Sippin’ Santa’s Surf Shack

Bars, Cocktail bars East Village
4 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Sippin’ Santa’s Surf Shack
Gabi Porter Kris Kringle at Sippin' Santa's Surf Shack

Old Saint Nick is slinging a different kind of cheer this holiday season: A Santa-inspired pop-up bar is moving into East Village beer-and-shot joint Boilermaker through Christmas Eve, joining the similarly minded Miracle on Ninth Street’s takeover of nearby Mace. But here, there’s a twist: Drinks man Sam Gauthier adds an island splash to the yuletide motif, with cheeky tropical sips like a Toboggan Nog (Jamaican rum, house-made pumpkin spice eggnog) and the eponymous, bourbon-charged Sippin’ Santa, with crème de cacao, crème de menthe, egg white, nutmeg and wormwood bitters. The bar’s namesake pint-and-shot combo also gets the surf-meets-Santa tweak: A Kris Kringle pairs Lagunitas Pils with vanilla-finished Old Grand-Dad Bonded Bourbon, while a Naughty & Nice matches Southern Tier’s Pumking with grassy Brazilian Avuá Cachaça Amburana.


Venue name: Sippin’ Santa’s Surf Shack
Address: 13 First Ave
New York
Cross street: at 1st St
Opening hours: Mon–Wed 5pm–2am; Thu–Fri 5pm–4am; Sat 4pm–4am; Sun 4pm–2am
Transport: Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave
Price: Average cocktail: $11
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This pop-up holiday bar will really put you in the Christmas spirit! It has a tropical vibe along with a seasonal touch. The drinks are very unique and worth the taste! One drink even comes in a plastic coconut. I tried a drink with iced coffee inside. It was a chill place that will make you feel festive!