A spooky holiday pop-up cocktail bar called Krampus’ Cove is making itself at home inside Lost Property Bar at 1704 Vine Street in Hollywood, running today through December 31. It’s an immersive, two-hour-long experience where guests get to explore a transformed space decked out in macabre decor (like Christmas trees adorned with doll heads) while sipping on themed cocktails. The horned Krampus monster and dark versions of Santa and his elves will be making appearances throughout the space as well.
Krampus’ Cove was created by bar veterans Erin Hayes (beverage director at Fairmont Century Plaza) and Kelsey Ramage (founder of Trash Collective drinks consulting company), who previously hosted the creepy Black Lagoon pop-up at Lost Property Bar during Halloween. Tickets for the timed event are $25, which include entrance, a welcome cocktail, and a guided tour, and can be purchased here. A full menu includes cocktails like a mezcal concoction with purple sweet potato and pumpkin pie spice, and a vodka libation kicked up with coconut, peppermint, and amontillado.
Krampus’ Cove runs Tuesday through Sunday with two seatings at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The pop-up bar will be open for unticketed walk-ins from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
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