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Where to Watch: Washington, D.C. Bars Showing the Presidential Debates

Where to Watch: Washington, D.C. Bars Showing the Presidential Debates

President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will meet in three televised debates this year, each beginning at 9 PM: October 3, October 16 and October 22. In between, Vice President Joe Biden will spar with counterpart Paul Ryan on October 11. While these conversations might shed light on what’s in store for America, there’s no reason to face that future empty handed. Below are several bars throughout Washington, D.C. where you can contemplate our government, and the U.S. political process in general, with a brew or cocktail in hand. Know of another bar showing the debates? Let us know in the comments.

1920DC: Showing debates upstairs with sound on, discussion afterwards, $5 Jameson all night, all attendees will receive a raffle ticket, winner will receive three bottle set of Ciroc.

Acacia Bistro & Wine Bar: Showing debates with sound on.

Art and Soul: Showing debates in the bar area, $13 special Swing State Cocktails through the inauguration

Biergarten Haus: Showing debates with sound on.

Blue Banana: Showing debates with sound on all 9 TVs, $4 Red and Blue Shooters all night

Brasserie Beck: Showing debates with sound on, featured drink specials.

Busboys and Poets: Showing debates with sound on.

Crystal City Sports Pub: Showing debates with sound on.

Darnell’s Bar: Showing debates with sound on, extended happy hour specials all night

Irish Whiskey: Showing debates with sound on, specials on Whiskey flights, Jameson cocktails, and seasonal beers.

LIMA Lounge: Showing debates with sound on; extended happy hour specials all night.

Madam’s Organ: Showing debates with sound on at the back bar, 2nd floor, and tiki bar.

Masa 14: Showing debates with subtitles; Oct 16, all night happy hour featuring $4 Yuengling, Dos Equis, and Amstel Light drafts, $4 house red or white wine, $4 cocktails, $4 small plates; Oct 22nd, half price bottles of wine from 5 PM to 11 PM.

Meridian Pint: Showing debates with sound on.

Nellie's Sports Bar: Showing debates with sound on.

Policy: Showing debates with sound on in the main dining room, $5 “Race to the White House” cocktails before 8 PM, $8 after, Basil Barack Berry or Pomegra”Mitt” Mojito.

PS 7’s: Showing debates with sound on.

RFD: Showing debates with sound on.

The 201 Bar: Showing debates with sound on, $3 Bud Light drafts, $4 Jameson shots, $4 Red and Blue State cocktails, $5 specialty cocktails, $1 off all craft beer bottles, $6 flatbread pizzas after 9 PM.

The Queen Vic: Showing debates with sound on; Oct 3 keywords are “middle class”, “economy”, or “small business.”

Touchdown: Showing debates with sound on; happy hours before and after the debates.

Town Tavern: Showing debates with sound on.

Union Pub: Showing debates with sound on, $8 buckets of Bud or Bud Light bottles, $5 Stoli cocktails

Wisdom: Showing debates with sound on, hosting Debate Bingo for each debate with loads of prizes.

Zengo: Showing debates with sound on, happy hour extended to 9 PM for all debates.

 

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