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Mockingbird Hill's Miracle on 7th Street
Mockingbird Hill's Miracle on 7th Street
Rey Lopez

Escape from the Family at These Bars Open Christmas Eve

Everyone needs a break from parents and festivities.

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Mockingbird Hill's Miracle on 7th Street
| Rey Lopez

When the nights are long, the house is chaotic, and every sacred space in the abode is overflowing with suitcases, it's time to escape to a bar. Any bar will do. With lots of alcohol. To hang with friends or with nobody at all. To drink an adult beverage and not have another sip of sugar-laden punch.

Fortunately, some places open their doors to grownups so they can escape their holiday hovels, if only temporarily. Hotel bars are a safe bet since they don't close just because it's the holidays. And dive bars are often welcoming regulars and non-regulars alike during this stressful time of year.

So here are 14 great bars that are open for Christmas Eve. Maybe they'll even open a patio or two if this unseasonable weather continues.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. DBGB Kitchen and Bar

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931 H St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 695-7660
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The front bar in downtown's DBGB restaurant will be open to welcome last minute shoppers, guests from the nearby hotels, or people just looking to escape their crowded apartment for a few hours.

2. Blue Duck Tavern

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1201 24th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 419-6755
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The restaurant in the West End's Park Hyatt will have its bar open for anyone looking to imbibe. And if drinkers need to nosh, the a la carte menu will be available.

3. All Souls Bar

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725 T St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 733-5929
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The bar where everyone in the neighborhood goes while everyone else heads to U Street, All Souls will be doing its usual thing on Christmas Eve.

4. BOURBON STEAK DC

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2800 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 944-2026
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Have some of the city's best cocktails at this swank hotel lounge.

5. Little Miss Whiskey's Golden Dollar

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1104 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 555-0666
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This H Street bar is more well-known as a home away from home for displaced LSU lovers to watch the Saints play. But it'll also be a warm place to wait for Saint Nick to arrive.

6. Mockingbird Hill

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1843 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 316-9396
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The ultimate Christmas bar this year, Mockingbird Hill's Miracle on 7th Street will really need to be experienced in all its glory. Just hope the lines aren't too long. Sister bar Eat the Rich will also be open next door.

7. Quill

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1200 16th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 448-2300
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The classy bar at the classy Jefferson Hotel is a perfect spot to come with a dear friend and catch up without lots of other distractions around except alcohol.

8. Solly's U Street Tavern

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1942 11th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 232-6590
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The unfussy U Street watering hole that's open everyday is open on Christmas Eve so the Christmas hangover can be brutal.

9. The Round Robin Bar

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1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
The classic bar at D.C. institutional Willard Hotel is a warm gathering place for old friends to shoot the breeze and for new ones to get to know each other.

10. The Star and Shamrock

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1341 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 388-3833
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The bar that loves everything Jewish and Irish really embraces Hanukah. But it also loves Christmas and will be open on Christmas Eve.

11. BLT Steak DC

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1625 I Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 689-8999
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Bacon hot chocolate sounds a lot better than another cup of phlegmy egg nog. BLT Steak will be open so drinkers who like pork with their alcohol can order a "Porky's En Fuego" and forget about the in-laws back at the house.

12. The Black Squirrel

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2427 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 232-1011
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The doors open at noon at this quintessential Adams Morgan bar. Plus, Thursdays are Burger Nights at the Black Squirrel, which also happens to be the same day as Christmas Eve.

13. Mason Social

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728 N Henry St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 548-8800
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Alexandria residents can find refuge at this new-ish bar.
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14. The Partisan

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709 D St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
This meat-tastic bar and restaurant is even taking OpenTable reservations on Christmas Eve.
http://www.underabushel.com/

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1. DBGB Kitchen and Bar

931 H St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
The front bar in downtown's DBGB restaurant will be open to welcome last minute shoppers, guests from the nearby hotels, or people just looking to escape their crowded apartment for a few hours.
931 H St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

2. Blue Duck Tavern

1201 24th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20037
The restaurant in the West End's Park Hyatt will have its bar open for anyone looking to imbibe. And if drinkers need to nosh, the a la carte menu will be available.
1201 24th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

3. All Souls Bar

725 T St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
The bar where everyone in the neighborhood goes while everyone else heads to U Street, All Souls will be doing its usual thing on Christmas Eve.
725 T St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

4. BOURBON STEAK DC

2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20007
Have some of the city's best cocktails at this swank hotel lounge.
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20007

5. Little Miss Whiskey's Golden Dollar

1104 H St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
This H Street bar is more well-known as a home away from home for displaced LSU lovers to watch the Saints play. But it'll also be a warm place to wait for Saint Nick to arrive.
1104 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

6. Mockingbird Hill

1843 7th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
The ultimate Christmas bar this year, Mockingbird Hill's Miracle on 7th Street will really need to be experienced in all its glory. Just hope the lines aren't too long. Sister bar Eat the Rich will also be open next door.
1843 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

7. Quill

1200 16th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
The classy bar at the classy Jefferson Hotel is a perfect spot to come with a dear friend and catch up without lots of other distractions around except alcohol.
1200 16th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

8. Solly's U Street Tavern

1942 11th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
The unfussy U Street watering hole that's open everyday is open on Christmas Eve so the Christmas hangover can be brutal.
1942 11th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

9. The Round Robin Bar

1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
The classic bar at D.C. institutional Willard Hotel is a warm gathering place for old friends to shoot the breeze and for new ones to get to know each other.
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

10. The Star and Shamrock

1341 H St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
The bar that loves everything Jewish and Irish really embraces Hanukah. But it also loves Christmas and will be open on Christmas Eve.
1341 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

11. BLT Steak DC

1625 I Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
Bacon hot chocolate sounds a lot better than another cup of phlegmy egg nog. BLT Steak will be open so drinkers who like pork with their alcohol can order a "Porky's En Fuego" and forget about the in-laws back at the house.
1625 I Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

12. The Black Squirrel

2427 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
The doors open at noon at this quintessential Adams Morgan bar. Plus, Thursdays are Burger Nights at the Black Squirrel, which also happens to be the same day as Christmas Eve.
2427 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

13. Mason Social

728 N Henry St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Official
Alexandria residents can find refuge at this new-ish bar.
728 N Henry St
Alexandria, VA 22314

14. The Partisan

709 D St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
http://www.underabushel.com/
This meat-tastic bar and restaurant is even taking OpenTable reservations on Christmas Eve.
709 D St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

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