Bars Open Thanksgiving: Be Thankful

— by Caroline on Crack


You’ve been stuck at home all day with a turkey and all that dysfunctional family drama. You need to go out and get a drink ASAP. Fortunately the following bars are open on Thanksgiving Day to soothe your post-feast belly aches and post family squabble headaches.

If none of these bars are near you, try your neighborhood dive bar. Happy Thanksgiving!

1886 Bar in Pasadena
The Raymond will be open for its Thanksgiving prix fixe menu, so you know what that means. 1886’s doors are open, too! Give thanks with its barrel-aged Vintage Caprice cocktail.

Barney’s Beanery in various locations
Hard core. Barney’s Beanerys are open ALL day! From 9:30am to 2am. There will be football as well as a turkey breast platter for T Day orphans. But check out the Beer of the Month special where you can get the likes of Magic Hat #9 and Anderson Boont Amber ale for $3.75 a pint.

Big Foot Lodge in Atwater Village
Need some tunes to wake you from your tryptophan-induced haze? Bigfoot Lodge will be spinning rockabilly, garage, surf punk and more. Booze it up with $3 PBR and $4 Bourbon drink specials.

Daily Pint in Santa Monica
This Santa Monica brewpub will open its doors at 7pm, perfect for those seeking a beerpost-dysfunctional family feast. If you want something harder, there is an extensive Scotch collection at your disposal as well as a full bar. Burn off all those calories from dinner with a free game of pool.

Lucky Baldwin’s in Pasadena
Have turkey at home or come here for a turkey dinner with all the fixings. But you really want to come for the brew with over 63 taps to choose from. Drinking starts at noon.

Sunset Beer Company in Echo Park
Sure, this Echo Park beer bar/beer store is only open a few hours on Thanksgiving — 10am to 1pm — but if you’re like me you’ll take tasty craft beer where you can get it. Extra awesome? You can buy some bottles and take ‘em home. Currently on tap: Golden Road Hef (yum), Telegraph California Ale and more.