14 Phoenix Bars Open on Christmas Day

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T.Cook’s / Royal Palms Resort and Spa

It’s Christmas Day, the festivities are dwindling down, and after a day of family obligations, you’re ready for a drink. It might seem like nowhere in town will be open, but we've got you covered with a list of Valley bars pouring the good stuff on December 25th. Don’t worry, we all understand why that holiday cheer might necessitate a little liquor.


Downtown Phoenix

This modern bar in the heart of downtown offers draft beers, house wines and seasonal cocktails like the apple cinnamon margarita.

Coach House

Old Town Scottsdale

This historic dive bar (from the late 1950s) has great prices on drinks and a charming building covered in lights for your Christmas cheer.

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T.Cook’s / Royal Palms Resort and Spa

T. Cooks at Royal Palms


Perfect for those looking for something festive and fancy. T.Cooks prides itself on its inventive mixology and “garden-to-glass cocktails” which feature the freshest ingredients.

The Mission

Old Town Scottsdale

If you’re looking for a certain tequila or rum, you’re bound to find it here. If you’re just looking to find your next favorite, we suggest the one of the seven tequila flights offered.

District American Kitchen & Wine Bar

Downtown Phoenix

This award-winning “culinary destination” offers an extensive wine list, an impressive selection of local beers and one-of-a-kind cocktails.

El Chorro

Paradise Valley

Open since 1937, El Chorro has perfected the art of cocktail making. Try something off its seasonal cocktail list, or enjoy some cuisine as well with a wine and food recommendation from the restaurant

Café ZuZu

Old Town Scottsdale

We recommend ‘The Haboob (Dark and Stormy)’ for a real taste of Arizona, or try out any of the other signature cocktails, beers or wines.

Zinc Bistro

North Scottsdale

Take a trip to Paris this Christmas, or at least feel like it by visiting Zinc Bistro, with its continental European café vibe, and strong list of wines and cocktails.

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Sushi Roku

Old Town Scottsdale

For those looking for a Christmas Day sake fix, look no further than Sushi Roku. Located inside the W Hotel, you’ll find a hip atmosphere, unique drink selection, and a beautiful space.


North Scottsdale

For an old-fashioned vibe and more options than you can dream of, check out Proof Canteen. They offer nearly 50 types of beer alone! This year enjoy the full bar menu starting at 1 pm  and a three course dinner starting at 4 pm.

Tommy V’s Urban Kitchen and Bar

Old Town Scottsdale

The extensive wine list only add to Tommy V’s fun and modern atmosphere. While the regular menu won’t be available, they’ll be serving a full Christmas dinner for those who want to skip the cooking.

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Courtesy of Frank & Albert's

Frank & Albert’s

Central Phoenix

Did you know that the Bing Crosby song “White Christmas” was written at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel? We can’t think of a better place to get a holiday drink and recommend the Biltmore mule to keep your insides toasty during a chilly Christmas day.

Fat Ox

Central Scottsdale

The Fat Ox is the newest concept by Chef Matthew Carter, the chef behind The Mission, Zinc Bistro, and The House Brasserie. The modern Italian restaurant will be serving up food, cocktails, and its extensive wine list all day long.

The House Old Town Brasserie

Old Town Scottsdale

All of the bartenders at The House are certified mixologists, concocting one-of-a-kind unforgettable drinks, but we recommend the smoked Manhattan. Cozy up beside the fireplace and ward off the December chill.

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