UPDATE: Avanti is now opening Miracle Bar through December 30 (closed Christmas Eve and Day). Limited reservations for parties of 6 to 16 are available by phone at (720) 269-4778.
Back for a second year in Denver, Miracle Bar opens this Friday through December 30 upstairs at Avanti Food & Beverage. For anyone looking to squeeze every last drop of the holiday spirit, here is a place coated in Christmas decorations, serving cocktails with names like Run Run Rudolph and Yippie Ki Yay Mother F—ker. Santa mugs sold separately, holiday movie references included.
The most impressive part of the decor is a wall completely covered in bows, fronted with a neon “joy” sign, mistletoe, and an animatronic Santa Claus. Pause for a quick mental image of that Instagram shot.
On Wednesday, when Avanti opened the space and its phone line for reservations, some 300 people called in, according to management. The dedicated upstairs covered patio fits around 90 patrons at a time, across benches and communal tables. Only 25 percent of seats can be reserved on any evening, with the rest left for walk-ins and a waitlist.
Now, a look at the space and the beverages.