Just because you weren’t able to snag a seat at Hofstra University when Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in the first presidential debate on Monday night, doesn’t mean you can’t tune into the highly anticipated showdown with a large group of strangers or friends.
Washington, D.C., is a one-industry town packed with political junkies, many of whom will remain in the nation's capital instead of seeing the debate live in New York. There are plenty of public places to enjoy the debate around The District in what’s expected to be among the more entertaining political duels in recent memory.
Check out our list of bars in D.C. where you can watch the Clinton-Trump debate.
201 Bar: This popular Capitol Hill spot will be serving blue and red specialty cocktails for $5, and buckets of Budweiser for $12.50 along with their normal happy-hour specials which include $5 Devil's Backbone draughts and half-priced wine bottles.
Capitol Lounge: Located just a two blocks away from the Metro Stop Capitol South on the Orange/Blue Line, Capitol Lounge will give spectators more than just a slew of TVs and drink specials for the debate. The lounge will also have Trump and Clinton impersonators on hand, as well.
Masa 14: This restaurant-lounge 1825 14th St NW serves Latin and Asian cuisine with a rooftop and plenty of televisions. In 2012, they showed the debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney with subtitles in case the person next you can't stop yapping.
Pennsylvania 6: Perhaps you’d like to keep it classy while slurping down oysters and sipping on champagne like businessman Trump. If so, then Pennsylvania 6, located in the heart of downtown D.C., is just the place for you. The raw bar will be offering happy-hour specials from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. including $1 Chesapeake Bay oysters, $5 oyster shooters, $7 house red and white wines, $1 off drafts, and $10 champs.
Republicans MeetUp.Com Watch Party at Ventnor Sports Cafe: Check out the website for all the details.
Presidential Debate Watch Party at The Hamilton Live: The Atlantic and the Aspen Institute will host a live viewing of the debate with a panel of experts, along with a cocktail reception.