Get ready to put some head nod in your egg nog as the Westside Motor Lounge, ATL’s newest indoor/outdoor food, beverage, and entertainment experience, transforms into a winter wonderland with its immersive holiday pop-up experience- ATL, Yule! Starting Thanksgiving weekend, November 25th through New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31st, guests will feel like they’ve entered the North Pole South with plentiful fire pits with blankets and hand warmers to gather around, a holiday cocktail menu featuring drinks such as Frostines Dream, Grandma’s Christmas Clutch, Gumdrop Buttons, the Clausmopolitan, Big Nick Energy, and Squashed Elf, special DJ performances, holiday-themed karaoke, silent discos, a holiday market series featuring everything from plants to vinyl (umm…drink and take care of your shopping list- YES, PLEASE), pictures with Disco Santa, a car show, and more.
“Enough of the cookies and milk nonsense. This is a time to throw down around the fire pit and get weird,” says Kris Kringle, Head of Sugar Plum Fairy Union 1225. “I could not be happier with the job my elves have been doing over the last several months and will be making a stop for pictures and a cocktail or two.”
The holidays can be stressful as it is, so ATL, Yule! has taken the liberty of planning some Holiday Hijinx for you to enjoy with the family or to escape from them. Featured events will include:
-Kick the week off with some pitch-perfect Holiday Karaoke each Wednesday in partnership with Ilegal Mezcal.
-Shake your holiday booty on ATL, Yule’s DJ Thursdays featuring some of Atlanta’s best plate spinners inside the main bar and out on the expansive courtyard.
-Sunday Funday with Bacardi, cranking the silent disco, mixing up hot toddies, DJs, and more.
-12/02: SEC Championship Brunch + Tailgate. When you’re located down the street from Mercedes-Benz Stadium, you kick it up a notch with live music, DJs, a brass band, and a second line to the stadium—presented by Creature Comforts, the official beer of UGA Athletics.
-12/09: Wahine’s Hideaway is throwing a Holiday Luau during the day, pairing up disco with some special tasty treats.
-12/09: Captains of Revelry will bring their high energy experience to help kick things up a notch.
-12/16: Reindeer, Rims, and Rides- an ATL, Yule! car show benefiting Toys for Tots. Bring a toy and pose for a picture next to a vehicle that will not be in your driveway with a big bow on Christmas morning.
-12/30: Shakedown Street Rock N Roll Vendor Market. Pop in for some kickin’ wares before the Widespread Panic NYE concert run.
“There will not be a place in town like this, and we are excited to showcase the uniqueness of Westside Motor Lounge throughout the holidays and long into the new year,” says Kelly Campbell, Head Elf and co-owner of Westside Motor Lounge. “From the stage in our expansive outdoor courtyard to the eclectic indoor settings and beer garden, our guests are in for a treat.”
Westside Motor Lounge’s West bar is available for private party bookings. The space, which can accommodate parties of 30 to 60, provides an exclusive feel while still being a part of the overall festivities. Carrying a funky cocktail bar vibe comes with a dedicated bartender, tunes, and TVs, with both indoor and outdoor space. Parties interested in booking this free space (reasonable minimums required) can email email@example.com for details. Larger parties can be accommodated upon request.
These not-so-silent nights, and every night of ATL, Yule!, will be happening Wednesday through Sunday, November 25 to December 31, from 5 p.m. to close. More nights will soon be announced on the Westside Motor Lounge site and their Instagram @Westside_Motor_Lounge. Westside Motor Lounge is located 725 Echo St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318.