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27 NYC bars that are open on Christmas Day

Because you were literally just Googling "Does anyone on the Internet have a list of specifically 27 NYC bars that are open on Christmas Day?", here's, um, a list of specifically 27 NYC bars that are open on Christmas Day.

Ace Bar

East Village
Playing skeeball, darts, and Buck Hunter while drinking pints is worth a holiday cheer...s, amirite?
 

Sing Sing

East Village
Belt out your best "Christmas Wrapping" by the Waitresses at this East Village karaoke bar starting at 1pm.

230 Fifth

Flatiron
The views are spectacular, and you can get Christmas Day brunch from 1-9pm.
 

Society Billiards & Bar

Flatiron
Remember when nobody bought you a pool table for Christmas? No problem, head to this upscale sports bar starting at 4pm.

Molly's Shebeen

Gramercy
This authentic Irish bar has a wood-burning fireplace for warm, relaxed Xmas drinking.
 

Plug Uglies

Gramercy
Shuffleboard, pool, beer, and no annoying questions about your love life/job/posture/weight/clothing make this dive bar sort of a go-to Christmas spot.

P.J. Clarke's

Midtown
Enjoy delicious burgers and a huge selection of brews at this classic Midtown East bar & restaurant.
 

The Rum House

Midtown
This swanky piano bar will bring some class to your Christmas day drinkathon. Pinkies up!
 

Bobby Van’s 50th St

Midtown
Sidle up to the bar at this haven for steaks and pour strong martinis down your mouth and/or shirt all day.
 

TownHouse Bar

Midtown
This gay cocktail lounge with three bars and a piano room will make your Christmas... also gay! Note: there is a dress code.
 

Hudson Lodge & Hudson Hotel Library

Midtown
Take a walk through Central Park before wandering over to the Hudson Hotel, where both the bars will be open all day.

The Ginger Man

Murray Hill
You’ll have to make do with whatever is left of the brandy nog in your fridge 'til 5pm, because that’s when you can roll over here and toss back a bunch of craft beer greats.
 

The Churchill Tavern

Murray Hill
A bi-level watering hole with a British theme, the bar will be fully stocked during the two dinner sessions at 12pm and 4pm. No word yet about what's being planned for Boxing Day.
 

The Black Sheep

Murray Hill
There are worse ways to spend the day than eating a Black Sheep Super Burger and tossing back beers at a welcoming Irish pub.

Fanelli Cafe

Soho
This simple pub with a great under-the-radar burger is open 365 days a year, meaning you can escape your family on any holiday (FYI: Christmas is a holiday!).
 

The Ear Inn

Soho
There’s no food on Christmas Day, but there’s plenty of booze to keep you more than satisfied at this super-old-school haunt.

Dorrian's

Upper East Side
There’s room for bad decisions, even on Jesus’s birthday. This UES staple re-opens at 6pm.
 

Lexington Bar and Books

Upper East Side
This posh cigar bar is open for drinkin’ & smokin’ after 5pm.
 

Bemelmans Bar

Upper East Side
Tucked inside the Carlyle Hotel, this is your spot for high-end liquors in an equally high-end setting.

Dublin House Bar

Upper West Side
This bar is open for drinking starting at 8am. Do with that info what you will.
    

The Gin Mill

Upper West Side
Does a competitive round of beer pong (or 12) sound like the perfect Christmas Day?  This is your spot.

Thrillist

Blind Tiger

West Village
With awesome bar food and an even better craft selection, posting up here is a pretty good way to spend Jesus' 2,014th b-day.
 

Fiddlesticks

West Village
Looking for the perfect place to get after it a bit? Do you consider a bro-y dive bar with better-than-average food and a decent selection of brews a perfect place to get after it a bit? Well here you go then.
 

The Duplex

West Village
This famed Christopher St bar will be open starting at 4pm.
 

Johnny's Bar

West Village
A special shot of the day and a jukebox to rock out to. Win-win(-win-win-win-win-win-win-win-win-win-win-win-win-win-win).

The Counting Room

Williamsburg
Upscale + cocktail + bar + opens at 8pm = THIS.
    

The Turkey's Nest

Williamsburg
If drinking out of styrofoam cups is your idea of festive, then this place is mad festive.

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Christine Fischer is a freelancer who's never met a martini she didn't like. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram.