The holiday spirit will be alive and well at two Calgary cocktail bars this year as they transform their spaces and drink lists to create a special holiday pop-up bar experience. Over the holidays, Victoria Park’s Proof will become Miracle on 1st Street, while Ricardo’s Hideaway in the Beltline will become Sippin’ Santa at Ricardo’s Hideaway. The two holiday experiences are part of the Miracle and Beachbum Berry Presents: Sippin’ Santa holiday pop-up bar concepts, which first launched in New York City and now have pop-ups around the world.
Here’s a look at what you can expect at Proof’s Miracle on 1st Street and Sippin’ Santa at Ricardo’s Hideaway.
What: The Miracle pop-up made its Calgary debut last year thanks to Proof, which became Miracle on 1st Street for a whole month. Now, Proof is back with another year of Christmas decor, drinks and music. This is the only Miracle pop-up in Alberta this year.
Where: Proof, 1302 1 St. S.W., 403-246-2414
When: November 25, 2019 to December 24, 2019
Must-try drink: The SanTaRex cocktail features rye whiskey and comes in an awesome dinosaur glass.
What: While Beachbum Berry Presents: Sippin’ Santa has a similar concept to Miracle, you can expect a few key differences. Not only is there a different festive cocktail menu, but the Sippin’ Santa pop-ups incorporate Tiki-inspired elements into the holiday decor and menu as well. This is the only Sippin’ Santa pop-up in all of Western Canada this year.
Where: Ricardo’s Hideaway, 1530 5 St. S.W., 587-349-2585
When: November 28, 2019 to December 31, 2019
Must-try drink: The Jingle Bowl. Bring a few friends to share this giant rum punch bowl and bask in the holiday glow.