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Eater's Guide To Bars That Are Open on Christmas Day

It's an eclectic list: dive bars, Irish pubs, presidential-themed restaurants, beach bars and everything in between.

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For many of us, Christmas is a time spent opening presents, eating a big meal and spending quality time with family. But if you like to keep a cap on your sibling bonding time, an eclectic set of area bars will be open to provide a welcome escape from family time. —Blake Whitney

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Trio's Fox & Hounds

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While this Dupont spot might be more known for warm-weather happy hours on its outdoor patio, the bar is a good option for Christmas night drinking. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the popular jukebox will be ready to roll.

Cafe Berlin

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In addition to its wide array of beer choices, this German Capitol Hill spot offers a three-course fixed price menu with seatings at 2:00, 4:30 and 7 p.m.on Christmas day. And if you like Cafe Berlin, you'll need to hit it while you can: The restaurant will close for renovations for two weeks on Jan. 4.

Nanny O'Brien's Irish Pub

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This Cleveland Park spot will open at 6 p.m. with $4 rail cocktails and $1 off all draft beers until 8:00. But don't come hungry – the kitchen is closed.

Madam's Organ Blues Bar

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The Adams Morgan icon Madam's Organ will open at 8 p.m. on Christmas night. And, as always, if you're a redhead, you'll drink for half price.

Teddy & The Bully Bar

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This downtown spot will be serving dinner from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., offering a carving station, sides and a dessert for $55. Grab one of their 26-day barrel-aged old fashioneds for $12 before heading back home with the family.

Crystal City Sports Pub

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Catch the day's NBA and NFL games at the sports pub, which is open until 2 a.m. on Christmas night. The restaurant is also offering ham, turkey and prime rib specials.

Meridian Pint

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The largest of the hotspots in the 11th Street strip just east of Columbia Heights will open at 8 p.m. on Christmas Day. The kitchen is closed, so you'll have to settle for something from the huge beer selection: more than 20 on tap and more than 100 bottled varieties.

The Star and Shamrock

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While the still-empty streetcars pass all along the H Street Corridor, step inside Star and Shamrock for its “Xmas Mitzvah Tour,” which features what the bar is calling “Chinese-ish Eatings” and whiskey. Star and Shamrock will open at 11 a.m. on Christmas.

Rosa Mexicano

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The Penn Quarter franchise of this national chain will offer a four-course menu for $35 – one of the lower price points on Christmas Day. The featured cocktail of the day will feature sparkling cava with fresh pomegranate juice, Cointreau and agave nectar for $11.

Brookland Pint

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One of the main players in the ever-expanding Brookland scene will open at 8 p.m. on Christmas Day. The kitchen will not be open, so don't come on an empty stomach.

Freddie's Beach Bar

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A beach-themed bar might seem like a strange choice for Christmas, but Freddie's has good deals that might make it worth your while. The Crystal City spot will open at 4 p.m., with happy hour lasting until 8 and karaoke starting at 9.

Solly's U Street Tavern

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Solly's, just off U Street, is not your choice if you're looking for high-end cocktails or fancy food. But if you like cheap beer and Kostume Karaoke (which is just what it sounds like, and starts at 8 p.m.), it's a good spot for you.

The Black Squirrel

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The Adams Morgan standby is open both Christmas Eve and Christmas day. The 25th coincides with Burger Night (starts at 2 p.m.) so all burgers are half-price.

Trio's Fox & Hounds

While this Dupont spot might be more known for warm-weather happy hours on its outdoor patio, the bar is a good option for Christmas night drinking. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the popular jukebox will be ready to roll.

Cafe Berlin

In addition to its wide array of beer choices, this German Capitol Hill spot offers a three-course fixed price menu with seatings at 2:00, 4:30 and 7 p.m.on Christmas day. And if you like Cafe Berlin, you'll need to hit it while you can: The restaurant will close for renovations for two weeks on Jan. 4.

Nanny O'Brien's Irish Pub

This Cleveland Park spot will open at 6 p.m. with $4 rail cocktails and $1 off all draft beers until 8:00. But don't come hungry – the kitchen is closed.

Madam's Organ Blues Bar

The Adams Morgan icon Madam's Organ will open at 8 p.m. on Christmas night. And, as always, if you're a redhead, you'll drink for half price.

Teddy & The Bully Bar

This downtown spot will be serving dinner from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., offering a carving station, sides and a dessert for $55. Grab one of their 26-day barrel-aged old fashioneds for $12 before heading back home with the family.

Crystal City Sports Pub

Catch the day's NBA and NFL games at the sports pub, which is open until 2 a.m. on Christmas night. The restaurant is also offering ham, turkey and prime rib specials.

Meridian Pint

The largest of the hotspots in the 11th Street strip just east of Columbia Heights will open at 8 p.m. on Christmas Day. The kitchen is closed, so you'll have to settle for something from the huge beer selection: more than 20 on tap and more than 100 bottled varieties.

The Star and Shamrock

While the still-empty streetcars pass all along the H Street Corridor, step inside Star and Shamrock for its “Xmas Mitzvah Tour,” which features what the bar is calling “Chinese-ish Eatings” and whiskey. Star and Shamrock will open at 11 a.m. on Christmas.

Rosa Mexicano

The Penn Quarter franchise of this national chain will offer a four-course menu for $35 – one of the lower price points on Christmas Day. The featured cocktail of the day will feature sparkling cava with fresh pomegranate juice, Cointreau and agave nectar for $11.

Brookland Pint

One of the main players in the ever-expanding Brookland scene will open at 8 p.m. on Christmas Day. The kitchen will not be open, so don't come on an empty stomach.

Freddie's Beach Bar

A beach-themed bar might seem like a strange choice for Christmas, but Freddie's has good deals that might make it worth your while. The Crystal City spot will open at 4 p.m., with happy hour lasting until 8 and karaoke starting at 9.

Solly's U Street Tavern

Solly's, just off U Street, is not your choice if you're looking for high-end cocktails or fancy food. But if you like cheap beer and Kostume Karaoke (which is just what it sounds like, and starts at 8 p.m.), it's a good spot for you.

The Black Squirrel

The Adams Morgan standby is open both Christmas Eve and Christmas day. The 25th coincides with Burger Night (starts at 2 p.m.) so all burgers are half-price.

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