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Miracle Atlanta’s Sippin Santa tiki holiday bar at Bon Ton in Midtown
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Atlanta Bars Open on Christmas Eve

Grab a drink before the family arrives or simply escape for an hour

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Miracle Atlanta’s Sippin Santa tiki holiday bar at Bon Ton in Midtown
| Ryan Fleisher

Christmas Eve falls on a Monday this year, which means many Atlanta bars are typically closed. However, some bars around town are hosting special Monday hours, while others are keeping it business as usual. Here are a few bars open for drinks and a bite on Christmas Eve for those looking to fortify themselves before family arrives or simply escape for an hour or two.

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1. Johnny's Hideaway

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3771 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 233-8026
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Dubbed “Atlanta’s ONLY Nightclub For Big Kids,” Johnny’s Hideaway in Buckhead isn’t letting Christmas Eve get in the way of everyone from Millennials to their Boomer parents having fun. The bar is open until 2.a.m., but is closed on Christmas Day.

Johnny’s Hideaway

2. Cowtippers Steaks & Spirits

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1600 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 874-3751
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One last Christmas Eve hurrah can be had at Cowtippers before the longtime steakhouse and bar in Midtown closes for good on December 27. Also, open on Christmas Day.

Cowtippers Steak & Spirits

3. Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern

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1551 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 968-2288
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All three of Hobnob’s Atlanta locations in Midtown, Brookhaven, and Dunwoody will be open on Christmas Eve from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. for beer, cocktails, and tavern fare.

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4. Northside Tavern

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1058 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 874-8745
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Like Waffle House and maybe when the bar is being used as a movie set, the blues dive bar Northside Tavern on Howell Mill Road rarely closes. Open late.

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5. Joe's On Juniper

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1049 Juniper St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 875-6634
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Grab a seat at this Midtown bar and sip on one of Joe’s 15 martini options on Christmas Eve. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

6. Miracle on Monroe

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931 Monroe Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 481-5226
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Normally closed on Mondays, Miracle on Monroe will open on Christmas Eve for holiday cocktails and carols. It’s likely to be packed with revelers seeking refuge, so get there early. Opens at 5 p.m.

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7. Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar

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794 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 876-7249
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This one’s for the early birds. Atkins Park in Virginia-Highland — Atlanta’s oldest continuously licensed tavern — is open for food and drinks until 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Bring the kids.

8. The Pinewood

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254 W Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 373-5507
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It’s business as usual for the Pinewood in Decatur. Head in for whiskey cocktails and dinner on Christmas Eve.

The Pinewood Tippling Room

9. Victory Sandwich Bar

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340 Church St
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 377-9300
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While S.O.S. Tiki’s retro holiday bar “Mele Kalikimaka” may be closed for the season in Decatur, swing by Victory Sandwich Bar next door for a cup of good cheer in the form of a warm cup of wassail, a can of Lone Star, or a frozen Jack and Coke and tiny sandwiches. Victory’s Inman Park location is also open for dinner and drinks on Christmas Eve.

Victory Sandwich Bar
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10. The Lobby Bar at Hotel Clermont

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789 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(470) 485-0485
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The Hotel Clermont’s sleek and sexy cocktail bar in the lobby is open for regular hours on Christmas Eve. Head here for beautifully-made classics like martinis and Manhattans and the bar’s original cocktail concoctions. Lobby Bar also offers a separate food menu, which includes a burger, along with oysters and light bites.

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11. Sippin’ Santa at Bon Ton Atlanta

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674 Myrtle St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 996-6177
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Part of the Miracle Bar holiday franchise, Sippin’ Santa at Bon Ton, the Viet-Cajun seafood restaurant in Midtown, includes festive, tropical decor and holiday tiki drinks created by Latitude 29 (New Orleans) bar owner and author Jeff “Beachbum” Berry. Sippin’ Santa cocktails, along with the bar’s regular food and drink menu, are available during lunch and dinner.

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12. The Mercury

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675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE N215
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 500-5253
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Christmas Eve is also Merc Monday at the Mercury in Ponce City Market. That means half-priced classic cocktails. The bar is also offering a few hot drinks on the menu for winter along with a brand new non-alcoholic cocktail list.

13. The Porter Beer Bar

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1156 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 223-0393
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With more than 400 beers on the menu, the Little Five Points bar is a favorite for Atlanta’s beer enthusiasts. But, don’t sleep on the whiskey selection — it’s impressive, too. Chef Nick Rutherford’s daily specials are perfect for soaking up a pint or five. Open until 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

14. Hampton + Hudson

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299 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 948-2123
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Just because it’s Christmas Eve, doesn’t mean Hampton + Hudson isn’t serving their weekday happy hour specials from 4 p.m to 7 p.m. Looking for something festive to sip? Order the H+H hot chocolate made with brandy and bourbon cream, and topped with burnt marshmallows. Then order chef Craig Richards’ burger.

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15. Miracle on Highland at Parish

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240 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 681-4434
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Miracle on Highland is opening on a Monday to celebrate Christmas Eve with holiday cocktails, snacks, and Mariah Carey holiday sing-alongs. Opens at 5 p.m.

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16. Ration and Dram

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130 Arizona Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(678) 974-8380
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Pair a cocktail, beer, or a glass of Champagne with Ration and Dram’s annual (mostly) Chinese Christmas Eve dinner. Think Peking duck, fried rice, and egg rolls at the bar. Open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for food. Bar may be open later for drinks only. Reservations welcomed.

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17. Ticonderoga Club

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Krog Street Market, 99 Krog St NE W
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 458-4534
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Christmas Eve is business as usual at The Club inside Krog Street Market. They’ll be slinging beer, wine, cocktails, and Haymaker Punch from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. alongside their regular food menu.

18. LLoyd's Restaurant & Lounge

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900 DeKalb Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 228-7227
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Now open at the Dickey on Dekalb Avenue, LLoyd’s Restaurant & Lounge is the throwback bar and diner from Victory Brands restaurant group (Victory Sandwich Bar, S.O.S Tiki Bar, Little Trouble.) The affordable menu includes generously sized burgers, meatloaf, and fried chicken, along with a blue plate special and weekday night specials like Monday night snow crabs. Happy hour here offers martinis, vespers, and Manhattans for $5. And, the beer list is as old school as it gets. It’s business as usual on Christmas Eve at LLoyd’s — including those snow crabs, martinis, and low-key vibes.

LLoyd’s

19. Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium

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466 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 522-8276
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It clearly states on Sister Louisa’s website, this bar is open 365 days a year. Operated by local artist Grant Henry — aka Sister Louisa —Church is located at the corner of Boulevard and Edgewood Avenue and is filled with plenty of kitsch and religious memorabilia (that may or may not be blasphemous, depending on one’s point of view.) Christmas Eve falls on a Monday, so, head to Church to partake in or watch the weekly ping pong tournament upstairs starting at 9 p.m. while downing PBR tall boys.

1. Johnny's Hideaway

3771 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342
Johnny’s Hideaway

Dubbed “Atlanta’s ONLY Nightclub For Big Kids,” Johnny’s Hideaway in Buckhead isn’t letting Christmas Eve get in the way of everyone from Millennials to their Boomer parents having fun. The bar is open until 2.a.m., but is closed on Christmas Day.

3771 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30342

2. Cowtippers Steaks & Spirits

1600 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
Cowtippers Steak & Spirits

One last Christmas Eve hurrah can be had at Cowtippers before the longtime steakhouse and bar in Midtown closes for good on December 27. Also, open on Christmas Day.

1600 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

3. Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern

1551 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
Hobnob Hobnob Midtown

All three of Hobnob’s Atlanta locations in Midtown, Brookhaven, and Dunwoody will be open on Christmas Eve from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. for beer, cocktails, and tavern fare.

1551 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

4. Northside Tavern

1058 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Northside Tavern on Howell Mill Road Official

Like Waffle House and maybe when the bar is being used as a movie set, the blues dive bar Northside Tavern on Howell Mill Road rarely closes. Open late.

1058 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

5. Joe's On Juniper

1049 Juniper St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Grab a seat at this Midtown bar and sip on one of Joe’s 15 martini options on Christmas Eve. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

1049 Juniper St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

6. Miracle on Monroe

931 Monroe Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
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Normally closed on Mondays, Miracle on Monroe will open on Christmas Eve for holiday cocktails and carols. It’s likely to be packed with revelers seeking refuge, so get there early. Opens at 5 p.m.

931 Monroe Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

7. Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar

794 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

This one’s for the early birds. Atkins Park in Virginia-Highland — Atlanta’s oldest continuously licensed tavern — is open for food and drinks until 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Bring the kids.

794 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306

8. The Pinewood

254 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
The Pinewood Tippling Room

It’s business as usual for the Pinewood in Decatur. Head in for whiskey cocktails and dinner on Christmas Eve.

254 W Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

9. Victory Sandwich Bar

340 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030
Victory Sandwich Bar
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Victory Sandwich Bar

While S.O.S. Tiki’s retro holiday bar “Mele Kalikimaka” may be closed for the season in Decatur, swing by Victory Sandwich Bar next door for a cup of good cheer in the form of a warm cup of wassail, a can of Lone Star, or a frozen Jack and Coke and tiny sandwiches. Victory’s Inman Park location is also open for dinner and drinks on Christmas Eve.

340 Church St
Decatur, GA 30030

10. The Lobby Bar at Hotel Clermont

789 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
A shot looking toward the lounge and bar at hotel clermont in Atlanta Hotel Clermont

The Hotel Clermont’s sleek and sexy cocktail bar in the lobby is open for regular hours on Christmas Eve. Head here for beautifully-made classics like martinis and Manhattans and the bar’s original cocktail concoctions. Lobby Bar also offers a separate food menu, which includes a burger, along with oysters and light bites.

789 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

11. Sippin’ Santa at Bon Ton Atlanta

674 Myrtle St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
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Part of the Miracle Bar holiday franchise, Sippin’ Santa at Bon Ton, the Viet-Cajun seafood restaurant in Midtown, includes festive, tropical decor and holiday tiki drinks created by Latitude 29 (New Orleans) bar owner and author Jeff “Beachbum” Berry. Sippin’ Santa cocktails, along with the bar’s regular food and drink menu, are available during lunch and dinner.

674 Myrtle St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

12. The Mercury

675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE N215, Atlanta, GA 30308

Christmas Eve is also Merc Monday at the Mercury in Ponce City Market. That means half-priced classic cocktails. The bar is also offering a few hot drinks on the menu for winter along with a brand new non-alcoholic cocktail list.

675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE N215
Atlanta, GA 30308

13. The Porter Beer Bar

1156 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

With more than 400 beers on the menu, the Little Five Points bar is a favorite for Atlanta’s beer enthusiasts. But, don’t sleep on the whiskey selection — it’s impressive, too. Chef Nick Rutherford’s daily specials are perfect for soaking up a pint or five. Open until 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

1156 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

14. Hampton + Hudson

299 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307
Hampton & Hudson Tomas Espinoza

Just because it’s Christmas Eve, doesn’t mean Hampton + Hudson isn’t serving their weekday happy hour specials from 4 p.m to 7 p.m. Looking for something festive to sip? Order the H+H hot chocolate made with brandy and bourbon cream, and topped with burnt marshmallows. Then order chef Craig Richards’ burger.

299 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307

15. Miracle on Highland at Parish

240 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307
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Miracle on Highland is opening on a Monday to celebrate Christmas Eve with holiday cocktails, snacks, and Mariah Carey holiday sing-alongs. Opens at 5 p.m.

240 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307

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16. Ration and Dram

130 Arizona Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Ration & Dram Ration & Dram

Pair a cocktail, beer, or a glass of Champagne with Ration and Dram’s annual (mostly) Chinese Christmas Eve dinner. Think Peking duck, fried rice, and egg rolls at the bar. Open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for food. Bar may be open later for drinks only. Reservations welcomed.

130 Arizona Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

17. Ticonderoga Club

Krog Street Market, 99 Krog St NE W, Atlanta, GA 30307

Christmas Eve is business as usual at The Club inside Krog Street Market. They’ll be slinging beer, wine, cocktails, and Haymaker Punch from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. alongside their regular food menu.

Krog Street Market, 99 Krog St NE W
Atlanta, GA 30307

18. LLoyd's Restaurant & Lounge

900 DeKalb Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
LLoyd’s

Now open at the Dickey on Dekalb Avenue, LLoyd’s Restaurant & Lounge is the throwback bar and diner from Victory Brands restaurant group (Victory Sandwich Bar, S.O.S Tiki Bar, Little Trouble.) The affordable menu includes generously sized burgers, meatloaf, and fried chicken, along with a blue plate special and weekday night specials like Monday night snow crabs. Happy hour here offers martinis, vespers, and Manhattans for $5. And, the beer list is as old school as it gets. It’s business as usual on Christmas Eve at LLoyd’s — including those snow crabs, martinis, and low-key vibes.

900 DeKalb Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

19. Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium

466 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

It clearly states on Sister Louisa’s website, this bar is open 365 days a year. Operated by local artist Grant Henry — aka Sister Louisa —Church is located at the corner of Boulevard and Edgewood Avenue and is filled with plenty of kitsch and religious memorabilia (that may or may not be blasphemous, depending on one’s point of view.) Christmas Eve falls on a Monday, so, head to Church to partake in or watch the weekly ping pong tournament upstairs starting at 9 p.m. while downing PBR tall boys.

466 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

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