Hate the Holidays? Here Are a Few Alternatives If You're Not In the Thanksgiving Mood
Thanksgiving is tomorrow and already streets are getting lit up with glitzy holiday decor. But for some people, this is not the most wonderful time of the year. Whether your family lives too far away to visit, your friends aren't exactly "Thanksgiving material," or you just straight up hate the holidays, it's good to have some alternatives if you don't like the Turkey Day rah-rah's. Turn the page for some anti-holiday cheer.
There's a bar stool waiting for you at the Chimneysweep Lounge in Sherman Oaks, where the dive bar's Loser Thanksgiving provides a haven for the anti-turkey crowd.
Even Scrooge gets hungry, and The Hudson is here to accommodate, if you have $30 dollars. During the restaurant's Orphan Thanksgiving dinner, from 6:30 p.m. until 2 a.m., you can have a three-course traditional meal without all the spirited hoopla. And if you can't afford a prix fixe this year and could use a few laughs, The Laugh Factory in Hollywood is offering free Thanksgiving meals and shows throughout the day.
Fearing what's to come on Christmas? Drunken Santa and his elves await you for the second annual Drunken Santa Pub Crawl in Eagle Rock, where you can dress up in your favorite, or most feared holiday costume. Meeting at 6 p.m. at the Oinkster, the group will stumble to the Colorado Wine Company, Coffee Table Lounge, Colombos, and The Black Boar.
Get the Food & Drink Newsletter
Our weekly guide to Los Angeles dining includes food news and reviews, as well as dining events and interviews with chefs and restaurant owners.