The holidays are wonderful, sure, but at the end of night, sneaking away from family to drink alcohol with friends seems appropriately nostalgic. Here are some Seattle bars that have your back in that endeavor.
The ever-open cocktail lounge on Lower Queen Anne is reliably pouring drinks again this Christmas. For those looking for a bite to eat on Christmas Eve, Tini Bigs will be serving up a prix fixe dinner of honey baked ham, braised kale, scalloped potatoes, and pumpkin bread pudding with caramel sauce. Cocktails? Ham? Never leave.
Next door, this bamboo-bedecked tiki bar will have the tropical drinks flowing and karaoke going both Christmas Eve and Day. Grass skirt optional.
Like Tini Bigs, Andrew Friedman’s sushi-and-spirits bar on Capitol Hill has never been closed a day in its existence. This Christmas is no different. Here, you’ll find scratch cocktails and shelves upon shelves of various liquors...you had us at over one-hundred kinds of whiskies.
With burgers, booze, and skee-ball at this Ballard spot you may just want to camp out here from Christmas Day until 2016.
After popups in which Erik Chapman's bottled aged eggnog quickly sells out, the elusive nog will be poured by-the-glass come Christmas Eve and Day at both locations in Capitol Hill.
Slurp up a bowl of pho and wash it down with a Moscow mule this Christmas Eve. For even more incentive, there's a good chance House of Flying Daggers will be playing on the big screen.
On Christmas day, there’s nothing like a good old shot of bourbon and a Rainier tallboy after giving your family disappointing gifts again this year.
5 Point Cafe
Where whiskey is considered a soup du jour, yup, this Belltown bar is a good call for a post-Christmas dinner brew.
There are dark and stormy cocktails on tap, plus a frozen cocktail dubbed “Painkiller”. Yes, you may need this come Christmas Day.
In honor of Krampus, this pizzeria is open both evenings of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The Capitol Hill and new Queen Anne locations are celebrating with special holiday pizzas and drinks.