Looking for a place with all the holiday decorations without the nausea of heartfelt nostalgia? Look no further than the Naughty or Nice Holiday Pop Up at the Skinny!
The Lower East Side bar and lounge is decked out in floor-to-ceiling, over-the-top, gaudy Christmas decor and boasts interactive games like a Wheel of Misfortune and a calendar full of surprises. Rudolph and his reindeer friends can be spotted on the wall alongside a wall of Bad Santa photos.
Food and Cocktails also follows suit with the theme. Frozen drinks like Flying Elf and Grinding up the Gingerman are available, Mrs. Claus’ Pink Panties come with a surprise, and Santa’s Lap is So Warm is the name of an expected Hot Cider cocktail.
Usual appetizers are renamed with the season in mind like chicken fingers rebranded as Counting the Relatives You Avoided, Balls Deep…Shopping at IKEA is Swedish Meatballs, and you can guess what Elf Weenies N’ Blankets is.
Expect events like themed burlesque performances, naughty Christmas caroling, karaoke and live music nightly. Naughty or Nice has live music nightly and might include a glimpse of Santa, a Drag Queen Grinch or Mrs. Claus.
The Naughty or Nice Holiday Pop Up Bar at The Skinny is now open through the end of January 2022. For more information, visit: https://www.theskinny-nyc.com
Photos courtesy of Daniel Kwak and Stephanie Carino