Christmas is finally (almost) here and you are so excited about all the shopping and pregnant virgins and flying reindeer and the new (NSFW) Julian Assange hip hop viral video that you cannot stand it and have to go out drinking. Or, you are not interested in any of it and have to go out drinking (with a designated Xmas Eve driver, of course), just to cope. In either case, here are 5 rad L.A. bars that are open on Xmas Eve:

The Mountain Bar

473 Gin Ling Way

Los Angeles, CA 90012-1712

(213) 625-7500


the Mountain Bar

the Mountain Bar

Tired? Thirsty? Want to drink at a place with ample parking and flattering lighting?

Release the Bats at Que Sera

1923 East 7th Street

Long Beach, CA 90813-5104

(562) 599-6170


If you have your old 32-hole Doc Martins from high school and you're dying to find a place to wear them, this is it. This is also an appropriate venue for any fishnet stockings you might have laying around, and the perfect place to go for those of you who can stand being scantily clad even when it's under 60 degrees out.

Karaoke at the Starboard Attitude

202 The Pier

Fishermans Warf

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

5:30 – 9pm


Perhaps you'd like to punish your family by forcing them to sing in public, or punish the public by forcing it to listen to your family. The Starboard Attitude is here to help in either respect.

Urban LA at the Airliner

2419 North Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90031 –

(323) 221-0771

8pm – 2am

18+/10$ presale 15$ at the door

Do you want to dance? You can do that at Urban LA. Also you can bring your underaged nieces, nephews, cousins, or siblings to this joint because it's 18 and over. Or you can leave them at home in order pick up on people who are just out of high school. Either way.

One more recommendation:

Dulce at the Ivar

6356 Hollywood Blvd (Entrance on Ivar)

Hollywood, CA 60028

For guestlist email:

For table reservations call 323-465-4827

Fashionable attire is mandatory at the Ivar. I cannot advise you on what exactly to make of this directive given that you can buy Tommy Lee Motley Crue signature jeans for $250 at fine stores like Saks and Nordstrom. This has been the case for quite some time now but it still blows my mind.

LA Weekly