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Christmas Cocktails and Space-Traveling Elves on Shelves Rule This Pop-Up

Explore this quirky Christmas popup bar

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The elf loves its drink.
Barry Brecheisen

It’s a Christmas miracle — The Orbit Room, the Avondale dive bar, is hosting a Christmas pop-up called Believe, now through December 31. Decorations feature space-themed Christmas decorations including a space-traveling Santa and elves. The Orbit Room is closing on December 31 but is still offering up the space as a pop-up for the holidays. A New Year’s Eve party will cap off the bar’s 10-year run at 2959 N. California Avenue.

The pop-up features cocktails in fun glasses and themed drinks (there’s even a coffee one for Will Ferrell’s Elf called Cosmic Coffee Show). There are also hot cocktails, a spiked eggnog and a beer/shot combination courtesy of Marz brewing company.

Originally part of the Miracle holiday pop-up series, which counts bars across the county (including Logan Square’s Lost Lake) as participants, Orbit Room’s ownership of Jeff Donahue and Wade McElroy decided to split away. However, Lost Lake’s Paul McGee and Shelby Allison partnered with the Orbit Room’s crew. Check out the space and list of cocktails below to add a little Christmas cheer to your drink this holiday season.

Believe at The Orbit Room, 2958 N. California Avenue. Pop-up goes from November 24 through December 31.

The space still has its retro lights.
The bar at the Orbit Room.
Tinsel trees with bright lights fill the space.
Bright lights add a space-like feel to the bar.
Elves on the Shelf are all over the bar.
Space-flying Santa tops off the bar.
Cacti will be offered in the bar’s outdoor space.
Even more Santas make for extra decorations.
Hot cocktails in fun cups are available.
Spicy holiday-themed cocktails are also on the menu.
There’s even an Elf on the Shelf adorned drink.
It’s hard to resist a Santa mug.
There’s something for everyone at the pop-up.

Ludlow Liquors

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