Open for Christmas

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Since an email request in the ’00s, it’s been my tradition to provide readers with a list of bars that are open for business on Christmas Eve and Day. Whether you’re escaping the family or meeting up with old friends in town for the holidays, there are a surprising number of options for celebratory beverages this holiday season.

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A more detailed post is available on PennLive.

Note: Do remember it is the season of giving, and those bartenders and servers don’t get your luxurious holiday hours. Please tip accordingly – oh, and remember your manners.

Click through for a list of bars and restaurants open on Christmas Eve and Day.

Open Christmas Eve

Open Christmas Day

  • All Arooga’s locations  — Open at 5 p.m. Full menu.
  • Bourbon Street Saloon — Opens at 8 p.m.
  • Brick Haus — Opens at 8 p.m.
  • The Clover Club — Opens at 4 p.m. “Christmas Day Jammies Party”
  • Flinchy’s — Opens at 6 p.m., bar only.
  • Joe K’s Brewhouse — Opens at 8 p.m.
  • Mulligan’s Downtown Pub — Opens at 8 p.m.
  • Pints Bar & Grill — Opens at 7 p.m.; kitchen ’til 10 p.m.
  • Sawyer’s — Opens at 8 p.m.
  • Shady McGrady’s — Open noon to 2 a.m.
  • Sierra Madre — Opens at 7 p.m.; limited kitchen
  • Susquehanna Ale House 22 — Opens at 8 p.m.
  • Ted’s Midtown — Open 4 p.m.-midnight; no kitchen — complimentary cookies.

If you know of additional bars open on Christmas Eve or Day, leave them in the comments or contact me, and I’ll update the list.

Sara Bozich
Author: Sara Bozich

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