How do you normally celebrate someone's birthday? Do you unwrap a bunch of gifts not for that person? Do you sit around licking candy canes? No. No you don't. You go to a bar and you drink. Here are the Chi bars that're open tomorrow, so you can go celebrate Jesus' birthday like a normal person.
This Enchanted Speakeasy Takes You Through a Revolving Door Back to the 19th Century
Northdown Cafe and Taproom 3244 N Lincoln Ave Starting around 4p, get your fix of chili and Christmas beer (St. Bernardus Christmas Ale, anyone?).
Delilah's 2771 N Lincoln Ave Turn to the dark side with Delilah’s Black Christmas Night with $2 PBR Longnecks and $2 Old Crow Reserve – one of 400 whiskeys they stock.
The Owl 2521 N Milwaukee Ave Fitting for night owls (!), as the party picks up at 11p with Steven La Groue of Impala Sound Champions spinning.
O'Donovan's 2100 Irving Park Rd Head to one of Chi’s oldest bars from 5p-2a to guzzle festive cocktails and escape the inevitable family dysfunction.
Haymarket Pub and Brewery 737 W Randolph Embrace a cold beer and spud skins at this West Loop watering hole until the doors close at 2a.
Rainbo Club 1150 N Damen Ave The Christmas tree and decorations are like a dive bar nativity -- expect to hunker down with regulars for cheap cans.
Bangers & Lace 1670 W Division St It ain’t truly Christmas until you’re spreading holiday cheer over a beer beneath a mounted deer head that's wearing a red nose and a plaid scarf.
Lottie's Pub 1925 W Cortland St Things Santa forgot to put under your tree: a Fender guitar, $3.50 Newcastle, and $5 candy cane shots; at Lottie’s Rock-N-Roll Christmas, all three could be yours.
Ricochet's Bar 4644 N Lincoln Ave Opening at 6p, bounce into this impressive dive for cheap bottles and friendly darts.
Hopleaf 5148 N Clark S The kitchen may be closed, but there are still plenty of craft brews on draft to drink in the spirit of Christmas.