After nearly another year under the pandemic’s spell, we could all use a little extra cheer this year. And visiting the Miracle on Main Street holiday pop-up bar in Louisville, which opens today, is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit.
The immersive holiday experience is back in downtown Louisville again this year, with even more decorations, lights, music and whimsical cocktails to brighten up your November and December.
Nestled between buildings at 836 1/2 Main Street in Louisville, the bar is the brainchild of Patrick and Azadez Walsh, the owners of Bittersweet Café, Por wine bar and Switch Pop Up Concept Bar, a company that’s also behind other popup bars like Tiki on Main Street and Nightmare on Main Street.
Miracle on Main Street, which offers indoor and outdoor spaces in its over-the-top Winter Village, runs through Dec. 30, so there’s plenty of time to find an ugly sweater, round up some friends and make an evening out of it. There are themed greenhouses, sparkling tables and cozy booths, all completely decked out in holiday decorations.
“We can’t wait to welcome our customers back this holiday season and to be able to deliver an awesome miracle holiday experience,” says Patrick Walsh.
Themed cocktails include witty drinks like Christmas Carol Barrel (made with reposado tequila, coffee liqueur, dry curacao, spiced chocolate, aromatic bitters and orange bitters) Jingle Bells Nog (cognac, cream sherry, almond milk, cream, egg, vanilla and nutmeg) and Yippie Ki Yay Mother F***er (a la “Diehard”). Plus, there are even “naught” and “nice” shots of cinnamon-spiced bourbon and gingerbread-spiced rye.
There are also charcuterie boards for snacking and little desert platters with cakes and tartlets made by Bittersweet Café.
For individuals and groups, reservations are $5 per person, with 100 percent of the cover fee going to the Louisville Community Food Bank & Car Share Colorado (10 percent of glassware purchased will also be donated to the James Beard Foundation). Last year, the bar raised $30,000 for Louisville Rising and Community Food Share.
“We were so proud we raised $30,000 for our local non-profits last year and can’t wait to see what we can achieve this year,” says Patrick Walsh.
You can also add a gingerbread house decorating kit to your reservation ahead of time to give your group something festive to do while you sip your drinks. Be sure to jump into Santa’s giant sleigh for photo opps, too.
Though typically reservations are for one hour and 30 minutes, reservations are extended to two hours on Sundays and Mondays to give families more time for gingerbread house decorating.
New this year, Miracle on Main Street is offering a large, heated outdoor event space that’s available to rent for holiday parties for up to 50 guests. Groups with six or more guests also get a 20 percent discount on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
“So many missed out on holiday parties last year and so we are delighted to introduce our new outdoor heated marquee to be able to provide a safe space for holiday celebrations,” says Azadeh Walsh.
Thursday night means Ugly Sweater Night at Miracle on Main Street, complete with free shots and treats for the best ugly sweaters in attendance.