Does this list even need an introduction? It's the holidays. Many people confined together in small rooms. People you haven't seen in a while. People you deliberately moved away from. We're restraining ourselves from typing these words in all caps: You need a drink.
Here are some of the bars open for business in Dallas-Fort Worth on Christmas Day:
Barcadia Bar & Grill
Both the Dallas and the Fort Worth locations of this retro hangout will be open regular hours on Christmas Day, beginning at 11 am.
The Barley House
Veteran bar on SMU Boulevard is as reliable during the holidays as it is every other day of the year. It'll observer its regular hours on Christmas Eve, and open on Christmas Day at 7 pm.
Cozy Stockyards spot never quits. It's open regular hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, from 6 pm to 2 am.
Billy Bob's Texas
Fort Worth's best honky-tonk bar seems like the perfect holiday escape. It opens at 3 pm and stays open until midnight.
If any bar wins the prize for being the most dependable, come rain, shine, or annoying uncle, this savvy downtown spot is the one. God bless 'em, it's open 11 am to 2 am, no matter what day of the year it is.
Always a friend to the Christmas orphan, Double Wide will be open at 8 pm on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Extra incentive: It's hosting a one-hour happy hour until 9 pm.
Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
Downtown Fort Worth beer temple is observing very customer-friendly hours all holiday weekend, including 11 am-2 am on Christmas Eve and 5 pm to midnight on Christmas Day.
Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House
East Dallas' favorite beer bar opens at 8 pm, and that includes not only brews but burgers, as well, since the kitchen will be open for business, too.
The Grapevine Bar
The Grapevine opens late at 9 pm, so if you’re jonesing for some late-night basketball and daiquiris, well, this is your place.
Idle Rich Pub
McKinney Avenue pub will be there for you on Christmas Day, open from 8 pm-2 am. Christmas Eve is another story: It'll be closed.
Of course this East Dallas dive bar is open; does it ever close? On Christmas Day, it'll open the doors at 8 pm, drinks only; the kitchen will be closed.
Landmark Bar & Kitchen
West Seventh bar is open on Christmas from 7 pm-2 am, when it will host an event called "The Biggest White Elephant Gift Exchange Ever." Bring a $10 gift if you want to join in.
Doors open at this Greenville Avenue staple at 7 pm, and, in case you missed dinner, the kitchen is serving.
Casual Cedars spot opens at 6 pm for its usual laid-back fun. The kitchen is closed, but there are free s'mores. You heard that right: free s'mores.
Every day is a holiday at this stalwart bar, where the drinks are strong and the Christmas spirit runs high. No taking the day off here, no-sir-ee: It'll be open at 11 am.
Restaurant-bar has the Design District covered, with food and drinks, beginning at 5 pm on Christmas Day (and Christmas Eve, too).
Henderson Avenue pub will take the night off on Christmas Eve, but it'll be back in the saddle on Christmas Day at 8 pm, and the kitchen is open until midnight.
Uptown hangout with great outdoor space and live music will open at 6 pm, and will serve booze and food, as well.
Greenville Avenue dive will treat Christmas like every other Sunday, and be open at 12 noon. At least, that's what the staff is saying now. Might want to call and check.