If you aren’t interested in all the holiday cheer that the city brings this time of year, be sure to check out the most anti-holiday bar "Helliday Inn” aka The Skinny Bar & Lounge. The LES staple has transformed into the least festive place that will even have Kris Kringle himself cringe.
The Skinny (174 Orchard St) will take a twisted approach to the norm, boasting an anti-holiday themed pop up this year. The flashy, if not down right tacky, décor, unique cocktail and food menu offerings and the programming meant to interact and engage will all help to thread the line between the absurd, self indulgent commercialization the holidays have become and the desire to still embrace it. Ornate Christmas lights and decorations will cram every square inch of the 60’x22’ ceiling, Santa’s Reindeer heads will line the painted red walls, there will be living room vignettes complete with fireplaces and a Hangry Santa’s workshop for photo-ops. There will also be a Santa’s Wheel of Misfortune, which customers pay money to spin for chance to win or in most cases lose.
A full daily program of events such as a miserable Santa on premises nightly, a live piano player to accompany customers dirty Christmas caroling, Drag and Burlesque shows throughout the week along with Krampus Karaoke and Trivia. Don’t be surprised to see a tarot card reader dressed at Jacob Marley or stumble in on “Sleigh and Lay” speeding dating or “Goodfellas Christmas” 50’s-70’s music dress up on any given night.
Running from November 29th - January 31st, Helliday Inn will give everyone ample time to drink up to dull the senses during the chaotic holiday season. More information can be found by visiting: https://www.theskinny-nyc.com.