Spending time with family on Thanksgiving is awesome, but just like gravy, there’s a point at which you can have too much of a good thing. You know you’re getting close when Grandpa ditches the wine for a glass of whiskey and your great aunt starts complaining about Syrian refugees. After the pie is sliced and after the dishes are piled by the sink, make your escape to one of these bars on Thanksgiving. Don't forget to pour a little on the floor for Ships and Club Schmitz.
Lakewood Landing (pictured above)
Open at 8 p.m. with no kitchen. Of course there’s no kitchen, but the Guinness beer will be flowing, and the jukebox will be ready to take all of your quarters.
Charlie Papaceno’s new Cedars bar will open at 8 p.m., with the man himself arriving later in the evening. Abandon your usual and let Charlie make you something off the cuff. The holidays call for something special.
Doors open at 7 p.m. with Good Luck Karaoke kicking off at 10 p.m. If the singing isn’t your thing, just escape to their back patio.
You’re never alone when you’re at the bar at Windmill Lounge. The drinks are stiff, the lighting is low and the conversation flows as freely as the cocktails. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Ten Bells Tavern
Oak Cliff's best pub is closing the kitchen but the bar will be open at 5 p.m.
Eight Bells Alehouse
Fair Park newcomer Eight Bells Alehouse will also open at 5 p.m. with a closed kitchen. If you're starving (is that possible?) and you ask nicely, they'll give you a can of tuna and some crackers.
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