The time has nearly arrived for the third and final presidential debate, and it might be worthy of a strong cocktail.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will go head-to-head one last time on the debate stage, and it’s sure to be an unforgettable match between the two presidential candidates. The debate will take place Wednesday at 9 p.m. Major networks, including CNN and PBS, plan to live stream the event. It will run for 90 minutes uninterrupted and will be held at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.
The debate will be moderated by Chris Wallace of Fox News, and the central topics for the evening will include immigration, the economy, debt and entitlements, and the Supreme Court, among other issues of discussion, according to CNN.
With the final debate right around the corner, it might be best to stake out a location ahead of time to beat the crowds. Anheuser-Busch recently released a survey that revealed that out of more than 1,000 beer-drinking, registered voters, 84 percent of those surveyed preferred to come together to discuss a political issue over a beer -- so you'll be in good company.
Below are a selection of the top bars and restaurants to check out in Washington, D.C., and New York City while you watch the final presidential debate.
1. Pennsylvania 6 DC: This restaurant and bar is an excellent standby and has hosted watch parties for every debate. From 9 p.m. through 10:30 p.m., Pennsylvania 6 DC is offering $5 oyster shooters, $1 Chesapeake Bay Oysters, $1 off drafts, $7 house wines and $10 for champagne.
2. Nellie’s Sports Bar: Nellie’s will be kicking off the debates at 9 p.m. Order $15 buckets of Bud products all night long.
3. Busboys & Poets: The community gathering locations will be hosting debate watch parties throughout all of its locations. We suggest visiting the cultural hotspot at its flagship location at 14th and V Street to watch, 9 p.m. through 10:30 p.m.
4. Sax: The enormous event space is the setting for a debate watch party hosted by the National Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, the Washington Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Greater Washington Area Chapter, the National Society of Black Engineers and the Women Lawyers Division. This is the event to hit for mingling, food and politically inspired beverages. Be sure to get there ahead of time. The Eventbrite page discloses that it’s first come, first served unless you hold a reservation for dinner.
6. The Ainsworth: A Food Network “Chopped” winner, celebrity chef Stephen Yen, has partnered with Schweid & Sons Burgers to host Chef Yen’s Presidential Debate Pregame & Viewing Party at The Ainsworth in Manhattan’s Midtown district. Guests will be able to indulge in Clinton and Trump-themed burgers (dinner and drinks will be available starting at 7 p.m.).
7. Union Hall: The event will have both downstairs and upstairs seating, and there will be drink specials and a big screen.
8. The Standard: The hotel’s Café will have the debate on a “HUGE” screen and will have a variety of drink and snack specials on hand. Arrive early, as seating will be first come, first served.
9. Banter: Drink specials at this bar will include $7 cocktails with fun names like “The Obama Care” and “The Mindless Undecided,” among others. Warning: The doors here will close at capacity, so head there well before 9 p.m.
10. Bowery Bay: This Astoria-based bar will be hosting Debate Bingo during the debate.