Christmas means different things to different people. For some, it's spending time with family, singing carols, opening presents -- you know the drill. For others, it means time off work to blow off some steam. This article is for the latter.
Not every bar/restaurant is open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or Boxing Day (for you Canucks out there), but a few spots WILL be opening their doors:
- More than 1,200 people are expected to show up at the Matzo Ball on Christmas Eve, hosted by the Society of Jewish Singles at Crobar.
- In keeping with the Jewish theme, spin over to The Fifty/50 on Christmas Eve for "The Manischewitz Incident." This is a party for those of you who have no intention of waking up early on Christmas morning.
- Several Chicago Bears players are expected to in the house -- and in a celebratory mood -- for a Christmas Eve bash at Ontourage Nightclub (157 W. Ontario). The event is sponsored by the Black Young Professionals of Chicago. Ladies are admitted free until 12 a.m.
- Have you been good or bad this holiday season? Find out at Smoke Daddy's Good/Bad Santa holiday party on Christmas Eve. Your "gifts" may include beer, shots and condoms.
- By Christmas Day, you may be looking for an escape from the relatives. Thankfully there's no let-up on the city's night scene. Check out Old School Rewind at Underground, eat at Cafe des Architectes or Farmerie 58, or jam with Lil Louis at Crobar.
Make sure to have a Merry Alternative Christmas, and if you do go out -- be sure to tip your server REALLY well.