It’s post turkey time, you’ve had all the family warm fuzziness or dysfunctionality you can take. Now how’s about a drink? Fortunately, the following establishments, gosh bless ’em, will be open to serve all your drinking needs on Turkey Day.
Bar 107’s 3rd Annual We Know U Hate Your Family Party
Got no place to go for turkey dinner? Bar 107 feels ya. For the third year in a row the comfy dive bar will present Thanksgiving orphans with a turkey dinner complete with all the fixings. Doors open at 3 and dinner starts at 5pm. Afterwards, stick around and prolong that tryptophan mellow with a bunch of cocktails.
- Doors open at 3pm. Bar 107, 107 W 4th Street, Los Angeles (map). (213) 625-7382.
Bar Lubitsch’s Thanksgiving
You don’t have to stick around after dinner to enjoy pumpkin pie. Bar Lubitsch will be serving up just the thing, pumpkin martinis all night long. You’re not working the next day anyway. Go ahead and indulge.
- 9pm-2am. 7702 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles (map). (323) 654-1234.
Bigfoot Lodge’s Stuff the Turkey
I have a special place in my heart for Bigfoot Lodge since this was where I spent one Thanksgiving night after my first T-Day away from home. And it had a pretty good crowd, roaring fireplace, good music and yummy drinks. I got over my homesickness in no time. Holiday drink specials include $5 Pumpkin Pie shots, $2 PBR pints and $3 bourbon shots
- 10pm. Bigfoot Lodge, 3172 Los Feliz Boulevard, Los Angeles (map). (323) 662-9227.
Saints & Sinners’ Misfit Thanksgiving
From the same folks behind the cozy Bigfoot Lodge, Saints & Sinners will be offering $5 Turkey Dinner shots (hmm, don’t know what to think of that), $6 martinis and $3.50 Kamikaze shots. DJ Lee will be spinning a mix of soul, funk, mod and indie rock to help you work off that turkey dinner.
- 10pm-2am. 10899 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles (map). (310) 842-8066.
Velvet Margarita Cantina’s Rock n’ Roll Turkey Soup
DJs galore — Big Daddy Carlos, Ricky Vodka, Roky Bumps and Jessie “Boots” Electric — keep this fiesta moving. And if you’re amazingly still hungry after your dinner, there will be complimentary turkey empanadas passed around to the masses. Drink specials include free tequila smooth shots and 2-for-1 margaritas.
- 9pm. 1612 N Cahuenga Boulevard, Los Angeles (map). (323) 469-2000.
The Woods on Thanksgiving
Want to spend Thanksgiving under the stars? Go into The Woods. They’ll be open all night so punch your favorite songs in the jukebox, grab a stool at the bar and partake of the drink specials — $3 beers and $3 pumpkin pie shots.
- 9pm-2am. 1533 N. La Brea Avenue, Hollywood (map). (323) 876-6612.