New Pop-up Bar ‘Tinsel' Brings Center City Christmas Cheer

The bar serves beer, cocktails, and wine -- plus, professional mall Santas get their first drink free.

Tinsel, the Christmas pop-up bar opened last year by Craft Concepts Group, is back... and better than ever.

Craft Concepts Group, parent company of popular bars Bru Craft & Wurst and U-Bahn, will open Tinsel at 116 S. 12th St. in the Midtown Village neighborhood of Philadelphia on Thursday, Dec. 6.

The pop-up bar, when it opened last year, took over the space left vacated by Simpson's Jewelry, next to Craft Concept bar Finn McCool's. It served Christmas cocktails, holiday specialty drafts and ales at its full-service bar.

Tinsel this year will be bigger, better and very different from last year's, since it's been months in the making. Craft Concepts Group in 2017 had less time to prepare; Simpson's Jewelry moved out of the space less than a week before Tinsel's debut. This year's iteration, occupying 1,300 square feet in space, has three rooms decorated with Christmas lights and decorations, plus a Santa throne, Christmas chandeliers, and an expanded 33-foot bar.

To read more about Tinsel's opening, click here.

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