by Tara Morgan
Christmas is exhausting. This year, why not kick your feet up after you finishing wrapping your last present? Let someone else sweat over glazing the ham, casseroling the green beans and scalloping the potatoes. Here’s a list of restaurants that will welcome your lazy, Christmas-weary head on the December 25 with open arms and tall glasses of wine.
Restaurants open Christmas Day:
• Berryhill & Co., 121 N. Ninth St., 208-387-3553, berryhillandco.com. Open for dinner starting at 5 p.m.
• Chandlers Steakhouse, 981 W. Grove St., 208-383-4300, chandlersboise.com. Open 4 p.m.-10 p.m., featuring the regular menu with a few entree specials.
• Cottonwood Grille, 913 W. River St., 208-333-9800, cottonwoodgrille.com. Open for dinner starting at 4 p.m. Make a reservation.
• Denny's, 2580 Airport Way, 208-344-9092, dennys.com. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week without any holiday closures.
• The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., 208-342-4288, theflicksboise.com. Dinner at the cafe and show times starting at 4 p.m. Opening two new movies: I Love You Phillip Morris and The King’s Speech.
• Kyoto Japanese Steakhouse, 6002 W. Fairview Ave., 208-378-8808. Open 4 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
• Madhuban, 6930 W. State St., 208-853-8215, madhubanindiancuisine.com. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with a FREE lunch buffet.
• Modern Hotel and Bar, 1314 West Grove Street, 208-424-8244, themodernhotel.com. Open for food and drinks, 4 p.m.-12 a.m.
• Murphy's Seafood Bar & Grill, 1555 Broadway Ave., 208-344-3691, cishenanigans.com. Open from Noon-8 p.m.
• Sa-Wad-Dee Thai, 1890 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian, 208-884-0701, sawaddeethai.com. Open from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. with live music.
• Thai Cuisine, 6777 W. Overland Road, 208-658-0516, boisethaicuisine.com. Open noon-10 p.m.
Or maybe you already slogged through Christmas dinner with the fam and want to cap off your evening at a watering hole far, far away from your charades-playing extended cousins. Here are a few bars filled with wise men and women willing to pour you a stiff one in Christ’s honor.
Bars open Christmas day:
• 44 Club, 4340 W. State St., 208-344-0693. Open from Noon-2 a.m.
• Lucky Dog Tavern, 2223 Fairview Ave., 208-333-0074, luckydogtavern.com. Open 7 p.m-2 a.m.
• Modern Hotel and Bar, 1314 West Grove Street, 208-424-8244, themodernhotel.com. Open from 4 p.m.-12 a.m.
• Mulligan's, 1009 W. Main St., 208-336-6998. Open from 6 p.m.-2 a.m.
• Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., 208-343-0886, neurolux.com, Open from Noon-2 a.m.
• Pengilly’s, 513 W Main St., 208-345-6344.
• Suds Tavern, 1024 Broadway Ave., 208-345-9656, sudstavern.com. Open 6 p.m.-2 a.m.
Know of any other spots serving food or booze on Christmas day? Hit us up in the comments.