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Best Bars in Abilene to Sneak Out to During the Holidays

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The Holidays are great because we get that rare chance to see family and friends that we normally don’t see during the year. But, let’s face it, there’s only so much time we can spend with our family, during the holidays, before we need to decompress a bit.

So, for those of you looking for a little getaway while your family is still at your house, here’s a list of bars in Abilene you may want to visit for a cold one or two. Heck, you’ll probably see some old classmates you haven’t seen in years.



Jack Rabbit Slims


Jack Rabbit Slims is an awesome watering hole in Abilene that features pool, darts, hot bartenders and some serious killer big screens to catch all of the holiday games.

The lights are low to keep your family from recognizing you while you’re on your holiday retreat.

Jack Rabbit Slims is at 833 East Highway 80.

The Zone

The Zone Grill & Bar


The Zone Grill & Bar is an Abilene legend.

The Zone has a sports pub style bar and lounge offering up an array of cocktails, spirits, beer, wine, bar bites, food, live music, games and more with a welcoming feel.

The Zone is located at 4638 South 14th.


Firehouse Bar and Grill


The Firehouse Bar & Grill is an indoor/outdoor bar and grill that typically has a variety of live music on the weekend.

If you’re on 2 wheels then head to the Firehouse for your holiday escape as they feature fenced in bike parking. That’s a great way to keep hidden from the family during the holidays.

The Firehouse is located at 2074 Butternut.


Breakers Sports Bar


Breakers, formerly Cabo Billiards and Sports Bar, is one of the largest bars in town and is a great escape from the household hoopla, especially if you love to play pool.

They also house a ton of large screens so if you’re wanting to catch the game or the fight, then you’re in the right place.

Breakers Sports Bar is located at 1874 South Clack.


Seafood Tavern


The Seafood Tavern is not only a great restaurant, but also a nice little pub that hosts some of the finest musicians from the area.

You’ll find someone on stage any night of the week. With an authentic pub atmosphere and fun, fenced in patio, you can’t go wrong with tossing back a few while avoiding the family at the Tavern.

The Tavern is located at 1882 South Clack.


Buffalo Wild Wings


B Dubs (as it’s commonly called) is a popular watering hole for locals and visitors. If you’re wanting more of a sports bar atmosphere, then this is a great place to escape from the family.

Buffalo Wild Wings is at 4401 Ridgemont Drive.


Chelsea Street Pub


Chelsea Street Pub has live music Tuesday through Saturday and plenty of big screens to catch the games.

It’s a smaller, pub-like atmosphere that will keep you hidden from those invading your household.

Chelsea Street Pub is located in Mall of Abilene.

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Spanky P’s


Spanky P’s is one of Abilene’s newer bars. You’re guaranteed to get a super tasty & cold drink anytime you walk in. Along with that delicious beverage, you’ll always be greeted with a smile.

Spanky P’s has live music many weekends.

Spanky P’s is located at 2442 South 7th.

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Fat Boss’s Pub


Fat Boss’s Pub is located in Historic Downtown Abilene and open 7 days a week!

Home of the 8 hour Happy Hour from 11-7 Mon-Fri! Fat Boss’s Pub also has a kitchen serving up delicious food.

Fat Boss’s Pub is located at 216 Pine St, Abilene, Texas 79601.




Fatboy’s is a neighborhood bar with an extremely friendly atmosphere and the coldest beer in town.

Fatboy’s always has the games on. So swing on by for a great time with great friends.

Fatboy’s is located at 525 Arnold Blvd, Abilene, Texas 79605


Lones Star Bar


The Lone Star Bar is another one of those bars that will always greet you with a cold beer and smile.

You’re sure to make a new friend or 20 anytime you visit the Lone Star Bar.

The Lone Star Bar is located at 541 Arnold Blvd, Abilene, Texas 79605.

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Barley-Hoppers Drafthouse


Barley-Hoppers Drafthouse is Abilene’s largest craft beer bar, featuring 45 taps and about 80 bottles.

Barley-Hoppers is home to Abilene’s first Pint Night — you buy the beer and keep the glass. Barley-Hoppers features an outdoor patio/drinking area too.

Barley-Hoppers is located at 721 S 1st St, Abilene, Texas 79602


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