Need to be around like-minded company this Christmas? Check out one of these bars open during the most wonderful time of the year. Jingle, jingle.
The former dingy watering hole is now home to scads of top knot-sporting cyclists and Mission yuppsters. Enjoy a beer or eight on the noted back patio or enjoy some pool inside. // 99 Valencia St, San Francisco (Mission), zeitgeistsf.com
This Castro staple will get packed with LGBT orphans in the afternoon. A great place to celebrate Christmas should you be so inclined. // 4086 18th St, San Francisco (Castro), sfmixbar.com
Cute, corner Mission bar has an eggnog that's a must! It opens at 5pm. // 3200 16th St, San Francisco (Mission), elixirsf.com
Come for the drinks, stay for Ken Fulk's gorgeous interiors and the food. Be sure to eat the food. Anna Weinberg's restaurant at the Hotel Zetta was a classic the instant it opened. // 360 Jessie St, San Francisco (SoMa), thecavaliersf.com
A favorite for over 35 years, the dark wood interiors and no-fuss drinks will make your yuletide gay. Ahem. Try the Pineapple Lychee Martini or the fresh squeezed Tito's Fresh Greyhound. It opens at 4pm. // 2020 Fillmore St, San Francisco (Pac Heights), harrysbarsf.com
Chic c'est la vie, indeed. Head downtown for the cool stylings of the St. Regis Lobby. So big, so cool. Order a couple of martinis and you'll soon forget about (or in some cases, exacerbate) those Christmas blues! An elegant—albeit boozy—Christmas awaits. // 125 3rd St, San Francisco (SoMa), stregissanfrancisco.com
A sexy (beware of the backroom!) place to ring in the birth of Jesus Christ. SoMa's greatest bar, now and forever. Opens at 6pm! // 1347 Folsom St, San Francisco (SoMa), powerhousebar.com