Following its Christmas in July event, Christmas-inspired pop-up Blitzen’s gives Here and Now another merry makeover.
The bar in downtown’s Arts District, which opened last year, features seasonal drinks that are a nod to both Christmas and Hanukkah — and a little Mean Girls, too — with names like You Go Glenn Cocoa (hot chocolate, rum, chartreuse, Mr. Black), Get Blitzen’d (tequila, fino, sweet vermouth, lemon, falernum, prosecco) and Put on Your Yarmulke (Monkey Shoulder, Manischewitz, grapefruit cordial, allspice dram, aquafaba, lime and bitters).
The menu also offers such food specialties as poutine and latkas. If that’s not enough to make you feel festive, more themed entertainment includes Santa, carolers and a holiday puppy pageant, as well as pajama Sundays complete with boards games and screenings of Elf, Home Alone and Christmas Vacation. The owners team up with non-profit PATH (People Assisting the Homeless), so donate a Ziploc bag with toiletries and get a free cup of punch. Here and Now, 300 S. Santa Fe Ave., Suite N, downtown; Tue., Dec. 3, 9 p.m.; Mon.-Sat., 5 p.m.-2 a.m. & Sun., 5 p.m.-mid., through Dec. 31; (213) 262-9291, hereandnowdtla.com.