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Best Bars Open On Christmas Day In LA

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After a day with family, it's time to unwind some more. What better way to do that then to visit these terrific LA bars open on Christmas Day?

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Bigfoot Lodge
3172 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 662-9227

Let loose after your family Christmas time at this Atwater Village drinking spot. The bar offers some of the best craft cocktails around LA in a setting that's all lodge mixed with a great crowd.

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El Carmen
8138 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 852-1552

Love tequila? Well, West Hollywood's El Carmen has you covered with hundreds of different varieties for you to sip on or take a shot of on Christmas Day!

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Beelman's Pub
600 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 622-1022

This downtown LA pub brought to you by Acme Hospitality will be gearing up for their pub crawl for New Year's Eve, but that doesn't mean they won't be helping you get out on Christmas Day to throw down a few. Stop by for burgers and some great tap beer!

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1233 N. Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 467-2800

Looking to spend Christmas Day in the middle of a themed bar? Well, Sassafras will help you do just that. Decked in New Orleans and bayou style decor, the bar will be open on Christmas Day and serving patrons great drink specials along with live music and much more.

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7321 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 876-5839

Open 6pm to 2am on Christmas Day, this beautifully designed bar will host Christmas revelers looking to get out and throw back a few specialty cocktails. The cocktails here are top notch as well, so you won't have a problem finding something from the unique list. Or, order up your favorite martini, beer, other cocktail, or wine.

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0840 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 307-7004

Tanzy Restaurant will be open on Christmas Day from 5-10:30pm letting those needing to get out a place to talk with locals and sip on some of their fine cocktails. The Westwood establishment will be serving a wide variety of their specialty cocktails like their Ginger Fizz, a great sangria, and punch bowls too!

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The Pikey
7617 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 850-5400

As LA's answer to the British Pub, The Pikey will be open from 4pm to 2am on Christmas Day. Celebrate with other holiday revelers with Christmas cocktails and more!

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Bodega Wine Bar
814 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 394-3504

Who doesn't love wine? On Christmas Day, head to Santa Monica's Bodega Wine Bar for a lively atmosphere filled with locals sipping on the best wine the bar has to offer. Small plates will also be on hand. It's a great excuse to get out of the house for a bit and sip on a red, white, or both!

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The Chimneysweep
4354 Woodman Ave
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 783-3348

What would a Christmas Day be without a visit to the Sherman Oaks dive The Chimneysweep? After all, it's really not a holiday without visiting this local establishment. If it's your first time, don't worry, as people are friendly and you'll have a great time. It's open really early too at 10am.

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The Venice Whaler
10 Washington Blvd
Venice, CA 90292
(310) 821-8737

Lucky for us Angelenos, we have access to the beach year-round. So, why not head to The Venice Whaler and soak up the ocean breeze while sipping on some Christmas Day drinks. The bar will open at 11am.

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Culver Hotel
9400 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 558-9400

If you love the 20's and want to see what it's like to celebrate it during those days gone by, then head to Culver City's premiere hotel for a little 1920's era drinking on Christmas Day. But, make sure to get there early as the bar closes at 6pm.


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