Sifted City Guide: Places to Host Your Team for Holiday Happy Hour
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and also the perfect time to do something extra fun and festive with the team — beyond the holiday party.
We love being embedded in lively cities with plenty to enjoy all year round, but they definitely don’t disappoint when it comes to showing off their holiday flair. Leave the office behind one evening and put a festive spin on happy hour to bring the team together and celebrate the season. Check out these happy-hour locations in each Sifted city.
Reserve a makeshift igloo for your team and enjoy drinks and small bites on top of Ponce City Market. You’ll get the festive chill, lights and view of the city.
S.O.S is the place to say Mele Kalikimaka. This tiki bar gets a holiday makeover and will serve up festive drinks during normal operating hours, Wednesday through Saturday.
It may be decked out in holiday decor all year round, but if there’s any time to visit this joyous bar with the team, it’s now. You’ll find drinks with cheeky Christmas names and plenty of BBQ plates and snacks to share.
Making handcrafted drinks that feature fresh ingredients, this hot spot is known for crafting seasonal drinks named after Christmas movies. Your team can cozy up with warm drinks, festive decor and music.
BOULDER & DENVER
Take the team to Union Station for the lights but stay for the cocktails, holiday decor and Denver views at The Cooper Lounge, which is located in the mezzanine of Denver Union Station.
Many cities host a Miracle Pop-Up bar, designed for Christmas enthusiasts. If your team is especially excited for the holidays, this is the place to host your happy hour. There, the team can enjoy bright and festive decor paired with holiday-themed drinks.
The city’s biggest arcade bar is getting a makeover for the holiday season, hosting a Reindeer Games pop-up with festive drinks, decorations and installations to engage the whole team.
Named one of the best Christmas bars in the South, this iconic beer-only bar is for a relaxed evening with side of karaoke, if the team is up for it. Plus, its spray-painted facade offers plenty of opportunities for a festive group photo.
This classic cocktail bar will boast an Advent Calendar of drinks starting Dec. 1. Bring the team in for a cozy night with warm drinks that have an extra festive twist.
Designed for good conversation with couches and chairs throughout (and usually holiday decor during winter), The Belmont is a great place to connect and enjoy delicious cocktails.
Head to Union Square for Winter Walk SF, where the team can grab cocktails, bites from food trucks, holiday decor and more. Don’t forget to snap a team picture at the life-sized letters of “Winter Walk SF.”
Leave the office a little early one weekday to head to Pacific Cocktail Haven for its holiday pop-up. The team will enjoy sipping on Christmas-themed drinks under twinkling lights.
Know any other festive happy hour spots that your team enjoys? Share them with us by commenting below!