So you’ve made it through another year of the family, the stress, the arguments and the awkwardness of Uncle Jim’s didn’t-stay-in-Vegas fiance. (“Did she escape from the circus?” “No, San Quentin.”)

Dammit, you need a drink.

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. A variety of Mission bars will be open on Christmas day to bring out that inner Christmas cheer.

Most of these purveyors of liquid relief will be unlocking their doors a few hours later than a normal Friday. Neighborhood stalwart Clooney’s, on the other hand, will be available from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m., as usual.

OPEN ON CHRISTMAS (In alphabetical order):

500 Club (500 Guerrero St)
Amnesia (853 Valencia St)
Bender’s (806 S Van Ness Ave)
Casanova Lounge (527 Valencia St)
Cava 22 (3239 22nd St)
Clooney’s (1401 Valencia St)
Dalva (3121 16th St)
Delirium (3139 16th St)
El Tin Tan (3065 16th St)
Elixir (3200 16th St)
Elbo Room (647 Valencia St)
Jack’s (2545 24th St)
Latin American Club (3286 22nd St)
Mission Bar (2695 Mission St)
Shotwell’s (3349 20th St)
SOM. (2925 16th St)
Uptown (200 Capp St)
Wellcome Bar (2074 Mission St)
Zeitgeist (199 Valencia St)

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Anrica is a science reporter and twice Cal grad, with a degree in engineering and a master of journalism. She's a Bay Area native and lives in Oakland. She's enjoyed wide-ranging professional endeavors, including shoveling manure, researching human signaling proteins, volunteering in a leprosy hospital, using an atomic force microscope, and modeling the electricity grid.

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