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10 Dive-ish Bars Open And Celebrating Christmas in Louisville

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Want to get away from relatives re-enacting key scenes from "It's a Wonderful Life" or "A Christmas Story?" Looking for something a bit different and/or dive-y? Here are ten places open and serving in Louisville on Christmas Day:


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Mag Bar

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1398 S 2nd St
Louisville, KY 40208
(502) 637-9052
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"F**k X-mas Goth Night" may have passed, but some other surly folk will almost certainly be around to celebrate on the 25th. Opens at 5 p.m. [Image: Facebook]

2. Freddie's Bar & Lounge

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220 W Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
Those seeking "a good pour at a fair price" can still do so on Christmas. Opens at noon. [Image: Facebook]

3. Nach Bar

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969 Charles St
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 637-4377
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Cold beer, a jukebox and a little Germantown flavor can be just the thing on Christmas. Opens at 8 p.m.

4. Outlook Inn

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916 Baxter Ave
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 583-4661
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Outlook Inn lays claim to being "Louisville's oldest tavern," though it is unclear if their famous Bloody Mary has been around that long. Opens at 4 p.m. Christmas Day. [Image: Facebook]

5. Sergio's World Beers

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1605 Story Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 618-2337
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"Home to over 1000 beers," Sergio's is open to being somebody's home for Christmas. Opens at 2 p.m. [Image: Sergio's official site]

6. The Back Door

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1250 Bardstown Rd, #116
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 451-0659
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"One of the friendliest bars in Louisville" where "newcomers and out-of-town visitors can relax and mingle" may be a perfect choice for Christmas Day. Opens at 6 p.m. [Image: Back Door official site]

7. Big Bar

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1202 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 618-2237
A little cramped, but diverse, open and full of reasonably priced drinks. Opens at 8 p.m. Christmas Day. [Image: Yelp]

8. Castaway Lounge

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6901 Shepherdsville Rd
Louisville, KY 40219
One Yelp reviewer says: "Cheap drinks and drunk American Idol contestants. What more could you ask for?" Opens at 6 p.m. Christmas Day. [Image: Facebook]

9. Gerstle's Place

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3801 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY
(502) 899-3609
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Established in 1924, Gerstle's "has taken on many face lifts over the years," but whatever it looks like, someone will still be slinging beers on Christmas Day. Opens at 6 p.m.

10. Diamond Pub & Billiards

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3814 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 895-7513
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Play pool, drink beer, try not to think about Santa. Opens at 6 p.m. Christmas Day. [Image: Diamond official site]

1. Mag Bar

1398 S 2nd St, Louisville, KY 40208
"F**k X-mas Goth Night" may have passed, but some other surly folk will almost certainly be around to celebrate on the 25th. Opens at 5 p.m. [Image: Facebook]
1398 S 2nd St
Louisville, KY 40208

2. Freddie's Bar & Lounge

220 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
Those seeking "a good pour at a fair price" can still do so on Christmas. Opens at noon. [Image: Facebook]
220 W Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202

3. Nach Bar

969 Charles St, Louisville, KY 40204
Cold beer, a jukebox and a little Germantown flavor can be just the thing on Christmas. Opens at 8 p.m.
969 Charles St
Louisville, KY 40204

4. Outlook Inn

916 Baxter Ave, Louisville, KY 40204
Outlook Inn lays claim to being "Louisville's oldest tavern," though it is unclear if their famous Bloody Mary has been around that long. Opens at 4 p.m. Christmas Day. [Image: Facebook]
916 Baxter Ave
Louisville, KY 40204

5. Sergio's World Beers

1605 Story Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
"Home to over 1000 beers," Sergio's is open to being somebody's home for Christmas. Opens at 2 p.m. [Image: Sergio's official site]
1605 Story Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

6. The Back Door

1250 Bardstown Rd, #116, Louisville, KY 40204
"One of the friendliest bars in Louisville" where "newcomers and out-of-town visitors can relax and mingle" may be a perfect choice for Christmas Day. Opens at 6 p.m. [Image: Back Door official site]
1250 Bardstown Rd, #116
Louisville, KY 40204

7. Big Bar

1202 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204
A little cramped, but diverse, open and full of reasonably priced drinks. Opens at 8 p.m. Christmas Day. [Image: Yelp]
1202 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

8. Castaway Lounge

6901 Shepherdsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40219
One Yelp reviewer says: "Cheap drinks and drunk American Idol contestants. What more could you ask for?" Opens at 6 p.m. Christmas Day. [Image: Facebook]
6901 Shepherdsville Rd
Louisville, KY 40219

9. Gerstle's Place

3801 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY
Established in 1924, Gerstle's "has taken on many face lifts over the years," but whatever it looks like, someone will still be slinging beers on Christmas Day. Opens at 6 p.m.
3801 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY

10. Diamond Pub & Billiards

3814 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40207
Play pool, drink beer, try not to think about Santa. Opens at 6 p.m. Christmas Day. [Image: Diamond official site]
3814 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40207