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Check out photos from the first weekend of Tinsel

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Josh Middleton
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On Friday, the folks from Craft Concepts Group announced that they were taking over the retail space formerly inhabited by Simpson’s Jewelry to host a temporary, Christmas-themed cocktail bar called Tinsel. The Midtown Village venue opened not long after the announcement and welcomed guests throughout the weekend for holiday-inspired cocktails and a list of Belgian and American beers.

Check out photos from the opening weekend below, which provides a glimpse at some of the first patrons and the winter watering hole itself, which is decked with tons of kitschy holiday decor—from lights and Grinch memorabilia to a mini train set—and even an original Krampus mural by local artist Scott Johnston.

Photograph: HughE Dillon

Tinsel pop-up Christmas bar

Photograph: Kory Aversa

Guests at Tinsel, the new pop-up Christmas bar in Philadelphia
Decor at Tinsel, the new pop-up Christmas bar in Philadelphia

Photograph: Kory Aversa

Guests at Tinsel, the new pop-up Christmas bar in Philadelphia

Photograph: HughE Dillon

Mini train set at Tinsel, the new pop-up Christmas bar in Philadelphia

Photograph: Kory Aversa

Guests at Tinsel, the new pop-up Christmas bar in Philadelphia

Photograph: HughE Dillon

Guests at Tinsel, the new pop-up Christmas bar in Philadelphia

Photograph: HughE Dillon

Decor at Tinsel, the new pop-up Christmas bar in Philadelphia

Photograph: Kory Aversa

Guests at Tinsel, the new pop-up Christmas bar in Philadelphia

Photograph: HughE Dillon

Decor at Tinsel, the new pop-up Christmas bar in Philadelphia

Photograph: Kory Aversa

Drink at Tinsel, the new pop-up Christmas bar in Philadelphia

Photograph: HughE Dillon

Guests at Tinsel, the new pop-up Christmas bar in Philadelphia

Photograph: HughE Dillon

Guest at Tinsel, the new pop-up Christmas bar in Philadelphia

Photograph: HughE Dillon

Tinsel, the new pop-up Christmas bar in Philadelphia

Photograph: HughE Dillon

Tinsel is open through the Dec 31. Operating hours are Tuesday to Thursday 5 to 10pm, Friday and Saturday 2pm to midnight and Sunday from noon to 5pm. Stop by Tuesday through Friday from 5 to 7pm for happy hour, which includes select cocktails and all drafts for $5. Find more details here.

Looking for more holiday fun? Check out our complete guide to Christmas in Philadelphia.

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