CLOSED
Wed-Thurs: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri-Sat: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Parking: 
The best parking options to visit us include: The Z Parking Garage, One Campus Martius Parking Garage, and the Buhl Parking Garage. There is also metered street parking available around the area.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Blitzen’s On Bagley (Detroit)

2545 Bagley St
Detroit, MI 48216

Begins on Wednesday, 11/15/23

Hours:
Sun-Tues: 5pm-11pm
Wed-Thurs: 5pm-12am
Fri-Sat: 5pm-1am

Seating is first come first serve. Get there early on those busy weekend nights! (Or go on a weeknight when it won’t be as crowded!)

They are right next door to Goblin sushi (which is awesome)! You can order from Goblin if you’re hungry, and they’ll bring it over to you!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Secret Bar (Rochester)

Located inside the Royal Park Hotel in Downtown Rochester. This is one of my favorites because of the décor! It just has that WOW factor as soon as you step inside!

Begins on Thursday, 11/16/23

Hours:
Thurs: 5-11pm
Fri-Sat: 5pm-Midnight
Open NYE 5pm-Midnight

Private Event Availability Sunday Evenings – Thursday Mornings. Email jengelhardt@royalparkhotelmi.com or Phone: 248-453-8705

Seating is first come first serve.

They do have a limited selection of small bites here!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Sippin’ Santa at The Skip (Detroit)

1234 The Belt
Detroit, MI

Tropical Themed Santa! You can also purchase the tiki cups, but they go VERY quickly each year. You need to jump on it!

Begins on Friday, 11/17 (Just in time for the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Campus Martius!)

Seating is first come first serve.

Hours:
Closed Mondays
Tues-Thurs: 4pm-Midnight
Fri-Sat: 4pm-2am
Sun: 4pm-Midnight

No food. Drinks only.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Iron Gate (Wyandotte)

3019 Biddle Ave
Wyandotte, MI 48192

Christmas Lights, Christmas Wrapping Paper on the walls, elf feet dangling from the ceiling, Santa Hat Chair covers, cute Christmas cups, holiday inspired menus, & more! You just might spot Buddy the Elf, Ralphie, and Clark Griswold too!

Begins on Wednesday, 11/22/23

Reservations are strongly encouraged for Booths and the Lounge Area. The Bar is always first come first serve. Reservations are limited to 90 minutes per reservation.

Make a reservation online.

You can also book a holiday party by emailing events@irongatebarwyandotte.com

Mon-Thurs: 4pm-Midnight
Fri-Sat: 4pm-2am
Sun: 12pm-Midnight

They do have a wonderful menu of food items here as well! The food and drinks here are AWESOME!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Miracle at The Oakland (Ferndale)

201 W Nine Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220

It’s a speakeasy! If you’re entering from the front, look for a door that says “Art Novelty Company.” 😉

Opens Wednesday, 11/22/23

Making a reservation online is your best bet to getting in without a wait! They only do reservations for groups of 2-6 people. Reservations for the pop-up are live on their website!

It is a $10 deposit/person to reserve a spot. Deposits are only refunded when your group arrives. If you do not show, your deposit is forfeited. If you cannot make it, you are welcome to transfer your reservation to another person. Seats are held for 15 minutes past the reservation time. Arrival more than 15 minutes late will result in a forfeited deposit.

For groups of 2 or less, seating is reserved for one hour. Reservations are 1.5 hours for groups of 3 or more. If no groups have reserved and there are no groups waiting to sit, they will happily continue serving you.

Hours:
Closed on Mondays
Tues-Sat: 5pm-Midnight
Sun: 5pm-11pm

Drinks Only. No Food.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Miracle at Dragonfly (Detroit)

2929 E Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48202

Brand New For 2023!

Opens Wednesday, 11/22/23

Hours:
Tues-Thurs: 5pm-11pm
Fri-Sun: 5pm-Midnight

You can make a reservation using the link above!

Drinks only for the pop-up!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Cocktails & Cable Knits at 3 Locations (See Below)

Brand New for 2023!

Each one will have a unique and swanky 50/60s Retro Christmas Cocktail Vibe! I can’t wait to see how it all comes together!

Each of the 3 locations below will be first come, first serve. However, you can rent out the entire space for a holiday party or gathering. Reach out to the events team at catering@unionjoints.com

 

Union Assembly (Detroit)

Begins Wednesday, 11/22 and runs through NYE!

This one will be on the 2nd floor where you’ll get a great view of the city!

Cocktails Only (No Food)

 

Union Woodshop (Clarkston)

Begins Wednesday, 11/22 and runs through NYE!

Cocktails & Cable Knits will be taking over the 2nd story bar! It’s such a cool space on it’s own, so I can’t wait to see it transformed!

Cocktails & Food Available

 

Fenton Fire Hall (Fenton)

Fenton Fire Hall also has Igloo Dining!

Begins Wednesday, 11/22 and runs through NYE!

The Christmas Pop-Up will be taking over the basement here for some cozy basement vibes!

Cocktails & Food Available

 

Whiskey Winter Wonderland at Detroit City Distillery (Eastern Market, Detroit)

2462 Riopelle St
Detroit, MI 48207
313-338-3760

Christmas Trees and Greens Dripping with Colorful Lights and Festive Holiday Drinks! Enjoy a menu with 15 craft cocktails.

Whiskey Winter Wonderland
Begins on Friday, 11/24/23

Hours:
Wed-Thurs: 4-10pm
Fri: 4-11pm
Sat: 10am-11pm
Sun: Noon-6pm

Seating is First Come First Serve.

No food. Drinks only. The drinks are AMAZING!!!!

They also sell cocktail kits, spirits, and merch on their website or during market hours.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Eatori Market (Detroit)

1215 Griswold St
Detroit, MI 48226

Brand New For 2023!

Open as of Friday, 11/17/23!

They are doing some remodeling on the inside, so they have a heated tent set up right outside that is super warm and decorated super cute for Christmas.

Bar Hours:
Mon: Closed
Tues-Fri: 4pm-Midnight
Sat: 11am-Midnight
Sun: 11am-10pm

THE BEST FOOD! If you’re looking for a pop-up that is a good compromise of food, drinks, and cute Christmas decor, this might just be the stop for you! The Market Chicken is one of the most amazing dishes I have ever had!

 

225 Sleighride (Detroit)

225 Jos Campau (Right next to Atwater Brewery downtown!)
Detroit, MI 48207

Brand New For 2023!

 This is a speakeasy so secret you won’t even find them on social media!

This onehas classy Christmas vibes (think evergreen) with little gingerbread cookies in the drinks!

Opens on Friday, 11/24 and runs through 1/7/24!

Hours:

Nov 24-Dec 17:
Thurs-Fri: 4pm-11pm
Sat: 12pm-11pm
Sun 12pm-9pm

Dec 18-Jan 7:
Mon-Fri: 4pm-11pm
Sat: 12pm-11pm
Sun: 12pm-9pm

You can walk-in, but it is highly recommended to make a reservation! (Linked above)

 

Jingle at Ale Mary’s (Royal Oak)

316 S Main St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Begins on Friday, 11/24/23!

This one is super popular, so it’s a good idea to make a reservation online!

Hours:
Sun: 10am-Midnight
Mon-Wed: 11am-Midnight
Thurs-Sat: 11am-2am

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Sylvan Table (Sylvan Lake)

1819 Inverness St
Sylvan Lake, MI 48320

Brand New For 2023!

Their heated enclosed patio has been transformed into a Christmas Pop-Up!

It will be open on Dec 1-3, 8-10, & 14-23, 2023

Lights, ornaments, music, and holiday cheer! Christmas movies will be playing in the background and there will be table games to enjoy.

First come, first serve (No Reservations).

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Legendary Lodge (Westland – Same Location as Hush Haunted Attraction)

37550 Cherry Hill Rd
Westland, MI 48185

Brand New For 2023! Ski Lodge Theme!!!

Opens Thurs, Nov 30 – Dec 30, 2023

Hours:
Thurs: 5pm-10pm
Fri: 5pm-12am
Sat: 4pm-12am
Sun: 4pm-10pm

Walk-ins Welcome. No Reservations.

 

Griswold’s Hideaway Bar (Royal Oak)

Bandit Tavern & Hideaway
419 S. Main St
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Brand New For 2023! This will be a National Lampoon’s Theme (if you couldn’t tell lol)!

Opens Thurs, Nov 30, 2023

Hours: 
Thurs: 5-10pm
Fri & Sat: 8pm-2am

 

Weiss on Ice (Clawson)

34 E 14 Mile
Clawson, MI 48017

This one is also a speakeasy!

The bar seating is first come first serve (and the most desirable in my opinion), but if you want to get in for sure, then make a reservation! The booths are super comfy and more secluded if you’re going for more of that romantic date night vibe anyway.

If you’re trying to snag a seat at the bar, the line starts queuing about 15 minutes before they open.

Begins on 12/14/23

Hours:
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
Wed-Thurs: 5-11pm
Fri-Sat: 5pm-Midnight
Sun: 5-11pm

They do have limited small bites here, and you get a small bowl of popcorn when you’re seated. I have had their charcuterie, and it is phenomenal!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Terry’s Terrace

Runs through January!

Family Friendly, Full Menu of Food, Tons of Cute Drink Options, & an Arcade too!

They are also the only restaurant/pop-up open 7 days a week!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Make sure you check out Cadillac Lodge too & The Monroe Street Midway!

Enjoy my friends! Maybe I’ll see you out there

If you’re looking for more Christmas:

Where to See Christmas Light Displays

 

 

 

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