A sign with Hillary Clinton's face in Las Vegas ahead of the first Democratic debate. If you're in D.C., drink with like-minded souls while watching her debate. Getty Images

Calling all District political junkies, it's time once again to put your drinking hats on and settle in for over two hours of nonstop presidential politics. Sure, the first Democratic debate is expected to be a bit more mild than the Republican bonanzas that preceded it -- really, it's hard to imagine something more wild than the first GOP debate -- but someone is bound to do something weird. Remember Lincoln Chafee? That's right, he'll be there: second to the right from Hillary Clinton (your right, not hers).

Whether or not Chafee can effectively piss off Clinton, there are still two and a half hours of a debate moderated by Anderson Cooper, and you may as well imbibe with some friends for the experience. Judging by some of the drinking games that have been posted online -- some ask you to drink if Cooper simply wears his glasses (what?) or if Bernie Sanders happens to have wild hair (double-what?) -- you might expect to get distracted by, say, your phone or literally anything else other than the Democrats onstage. But drinking with friends can be a good way to appreciate the subtleties of a debate, regardless of how entertaining it really is (on second thought, rules that get you to drink because candidates are onstage with their regular hairdos may be brilliant).

If you're looking for a place to drink with friends and listen to similar healthcare proposals, here are several places in Washington, D.C., that are hosting a party:

A sign with U.S. Sen Bernie Sanders' face in Las Vegas ahead of the first Democratic debate in Las Vegas. Getty

PredictIt Democratic Debate Party

Where: Union Pub, 201 Massachusetts Ave., NE

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Price: Free, register here.

Expect bingo, drink specials, drinking games (they call them "political sports")

D.C. Young Democrats Debate Watch Party

Where: Local 16 D.C., 1602 U St. NW

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: Free, RSVP here.

This party is hosted by the National Organization of Women D.C. chapter, Democratic Gain, the NAACP, the Democratic National Committee Youth Council and the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State.

National Press Club Debate Watch Party

Where: The National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Price: $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Get tickets here.

The Press Club will feature drinks named after the candidates. Clinton's is a Brooklyn Lager "brought to you by a remote server," O'Malley's is an Irish Coffee (decaf, what a burn!) and Chafee's is a Sea Breeze.

Hillary for America Debate Watch Party

Where: Black Finn, 1620 I street, NW

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.

Price: Free, go here for more info.

Bernie Sanders Debate Watch Party

Where: The Manor D.C., 1327 Connecticut Ave, NW

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: Free, go here for more info.

Team O'Malley Debate Watch Party

Where: Stetson's Famous Bar & Grill, 1610 U St., NW

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: Free, go here for more info.