The Best Places to be for SantaCon this Weekend

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It’s that time of year again where the NYC streets will be filled with dressed up Santas. If you’re unfamiliar with this celebratory day, Santacon is a charitable Santa Claus convention that happens once a year to spread holiday joy. This year it takes place on Saturday, December 14th starting at 10 a.m. Get out your dusty Santa hats and costumes, and get ready for one of the craziest days of the years in NYC. Kids go wild in their Santa gear. We’re here to help you find the best bars to feel your best Santa self at. Follow us on @asemblco to keep up with where Santa will go.

Most of the venues are luckily free to enter and have no cover, however, there are some “special venues” that require a $12 donation (since Santacon is technically for a charitable cause). Those spots usually have more to offer though, i.e. bigger and better decorations, a DJ, and other additional perks. Also at the places that require something to enter, you’re usually given a SantaCon swag item to take home. Now let’s get to the list of best bars to be at for SantaCon:

Special Santa Venues 

Sony Hall Santa Spectacular (235 W 46th St) 
The Ainsworth East (45 E 33rd St) 
SOLAS (232 E 9th St) 
230 Fifth Ave (230 5th Ave) 
Clinton Hall 36 (16 W 36th St) 
TAJ II (48 W 21st St) 
SideBAR (118 E 15th St) 
Slate NY (54 W 21st St) 
Local NYC (W 33St & 8th Ave) 
The Ainsworth Chelsea (122 W 26th St) 
Lucy’s Cantina Royal (34th St and 8th) 
The Tailor (505 8th Ave) 
Doux (59 W 21st St) 
The VNYL (100 3rd Ave) 
The Liberty (29 W 35th St) 
The Pennsy (2 Penn Plaza) 
5th and Mad (7 E 36th St) 

East Village Venues 

Phoenix Bar (447 E 13th St) 
Nowhere Bar (322 E 14th St) 
Doc Holliday’s (141 Ave A) 
Pink’s (242 E 10th St) 
Professor Thom’s (219 2nd Ave) 
Plug Uglies (256 3rd Ave) 
Crocodile Lounge (325 E 14th St) 
Coyote Ugly (153 1st Ave) 
Vazac Horseshoe Bar (108 Ave B) 
Juke Bar (196 2nd Ave) 
Central Bar (109 E 9th St) 
The Continental (25 3rd Ave) 
Finnerty’s (221 2nd Ave) 
Machos NYC (118A E 15th St) 

Midtown Venues

Stout Grand Central (60 E 41st St) 
Blarney Stone (410 8th Ave) 
Rattle ‘n Hum West (309 W 39th St) 
Feile (131 W 33rd St) 
Stout NYC-Flagship (133 W 33rd St) 
Bounce Sporting Club (55 W 21st St) 
Brother Jimmy’s BBQ (416 8th Ave) 
Pennsylvania 6 (132 W 31st St) 
Brother Jimmy’s (181 Lexington Ave) 
Blarney Rock (137 W 33rd St) 
The Australian Bar (20 W 38th St) 
American Whiskey (247 W 30th St) 
Tempest (407 8th Ave) 
Foleys NY (18 W 33rd St) 
The Storehouse (69 W 23rd St) 
Jack Doyle’s (240 W 35th St) 
John Sullivan’s (210 W 35th St) 
Rick’s Cabaret (48 W 33rd St) 
Hoops Cabaret (50 W 33rd St) 
Slattery’s Midtown (8 E 36th St) 
American Hall (29 W 36th St) 
The Hog Pit (37 W 26th St) 
Public House NYC (140 E 41st St) 
Peter Dillon’s Pub (2 E 36th St) 
Beer Authority (300 W 30th St) 
Dewey’s Pub (135 W 30th St) 
Reichenbach Beer Hall (5 W 37th St) 
The Keg Room NYC (53 W 36th St) 
Playwright Irish Pub (27 W 35th St) 
Karaoke City (22 W 32nd St) 
Mustang Harry’s (352 7th Ave) 
Stone Creek Lounge (140 E 27th St) 
Legends (6 W 33rd St) 

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