Miracle on Liberty is the Most Christmas Bar There’s Ever Been

Tis the season, as they say, to be jolly.

And if you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit, Pittsburgh is no slouch. From performances and parades to decorative displays of holiday lights, you probably thought the city pulled out all the stops.

We did too. Then we went to Miracle on Liberty.

“The best way to spread Christmas cheer…”

image via @mandajayne017
image via @mandajayne017

Is opening a pop-up bar and covering every square inch of the place with Christmas decorations.

Yeah, we misquoted Buddy the Elf there. But we’re certain Buddy would approve of Downtown’s newest bar. After all, it looks like he decorated the place. The work of beverage consultants and bartenders Spencer Warren and Carrie Clayton, Miracle on Liberty is a pop-up bar gone Christmas crazy.

Piggybacking on a holiday-themed pop-up that started a few years ago in New York City, the duo took the concept to another level in Pittsburgh. Approximately 20 Miracle bars have pop-up worldwide, but many of them are existing bars that have been decorated for the holidays. Not Miracle on Liberty. Pittsburgh’s Miracle bar is in a space that had been empty. Clayton and Warren built the bar from scratch in about a week!

“This place reminds me of Santa’s workshop!”

image via Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette

Except that instead of toys being built for the kiddos, there’s a steady stream of drinks being served up for the 21 and over crowd.

Grab your drink of choice and cozy up inside this Christmas explosion. There’s wrapping paper on the ceiling, tinsel everywhere, lights galore, and even a “Hanukkah Hideaway.” It’s pure holiday magic you have to see to believe.

But hurry, the Miracle pop-up closes down come January.