New York City offers many ways to ring in the holidays: watch the Rockefeller Center tree lighting, take in a showing of the Nutcracker, or ice skate in Bryant Park. But let’s be real: The best way to cheer on the season is by tasting it — and there’s no better place than one of its holiday-themed cocktail bars.
New York’s obsession with holiday pop-ups began roughly eight years ago when barman Nico de Soto and operator Greg Boehm overhauled their bar, Mace, with Christmas vibes from head to toe. The takeover was a smash hit, with lengthy lines down the block in freezing temperatures. Since then, Boehm has committed to bringing the Miracle back every holiday season. In fact, Miracle has been such a success that the restaurateur has franchised the concept, with almost 100 locations internationally. The original, which lands at the Cabinet this year, is a must-visit, as are these other pop-up bars.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.Read More