Just because you take a couple vacation days off work doesn’t mean the holidays aren’t still stressful. With all the visiting family and potential for related drama, you’ll probably need to get away from it all and grab a drink. When that moment final arrives, head to one of these 13 Milwaukee bars for some much needed R&R away from your ever-prying Aunt Edna.
Bay View You don’t have to be a hipster to enjoy this bar, but it helps. Craft brews make an excellent Christmas treat. Opens at 6pm.
Menomonee River Valley The casino is open 24/7, and Christmas is no exception. The Fire Pit sports bar is open all day and night, Bar 360 on the casino floor opens at 10am, and the bars at their various restaurants all open by 5pm.
Juneau Town If your visiting in-laws think the corner tavern looks to “divey,” head to MSG’s lounge and grab a seat in front of the fireplace. It's also cooking Christmas dinner if you don’t want to. Opens at 1pm.