Food & Drink

14 Seattle Bars That Are Open on Christmas Day

Ahh the holidays, that time of year when you get together with all of your family to gorge on food, have a few drinks, and get into heated arguments over gun control and Hillary Clinton’s personal email account. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year... especially when you finally get away from all that and hit up a nice bar full of strangers who just want to enjoy their beers in peace. Luckily for you, we've found 14 Seattle spots where you can totally do that on Christmas Day.

Sun Liquor

Capitol Hill
Indeed, one place promises to be bright and cheery just in time for dinner. From 7pm-2am, Sun Liquor will be purveying all kinds of holiday spirits, including its signature aged eggnog.


Capitol Hill
Liberty's a coffee house, a sushi restaurant, one of Seattle's best cocktail destinations... and one of its most consistent. It's open from 9am-2am, 365 days of the year, and, of course, that includes Christmas.

The Whisky Bar

Hit Belltown’s Whisky Bar for hot toddies galore after 6pm on Christmas, just in time to avoid listening to your uncle lower the bar on appropriate holiday dinner conversation. Probably 'cause he's had too many Brandy Alexanders.

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Linda’s Tavern

Capitol Hill
Your cheeks will be as rosy as Santa’s after a couple of cheap beers at this beloved dive. Linda’s even celebrates Christmas in the summer, so you best believe it does the real one right. Open from 7pm-2am.

Central Saloon

Pioneer Square
This historic bar will be keeping the beers a-flowing on Christmas Day, starting at 11am. And if it’s food you’re looking for, Central Saloon will have its usual holiday turkey with all the fixin's.


One of Seattle’s best bad decision bars, hitting Baranof at any time during the day -- it opens up at 6am! -- is actually a really good decision, especially if you're there for the annual Christmas potluck.

Teddy’s Tavern

This Roosevelt standby isn’t letting its regulars down, even on Christmas. Swing by anytime after 7pm for some pool and brews to get your bearings after that family gathering.

The Dunbar Room

First Hill
Thanks to touches like 7,000lb of blue and white tile imported from Morocco, this bar -- one of the most beautiful in Seattle -- makes you feel like you're far, far away. Possibly in a country that doesn't celebrate Christmas.

Tini Bigs

Queen Anne
This old-school cocktail joint has been open for more than 6,950 days straight, a streak that includes 18 years' worth of Christmases during which you probably should have been consuming seasonal cocktails like the Fall-en Saint made with gin, elderflower liqueur, and rosemary... or a pumpkin Old Fashioned.

King's Hardware

Celebrate the day three kings supposedly laced the baby Jesus with some precious hardware (as well as some frankincense and myrrh) by hitting this Ballard Ave mainstay, where in addition to all the spirits/beer you need, it's got one of Seattle's best burgers.

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Hattie’s Hat

Cozy up in the back room over an eggnog cocktail or any of their other holiday-inspired drinks and wonder why the hat your grandma knit you for Christmas couldn't be as cool as Hattie's. Open from 10am-2am.

Fireside Room

First Hill
The Fireside Room will be hosting a Christmas Day buffet, complete with drinks from the bar from 8am-11pm, so forgo the pots and pans this year and gorge yourself on some holiday ham.

Zig Zag Cafe

Sip a beautifully crafted cocktail at one of the most revered bars in the US from 7pm-2am on Christmas Day -- you deserve it.

The 5-Point Cafe

One of the best dives in the country, this iconic Seattle bar is open 24 hours a day, every day, including the day you most need a morning happy hour, or a classic holiday dinner cooked by someone else. It’s served from 10am to 10pm.

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Bradley Foster is a former Thrillist editor who has spent Christmas in a casino, and in most of the bars on Bourbon St, so you probably shouldn't feel too bad about hitting one of these spots on December 25th.