Feeling festive? There are several pop-up Christmas bars headed to Des Moines this holiday season! Thanks to an article from Des Moines Parent, here are some of the cool places to check out in 2023:


  • Exile Brewing Company - 1514 Walnut Street, Des Moines
  • Runs Tuesday through Sunday from November 14th to January 7th
  • "The entire brewpub is transformed by lights and decorations to make you feel like you are inside an actual snowglobe… Full food and drink menu designed to bring Christmas cheer for all."
  • Make a reservation online HERE

Winter Wonderland

  • Nightingale Cocktail - 435 E Grand Ave, Des Moines
  • Runs Wednesday through Sunday from November 24th to December 30th
  • "Revel in the radiant glow of twinkling lights, the mesmerizing dance of colors, and the soft whisper of snowflakes descending in the cool night air. Every detail, down to the nostalgic aroma of pine and cinnamon wafting through the space, is meticulously crafted to captivate your senses and envelop you in a cozy bubble of holiday cheer. At the heart of Wonderland lies a treasure trove of handcrafted cocktails, each a liquid ode to the holiday season...Our seasoned mixologists at Nightingale have delved into the essence of winter festivities to concoct a spellbinding menu of seasonal libations. From the warm embrace of spiced rum mingling with a zest of fresh citrus to the sweet kiss of peppermint-infused vodka, every sip is designed to evoke the cherished memories and joyous spirit of the holidays."
  • Make a reservation online HERE

Rudolph’s Rooftop

  • The Republic on Grand - 401 E. Grand Ave, Des Moines
  • Runs daily from November 17th to January 7th
  • "Picture this – a charming rooftop adorned with dazzling decorations and a festive atmosphere that will put even the grouchiest grinch in the holiday spirit."
  • No reservations required

Nice List

  • Secret Admirer - 110 SW 5th St, Des Moines
  • Runs November 15th to December 30th

Miracle on Ingersoll

  • The Station on Ingersoll - 3124 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
  • Runs daily beginning November 22nd
  • Reservations are only allowed for parties of 15 to 24 people - make one online HERE

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