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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
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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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All Souls Bar

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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.

BLT Steak DC

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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.

Blue Duck Tavern

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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.

BOURBON STEAK DC

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Have some of the city's best cocktails at this swank hotel lounge.

DBGB Kitchen and Bar

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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.

Little Miss Whiskey's Golden Dollar

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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.

Mockingbird Hill

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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.

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.

Solly's U Street Tavern

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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.

The Black Squirrel

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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.

The Round Robin Bar

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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.

The Star and Shamrock

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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.

Mason Social

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Alexandria residents can find refuge at this new-ish bar.

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The Partisan

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This meat-tastic bar and restaurant is even taking OpenTable reservations on Christmas Eve.

http://www.underabushel.com/

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All Souls Bar

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.

BLT Steak DC

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.

Blue Duck Tavern

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.

BOURBON STEAK DC

Have some of the city's best cocktails at this swank hotel lounge.

DBGB Kitchen and Bar

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.

Little Miss Whiskey's Golden Dollar

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.

Mockingbird Hill

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.

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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.

Solly's U Street Tavern

The unfussy U Street watering hole that's open everyday is open on Christmas Eve so the Christmas hangover can be brutal.

The Black Squirrel

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.

The Round Robin Bar

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.

The Star and Shamrock

The bar that loves everything Jewish and Irish really embraces Hanukah. But it also loves Christmas and will be open on Christmas Eve.

Mason Social

Official

Alexandria residents can find refuge at this new-ish bar.

Official

The Partisan

http://www.underabushel.com/

This meat-tastic bar and restaurant is even taking OpenTable reservations on Christmas Eve.

http://www.underabushel.com/

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