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17 Phoenix Bars Open on Christmas Day

Published On 12/16/2015 Published On 12/16/2015

So, it's Christmas, and maybe you're stuck here unable to go see your family for some reason, or worse, you're stuck here with your family, and just need to get out for a brief refresher -- either way, we've got you covered with a list of Valley bars open on the 25th...

Province

Province

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 Tavern

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.

T. Cook's Restaurant

T. Cook's

Arcadia
Perfect for those looking for something festive and fancy. T.Cook's prides itself on its inventive mixology and “garden-to-glass cocktails” that feature the freshest ingredients.

The Mission

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 one of the seven tequila flights offered.

District American Kitchen and Wine Bar

District American Kitchen and 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

El Chorro

Paradise Valley
Opened 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.

Cafe ZuZu

Cafe 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

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 cafe vibe, and strong list of wines and cocktails.

The House Brasserie

The House 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.

Bobby's Restaurant and Lounge

Bobby's Restaurant and Lounge

North Scottsdale
Try a cocktail you won’t soon forget, like the Almond Joy, Espresso Martini, or the Funny Monkey Daiquiri.

Sushi Roku

Sushi Roku

Old Town Scottsdale
For those looking for a Christmas Day sake fix, look no further than Sushi Roku. Hip atmosphere, unique drink selection, and a beautiful space.

Proof

Proof

North Scottsdale
For an old-fashioned vibe and more options than you can dream of, check out Proof Canteen. It offers nearly 50 types of beer alone!

Tommy V's Urban Kitchen & Bar

Tommy V's Urban Kitchen and Bar

Old Town Scottsdale
Well drinks, beer, and an extensive wine list only add to Tommy V’s fun and modern atmosphere. Not to mention, it'll be serving a full Christmas dinner for those who want to skip the cooking. 

Frank & Albert's

Frank & Albert's

Central Phoenix
Did you know "White Christmas" was written at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel? What better place to get your holiday drink??

Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo

Locations across the Valley
If you’re in the mood for wine and great Italian food on Christmas, Buca di Beppo is your go-to spot. What’s even better is there’s likely a location near any relative’s home you end up at.

SanTan Brewing Company

SanTan Brewing Company

Chandler
One of the best places in the Valley to grab a local beer is going to be open on Christmas -- it’s a Christmas miracle, really. It'll be open from 5pm to midnight, with a full service menu until 10pm.

RA Sushi Bar

RA Sushi

Locations across the Valley
We love RA’s drink menu -- specialty cocktails galore, wines, beers (including some Japanese ones) and of course, sake. Take your pick this Christmas as RA will be open from 4-11pm.

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1. Province 333 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004 (Downtown Phoenix)

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

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2. Coach House 7011 E Indian School Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (Old Town Scottsdale)

Since 1959, this Old Town Scottsdale dive has been slinging cheap booze 365 days a year (starting at 6am, of course) among a Western-themed, open-air setting complete with wagon wheels and wooden fences. Oh, and it's covered top-to-bottom with Christmas lights and decorations, so the patio, which is always packed with locals and tourists alike drinking draft beers and classic cocktails, will get you in the holiday spirit year-round.

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3. T. Cook's 5200 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018 (Arcadia)

Head to this award-winning spot inside the Royal Palms for a fine dining experience that’s second to none. T. Cook's is known for its romantic atmosphere and flavorful Mediterranean dishes. Prepare to be impressed: from casual lunch options, such as the sun dried tomato grilled cheese and the pastrami reuben, to more lavish entrees like sage roasted filet mignon, every dish is executed flawlessly.

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4. The Mission 3815 N Brown Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (Old Town Scottsdale)

If you’re looking for a certain tequila or rum, you’re bound to find it at this Mexican haven in Old Town Scottsdale. If you’re just looking to find your next favorite, we suggest the one of the seven tequila flights on offer.

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5. District American Kitchen and Wine Bar 320 North 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004 (Downtown Phoenix)

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

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6. El Chorro 5550 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 (Paradise Valley)

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

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7. Café ZuZu 6850 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (Old Town Scottsdale)

Head to this Old Town Scottsdale joint for some inventive cocktails, beer, and/or wine. And if you want to sample a real taste of Arizona, order up The Haboob (Dark and Stormy).

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8. Zinc Bistro 15304 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (North Scottsdale)

Take a trip to Paris, or at least feel like it, by visiting Zinc Bistro. With a selection of wines and cocktails and tasty French fare, you’re bound to forget you’re actually in sunny Arizona.

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9. The House Brasserie 6936 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (Old Town Scottsdale)

“I want mac & cheese, French fries, a pork belly and egg sandwich on an English muffin, and kimchi fried rice all at once". Does that sound like you? If so, Old Town’s The House Brasserie is the spot for you. This place might be a little on the pricey side, but the beautiful garden-like Art Deco atmosphere makes a great stop for special occasions.

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10. Bobby's Restaurant and Lounge 7122 E Greenway Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (North Scottsdale)

Head to this North Scottsdale haunt and snag a cocktail you won’t soon forget, like an Almond Joy, Espresso Cinoi, or the Funny Monkey Daiquiri.

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11. Sushi Roku 7277 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (Old Town Scottsdale)

No, you're not dreaming: you really can get high-quality sushi at a gorgeous hotel in one of the hottest spots in the Valley. A trendy Asian space, Sushi Roki builds creative rolls that don't sacrifice taste. They also offer all your favorite standbys, like California and spicy tuna rolls. If you're not feeling sushi but really want to see what all the fuss is about here, don't worry, you can also order the top-notch filet mignon or grilled salmon.

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12. Proof 10600 E Crescent Moon Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85262 (North Scottsdale)

For an old-fashioned vibe and more options than you can dream of, check out Proof. It offers nearly 50 types of beer alone, which is enough reason to head to North Scottsdale to check it out.

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13. Tommy V's Urban Kitchen and Bar 7303 E Indian School Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (North Scottsdale)

Well drinks, beer, and an extensive wine list are the best reasons to head to Tommy V’s, but don't overlook the tasty Italian eats either.

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14. Frank & Albert's 2400 E Missouri Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Located in the iconic Biltmore Hotel, Frank & Albert's features American comfort food with a Sonoran influence, as well as a fully stocked bar that dishes out craft cocktails in a classy setting. It embodies the creativity of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright and, perhaps more important, offers some of the best food in town. Open for all three meals, the restaurant dishes out everything from pizza to scallops. Be sure to wash your meal down with one of their signature cocktails, particularly the Biltmore mule.

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15. Buca di Beppo 3828 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (North Scottsdale)

This Italian joint is the perfect place to split spaghetti and meatballs family style. Northern Italian dishes like chicken marsala and veal parmigiana are standouts.

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16. SanTan Brewing Company 8 S San Marcos Pl, Chandler, AZ 85225 (Chandler)

This local Chandler brewery is the perfect spot to catch up with friends over beers. Their extensive menu of tasty pub grub is sure to satisfying rumbling stomaches.

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17. RA Sushi Bar Restaurant 3815 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale (& other locations), AZ 85251 (North Scottsdale)

This national mini-chain serves some of the freshest sushi around. Munch on tuna tartare while you sip a signature Dragon Bite cocktail with Absolut Citron, strawberry purée and yuzu.

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