DUNEDIN, Fla.—This year, Sonder Social Club in Dunedin has transformed into Santa's Social Club, for a much-needed, unique Christmas pop-up bar experience. This new holiday destination is sure to be a festive time!
Owners Zach and Christina Feinstein along with their team set up their pop-up in three days, using more than 2,000 feet of lights, 1,000 ornaments and additional festive decor that customers brought in.
"We wanted to create a fun place where people could go out and unwind, especially with what's happening," said Zach, "so definitely if you're looking for a little escape and...a little holiday cheer, definitely come down and check it out."
The bar has rolled out new food and drinks for the occasion, including a 12 Drinks of Christmas cocktail menu. Popular items are:
- Brown Butter Old Fashioned—Evan Williams Bonded Bourbon Diplimatico Reserva, Darvelle Brandy, PX Sherry and bitters
- Christina's Coquito—coconut, clove, all spice, eggnog and the option of Don Q Reserva or Dobel Anejo (this is actually made using the owner Christina's family recipe)
- Milk + Cookies—Mellow Corn Whiskey, Sonder mylk, oat milk, chocolate, all spice, banana and marzapan, served with a warm chocolate chip cookie.
Sonder mylk is made in-house from almond milk steeped in Teddy Grahams for three days and then mixed with lemongrass for a refreshing and sweet flavor.
Tasty bites that compliment the new pop-up drink menu include mini beef Wellingtons and a stove-top stuffing poutine.
Santa's Social Club runs from November 27-January 1 (4 p.m - 12 a.m. during the week and 4 p.m. - 2 a.m. on the weekends). Keep an eye on Sonder's Facebook and Instagram to find out about upcoming holiday events and contests.
Sonder opened last year as Dunedin's first craft cocktail lounge. The owners chose the name due to its unique definition—sonder means the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.
Sonder Social Club is located at 966 Douglas Ave Unit 101 in Downtown Dunedin. To learn more about this bar, click here.