You know Dasher, and Dancer, and Prancer, and Vixen, Comet, and Cupid, and Donder…but do you recall the merriest reindeer of all?
Blitzen’s, the beloved holiday pop-up, has a very shiny, tinsel-wrapped bar and even without the boozy beverages, it absolutely glows. While last year the seasonal spirit was brought to your doorstep, this year it will be riding back in town and taking over Art District haunt Here & Now as the full, original experience. Guests will be treated to festive fare with a retro twist and a side of jolly entertainment—the falling snow outside of the restaurant’s front door is just the cherry on top of the eggnog sundae.
Enjoy decadent drinks like Hallelujah! Holy Sh*t! Where’s the Tylenol?! Egg Nog or bites like Santa’s Cookies or a Leftover Sandwich from November 30 to January 1. They’ll be serving up all that along with the usual menu of carolers, drag queen bingo, re-gift your sh*t games, and a holiday puppy pageant.
If previous years are anything to go by, offerings will include hilarious yet tastefully named drinks such as the You Go Glenn Cocoa made up of hot chocolate, rum, chartreuse, and Mr. Black — or the Get Blitzen’d featuring tequila, fino, sweet vermouth, lemon, falernum, and prosecco. Belly-fillers come in the form of Christmas Poutine with pulled turkey, house gravy, cheese curds, and bay leaf cranberry or a classic cup of matzo ball soup.
On Sundays, guests are normally encouraged to wear their favorite PJs, hop in an actual sleigh for photos, then catch holiday movie screenings like Elf, Home Alone, and Christmas Vacation on the outdoor patio beside a cozy firepit. Always be sure to keep an eye out, because you might just catch Santa downing a peppermint gin & tonic…
Find out more about Blitzen’s, here!
Location: 300 S Santa Fe Ave. Suite N, Los Angeles, CA 90013. See it on Google maps.
Also published on Medium.