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Tinsel, a Christmas-Themed Cocktail Bar, Is Popping Up in Midtown Village

Teddy Sourias's latest project will take over the space next to Finn McCool's through New Year's Eve.

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We all know that the holidays are for drinking — which must be why we’re seeing so many Christmas-themed cocktail pop-ups in the city this December. (One more and it’s a full-blown trend!)

The latest is Tinsel, which is popping up starting tonight in the recently vacated space at 116 South 12th Street. It’s a project of Teddy Sourias, owner of beer-centric spots like Finn McCool’s (which is right next door), BRU, Cinder, U-Bahn, Uptown Beer Garden, and the soon-to-open Tradesman’s beer hall. After more than 100 years in the space, former owner Simpsons Jewelry called it quits, and Sourias purchased the building. In 2018, he plans to open a new concept there (no word on what yet).

The space features three rooms entirely decked out in Christmas cheer, plus a Krampus mural and fireplace installation by local artist Scott Johnston.

In addition to a full selection of cocktails and spirits, Tinsel will serve Christmas-themed cocktails and American and Belgian specialty draft beers — think Troeg’s Mad Elf, Hardywood’s Bourbon Gingerbread Stout, and Chimay Grand Reserve. They’re doing happy hour, too, with Christmas cocktails and drafts for $5 on weekdays from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Foodwise, they’re offering sandwiches, specials, small plates, and (of course) Christmas cookies.

Hit up Tinsel from 5 p.m. till 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 2 p.m. until midnight Friday and Saturday, and noon till 5 p.m. on Sunday through December 31st.