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Where To Grab a Drink on Christmas

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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.

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1. Flanagan's Harp & Fiddle

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4844 Cordell Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 951-0115
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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

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1785 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 328-3660
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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

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1345 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 785-2333
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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

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3102 Mount Pleasant St NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 483-9199
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The Mount Pleasant restaurant will still be serving their margaritas on Christmas Day. So no need to hold back.

5. Black Cat

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1811 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 667-7960
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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

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555 23rd St S
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 685-0555
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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

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3400 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 588-1075
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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

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1831 M St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 466-3010
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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

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2208 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 986-8729
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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

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1234 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 388-8554
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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

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1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
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

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3319 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 686-9189
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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

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1942 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 232-6590
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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

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1341 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 388-3833
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Starting at 11 a.m., all that's Irish and Jewish is kicking off Xmas Mitzvah 3.

1. Flanagan's Harp & Fiddle

4844 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

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.

4844 Cordell Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

2. El Tamarindo

1785 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

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.

1785 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

3. The Big Hunt

1345 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

With 32 beers on tap, that's more than enough to have a different beer for every regret during your holiday season. Bottoms up.

1345 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

4. Haydee's Restaurant

3102 Mount Pleasant St NW, Washington, DC 20010

The Mount Pleasant restaurant will still be serving their margaritas on Christmas Day. So no need to hold back.

3102 Mount Pleasant St NW
Washington, DC 20010

5. Black Cat

1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

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.

1811 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

6. Freddie's Beach Bar

555 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202

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.

555 23rd St S
Arlington, VA 22202

7. Meridian Pint

3400 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20010

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..

3400 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20010

8. The Mighty Pint

1831 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036

This bar loves all things Pittsburgh. And it never closes. Ever. It's open 365 days a year. Doors open at 4 p.m.

1831 M St NW
Washington, DC 20036

9. Piola Washington DC

2208 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

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.

2208 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

10. The Pug

1234 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

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.

1234 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

11. The Round Robin Bar

1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 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.

1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

12. Nanny O'Brien's Irish Pub

3319 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

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.

3319 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

13. Solly's U Street Tavern

1942 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

The U Street staple will still be pouring pints and serving patrons as always. Doors open at 4 p.m..

1942 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

14. The Star and Shamrock

1341 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Starting at 11 a.m., all that's Irish and Jewish is kicking off Xmas Mitzvah 3.

1341 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

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