Night Spots

The After-Dark Scene in November

Santa's Thirsty

(1) On November 23, recipe-book author and cocktail industry personaliy Jeff "Beachbum" Berry opens the doors to his pop-up partnership with Miracle, the holiday cocktail bar brand that launched in NYC in 2013 and now pops up annually in more than 80 locations globally. For five weeks, cocktail hub and eatery Boilermaker turns into a tiki-themed bar, serving eight specialty cocktails thought up by the tiki-drink aficionado himself.  |  Sippin' Santa at Boilermaker, 13 First Ave., 212.995.5400.

(2)  With the exception of a red awning that simply reads "Cocktail Lounge", this subterannean hideaway sitting off First Avenue offers passersby no hint as to what lies behind its all-metallic storefront. Enter the shiny, heavy front door though, and descend into a dark, long, wood-slated lounge, formerly a dive and now outfitted with plush leather sofas and illuminated by cheery holiday lights. Drink-making professionals behind the horseshoe-shaped bar sling housemade specialty cocktails, such as Holiday #2 (Ketel One vodka, Giffard apricot brandy, lemon and Champagne) and Dialing Phone Numbers at Random: Torres 15 brandy, lemon and housemade tart cherry shrub.  |  Holiday Cocktail Lounge, 75 St. Marks Pl., 212.777.9637.

(3) Like Sippin' Santa, Miracle re-opens for the season on Black Friday, just in time for exhausted shoppers to cozy into an end-of-day cocktail during America's shoppingstravanagza.  |  Miracle on 9th St. at MACE, 649 E. 9th St., 347.886.7739