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10 Charlotte Bars That Are Open on Christmas Day

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Looking for an escape plan for when you’ve had enough of the carols and chaos come Christmas Day? We know spiked eggnog can only go so far, so it’s good to know these 10 Charlotte bars will be open to bring you some much-needed break time, along with a stiff drink, during the holiday.

Big Ben Pub

South End
Big Ben is a reliable annual source for Christmas Day pick-me-ups. Plus, there’s nothing cozier than an authentic British pub. Throw back a pint (or several) starting at 1pm.
 

Moosehead Bar & Grill

Montford
Trade the hot cocoa and sugar cookies for some beer and bar food on Christmas night. Moosehead will be offering up a limited menu with its drinks: chicken tenders, potato skins, nachos, and, of course, its award-winning wings. Opens at 7pm.
 

All American Pub

South End
Join everyone else who, like yourself, has managed to break ties from their family festivities in search of some boozy Christmas camaraderie. Opens at 8pm.

Fox & Hound Sports Tavern

Lake Norman
You know what goes best with cold days?  A huge beer list and plenty of bar games. Open 5pm-2am.
 

The Thirsty Beaver Saloon

Plaza Midwood
The doors of this small local gathering spot will open at 7pm, and the Loose Lugnuts will take the stage at 8:30pm to satisfy your country-music fix this Christmas.
 

Selwyn Avenue Pub

Myers Park
You can always count on Selwyn Pub for your drinking needs, and Christmas is no different. Hit up this beloved neighborhood bar starting at 6pm.

Angry Ale’s

Montford
Belly up to the bar at Angry Ale’s anytime between 5pm and 2am. It will offer a nice alternative to your day’s debates with angry Uncle Joe.
 

Sidelines Sports Bar & Billiards

Collingwood
Kick back with a cold one at this local sports bar, open normal business hours on Christmas Day.
 

Hattie’s Tap & Tavern

Plaza Midwood
This local dive bar is your late-night answer for holiday libations. Open 7pm-2am.
 

Brazwells Premium Pub

Montford
Brazwells is planning to open around 6pm, just when you need it most. Pop over, throw back a few cocktails with friends, and be back to the house before anyone realizes you were gone... hopefully.

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Courtney Matinata is a freelance writer for Thrillist, who is most likely out searching for peppermint martinis.