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The best bars open on Christmas Eve and Day in NYC

It's the most wonderful time of the year for beer, wine and cocktails!

Amber Sutherland-Namako
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Amber Sutherland-Namako
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Though they can be a little harder to identify this time of year, some of NYC’s best bars are, in fact, open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Sure, there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to jingle those bells into your local dive, but drinks will still flow all around town. Whether you’re looking to imbibe seasonal cocktails at a holiday-themed pop-up, sip wine by the glass or bottle or try some of the city’s finest no-ABV options, these are the best bars open on December 24 and 25 this year. 

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Best bars open on Christmas in NYC

  • Bars
  • Cocktail bars
  • Williamsburg
  • price 3 of 4

Famously open every day, December 24 and 25 are no exception at inimitably stylish Maison Premiere. Gather ‘round the handsome, horseshoe bar and into cozy banquette corners during regular, full-service hours on Christmas Eve and for oysters and drinks from 4pm on Christmas Day. 

  • Bars
  • Lounges
  • Lenox Hill
  • price 4 of 4

Another beautiful bar open 365 days a year, New York City standard-bearer Bemelmans at the Carlyle Hotel will serve its classic cocktails and comprehensive beverage menu in its plush, old Manhattan setting on Christmas Eve and Day. 

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  • Things to do
  • Events & Festivals

This holiday pop-up is open for drinks and snacks at Ollie in the West Village from December 13 through December 31, including every night of Hanukkah, which ends on December 26. It’s the Boston import’s first NYC outpost.  

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  • Hotels
  • Financial District
  • price 3 of 4

Temple Court’s breathtaking Bar Room evokes images of a rich old relative’s majestic private library without demanding you act in a fashion to stay in the will. In addition to drinks, an à la carte  menu will be available on Christmas Eve and Day. 

  • Restaurants
  • Pizza
  • East Williamsburg
  • price 1 of 4

Now with locations clear to California, plus a presence in freezer aisles here and there, Roberta’s original Bushwick location is hosting its first holiday pop-up this year. Grinchy’s will be open for holiday tipples with decor to match from 5pm-10pm on Christmas Eve. It is closed on Christmas Day. 

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  • Museums
  • Special interest
  • Financial District

Historic Fraunces Tavern is both special enough to go out of your way for and casual enough to make it an any night kind of place. Its has a few concepts—Piano Bar, Whiskey Bar, the good, old fashioned main area known as the Independence Bar—and operating hours this Christmas Eve only. 

  • Bars
  • Cocktail bars
  • Sunnyside

Brick-lined with wide wood floors and finishes, Maggie Mae's looks a little like the holiday cabin we all wish we had, with cocktail, beer and wine options deeper than the booziest imagination. It’s open this Christmas from 5pm-4am. 

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The Grey Lady
  • Restaurants
  • Seafood
  • Lower East Side
  • price 2 of 4

The coolly casual Grey Lady seafood restaurant and bar’s neon signs beckon from the corner of Delancey and Allen Street downtown. It be open during its regular Saturday hours (1pm-11pm) on Christmas Eve only. 

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