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Need a Christmas Day Drink? These Bars Will Be Open

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Ahh, Christmas. That most revered (and commercialized) of all holidays is something many of us look forward to all year, but it can also be incredibly stressful, what with all the forced family togetherness — so if you find yourself in need of a stiff drink by the time all the presents are unwrapped on Wednesday, take comfort in the fact that you are not alone. Here are several bars that will be open on Christmas Day, whether you've got Yuletide sorrows that need drowning in whiskey or just want to get out of the house for a little bit. (We'll be adding more bars as we learn of them throughout the day.)

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. City Tavern

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1402 Main St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 745-1402
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This downtown drinking stalwart that rarely closes will indeed be open on Christmas Day. A Dirty Dusty (that's a shot of Jack and a PBR) or two and all your Christmas woes will be forgotten.

2. Cook Hall

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2440 Victory Park
Dallas, TX 75219
Got family in town staying at the W, or just need a #fancydrank? The hotel's trendy gastropub will be open from 1-10 p.m. to fulfill all your cocktailing needs.

3. Double Wide

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3510 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 887-6510
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Didn't get what you really wanted for Christmas? After a few Yoohoo Yeehaws, you'll forget all about it. Besides strong drinks, there will also be live music by George Quartz as well as a potluck dinner for holiday "orphans."

4. The Goat

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7248 Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX 75214-4124
(214) 327-8119
Lakewood's down and dirty dive bar is totally open on Christmas Day -- and Wednesday means karaoke, so there's something to look forward to.

5. Lee Harvey's

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1807 Gould St
Dallas, TX 75215
(214) 428-1555
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The city's most beloved of dive bars will be open from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. for all your PBR-swilling needs. (The kitchen will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. dishing out half-price wings, too.)

6. The Libertine

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2101 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 824-7900
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The Libertine will be open from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Christmas Day serving up their usual: -- some of the most creative cocktails in town, plus an excellent beer lineup. Best of all, Wednesdays mean $3 Texas beers.

7. Meddlesome Moth

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1621 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 628-7900
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The Moth knows all that family time can be stressful, so they're opening at 5 p.m. to serve you from their amazing beer selection — plus the full food menu, because nothing says Christmas like fried chicken skins.

8. The Old Monk

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2847 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 821-1880
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The ever-popular Henderson Avenue drinking den opens at 8 p.m. on Christmas. Besides a pretty excellent beer selection, the Monk also serves an excellent Moscow Mule -- but please refrain from stealing the copper mugs, because that would be downright Grinch-like.

9. The Quarter Bar

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3301 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 754-4941
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Head to the Quarter Bar starting at 6 p.m on Christmas Day for a little taste of NOLA in Uptown. Major bonus: All food on the bar menu is 50 percent off.

10. Ships Lounge

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1613 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 823-0418
One of the city's quintessential dive bars, Ships Lounge will absolutely be open on Christmas Day -- just don't forget to bring cash, and watch your language because naughty boys and girls throwing around F-bombs might be asked to leave.

11. Windmill Lounge

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5320 Maple Ave.
Dallas, TX 75235
(214) 443-7818
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Have yourself a merry little Christmas with Charlie Pap and one of the best jukeboxes in town. The good ol' Windmill opens at 7 p.m. and we'll happily cheers to that.

1. City Tavern

1402 Main St., Dallas, TX 75201
This downtown drinking stalwart that rarely closes will indeed be open on Christmas Day. A Dirty Dusty (that's a shot of Jack and a PBR) or two and all your Christmas woes will be forgotten.
1402 Main St.
Dallas, TX 75201

2. Cook Hall

2440 Victory Park, Dallas, TX 75219
Got family in town staying at the W, or just need a #fancydrank? The hotel's trendy gastropub will be open from 1-10 p.m. to fulfill all your cocktailing needs.
2440 Victory Park
Dallas, TX 75219

3. Double Wide

3510 Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75226
Didn't get what you really wanted for Christmas? After a few Yoohoo Yeehaws, you'll forget all about it. Besides strong drinks, there will also be live music by George Quartz as well as a potluck dinner for holiday "orphans."
3510 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75226

4. The Goat

7248 Gaston Ave, Dallas, TX 75214-4124
Lakewood's down and dirty dive bar is totally open on Christmas Day -- and Wednesday means karaoke, so there's something to look forward to.
7248 Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX 75214-4124

5. Lee Harvey's

1807 Gould St, Dallas, TX 75215
The city's most beloved of dive bars will be open from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. for all your PBR-swilling needs. (The kitchen will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. dishing out half-price wings, too.)
1807 Gould St
Dallas, TX 75215

6. The Libertine

2101 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75206
The Libertine will be open from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Christmas Day serving up their usual: -- some of the most creative cocktails in town, plus an excellent beer lineup. Best of all, Wednesdays mean $3 Texas beers.
2101 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206

7. Meddlesome Moth

1621 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, TX 75207
The Moth knows all that family time can be stressful, so they're opening at 5 p.m. to serve you from their amazing beer selection — plus the full food menu, because nothing says Christmas like fried chicken skins.
1621 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75207

8. The Old Monk

2847 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
The ever-popular Henderson Avenue drinking den opens at 8 p.m. on Christmas. Besides a pretty excellent beer selection, the Monk also serves an excellent Moscow Mule -- but please refrain from stealing the copper mugs, because that would be downright Grinch-like.
2847 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

9. The Quarter Bar

3301 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
Head to the Quarter Bar starting at 6 p.m on Christmas Day for a little taste of NOLA in Uptown. Major bonus: All food on the bar menu is 50 percent off.
3301 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

10. Ships Lounge

1613 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
One of the city's quintessential dive bars, Ships Lounge will absolutely be open on Christmas Day -- just don't forget to bring cash, and watch your language because naughty boys and girls throwing around F-bombs might be asked to leave.
1613 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

11. Windmill Lounge

5320 Maple Ave., Dallas, TX 75235
Have yourself a merry little Christmas with Charlie Pap and one of the best jukeboxes in town. The good ol' Windmill opens at 7 p.m. and we'll happily cheers to that.
5320 Maple Ave.
Dallas, TX 75235

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