When the stockings have been un-stuffed, the endless loop of A Christmas Story has lost its charm, and all the leftover Christmas Eve tamales are gone, it’s tempting to declare the holiday over and hit the hay early. But, why not throw on that snazzy new hideous sweater that was waiting for you under the tree, and go have a drink? These 11 festive SA bars will be open on Christmas Day, ready to top off your glass of holiday spirit(s).
Zinc’s roster of beer, wine, and cocktails is extensive, and its location in the heart of the River Walk’s central loop is ideal for taking in the holiday lights. Opens at 11 am.
Give your Christmas some international flavor with one of the Flying Saucer's dozens of beers from around the world. A Wells Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale from merry old England sounds festive, or perhaps a Mikkeller Santa’s Little Helper from Denmark? Open at 5 pm.
Cocktails are king at this sophisticated, modern speakeasy. Try December’s drink of the month, the creamy, smooth Egg Shen. Opens at 8 pm.