Miracles are such infrequent occurrences that they’re cause for holidays, such as Christmas and Hanukkah. But Miracle, the pop-up bar, comes around once a year.
Launched in 2014 by New York City’s Mace, Miracle is a total bar transformation, complete with Christmas lights, cookies and Chex mix. Each of the 30 U.S. bars participating in this year’s edition of the event are serving the same menu of cocktails, including eggnog made with almond milk and brown butter fat-washed cognac, and a “Muletide,” featuring aquavit and pumpkin pie soda.
The Gin Joint is the only South Carolina bar on the list of Miracle hosts. Because of its fidelity to the menu issued by Mace, the East Bay Street bar is pouring vodka for the first time in its history during the month-long party.
“We’re excited to wear tacky Christmas sweaters and spread Christmas cheer,” owner Joe Raya was quoted as saying in a press release announcing the pop-up, which began the day after Thanksgiving. It runs through Christmas Eve.
For more information, visit theginjoint.com. The Gin Joint, 182 East Bay St., is open Sunday-Wednesday, 5 p.m.-12 midnight; Thursday-Friday, 5 p.m.-2 a.m.; Saturday, 3 p.m.-2 a.m.
-- Hanna Raskin