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Deck the halls at 'X-Mas Bar' Cleveland's newest Christmas pop-up bar

"It's like a Hallmark movie when you walk in."

CLEVELAND — There's a new bar in Cleveland that would make Buddy the Elf very proud! 

The X-Mas Bar pop-up opened on Thursday night in the Flats East Bank in Cleveland. 

The festive bar will surely get you in the holiday mood as it features thousands of lights, multiple Christmas trees and other holiday décor fit for a Hallmark movie. 

One of the brains behind this winter wonderland is Beth McLeod. "Well, we couldn't just do it little," laughed McLeod. "If we're gonna do this, it has to be a home run. Let's have a party." 

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The party is fueled by many of their custom Christmas-style drinks, including their Holiday Alexander, Spiced Apple Mule and Rumchata Rootbeer, along with several Christmas Ales as well. 

The X-Mas Bar is in a brand new building located in The Flats East Bank with stunning views of the Cuyahoga River. 

"It's a lot of fun. A lot of music. Festive drinks. It's just going to be a fun atmosphere. I want people to leave thinking, 'I can't wait to go back.'

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X-Mas Bar is owned by FWD Hospitality which owns numerous other bars and clubs in The Flats, including Good Night John Boy and Welcome to the Farm. 

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When the holiday season is over, X-Mas Bar will transform into a sports bar called Hi-5. 

The new holiday-themed bar will be open seven days a week.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above previously aired on 3News on March 4, 2022.

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