Toronto's Cute New Jack Astor's Christmas Pop-Up Bar Opens On Friday
Ho! Ho! Hold the ice!
There’s no shortage of festive fun to be had in the 6ix this holiday season. Between wandering through the iconic Christmas Market and enjoying the new ice skating rink at Union Station, you might never run out of things to do. But, if you’re looking to switch it up, then you’ll have to add the brand new Jack Astor’s Christmas pop-up to your holiday bucket list ASAP.
The chain's Christmas Dive Bar Pop-Up officially opens in the 6ix on Friday, Dec. 20 and will remain open every Wednesday to Saturday from 5 p.m. until close.
From this Friday, you'll be able to find this cheerful little bar downtown, just outside of the Jack Astor's location on Front Street.
The free-entry bar will be hosted inside a cute festive tent and will continue past Dec. 25 and into 2020.
Covered in tons of twinkling lights with the big guy in red right out front, it’ll be pretty hard to miss.
Once you go inside, you’ll find even more magical lights and tons of adorable decorations including an epic rainbow Christmas tree.
Here, you can toss back shots of fireball and sip on traditional rum and eggnog as you stay cozy by the on-site firepit.
The Front Street location has had a tent out front to accommodate busy nights before, but this is the first time it's been used for more than just overflow seating.
A spokesperson for Jack Astor's told Narcity: "This year, in true Jack Astor’s fashion, we decided to do something completely random, quirky and fun with the space, admittedly with heavy influence from the classic Christmas Vacation."
The Toronto pop-up has 500 feet of lights and 700 feet of garland and metallic bunting hung inside, baubles from every walk of life, foam fingers, unicorn pinatas, and a bunch of other great random decor.
And you can even help decorate the bar with your own unwanted items by engaging in "the time-honoured tradition of passing on holiday junk they would never put up at home."
The tent can accommodate up to 50 people at a time, which will give it that nice snug feel.
Guests will have access to the chain's full food and drink menu in addition to the special fireball and rum and eggnog.
If you've been looking for a new place to drink and be merry, Toronto has a cute new option for you.
So go on, try something new this holiday!
Jack Astor's Christmas Dive Bar Pop-Up
Price: Free entry
When: From Friday, Dec. 20
Address: 144 Front St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can dive into some festive boozy fun to round out your Christmas adventures.