Craftsman Row Saloon, at 112 S. 8th Street, announces the debut of their annual Christmas Pop-up that is bigger, brighter and has even more bling for the 2021 season. The Jewelers’ Row restaurant and bar is known as Philadelphia’s most festive sit-down restaurant. After a break in 2020 due to the pandemic, owners and operators brother sister duo George and Vasiliki Tsiouris are thrilled to welcome back all the holiday merry-makers into the Christmas wonderland that features over 5,000 feet of garland, thousands of twinkling lights, thousands of sparkling, shiny and colorful ornaments, hundreds of vintage and unique tree trimmings, hundreds of bows, stockings, santas, and of course an Elf on the Shelf hidden among the festive decor. Along with the floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall transformation, look for giant signature over-the-top holiday milkshakes like Ugly Sweater with eggnog, crushed gingerbread cookies, holiday m&m and sprinkle rim, gingerbread sandwich, holiday marshmallow peep, rock candy, and Pumpkin to Talk About Milkshake with pumpkin pie and munchin, edible leaves and caramel drizzle.
There’s even a brand new Christmas Dinner burger with everything you would want from grandma’s Christmas table, including savory stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes fries and more. Guests will be able to drink cocktails out of jewel-toned ornaments, and one of the cocktails pays homage to Elf and comes with an elf-sized clothespin with sayings inspired from the movie. Craftsman Row Saloon Christmas Pop-up is open now for the season through at least January, when they will convert it to a Mardi Gras Pop-up. Hours are Wednesday to Thursday, from Noon to 9:00pm, Friday and Saturday, Noon to 10:00pm, and Sunday Noon to 9:00pm.
“We are excited to bring the festive fun back to Jewelers’ Row with the Craftsman Row Saloon Christmas Pop-up,” said Vasiliki Tsiouris. “We took a break last year with the pandemic, but we are back and bigger and brighter than ever with even more decorations, more ornaments, more lights, more festive milkshakes, a new burger and even a Christmas Streetery to boot. We started the pop-up in 2019 as something fun and festive to celebrate our family’s favorite time of year, and every year we want to see it evolve and grow for all to enjoy. We missed seeing everyone’s Santa hats, Reindeer ears and rosy cheeks last year. We are so honored to be able to do this again and bring back the merriment we all need and have been missing during this time.”
George said,”And yes, the milkshakes definitely will not disappoint. So far, I can’t even decide which I like better, the Ugly Sweater or Pumpkin to Talk About. But let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a full sized slice of pumpkin pie on top of a crazy over-the-top shake? I think you have my answer.”
For the 2021 holiday season, Craftsman Row Saloon will add Christmas-themed cocktails and comfort food to the menu, alongside their famous burgers and other comfort food delights.
Christmas Pop-up Menu Additions:
Christmas Dinner Burger – smashed patties, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potato fries, american cheese, martin’s potato roll $15.00
Pumpkin to Talk About Milkshake – pumpkin pie and munchin, edible leaves, caramel drizzle, Bassetts vanilla ice cream, topped with whipped cream $15.00 (make boozy for $4.50)
Ugly Sweater Milkshake – eggnog, crushed gingerbread cookies, holiday m&m and sprinkle rim, gingerbread sandwich, holiday marshmallow peep, rock candy, Bassetts vanilla ice cream, topped with whipped cream $15.50 (make boozy for $4.50)
Feeling Pine – whiskey, cranberry, rosemary, orange angostura $12.00
100% That Grinch – house coquito, rum, cinnamon $13.00
Elf Help Book – Gin, elderflower, sparkling wine, lemon $12.00
Off the List – Ornament “glass”, ornament “glass”, gin, bay leaf, turmeric $13.00
It’s Lit – pumpkin spice, brandy, whiskey, marshmallow, cinnamon stick $12.00
Yoo Hoo! It’s Me – vodka, cold chocolate, whipped cream, cocoa dusting $12.00
Stocking Stuffer – vanilla vodka, kahlua, half and half, candy cane $13.00
Wrap Music – red sangria, seasonal fruit and spices $12.00
Mistletoe Margarita – tequila, grand marnier, cranberry, lime $12.00
All of the above will be available on the full larger menu of comfort food staples with all of Craftsman Row Saloon’s other dishes that include Dorito coated mozzarella sticks, award-winning burgers, and fiery buffalo mac-n-cheese. As the perfect pairing with the shakes, for all the sweet tooths, George recommends also trying Donut Fried Chicken with glazed, bacon, american, maple syrup, and the Mac Daddy Burger with smashed patties that are smothered and dripping with mac and cheese on a martin’s potato roll.
For decor and vibes, Craftsman Row Saloon is Philadelphia’s most over-the-top decorated Christmas restaurant and bar, with full seating and table service, a giant menu, expert bartenders and talented chefs in the kitchen. Holiday bling includes 5,000 feet of garlands, thousands of twinkling lights, thousands of ornaments (so many they stopped counting), hundreds of unique tree trimmings, red bows, santa hats, stockings and much more. Unique decorations nextled among the garland and bling this year include:
* Blinking white giant snowflakes
* Elf on the Shelf
* Reindeer, Santa, Elf and Nutcracker traditional trimmings
* Santa’s from around the world
* Retro glass blown ornaments that include a vintage video game machine, old-time pop-corn maker, vintage sled, and much more