Now that the madness of the first presidential debate has passed, it’s time to turn our attention to the Vice Presidential candidates. While there’s no way this debate will have the watch-ability of the Presidential debate, it’s still worth watching. Watch it at one of these bars. Happy hour makes everything more fun.
This is an expressly pro-Hillary watch party, so keep that in mind if you’re a Trumper (I don’t think that’s a thing but I’m gonna make it one). Their happy hour runs from 4-7 p.m. with $2 off all pretzels, beer, wine and spirits. Stuff yourself with beer and pretzels and watch the debate from 9 to 10:30 p.m. Sidenote: Their weekly Monday happy hour special is 22% off women’s tabs to right the wrong of the pay gap. Hillary would approve of you drinking here.
Nellie’s usual drag bingo and karaoke is being cast aside for a week in favor of a debate watch party hosted by the Log Cabin Republicans of DC. So if you’re a Trumper (it’s catching on) and Mike Pence is more your guy than Tim Kaine, head to Nellie’s for $15 buckets of Bud products all night long.
What better place to watch the race to the White House than from mere blocks from the White House? Head to Blackfinn to watch the debate, and if you’re one of the first 50 people to the event, you get a free drink. The event starts at 8, but Blackfinn’s happy hour runs from 5- 7 p.m. and features an impressive selection of foods including fried chicken or poké tacos.
Capitol Hill’s 201 Bar offers has happy hour specials from 5 p.m. until close at 2 a.m. Watch the debate, then meditate on what you’ve just seen with your fellow bar-goers for 3 1/2 hours over $5 Stella, infused bourbon, or infused vodka. Perfect.
Head to the aptly titled President’s Room of this Georgetown pub for a selection of politically inspired drink specials and to catch the debate on their big screen. You can come by and start feeling (vice) presidential any time after 7:30 p.m.