Food & Drink

15 Dallas Bars Open on Christmas Day

Published On 12/17/2015 Published On 12/17/2015
Andy Kryza/Thrillist
The Libertine Bar
Idle Rich Pub
David Maez/Thrillist
Lakewood Landing
Flying Saucer Addison
Holy GrailPub
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1. The Libertine Bar 2101 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

A divey Lowest Greenville bar with live music and great specials, The Libertine Bar is a dope spot in Dallas to get your drink on. Specials at this gloriously low-key hang include $3 Texas Beer Night on Wednesdays and half-price food on Tuesdays-- how could you go wrong? You might come here for just a drink, but the food menu is definitely also worth your while.

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2. The Rustic 3656 Howell St, Dallas, TX 75204

Pat Green's Uptown live music spot cum restaurant and bar, The Rustic, is all set to serve you some locally sourced food and drink while you listen to some awesome locally sourced tunes in Pat's Backyard.

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3. Bowen House 2614 Boll St, Dallas, TX 75204

Bowen House in Uptown is an upscale neighborhood (it's literally set inside a refurbished Victorian home) watering hole bound to satisfy all your cocktail cravings. Go for a custom drink-- just tell the bartenders what sort of drinks you like and they'll mix up something specially for you-- or a classic cocktail (the Old Fashioned is top notch). A highly impressive food menu will help you settle in.

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4. The Old Monk 2847 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

In Knox-Henderson, The Old Monk provides the cozy, well-worn feeling only a European pub could provide. Decorated with dark wooden tables, exposed brick walls and local antiques, the Monk serves beer from England, Ireland, Germany, and Belgium, and quintessential pub food like fish and chips, corned beef, and bread pudding.

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5. Balcony Club 1825 Abrams Rd Ste B, Dallas, TX 75214

Smooth jazz and artisanal cocktails are what's on offer at this intimate Dallas lounge and venue space.

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6. Idle Rich Pub 2614 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204

A traditional irish pub, Idle Rich has a wide selection of beers and ample space indoors and outside to kick back with a group. As far as brew-friendly eats, the menu is filled with dishes like fish and chips and their signature Irish Reuben sandwich to soak up all that Celtic pride in your stomach.

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7. The Quarter Bar 3301 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204

A dive bar with an outdoor patio and killer happy hour specials, all from the food geniuses at Bread Winners Bakery & Bistro.

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8. Windmill Lounge 5320 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75235

A welcome, divey atmosphere, a jukebox, and some well-crafted and well-priced cocktails will make your evenings at Windmill Lounge very enjoyable indeed.

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9. City Tavern 1402 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202

Although this spot has solid brunch and lunch menus featuring a lineup of soups, sandwiches, nachos, and wings, City Tavern is a top late-night destination for Deep Ellum regulars. It's home to long rosters of live music on Fridays, when it gets particularly crowded, so show up before 10pm if you want a table in its cozy and well-worn wood-and-brick interior. You won't see anyone drinking wine in these parts -- just a small collection of craft cocktails and a long list of drafts from the best DFW breweries.

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10. Lakewood Landing 5818 Live Oak St, Dallas, TX 75214

Famous in Dallas for its late charitable, coke-bottle-glasses-wearing bartendress, Lakewood Landing is a dive bar that serves up a killer burger and super-strong drinks. Stop by this authentic gem of a neighborhood spot and dance to tunes on the jukebox while you sip down brew and munch on tasty and reliable bar food. Also of note: this Lower Greenville locale's outdoor seating area.

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11. The Goat 7248 Gaston Ave, Dallas, TX 75214

Part blues bar and part karaoke bar, The Goat opens super-early at 7a so you can spend your whole day and night soaking up cheap, strong pours and rockin' live bands.

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12. Cosmos 1212 Skillman St, Dallas, TX 75206

This retro style dive bar traffics in some truly eclectic fare-- they serve not only pizza, but also banh mi, pho, and Tex Mex specials (who wants Frito Pie?). This spirit of reinvention also applies to their cocktails. Try the house Mayan mule, a south of the border take on the Moscow classic. Also peep the outdoor space!

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13. Sherlock's Baker St. Pub & Grill 5100 Belt Line Rd., Addison, TX 75254

No one would ever confuse Dallas for London, except for at Sherlock's Baker St. Pub. English food (fish and chips; bangers and mash; shepard's pie) and drink (Guinness; Newcastle) rule the menu.

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14. Flying Saucer 4821 Bass Pro Drive, Garland, TX 75043

The Lake Garland saucer's throwing a tacky sweater bash, with gift cards going to the worst-of-the-worst dressed, and anyone bringing an unwrapped toy getting a free taster of holiday brews including N'Ice Chouffe, Breckenridge Christmas Ale, Sierra Nev

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15. The Holy Grail Pub 8240 Preston Rd Ste 150, Plano, TX 75024

Beer: it's what's for dinner. With over 150 beers available, you'll be sure to find your own personal holy grail brew.

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16. The Fillmore Pub 1004 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074

This neighborhood haunt serves up tasty pub faves (fish & chips, burgers, and nachos), alongside an extensive selection of draft beer and imported ales. With local DJs spinning most nights and great happy hour deals, the Fillmore's bound to become your new Plano fave.