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It may be chilly, windy, and awful outside, but these New York City holiday-themed bars are worthy of trekking to thanks to their intense décor and creative seasonal drinks. We’ve previously explored the best bars with books as well as the best hidden bars in the city, but now it’s time to highlight the watering holes that are perfect for the holiday season — some of which may not be around for much longer!
From German beer and over-the-top Christmas decorations to spiked cider and heated rooftop igloos, here are 10 bars worth experiencing this winter:
8. Miracle on 9th Street
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An annual pop-up bar around for only a few more days, Miracle on 9th Street is the place to go for seasonal drinks served in fun, festive glassware. Located a little east of Tompkins Square Park in the East Village, Miracle is nestled into the bar, Mace, and is overflowing with kitschy decorations and Christmas music.
Its “Hanukkah Hideaway” provides a slight reprieve from the overwhelming wash of red and green, and compensates with silver and blue decorations to fit the holiday season. The menu, which offers mainly hot drinks, includes the Christmapolitan, Bad Santa, Jingle Balls Nog, Candy Cane Fizz, and the Wise Men. Address: 649 East 9th Street