Culture

Holiday Pop-Ups and Late-Night Speakeasies

Champagne tastings, craft cocktails, and rare vintages.
By Irene Rawlings

Beneath the historic but unassuming Aspen Times building is a subterranean speakeasy—Bad Harriet. Descend the stairs (or take the elevator from the Hotel Jerome) for a big menu of craft cocktails made with local spirits and snacks like caviar-topped blinis and Dungeness crab tots. Order churro ice cream sandwiches for dessert. aubergeresorts.com

Raised by Wolves

Raised by Wolves in San Diego is a hidden bar accessed by a revolving secret wall inside a high-end liquor store. Once in, guests sit around a circular bar sipping cocktails. If you like what you’re drinking, everything (including rare and vintage bottles) is for sale in the store. raisedxwolves.com

Jack’s Champagne Club

Jack’s Champagne Club, a holiday pop-up in the lobby of The St. Regis New York, offers tastings of top-shelf bubbly like Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame and Moët MCIII. The Timbales à Champagne package includes sipping from Puiforcat sterling silver champagne tumblers that you take home. $1,904/couple; marriott.com

Expect show-stopping craft cocktails, large format drinks with tableside presentations, and wines poured from magnums at Le Club, a speakeasy in New York’s now-glam Meatpacking District. At night, the lights are turned down and the music gets cranked up. leclub-newyork.com

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