If you're looking for somewhere to have a good time when the rest of the city shuts down, we've rounded up the best bars open on Christmas Day. Because, let's face it, at some point you'll need to step away from the footie pajamas watching a 24-hour marathon of A Christmas Story.
This intimate bar is a cool place to wile away the hours. There's always great jazz music playing, and during Christmas, you'll feel nice and cozy underground with saxophones playing holiday tunes.
The Driskill Bar
The Driskill Hotel goes all out for the holidays with a beautiful tree and other holiday decor that make for a great photo op with your family, friends, or significant other. If you're feeling festive and fancy, get dressed up for a night out at one of Austin's most legendary hotels and have a cocktail or two.
BD Riley's Irish Pub
For a change of pace, head down to Sixth Street and get in touch with your Irish side this Christmas. There's never a shortage of stellar live music at BD Riley's. Grab a cold Guinness and travel to the Éire without ever leaving downtown.
Crown & Anchor Pub
Who doesn't love a bar that never closes? This North Campus staple is open every day, including holidays. Drink specials on Christmas Day include $3 pints and $11 pitchers of Real Ale.
A dive bar with karaoke and cheap drinks could be a pretty dangerous combination, or a pretty great one, depending on how you look at it. If you're willing to take a chance on a pretty unique family holiday activity, Ego's is definitely the place to do it.
It's just not Christmas if you don't go see a movie, so why not go see one at the best cinemas in town? Great food, great drinks, great movies ... you can't go wrong at Alamo Drafthouse. Just remember to snag your tickets in advance.