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Holiday Pop-Up Season is Here: Believing in Miracle(s) | In The Cups


All images by Christopher Cleary for Yellow Scene

Holiday pop-up season has arrived. Whether you want to begin or end your night believing in miracles, there are two Miracle pop-ups in Boulder County this year. Last year we were awed and amazed and had our cold Grinch heart strings warmed with the warmth of the environment and libations at Miracle on Main Street in Louisville. This year BOCO adds Avanti Food & Beverage, with their Miracle on Pearl Street holiday pop-up, a part of the same Miracle family headquartered in New York.

I’m talking pop up perfection. We officially have countywide Miracles ready for your holiday enjoyment.

Making the Miracle extra special is knowing that the Louisville location, situated on the rear patio of Bittersweet Cafe, and Avanti’s Miracle on Pearl, will both be charging a $5 entry fee, of which 100% will go to local charities. This is an idea spearheaded by our friends at the Louisville location and quickly spreading. We had a chance to chat with Patrick Walsh, co-owner of Bittersweet Cafe and host of the pop-up who told us they had raised $30,000 for Louisville Rising and Community Food Share. In addition, 10% of glassware purchased is also donated via the Miracle Head office to the James Beard Foundation.

Yellow Scene popped into the media preview of Miracle on Main Street on November 18th, with a plan to visit Miracle on Pearl on the 23rd. Coincidentally, the 23rd is the same day that Louisville’s Miracle On Main Street opens to the public. Miracle on Pearl Street will open on November 24th. Mark your calendars.

Now, while I can’t speak to the decorations or environment of the Pearl Street pop-up just yet, if it’s anything like Louisville, you’re in for a treat. See these photos from the Louisville location taken by Christopher Cleary for YS.


It felt like holly jolly Saint Nick with the reds and greens and Christmas trees, while the other side is more Frosty’s Winter Wonderland. The twinkling of lights, the Christmas trees and lit up reindeer, the transparent greenhouses for individual groups while looking out to see the revelry happening around you… and there’s a massive outdoor group area for parties of 30 or more (tell your boss because it’s holiday office party season, too) were all inviting, demanding selfie sessions. We took lots of selfies.

The entirety of the miracle really warms you up – and I say that as an atheist who really doesn’t go in for Christmas stuff – both from the liquor-forward-yet-flavor-balanced offering of custom cocktails and the sudden sense of holiday harmony that overtakes you. I’m personally looking forward to more nights of sharing in the miracle. Oh, and a note, my group was there for a media night and we had too much fun. Literally. Next thing I knew we had shut the place down and were the last group. The staff were amazing throughout. They kept us happy and filled and laughed with us the whole night. We’d go back just to hang with them. Make sure you add both Miracles to your holiday plans. #BelieveInMiracles

Base Bar:

Visit Miracle on Main Street at Bittersweet Cafe, 836 ½ Main Street, Louisville.
Hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 4pm – 11pm and Sunday – Family Day, Noon – 8pm. miraclecocktails.com.

Visit Miracle on Pearl Street at Avanti Food & Beverage, 1401 Pearl Street, Boulder.
Hours are Sunday – Wednesday, 5pm – 11pm and Thursday – Saturday, 4pm – 12am. boulder.avantifandb.com/events/miracle-on-pearl-street.

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