So, it's Christmas, and it looks like you're stuck in Nashville and can't see your family. Or you've done nothing for three solid days except see your family. Either way, we have the perfect answer: bars exist, they serve alcohol, and 26 of our favorites are open on the 25th itself, ready to serve you up a little holiday spirit.
South Beach Wine & Food Festival Courtesy of Pinewood Social
Downtown Pinewood Social is probably one of the most surprising places open on Christmas, but there are no complaints here! Perhaps, instead of fighting, you can challenge the family to a bowling tournament to let off steam. Oak Bar at the Capitol Grille
Downtown The Hermitage is beautiful this time of year and, even better, the Oak Bar has one of the city's best whiskey collections. Trattoria Il Mulino
Downtown If Santa can go to Broadway, so can you.
Downtown Craft cocktails to drown out the holiday stress? Yes please.
Downtown If the elf on your shelf tells you to shoot sambuca, it's probably time to head back home. Bad elf. Robert's Western World
Downtown Robert's is perfect when all you really want is a cold domestic and to see no one you know.
Downtown Same goes for here. 1808 Grille
West End Because it’s never too early to start. Or keep going till you beg the concierge for a room so you don’t have to go back and crash with your cousin who wets the bed when drinking.
Downtown Bonus: you're bound to find a Mrs. Claus in this neighborhood. M.L. Rose Craft Beer & Burgers
8th Ave South For grabbing a beer and not caring to run into everyone you know.
Midtown You can always count on the ol’ standby. Mason's
West End If you go for breakfast, just hold the orange juice.
Downtown The live entertainment doesn’t even take a holiday here. Beyond The Edge
East Nashville Because we all know what Santa really wants is a Bushwhacker…
East Nashville And a cigarette break.
East Nashville Don’t tell Rudolph of this place's affinity for taxidermy. Embers Ski Lodge
12South It may not be a white Christmas outside, but here you can have a winter wonderland all year long.
Sylvan Park You won’t need that tacky sweater to stay warm with this crowd.
West End You can always count on your faithful neighborhood dive to open at noon on Christmas. Winners Bar & Grill
Midtown Side by side, both bars are open. You can flip a coin or choose based on how Cousin Eddie really made you feel this year.
Midtown And you’ll have all of Midtown to park his RV.
Belle Meade Opt for Sperry's when the whole family needs a drink. Crow's Nest
Green Hills If you made it this far, the bartenders know why you’re there and will make damn sure to take care of you.
Green Hills They may even let you stay there.
Green Hills Or next door.
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Kendall is a Nashville native who always listens to the elf on her shelf.