We love the holiday season, but realize that it’s not for everyone. That’s why we’re telling you about a pop-up bar tailor-made for all the Grinches and Scrooges among us. Jingle Hell’s promotes itself as the anti-holiday bar, a safe haven for those who break out in a rash at the sight of tinsel, despise Santa and his rotten little elves, and wouldn’t deck a hall if you paid them to.
If this describes you, head to 174 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side to commiserate with your people. Of course, there will be cocktails, like the Ho Ho Holy Sh*t (cranberry juice raspberry vodka and ginger beer with a cranberry garnish). Bond with your fellow mistletoe haters with a Season’s Grievings (mezcal, rum, elderflower liqueur, grapefruit liqueur with simple syrup and lime).
In keeping with the theme, there will be a Very Bad Santa on hand for photo ops. (Forget making out your Christmas list. He won’t look at it anyway.) Humbug Trivia and Ho Ho Bingo will be played with abandon. Or try your hand at shooting turtle doves, snowmen and arctic puffins with the arcade game Cheer Hunter. Oh, and there will be dirty caroling–we assume at the request of Very Bad Santa.
Yes, there will be music. No, they won’t play White Christmas.
Jingle Hell’s will only be open through next Sunday, December 10th. After that, you’re on your own. Yes, yet another seasonal disappointment. What did you expect?
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