Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/28/20

Blue Martini Atlanta

Thursday, December 31 8pm

Tickets can be found here

Spend the biggest party night of the year at Atlanta’s newest, hottest and sexiest nightlife destination!

Grab your Blue Label ticket now! Ticket is $129 and includes:

Entry, Open Bar 8-11pm, Gourmet Buffet, Party Favors, Champagne Toast at Midnight!

Dressing up is highly encouraged! Cocktail attire requested: cocktail dresses for the ladies; suits/tuxedos for the gentlemen. Encouraged but not mandatory; normal dress code will be in place.

Looking for more than just individual tickets? Contact Allen 404-569-6863 via text to reserve your VIP Tables for NYE!

General admission is available for $60 and includes entry but not seating, VIP reservations/tables is encouraged.


Crown Royal – Don Julio – Grey Goose – Johnnie Walker – Veuve Clicquot


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/27/20

Where to ring in the New Year this Year 2020-2021

Ring in the New Year at Park Tavern’s NYE Celebration with Davis & The Love:
Survived 2020? Toast to 2021 at Park Tavern this New Year’s Eve on Thursday, December 31st for an all-inclusive event featuring open bars, music, bites, and of course, champagne. From 9 p.m. until 2 a.m., partygoers are welcomed to two floors of NYE fun with live music from Davis & The Love on the main stage and a DJ in the Piedmont Room all night long. Imbibers can raise unlimited toasts with the open bars pouring premium spirits, beer, wine & champagne from Coors Lite, Jack Daniels Tennessee Apple, Jack Black Fire & Honey, Blue Moon, Crispin Original, Finlandia Vodka, El Jimador Tequila, and White Claw. Guests can also pair their drinks of choice with a variety of specialty hor d’oeuvres and fresh sushi from Hawaii. Come midnight, revelers will be treated to a champagne toast and midnight breakfast buffet with everything from breakfast burritos to Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. For ages 21 and up, General Admission tickets are available for $150 and Group Admission for $120 at  Park Tavern follows COVID-19 safety protocols and guidelines from the CDC and State of Georgia, providing a safe and memorable experience.  Masks are required. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call (404) 249-0001.

Kiss 2020 Goodbye! The Brasserie at PARISH is Hosting New Year’s Eve a Miracle on Highland:The Brasserie at PARISH, conveniently located right off the BeltLine in lively Inman Park, welcomes guests to a merry and upbeat outing to bring in the new year with a Miracle on Highland Thursday, December 31st from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Merrymakers can countdown with family and friends while appreciating themed cocktails such as the Christmaspolitan, Jingle Balls Nog, and Gingerbread Flip, along with the full PARISH dinner menu. To ensure the safety of all guests, face coverings will be required at all times when not seated and temperatures will be taken at the door. Reservations are required: two to four people for 75 minutes, four to eight people for 90 minutes. To make a reservation or for more information, visit or call 404.681.4434.

Vibe Up The End of 2020 and Ring in 2021 with New Year’s Eve at STK Atlanta:Start off the New Year right at STK Atlanta with delectable dishes, New Year’s Eve specials, champagne, and music. Guests are invited to indulge in the full menu or take advantage of the special New year’s Eve menu that includes Japanese Toriyama Filet, a Wagyu Tasting Board, Oysters Champagne Gratin, King Crab & Caviar, Holiday Surf & Turf, Seared Sea Scallops & Black Truffle and more. Revelers with a sweet tooth can finish off their meal with a scrumptious dessert of chocolate cake, pumpkin pie, STK’s signature Bag O’ Donuts, Cheesecake or a Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie. Guests can cleanse their palettes with a variety of libations from specialty cocktails and beer to wine and bubbles. All dinner reservations after 9 p.m. require a $100 deposit per person. Those who wish to celebrate at home can order STK’s signature dishes via Uber Eats, Postmates, GrubHub, and DoorDash or visit  STK is located in the heart of bustling Midtown at 1075 Peachtree St, NE Atlanta, GA 30309. For reservations or for more information, visit, or call (404) 793-0144.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day At TWO urban licks: 
Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021! Entering the New Year in style,  hungry guests are invited to enjoy a fiery New Year’s Eve dinner at TWO urban licks that’s carefully curated by Executive Chef Matt Weinstein on Thursday, December 31st from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.  Conveniently located on the Atlanta BeltLine, the evening will feature signature favorites, including Salmon Chips, Deviled Oysters, Burrata, Smoked Mushroom Enchiladas, Prime Filet Mignon and more along with a live music performance from The Backyard Birds and a balloon drop at midnight. Revelers can take advantage of TWO’s critically acclaimed wine program, craft beers and specialty cocktails while enjoying a variety of classics alongside unforgettable city views.  TWO urban licks also invites guests to indulge in a special New Year’s Day brunch on Friday, January 1st from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are required and a credit card must be given to guarantee reservations. To make a  reservation, visit or call  404.522.4622. Masks are required and temperatures will be taken upon arrival.

Celebrate the New Year at Home with Surf and Turf From Dantanna’s: 
For those who prefer to celebrate in the comfort of their own home, Dantanna’s has a delicious way to ring in the New Year! Although the popular sports bar will not be open for dine-in on New Year’s Eve, the phenomenal Surf and Turf, as well as many other delectable options, will be available as to-go options. Fully prepared and ready to eat or reheat with included directions, diners can dig into a choice of Prime Steak, including Sirloin, 6 oz. or 8 oz. Filet, New York Strip, along with a choice of seafood add-ons. On New Year’s Day, sports fanatics are invited to catch all the game day action on Dantanna’s high-definition flat-screen TVs accompanied by Bloody Marys and a special menu of House Smoked and Glazed Ham with Black Eyed Peas, Collard Greens, and Corn Bread for $20, the perfect comfort meal after a long night of celebration.  Dantanna’s Buckhead is located at the  Shops Around Lenox, 3400 Around Lenox Rd NE #304,  Atlanta, GA 30326.For more information, visit   or  call 404.760.8873.

Dantanna’s New Year’s Eve To-Go Menu 
Soup or Salad – $8GumboCaesar Salad
Prime Steak (with choice of two sides)
Sirloin $26Filet 6oz $35Filet 8oz $49New York Strip $49Ribeye $49Cowboy Cut Ribeye bone-in 20oz $60
Seafood Add-OnsKing Crab 1 pound $56Lobster Tail 6oz $28Snow Crab 1 pound $24
ChampagneSchramsberg “Blanc de Blanc” Napa Valley CA $85
Dessert $8Chocolate Bourbon PieKrispy Kreme Bread Pudding

Toast to the New Year at Kona Grill:Make many toasts to the New Year at Kona Grill with special New Year’s Eve features starting Thursday, December 31st through Sunday, January 3rd. Guests are invited to indulge in Lobster Potstickers, Winter Salad, Seared Salmon, Miso Beer Short Rib, Surf & Turf, and Whiskey Bread Pudding. Imbibers can also pair their meal with extensive drink offerings such as Margaritas, Sake, Beer, Wine, Champagne, and specialty cocktails such as the Cucumber Southside or Patio Bubbles. Visit or call (470) 226-1540 to make a reservation, place a to-go order, or for more information

Joy Cafe Atlanta

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/20/20

We heard a rumor that Joy Café in Midtown serves up the best brunch in the city, but what we know for absolute certainty is that they have a delectable dinner menu and specialty cocktails! The second you walk in; you’re greeted with a larger-than-life Christmas tree in the center of the dinning room. With babbles and ornaments, tons of colorful lights, packages, and a train running around the bottom, what stands out is the word Joy. Not only is Joy Café have it in it’s name, it’s a testament to the love and you know we’re going to say it, joy, that goes into every dish and cocktail that they make. Like the tree, larger-than-life flavors and textures are in every bite, like the best southern fried chicken we’ve found in Atlanta, the healthy salmon, savory pork belly ribs, “southerned-up” ahi tuna ceviche, amazing cocktails, and unforgettable homemade hot sauce. Who’s ready to eat?

During the holidays, Joy Café turns their bar into a holiday pop-up with fresh, unique cocktails that meld simple, yet diverse flavors. The three from the holiday cocktail menu included Cuddly as a Cactus, Stocking Stuffer, and The Milk and Cookies Santa Really Wants. Our favorite of the three was the Grinch-inspired Cuddly as a Cactus (charming as an eel, Mr. Grinch). You ending up singing that last bit, didn’t you? From the black coupe to the green hue, it packs a ton of flavors like chartreuse, citrus, but very little smoke of the mezcal. It comes off very balanced between the bold chartreuse flavors and the citrus.  On the opposite end of the spectrum is the Stocking Stuffer that’s coated in candy cane flecks and sugar, this one starts off sweet and milky of the egg then comes around and hits you with bold peppermint. It’s a Christmas treat to say the least. We can’t agree more with The Milk and Cookies Santa Really Wants. Boozy kahlua shot inside a fresh homemade cookie glass you can eat after? Yes, please. Plus, the cookie is so good you may want to get TWO, just for the cookie! Now, that’s definitely what Santa would approve.

Starting off with a couple of appetizers, we opted for the Pork Belly Ribs and the Ahi Tuna Ceviche. One of the favorite bites of the night, had to be the ceviche with creamy guacamole, perfectly tender and marinated in bloody mary mix tuna then topped with fried onions. We think it is genius that they added a hint of southern with the fried onions. They’re delightfully and really gives this dish a uniqueness! It comes off with all the flavors, creamy, meaty, crunchy, and tart. As for the Pork Belly Ribs, you’re in for a hearty, rich treat with so many bold and dynamic flavors. From the tender and perfectly cooked belly to the chunky and rich grits to a phenomenal hot sauce, you end up with a meaty, earthy, creamy, and spicy bite all in one. Speaking of the homemade hot sauce, you must try it. It has peppers in it, perfectly seasoned, creamy, and very spicy and puts those boring one-note hot sauces to shame. It’s on the pork belly and comes with the fried chicken, but we bet you could put it on just about anything.

Speaking of the fried chicken, we cannot stop thinking about this dish. It’s perfect. The crunchy, crispy, and oh, so naughty skin peels back to reveal a tender and juicy bird. The skin is so good with rich buttermilk, the right amount of spices, and that unforgettable crunch. But don’t forget to eat with the meat because it’s so tender it just falls right off the bone. This dish comes with not-your-mommas mac and cheese that’s so rich and cheesy. On the other side, we also opted for a healthier option, the Salmon. Just because we said it was healthier, we didn’t mean a lack of flavor. The succulent salmon is topped with a light creamy, lemony sauce atop a bead of mixed lentils, chick peas, celery, carrots, and more. The accoutrements are a lot like a cassoulet but just on the light side without too much fuss.  It’s nicely seasoned and the crunch goes so well with the tenderness of the salmon and the lightness of the sauce.

Save room for dessert, because here comes the Milk and Cookies Pie that we’ve heard they’re famous for! It looks more like a cake, but definitely eats like a pie. Light and airy filling paired with cookie crust, you can imagine you’re eating literal milk and cookies. Now that you’ve had a few things on the menu, what do you want to try? For us, next time, meatloaf! We also must get out and try this brunch too. We have to confirm that rumor.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/19/20

The All-Inclusive Festivities Include Select Cocktails, Beer and Wine Until 12 a.m.
Cantine Povero Believe Champagne Toast and Individually Boxed Gourmet Meals
Thursday, December 31, 2020, Beginning at 9 p.m.

Partygoers are invited to kick 2020 to the curb at Moondogs’ New Year’s Eve Celebration on Thursday, December 31st. Located in the heart of Buckhead, the all-inclusive, sparkling festivities will begin at 9:00 p.m. and include select craft cocktails, beer and wine until 12 a.m. and a Cantine PoveroBelvive champagne toast. Hungry partygoers can also fuel up for 2021 with individually boxed meals including Gourmet Chicken Pot Pie, Zesty Spaghetti and Meatballs or a Cavitapi Pasta Salad served with fresh mozzarella, broccolini, olives, cherry tomatoes and a white balsamic vinaigrette. While toasting to the occasion, guests can enjoy an eclectic mix of endless entertainment with an expansive “four bars in one” footprint including catching the New Year’s Eve Bowl games in the Sports Bar, dancing the night away to a live DJ performance in the EDM bar, belting out classic hits in the Karaoke Bar or play a rousing game of pool or darts in the Pub Bar. Revelers can also challenge their friends to a friendly game of beer pong, bumper pool, skeeball, foosball, Connect 4 and Jenga.

To help keep patrons safe in the new year, Moondogs will be at limited capacity and has implemented multiple safety measures including temperature readings at the door, multiple hand sanitizing stations, safety screens safe guarding each service well, strict routine cleaning schedules, all employees must wear face masks, face masks will be available for purchase and so much more. For ages 21 and up, tickets are available for $50 per person at Tax and gratuity is not included. For more information, visit or call 404.231.4201.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/19/20

Enjoy a Behind the Scenes Lights On Tour of NETHERWORLD Between Dec. 26 and Jan. 3

Spooky season might be over, but NETHERWORLD Haunted House is keeping the thrills going with an exclusive Lights On Tour, a VIP behind-the-scenes experience designed for the most diehard haunt fanatics. Between Dec. 26 and Jan. 3, NETHERWORLD will reopen for a Lights On Tour guiding guests through HALLOWEEN NIGHTMARES and CYBORG SHOCK for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

“After such a crazy year, we’re thrilled to bring another pop-up experience to our fans,” said Ben Armstrong, NETHERWORLD Haunted House co-creator. “This is the third time we’ve hosted our Lights On Tour, and for haunt fanatics, it’s an experience not to be missed. So much goes into creating and developing our haunts, and these tours offer an inside look patrons would never get to see during normal haunt visits. Just in time for the holidays, this experience is the perfect holiday gift for the haunt fanatic in your life!”

During this tour, the lights will be on, and the effects will be off, as guests are toured through all the sets by a knowledgeable guide and immersed into the rich history of NETHERWORLD. Tickets are available now, but extremely limited, for $125 per person and include:

  • A one-hour tour of HALLOWEEN NIGHTMARES and CYBORG SHOCK with a well-versed guide who will cover the themes, operations and history behind the attractions
  • Exclusive photo opportunities at preset locations inside the haunts
  • Admission to the House of Creeps Monster Museum

Each tour group has a maximum of six people allowed. If a group is larger than six, two separate time slots will need to be booked. Tours are offered Fridays and Saturdays from 2:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. To check availability and purchase tickets, click here. After clicking through, change the category to “Tours” and set the game to “any” or “Behind the Scenes Tour,” then choose a date to check availability.

Please note, temperature screenings are required at each visit, and face masks are required at all times. Read up on all of NETHERWORLD’s COVID-19 guidelines and procedures here:


New Year’s Eve Bash at The Battery Atlanta offers multiple ways to ring in 2021

Cobb County lifestyle destination’s open-air campus offers guests both socially distanced events and outdoor entertainment

Say goodbye to 2020 and hello to a brighter 2021 at the annual New Year’s Eve Bash at The Battery Atlanta presented by Xfinity. The community is invited to pop the bubbly at multiple safety-focused celebratory events happening throughout the Southeast’s premier entertainment destination. Select restaurant and bars – including CRÚ Food & Wine BarLive! at the Battery AtlantaPark BenchPunch Bowl Social and El Super Pan, as well as luxury Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta – are hosting limited capacity, advanced reservation events.

The 12South Band and DJ Jammin’ John will keep the mood festive in the Plaza starting at 9 p.m., culminating with an aerial firework display over Truist Park at midnight. Parking is free in the public decks (Red, Purple and Green) starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31 until 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 1.

An up-to-date list of restaurant and retailer happenings is available on the website. Details and hours of operation are subject to change.  In order to provide a safe celebration for everyone, visitors are asked to observe public safety guidelines as well as the individual guidelines of retailers and restaurants.

New Year’s Eve Events:
An Intimate Affair to Ring in the New Year at CRÚ Food & Wine Bar

Thursday, Dec. 31 from 4 p.m.-midnight
The chef-driven restaurant is dishing out a prix-fixe gala dinner menu complete with four courses ($65). Space is limited so reservations are encouraged. Guests can opt for an intimate dinner or score a late seating for a sophisticated celebration with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Learn more here.

NYE Live! 2021 at Live! at the Battery Atlanta
Thursday, Dec. 31 at 8 p.m.
The three-venue sports bar is hosting its annual New Year’s Eve celebration with limited capacity in a safe, socially distanced environment. Packages include a masquerade themed event with local entertainment from host Blake Eason, a balloon drop and a midnight champagne toast, featuring a ball drop on the 32-foot LED screen! Learn more here.  

New Year’s Eve NYE Party at Park Bench
Thursday, Dec. 31 from 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
The well-known live music venue will host two DJs for a late night full of pop, dance and country rock party hits! A limited number of advanced tickets are available and include admission, party favors and a complimentary midnight champagne toast. Select VIP tables with bottle service available. Learn more here.

Countdown to 2021 at Omni Hotel & Resorts at The Battery Atlanta
Thursday, Dec. 31 from 11 p.m.-1 a.m.
Hotel guests can join the luxury hotel for a private, socially distanced countdown to 2021 on the rooftop pool deck. The celebration begins with party favors and a special welcome amenity, in addition to luxurious accommodations with views of The Battery Atlanta from guest rooms. Pool deck festivities include a live DJ, complimentary passed desserts and midnight champagne toast and cash bar. Package availability will be limited to ensure social distancing on the pool deck. Learn more here.

Fiesta de Fin de Año at El Super Pan
Thursday, Dec. 31 from 11 p.m.-1 a.m.
The first 50 guests will be gifted party favors at the door! Attendees can take advantage of $5 Cava all night long. Social distancing required. Learn more here.

Ring in the New Year at Good Game powered by Topgolf
Thursday, Dec. 31 from 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m.
Sip and swing into 2021! Couples can reserve a Swing Suite ($60) or make it a small group outing ($5 for each additional person) for an immersive virtual golf and gaming experience, complete with food and beverage specials. Each space includes a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Learn more here.

New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day Brunch at Punch Bowl Social
Thursday, Dec. 31 and Friday, Jan. 1 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021 with mimosas, a full brunch menu and non-stop entertainment. Learn more here.

Zafron Restaurant Sandy Springs

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/13/20

From the moment you walk in and see the lavish and gorgeous garden room adorned with a chandelier and notice the dynamic food, Zafron Restaurant turns out to be a true Persian gem in Sandy Springs that has style. From dips and starters for every taste, an extensive wine list, to tender sea bass, and the fantastic and unique experience of the Rhubarb Lamb Shank, we sipped and tasted our way around the menu. We can’t wait to share our experience any longer, let’s dive in.

Dipping into the Starters, the Dolmeh Stuffed Cabbage and Zafron Special are both highly recommended one being savory and the other spicy. First, the Zafron Special has a ton of flavor with the crunch of the palm to the sweetness of the mango, paired with a very spicy chili. This one has a flavor journey from sweet to spicy all in one bite. Just wow! Then, the stuffed cabbage is the perfect balance of savory and earthy. The cabbage was so tender and easy to eat, then perfect pair with the stewed tomatoes and the meat in the middle. It ended up being savory, earthy, and rich with the stewed tomatoes. So good.

John’s favorite ended up being the Baked Goat Milk Feta Cheese and this one is a flavor explosion! Just imagine the creamy and milky feta topped with a pistachio compote that levels out the earthiness of the cheese with an injection of sweet. It’s a one-two punch of awesome. We found out you can ask for more or less pistachio compote depending on how sweet you want it. But we liked the way it was served. Pro tip for the appetizers: get the Zafron Special and the Baked Goat Milk Feta and MIX THEM together. The Zafron Special is very spicy, but the feta is very sweet so they go together like PB&J! They compliment each other so well and the feta cools the special a little for an all-around great bite. Thanks to our server for recommending it!

Whatever you do, get the Rhubarb Lamb Shank. It’s an exclusive experience you can only have at Zafron! When the lamb comes out, it is in a bowl with a pita laying on top. What the pita does is soak up all the flavor and keeps in the heat. When you’re ready to eat, you punch the pita down into the broth. Give it a few minutes so the bread can soak up the broth and spices, then enjoy. Beyond the grand experience, the lamb comes out perfectly tender, while the broth had a so many spices and flavors. With the pita added and the addition of the fava beans and rice, this concoction becomes a hearty meal once mixed together. So many great flavors and textures, it’s a must get. On the other side of the spectrum, the other entrée we got was the Chilean Sea Bass that was so very tender and fell apart off the skewer. The just right amount of seasoning on top, side of fluffy rice, and you have a light, tender, dynamic little dish.

Now that you’re starving, what would you want to try first?


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/10/20

Thursday, December 17th

7pm to 10pm

Georgia Aquarium

Celebrate the holidays during extended hours, exclusively for our 21+ guests. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind socially distanced evening, explore our main galleries, and jingle and jam to the music of two hometown bands.

Sleigh bells ring in our atrium with Singer-songwriter Wesley Cook as he performs a set that’s merry and bright. The Bourbon Brothers, featuring American Classic sounds and holiday hits, take the stage in our Arctic ballroom with a spectacular view into our beluga whale habitat.

It’ll be a whale of a night, topped off with a stroll through Merry Lane, which will have you thinking you’re in an over-the-top, tacky, good old-fashioned Griswold family Christmas!

Holiday best attire is encouraged, along with your mask to match. Capacity is limited, face coverings are required, and the night is yours enjoy!

Tickets are $49.95 for members and $54.95 for non-members. Tickets here.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/9/20

The holidays are here and we want to make sure nationally recognized, Atlanta-based Neapolitan pizzeria Varuni Napoli is top of mind for any loved ones you may need a gift idea for!. Get the scoop below on all the delicious holiday offerings Varuni is set to have this season.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/8/20

Holiday on the Roof at Ponce City Roof

May your days be merry and bright! We were treated to a holiday preview of Ponce City Roof’s Holiday On The Roof full of socially distant Igloos, chilly ice skating, and sipping on cocktails at Holiday Social Bar!  Igloos are a unique holiday offering at Ponce City Roof and 9 Mile Station! A little champagne, cozy seats, and bites. Wouldn’t that be divine? You can choose from family friendly, 21 plus around the skating rink (shown), and full-service dining experience at 9 Mile Station. We saw they had unique decor like fire or ice too. Plus, Each Igloo is sanitized between groups! Grab the spirits of the season with a selection of holiday themed cocktails from two themed bars: Holiday Social Bar and MixMas at 12 Cocktail. At Holiday Social Bar (free with admission) sip on drinks like Die Hard is a Christmas Movie!, This Christmas I Gave You a Daiquiri, and The Krampus Cane. They also have kitschy, eclectic decor, and a wall of nutcrackers. Plus, they have a fantastic dancing light Christmas tree that was captivating. MixMax reservations are encouraged for an upscale experience. Let’s not forget the skating either. Slide on your skates and hit the ice! There is also Ice Queen residence on Sat and Sun for the kiddos.

Holiday on the Roof is located at Ponce City Market on their roof.  675 Ponce De Leon Ave. Atlanta, GA 30308


Miracle Bars – all locations including newest at The Fox Theater Marquee Club

Merry Christmas, Y’all!  The Christmas season officially kicked off with a visit to Miracle at the Fox Marquee Club! The decor is so over the top awesome in a beautiful, swanky club downstair while you wait! Then, upstairs in the pop-up, presents hang from the ceiling, tons of Santas and Christmas trees, and even a winter village. Sit inside or out, you’ll feel in the Christmas SPIRIT! Speaking of spirits, Miracle never disappoints with their cocktails! Like our favorite, the Yippee Ki Yay Mother F****: Santa pants and all, the pumpkin-almond orgeat brighten this boozy cocktail and sprinkles it with the magical dusting of Christmas cheer. Yes, we agree, it’s about time Die Hard was given its due as a Christmas movie! Also, the SanTaRex is a beyond cute mug with a fantastic concoction inside. Tequila, coconut, and pineapple all come together like a holiday-inspired pina colada. Such tiny arms too but watch out T-Rexes like to hunt in packs. We witnessed them all together behind the bar on the prowl.

Miracle Bars have other locations, all with over-the-top décor, and delicious cocktails! Check out the details:

Miracle at Wonderkid, new to the scene, is excited to welcome in a new era of Miracle in Atlanta. Located at Atlanta Dairies, Wonderkid will be decked in holiday gear and ready to serve up Christmas off Memorial. If being inside still isn’t something you want this year, The Yard at Atlanta Dairies will be in on the fun, making Miracle a safe and accessible experience for everyone.


Miracle on Highland is back for its third year at PARISH in Inman Park and ready to serve up cheer with a side of safety. The beautifully decorated spot is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but ready for you throughout the rest of the week.


Bon Ton’s Sippin’ Santa, the all-ages tiki twin to Miracle, returns for its third year at Bon Ton along with a new location at Golden Eagle. The tiki-themed meets Christmas atmosphere is perfect for those who didn’t get to take their beach vacations this year. Bon Ton will keep its regular hours for lunch and dinner but won’t offer its traditional drink menu during Sippin’ Santa. Golden Eagle will be operating inside and outside and serving up the holiday-meets-paradise drink menu Atlantans have come to love.


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Tiki Tango Holiday Oasis

“How’d you like to spend Christmas, on Christmas Island?”  – Bob Dylan covers Christmas Island. Now you can! Tiki Tango, in Midtown, has morphed from tiki hut to island holiday oasis filled with presents, lights, and tons of island holiday cheer. While we were there we sipped on the Campfire, a rum blend with cocoa, vermouth, lime and espresso and topped with marshmallows and lit on fire! This drink is one part tiki and one part Christmas and embodies what Christmas on an island would feel like. The Bodi Hai is Tiki Tango’s own brand of rum mixed with coffee rum and pineapple, this one is mellow and smooth like an island breeze. The coffee adds a little bit of smoke and bitter. They also have some fun Christmas themed entrees like the fantastic sleigh bell sliders with plank fries. We’re in love with their wasabi aioli, so slather it on. They also have wings, dips, and a more. The decor is phenomenal, and you should definitely get over there for an unforgettable time. 

Tiki Tango is located in Midtown at 57 13th Street, Atlanta, GA 30309

Information: Midtown Hideaway Oasis | Tiki Tango Atlanta

Foxtrot Liquor Bar’s Home Alone Pop-Up

Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Animal! We think we all agree, Home Alone is no doubt an iconic Christmas Movie and our friends at Foxtrot Liquor Bar has transformed their bar into a homage to the movie, Kevin’s classic scream and all! With some fantastic cocktails and food here’s some of the fun menu items we tried! The Milk & Cookies cocktail is one that Santa would approve! Not at all milky, but just smooth cocktail that tastes EXACTLY like milk and cookies, plus adorned with a cookie on the side and in this cute Kevin glass. The Wet Bandits is a beer and a shot combo, only this one a dark beer (Sweetwater Festive Ale) and a sweet shot. That’ll hit you in the face with a paint bucket! BEST THING ON THE MENU is the fabulous Holiday Board. It is jammed full with cookies, pumpkin pie and ginger snaps combo, apples and whipped cream, candied nuts, and John’s favorite sausage balls, it’s a smorgasbord of holiday delights. Ya Filthy Animal plate is a take on a loco moco this dish reminds us of Salisbury steak and rice then smothered in gravy and topped with a perfectly presented egg. It’s comforting and hearty! Imagine Kevin eating this all alone at his large dining table. They also have everything from frozen eggnog, poutine, wings, and a ton of other festive drinks. We had so much fun and even spied a leg lamp from last year’s A Christmas Story pop-up. 

Foxtrot Liquor Bar is located next to Tiki Tango at 45 13th Street, Atlanta, GA 30309

Information: Best Liquor Bar Midtown Atlanta | Foxtrot Liquor Bar (

Joy Café’s 1st Annual Naughty or Nice Holiday Pop-up

With a GINORMOUS live Christmas tree anchoring the dining room, Joy Café has decorated their dining room and feature an array of Christmas cocktails to be sure to make you naughty or nice. On the nice list is the Stocking Stuffer. It’s sweet of a frothy egg white up front with striking peppermint on the back. It balances on the line between sweet and savory. Along side this one, are the Milk & Cookies Santa Really Wants where the name says it all. This Santa approved cocktail comes with a cookie glass that you have to eat after you shoot the milky Kahlua! Santa may leave you more presents for this! Now on the naughty list is the Cuddly as a Cactus. This Grinch-inspired green drink, with slightly smoky mezcal, chartreuse, and very citrus forward. The balance on this one is incredible. This was the favorite of the Christmas cocktails! Whatever you do, stay for some FANTASTIC southern-inspired fare like fried chicken, pork belly ribs, ceviche, salmon, and even pie.

Joy Café is located in Midtown at 1110 Peachtree St. NE 110, Atlanta, GA 30309

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Best End Brewing Mingle & Jingle Holiday Pop-Up

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree.” Down at Best End Brewing, they’ve transformed one of their rooms into the Mingle and Jingle Bar full of creamy Christmas cocktails, photo ops, and holiday cheer! Starting with a Christmas bow wall and a larger-than-life glowing teddy bear to take photo with, the décor is over the top fun that Buddy the Elf himself would approve of! While we were there, here’s some of the bites and sips we sampled. Of the cocktails, Partridge in a Pear Tree is a pear purée, brandy, lemon drinks with a frosty, sugar rum, this was the best drink they have with a sweet fruity start and then boozy on the throat. Then, the Call Me Elf One More Time was the favorite of the creamy drinks. It was sweet up front but had a cool, peppermint on the back of the sip. Creamy and cool! They also have creamy numbers like Santa’s Kiss with brandy, creamy, and honey, as well as School of Hard Nog, a boozy egg nog. A Classic! If you’re looking for beer, the Santa Sleigh Bomb is a pick a beer and a shot, all delivered on a sleigh. Santa would approve. This pop-up has the BEST HOLIDAY POP-UP BITE, Die Hard is a Christmas Movie. This giant, feeds two and the angus beef patty has so much flavor, you could eat it alone. On top of that, you get crunchy hash browns, sauce, and an egg?? Divine! Mingle & Jingle has partnered with United Way Atlanta to provide giveback opportunities. You can also enter the Drunken Reindeer Raffle to win an overstuffed stocking filled with goodies.

Best End Brewing is located in West End at 1036 White St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

Information: MINGLE & JINGLE CHRISTMAS BAR | Best End Brewing

The Elf Room at The Blind Pig Parlour

“There’s room for everyone on the Nice List.” -Buddy, Elf. We agree, The Blind Elf at The Blind Pig Parlour has definitely been added to Santa’s Nice List this year for its fabulous array of festive cocktails, sweet and savory bites, and fun holiday decor. When you enter, you notice tastefully adorned Christmas décor around a swanky bar. The cutest little spot is the big deer (reindeer?) surrounded by a huge wreath. They have a great array of cocktails like our favorite, All Cider Dram. It’s rich with allspice and reminiscent of hot cider, this beauty is sassy and sweet with a buttery finish from the caramel rim. Another one we loved was the Mid-Winter Blast. Be prepared for this one to nip at your nose with the chill of spearmint and crushed ice paired with the warming bourbon and sweet blackberry. So balanced and cool. If bubbles are your thing, the Blind Cherub classes it up with edible glitter and candy pearls on top of the guava and bubbles. You can also drink your dessert with The Dude. Just like the famed Dude and his White Russians, this cocktail mixes vodka, chocolate liquor, Kahlua and a sweet, toasted meringue. It’s smooth and like eating a piece of holiday pie. They also have an array of small plates like the chili-glazed and pecan smoked pork belly skewers, savory mini sausages with a honey mustard dipping sauce, and divine dark chocolate dipped candied oranges. There’s something that will make your nice list here too.

The Blind Pig Parlour is located in Buckhead at 128 East Andrews Dr. Atlanta, Ga BEHIND Chido & Padres.

Information: The Blind Pig Parlour Bar

Jingle Bar at Three Sheets

“Santa baby, hurry down the chimney tonight.” Get over to Three Sheets to see how they’ve transitioned into Jingle Bar full of frisky cocktails, dancing lights, and some solid Santa approved bites! When you enter, you’re greeted with a huge lighted Santa and reindeers flanked by Christmas trees. Behind it, are a ton of lights from floor to ceiling that dance to the Christmas music.  Of the cocktails we sampled, the first was Elsa’s Hawaiian Vacation. It was our first frozen cocktail at a pop up is a sassy, frosty number with vodka, pineapple, Curaçao, and the coconut sweet rim that balances it out. Plus a little sweet and a little crunch. On the opposite spectrum was the Cocoa Caliente. This was HOT CHOCOLATE with cinnamon infused tequila and Aztec bitters, topped with a ton of whipped cream. Just like childhood the night before Christmas, without the booze of course. They have several light and full bites to choose from like the Charcuterie & Cheer Board we sampled all the way to lamb pops. The board has three cheeses, salami, crispy toast, and a fantastic jam to make a great bite. Love the addition of the grapes.

Three Sheets is located in Sandy Springs at 6017 Sandy Springs Circle. Atlanta, GA 30328

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West Pole Village at McCray’s Tavern Smyrna

Step into a West Pole Wonderland at McCray’s Tavern Smyrna. With several festive cocktails, holiday decor, and fantastic food, you’ll definitely feel the Christmas Spirit here. The second you walk in you see tons of lights, Christmas tree, and giant blow-up santas, plus they have several great holiday cocktails to choose from, and you MUST stay for dinner! You’d be in for a treat. While there, we tried the Frozen Egg Nog. It’s just what Santa wants you to leave out instead of boring cookies and milk, some eggnog and booze. Amiright? Also sampled the The St Nick and this one one SMELLED like Christmas! You could roll it up in a candle and have in your home! With cloves, rum, and cinnamon forward with the only sweetness from the whipped cream, it’s a tasty treat. One of our favorites was the Holiday Bounce, a old fashioned with cinnamon. Just imagine sitting by the fire and sipping this warming drink. Classic.  Then there was the The Mistletoe, the wine spritzer of Christmas! Delighted by this one because it marries sake, bubbles, cranberry, and booze so well! Sweet, bubbly, and pretty.
Remember we said to stay for dinner? Here’s why! They have a new menu item, the Duck Ramen where the duck was perfection! Then mixed with green tea earthy noodles, savory sauce, it’s a solid ramen. One of our favorites was the Scottish Salmon that was medium cooked and melted into the rich broth below and paired with earthy spinach.  All-around great bite. Then, there was the wild, most interesting (in a good way) bite, the Pork Belly. It has coffee rub and truffle on top! It’s fantastic! The cassoulet was tasty below with beans and a slightly spicy sauce. Why not stay for dessert too? They have a stellar bread pudding that’s crunchy on the edges, ooey and gooey on the inside. Top it with caramel and chocolate drizzle, plus a scoop of ice cream and you’ve got something fantastic.

McCray’s Tavern Smyrna is located at 4500 West Village Place. Smyrna, Ga 30080.

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Park Tavern’s The Rink and Miracle on 10th

Miraculous, Merry, Majestic. The Rink and Miracle on 10th at Park Tavern at Piedmont Park is all of this plus a dash Christmas SPIRIT of and a pinch of holiday magic. Back at it again this year, Park Tavern is always a great spot to go ice skating, but they’ve upped their game with IG photo spots, tons of holiday kitsch and even gotten into the festive glass wear game. We sampled the Campfire Hot Toddy in the Snowman mug and served warm with cinnamon. It’s Jack Daniel’s apple, sweet brown sugar are paired in an adult apple cider that will remind you of those cold winter nights by the fire. Our second cocktail was the Holiday Mule in a Santa Boot. It’s spicy ginger beer, lime, and either whiskey or vodka. The perfect sipper.

Park Tavern is located in Midtown on the edge of Piedmont Park, 500 10th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.



The Blitzen Room

Biltong Bar – the acclaimed South African-inspired restaurant and bar specializing in dry-aged beef jerky and craft cocktails – will kick off the holiday season with its signature Blitzen Room. The pop-up will take place at the Ponce City Market and Buckhead Village locations, and near Biltong Bar’s newest location at Avalon in collaboration with Maker’s Mark. Blitzen Room will run from late November through early 2021 and feature swanky, vintage decor, festive seasonal libations and more.


Launching on November 22 and lasting until January 3 as part of Avalon’s Holiday Market, Biltong Bar’s newly opened location in Alpharetta will host Blitzen Room in collaboration with Maker’s Mark. Located inside Avalon’s Holiday Market, the pop-up Blitzen Room bar will feature a menu of seasonal libations made with Maker’s Mark, like Stave Me An Old Fashioned with Maker’s Mark, Calvados, Walnut, Bitters; Comet’s Cider featuring Maker’s Mark, Spiced Cider, Maple, Lemon; and Not Your Grandma’s Eggnog, served frozen and made with Jim Beam Rye, Courvoisier VSOP, Rum, Sherry, Egg, Sugar, Cream, Spice.. The pop-up bar will be separate from Biltong Bar’s location at the property and will include an awkward family photo wall where guests can snap pictures in addition to festive decor. Maker’s Mark will be on-site throughout the season hosting events and activations.


Launching at Buckhead Village on November 24 and at Ponce City Market on November 25, Blitzen Room will also return to Biltong Bar’s intown Atlanta locations this year. Guests can expect to get “Up to Snow Good” with seasonally themed cocktails including Chartreuse Hot Chocolate, green chartreuse, almond, drinking chocolate, white chocolate whipped cream; The Famous Eggnog, brandy, rye, rum, pedro ximenez, milk, eggs, spices; and Elf on the Top Shelf, rye, calvados, oloroso, champagne gum, brown butter. The restaurant’s moody interior will once again transform into a winter wonderland complete with swanky, vintage Christmas decorations, trees with twinkling lights and more.


Originally opened in 2016 at Ponce City Market, later in 2018 at Buckhead Village and most recently at Avalon, Biltong Bar is part of restaurateur Justin Anthony’s South African-inspired hospitality group, True Story Brands. In 2019, Biltong Bar was recognized as one of Thrillist’s “21 Best Cocktail Bars in the Country” for its standout cocktail program.

Biltong Bar values the safety and comfort of all guests and is following safety precautions including socially distanced tables and limited seating capacity, extensive sanitation measures, a mask requirement for guests and staff and more. For more information, visit Biltong Bar’s website: