When you want to raise a glass to Ol' Saint Nick, it's sometimes best not in the company of (un)invited relatives, noisy kids, and distant cousins regaling the clan with the same embarrassing stories. To escape the fam and enjoy a few rounds with those who sympathize, here are some places to throw back a few and maybe grab a bite that wasn't made by Aunt Helen or inspired by a JELL-O box.Read More
Where To Grab a Drink on Christmas
1. Flanagan's Harp & Fiddle
The Bethesda bar that's all about keeping it Irish will be open from 8 p.m.- 1230 a.m.. Enough time to have a few rounds.
2. El Tamarindo
For some Latin flavors and a margarita or 3, El Tamarindo will be serving on Christmas. Check out OpenTable if you want reserve a spot.
3. The Big Hunt
With 32 beers on tap, that's more than enough to have a different beer for every regret during your holiday season. Bottoms up.
4. Haydee's Restaurant
The Mount Pleasant restaurant will still be serving their margaritas on Christmas Day. So no need to hold back.
5. Black Cat
Drink and a movie. How about several drinks and a movie? Keeping with the holiday theme, watch a flick and have a $5 seasonal drink as well. Doors open at 8pm.
6. Freddie's Beach Bar
For a gay throwback south of the Potomac, hit up Crystal City's Freddie's Beach Bar during their regular hours at 4 p.m.. Enjoy a cocktail and camp at this classic spot.
7. Meridian Pint
The kitchen won't be open, but you can bring food in to one of Columbia Heights' favorite hangouts. The bar will be open from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m..
8. The Mighty Pint
This bar loves all things Pittsburgh. And it never closes. Ever. It's open 365 days a year. Doors open at 4 p.m.
9. Piola Washington DC
Yeah, it's a pizza joint, but there's also a bar in the front. Doors open at 11 a.m. and close at 11 p.m. regardless if you're coming for a beer and/or several slices.
10. The Pug
Located beneath Toki Underground, this no nonsense dive bar on H Street is looking for those who just want to relax, drink, be cool, and behave.
11. The Round Robin Bar
Washington, DC 20004
Keep it classy by imbibing at the historic Willard Hotel. The doors open at noon which means after the presents are open and breakfast rate, it'll be time to head over here.
12. Nanny O'Brien's Irish Pub
From 6 p.m.-1 a.m., this Irish pub will be open to more than Cleveland Park denizens. But it's only the bar that will be serving, which after a Christmas meal, that's probably going to be more than fine.
13. Solly's U Street Tavern
The U Street staple will still be pouring pints and serving patrons as always. Doors open at 4 p.m..
14. The Star and Shamrock
Starting at 11 a.m., all that's Irish and Jewish is kicking off Xmas Mitzvah 3.