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Columbus’ exclusive Christmas pop-up bar is back and better than ever

614now Staff



After a holly, jolly good time last year, The Citizens Trust at 11 W Gay St. will once again host the Miracle pop-up bar, a unique Christmas experience you’ll have to see to believe.

The Citizens Trust will be hosting a preview party tonight to give all the Christmas enthusiasts a chance to experience the magical pop-up bar before the lines form. Click here for more information.


Miracle at The Citizens Trust is now open Wednesday through Saturday from 4pm- 11pm.

While we can expect a few new features this year, including an igloo experience, scroll down for a taste of what Miracle at The Citizens Trust has to offer!


Less Kitsch, More Class: A visit to The Citizens Trust’s Christmas pop-up bar
Originally published on December 14, 2018

The notoriously kitschy holiday pop-up bar Miracle has made its debut in Columbus, but with more taste than tack.

The Citizens Trust, located at 11 W Gay St., took on the task of bringing a little extra holiday cheer to the people of Columbus by hosting the Miracle pop-up bar.

Rather than the over-the-top decor like at other locations, Miracle Citizens took a more modest and elegant approach to decorating.

To compliment the already stunning design of the space, The Citizens Trust elves adorned the nooks and crannies of the bar with poinsettias, wrapped gifts, garland, glitter, and wintery touches.

The hearth of the holiday hub, however, is the gorgeous marble and dark wood bar.

Again, outside of December, Citizens trust is one of our favorite bars to belly up to. But, with some pops of vintage and a few sparkling bulbs, it’s now an even more charming place to cop a cocktail.

Speaking of cocktails, Miracle at The Citizens Trust is mixing them up right.

On our visit, we tried “And a Partridge in a Pear Tree” and “Run Run Rudolph.”

Both were carefully crafted and served in vintage Christmas glasses with aluminum straws (yay green!).

“Run Run Rudolph” was rich and fruity thanks to the mulled wine and lemon while “And a Partridge in a Pear Tree” was full of body and spicy with its egg whites, spiced brown sugar, bitters, and cinnamon.

Guests will also receive a generous dose of cheer from the Citizens Trust staff who has worked tirelessly to create the festive environment for new patrons and regulars alike—all while wearing the best Christmas sweaters you’ve ever seen.

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The End of the Road?

Julian Foglietti



As the economic impacts of COVID-19 continue, we are beginning to see the effects take their toll on Columbus eateries. Here's a list of some of the changes taking place.

The Sycamore+Cosecha Cocina  

Grow Restaurants, the company which owns Harvest Pizza, has listed The Sycamore and Cosecha for sale. While there hasn't been confirmation that the restaurants won’t make a reappearance in some form, Chris Crader stated in Columbus Underground, “It’s a lot of work to re-open after the pandemic and we have a considerable amount of interest in these two properties so it doesn’t make sense to open and then close again so quickly.”

Miller's Ale House

Both Miller’s Ale House locations are closing. The Florida-based company has removed mention of the Ohio locations from their websites.

Flowers and Bread Co.

In a recent article with Columbus CEO, owners Sarah Lagrotteria and Tricia Wheeler announced the closure of the cafe portion of their business. There are plans to expand the flower and bread workshop portion of the business under the new name Flower and Bread Society.

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Rémy Cointreau presents: The Sidecar





We teamed up with Rémy Cointreau and local bartender, Ben Griest, from Giuseppe’s Ritrovo to bring you an icon of cognac cocktails. Ben's previous videos featured the art of margarita-mixology, and now we are moving on to another tasty cocktail. This timeless, opulent drink is well-balanced and fresh.

With National Cognac Day coming up, we figured it would be great to share, Rémy Martin 1738 presents The Sidecar.

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National Brisket Day is Today!

Julian Foglietti



Photo by Brian Kaiser

With meat shortages starting to take their toll and National Brisket Day here at last - we've gathered a roundup of some spots you can go to to get your brisket fix.

Legacy Smoke House

With their main location in Hilliard and a food truck moving throughout the city, Legacy Smoke House is a solid choice for brisket on National Brisket Day, just be sure to get there while supplies last. Enjoy!

Pecan Pennys

Just off Main Street, Pecan Pennys is ready to fulfill your brisket needs. If your looking to feed a family though be sure to get your orders in advance as they're requesting 24 hours notice on dinner bundles.

Ray-Ray's Hog Pit

With locations in Franklinton, Westerville, Clintonville and Powell Ray Ray's Hog Pit is open for business with brisket stocked at all locations. #NationalBrisketDay is the best day!

Hoggy’s Restaurant and Catering

Located on Bethel Road, Hoggy’s will be stocking brisket for both dine-in or carryout. Feel free to stop in or stop by!

The Pit

With a new location opened up on Parsons Ave. The Pit BBQ will be offering brisket for the National day. Celebrate with some tasty brisket!

City Barbeque

City Barbeque will be offering brisket for the National day! So get excited and get ready for some yummy BBQ brisket!

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