Although many restaurants and bars are closed on Christmas Day, a number of local spots stay open. Here's a list of five eateries and watering holes ready to welcome you with open arms. The best part? No reservations required.
329 Flatbush Avenue (near the intersection of Carlton) 718-638-1995
789 Franklin Avenue (between Lincoln Place and St. Johns Place) 718-774-0624
Columnist about the dumplings, moo shu, and egg rolls at this popular Chinese food takeout mecca.
655 Vanderbilt Avenue (between Park Place and Prospect Place) 718-398-7776
Korma, kebobs, and a plethora of tasty curries await at this eat-in or order-from . Try one of the mango lassi yogurt drinks and you'll soon be saying, "Egg nog, who?"
629 Vanderbilt Avenue (at intersection of St. Marks Ave.) 718-230-8393
Dig in to hearty comfort fare like burgers, beer-battered onions and pierogies at and thank your lucky stars for the $3 drafts during happy hour from 12 to 7 p.m.
583 Vanderbilt Avenue (at the corner of Dean Street) 718-857-5777
Known primarily as a haven for "footie" (er, soccer) fans, this casual, eco-friendly bar offers an array of culinary choices from Cajun Bread Pudding to Pulled Pork Sliders and good old-fashioned Meatloaf.