Whether in search of a spot to escape unwanted political conversations with a distant relative or just looking for some quality patio time with your 21-and-up family members, Dallas offers up some great low-key locations for making Christmas cocktail hour a reality.
From frozen pomegranate cocktails in Oak Lawn to vegan bar bites and draught beers in Deep Ellum, these 7 bars open on Christmas Day are serving holiday cheer for every unique Christmas situation. Just be sure and stay on the Nice List — Santa may still be watching.
Whether you need to escape from your family or bring them along for a round of Hawaiian Punch martinis, this Lakewood lounge will be opening the doors at 7 p.m. on Christmas Day. No holiday-themed foods here—only a solid bar menu, gourmet pizza and other delicious bar bites.
1212 Skillman Street, Dallas
Deep Ellum may be looking like a ghost town on December 25, but Anvil will be opening at 4 p.m. to give the people what they need: combination draught beers and bar food for both vegans and meat enthusiasts.
2638 Elm Street, Dallas
If a little live music is needed with your cocktail of choice, make it a point to stop by The Rustic in Uptown. The top-grossing bar and live music venue will be open from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Christmas Day, with live music by Leighton Fields as well as the annual “Drink the Tree” tamale and beer celebration.
3656 Howell Street, Dallas
The Grapevine Bar
Whether it’s a family game of basketball or just cozying up in a dark corner with a Pom Pom, this Oak Lawn dive will be ready for every kind of holiday action at 3 p.m. Expect a full bar menu of crowd favorites, like the frozen Tangarita and peachy Bellini.
3902 Maple Ave, Dallas
The kitchen may be closed, but drinks will be readily available at this Lakewood dive bar starting at 8 PM. Go ahead and chase away the post-holiday dinner nap with a draft beer and a shot or queue up the jukebox with some non-holiday hits—either way, you’re in good company.
5818 Live Oak Street, Dallas
Lower Greenville may be a little quiet on December 25, but not at the Libertine. The bar will be open for business at 6 p.m. and ready to serve up everything from cherry-infused whiskey to soft pretzels.
2101 Greenville Avenue, Dallas
Settle in with a drink and tons of screens at this spacious Uptown sports bar. Whether you’re in search of a specific Christmas Day game or some fried pub food in lieu of holiday dinner, you’ll be able to find it here.
2900 Thomas Avenue, Dallas