Downtown Phoenix hotspot gets a holiday makeover as ‘Miracle’ pop-up bar returns

The Miracle pop-up bar returns to Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails decked-out in Christmas and holiday garb.
The Miracle pop-up bar returns to Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails decked-out in Christmas and holiday garb.
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If all you want this holiday season is delicious craft cocktails, festive décor and a place to hide from the in-laws, put this on your list: The holiday-themed pop-up cocktail bar “Miracle” is returning to Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails for the second year.

From Nov. 25 to Christmas Day, holiday revelers around the Valley can descend on the downtown Phoenix hotspot as this year’s pop-up extends beyond the bar and transforms the entire restaurant into a winter wonderland.

With Blue Hound being the only Miracle Bar in the Valley, Miracle at Blue Hound will feature a new menu of seasonally-themed cocktails and dishes served in a festive setting of nostalgic vintage Christmas decor, according to a press release.

Think thousands of twinkling lights, ceilings swirling with icicles, colorful garland and ribbon and other holiday-themed knickknacks.

Bartenders and staff will don ugly sweaters and festive holiday attire as well.

“This year, we’re dialing it up even more by creating a fully immersive holiday experience throughout the entire restaurant. Whether you’re looking to host a festive luncheon with colleagues in the dining room, grab a cocktail in the bar with friends or enjoy an unforgettable date night on our patio overlooking the ice rink, Miracle at Blue Hound really serves as the holiday headquarters in Downtown Phoenix,” said Wade Gruenewald, general manager of restaurants and bars at Blue Hound.

“You never know how people will respond when you introduce a brand-new concept to the market and we were blown away by the 5,000 locals and hotel guests that visited Miracle at Blue Hound last year.”

In addition to the cocktails, Executive Chef Dushyant Singh is also getting into the spirit by debuting five new dishes that will be added to the regular lunch and dinner menus throughout the season.

For those who feel one night of Miracle just won’t be enough, Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix is also offering the “Miracle Experience” stay package with best flexible rates starting from $179 per night. Available to book Monday Nov. 25, through Tuesday, Dec. 24, the package includes overnight accommodations in a Deluxe Guestroom, a $50 dining credit at Blue Hound, two tickets to CitySkate at CityScape Phoenix with skate rentals included and two Miracle holiday mugs. To book a stay, visit

Miracle at Blue Hound will be open Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to midnight and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.

For more information about the Miracle pop-up, visit