26 Nashville Bars That Are Open on Christmas Day
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.
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
The Hermitage is beautiful this time of year and, even better, the Oak Bar has one of the city's best whiskey collections.
If Santa can go to Broadway, so can you.
Craft cocktails to drown out the holiday stress? Yes please.
If the elf on your shelf tells you to shoot sambuca, it's probably time to head back home. Bad elf.
Robert's is perfect when all you really want is a cold domestic and to see no one you know.
Same goes for here.
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.
Bonus: you're bound to find a Mrs. Claus in this neighborhood.
8th Ave South
For grabbing a beer and not caring to run into everyone you know.
You can always count on the ol’ standby.
If you go for breakfast, just hold the orange juice.
The live entertainment doesn’t even take a holiday here.
Because we all know what Santa really wants is a Bushwhacker…
And a cigarette break.
Don’t tell Rudolph of this place's affinity for taxidermy.
It may not be a white Christmas outside, but here you can have a winter wonderland all year long.
You won’t need that tacky sweater to stay warm with this crowd.
You can always count on your faithful neighborhood dive to open at noon on Christmas.
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.
And you’ll have all of Midtown to park his RV.
Opt for Sperry's when the whole family needs a drink.
If you made it this far, the bartenders know why you’re there and will make damn sure to take care of you.
They may even let you stay there.
Or next door.
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Kendall is a Nashville native who always listens to the elf on her shelf.