Christmas is a wonderful time to gather with family and unwrap presents. At least that's what the Hallmark Channel would have you believe.
But sometimes family can be too much or you're simply spending the holidays with friends and want to get a few drinks.
Either way, Miami's bars feel you. Here's a list of bars that will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Atton Brickell Miami. Both UVA in the lobby and the Vista rooftop bar are open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with half-priced drinks and bites daily from 5 to 8 p.m. 1500 SW First Ave., Miami; 786-600-2600; attonbrickellmiami.com.
Bodgea Taqueria y Tequila. Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from noon to 5 a.m. with a special holiday taco filled with pork belly, caramelized onions, maduros, habanero truffle honey, chicharrón, and cilantro. 1220 16th St., Miami Beach; 305-704-2145; bodegasouthbeach.com.
Broken Shaker. Open Christmas Eve at 6 p.m. until late and Christmas Day from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. with a special Christmakkah celebration. 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach; 786-325-8974; thefreehand.com.
Nancy. Open Christmas Eve from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. with an all-day happy hour offering half-priced cocktails, wine, and beer. A new "Daily Rations" menu lists snacks such as "seadeviled" eggs and cheese planks ($6 to $10). Christmas night, Nancy will repeat all-day happy hour from 8 p.m. till close. 2007 SW Eighth St., Miami; 305-397-8971; nancy305.com.
Onyx Bar at the Villa Casa Casuarina. Open Christmas Eve from 6 p.m. to midnight and serving cocktails such as a 24-karat gold margarita, along with bites from the onsite restaurant. 1116 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 786-485-2200; vmmiamibeach.com.
Ricky's South Beach. Open Christmas Eve from noon to 5 a.m. and Christmas night from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. Holiday cocktails include the SoBe sour (Bulleit bourbon, apricot, lemon, pineapple, cinnamon, red wine, and egg white) and the Sixth Borough (rum, sweet vermouth, allspice, and bitters). 1222 16th St., Miami Beach; 305-704-3602; rickyssouthbeach.com.
South Pointe Tavern. Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m., with breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. 40 S. Pointe Dr., 109, Miami Beach; 305-763-8368; southpointetavern.com.
Wynwood Brewing Company. Open Christmas Eve from noon to 5 p.m. All non-barrel-aged beers will be available for Crowler and growler fills. Closed Christmas Day. 565 NW 24th St., Miami; wynwoodbrewing.com.
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