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“Dear Popville,

Do you know of places that are open Christmas Eve and Day? As a Jewish Washingtonian, my celebration will be Chinese food – but I’d also like to go out in the city! Do you know what bars will be happy to serve me during the holidays?”

From some emails:

El Chucho Cocina Superior will be open regular hours on Christmas Eve.” [3313 11th St, NW]

Star and Shamrock’s Christmas Day hours are 11am to 1:30am. They’re located at 1341 H Street, NE.

Star and Shamrock, H Street NE’s only Irish-Jewish fusion tavern, announced today that they will be open for business on Christmas Day, for the Third Annual Xmas Mitzvah! Once again offering patrons a place to take a break from all of the family time.

“A typical Jewish Christmas Day is spent watching movies and eating Chinese food—in my childhood that was generally the only kind of restaurants that were open,” says owner Jason Feldman. “We thought it would be fun to offer up our updated version of enjoying movies and Chinese fare.”

In addition to Star and Shamrock’s usual menu of sandwiches, wraps and crowd favorites like “The Clogger,” they will offer some Asian inspired specials including:

1. Kung Pao Pastrami
2. Corned Beef Fried Rice
3. Turkey #2 Eggrolls (Turkey, Bacon, Muenster w/ranch dipping sauce.)
4. Clogger Eggrolls (Beef Brisket, Bacon, Provolone w/BBQ dipping sauce.)
5. Reuben Eggrolls (Corned Beef, Sauerkraut, Swiss w/Russian dipping sauce.)

Yes, you can order by number if you’d like.

Keep your mug full with Hot Green Tea Toddies, or if you prefer a Hop Manna Draft from Shmaltz Brewing, dozens of craft beers, Bourbon, Whiskey or Rye infusions and a full bar to help keep your family events “friendly”.

Entertainment will include a variety of Christmas movies including Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Story, and many more, customer requests invited.”

Meridian Pint will be open 8pm to close on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Kitchen will be closed but outside food is allowed.” [11th and Park Rd, NW]

Smoke and Barrel will be open from 5pm to close on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Kitchen will be closed but outside food is allowed.” [2471 18th Street, NW]

@ Little Miss Whiskeys Golden Dollar (1104 H Street NE)
Dec 24th (Christmas Eve), 8pm
Screenings of holiday horror classics: BLACK CHRISTMAS and JACK FROST (on the mongo screen upstairs w/ humongo sound)
scary yet festive drink specials
and more

Petworth Citizen is open Christmas Eve 5pm – 1am” [829 Upshur Street, NW]

The Pug will be open from lunch until close on Christmas eve and from 9pm until close Christmas Day.” [1234 H St. NE]

Carmine’s Family Style Italian Open Christmas Eve & Christmas Day 11:30am – 10:00pm” [425 7th Street, NW]

Ed. Note: We previously mentioned DGS’s Chinese banquet. If you know of other spots please add in the comments.


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