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Where to Watch the 2016 Presidential Debates in Philadelphia

You're going to need a drink
Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump will face off in three televised debates this election year. Each debate will begin at 9 PM and the first will air on Monday, September 26; the second on Sunday, October 9; and the third on Wednesday, October 19. In the midst of those dates, vice presidential nominees Tim Kaine and Mike Pence will contend on Tuesday, October 4.
 
Now if you’re anything like us you’ll need to watch these debates with a drink in hand. Here are the bars in Philadelphia that will be screening the debates so you don’t have to go through this election season soberly. Know of any other bar showing the debates? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter.
 
Bars screening the Wednesday, October 22 debate:
 
The Delaware Waterfront bar will host a "Proudly Biased Viewing Party" for the third and final debate. They will celebrate Latinos for Trump foiunder Marco Gutierrez's infamous "threat" of "taco trucks on every corner" (he said it like that was a bad thing, come on!) by filling their outdoor beer garden, with, you guessed it—taco trucks! Tacos are $3 and so are Narragansett and Lionshead Beers.
 
Enjoy watch parties hosted by the guys of Talk Radio 1210 for all the debates this upcoming season. The first and third presidential debate parties will be held at Chickies and Pete’s in South Philly and the VP and second presidential debate will be held at their Parx Casino location. Guests will be treated to free crab fries and pizza.
 
Good Dog Bar: Screening the debate with subtitles.
 
The Industry: Screening the debate with subtitles.
 
Smokin' Betty'sScreening the debate with sound.
 
Cavanaugh's University City: Screening the debates with sound.
 
McGillin's: Screening the debate with sound & food/drink specials.

 

 

Events for the Monday, September 26 debate:
 
NBC10 is throwing a party of presidential proportions in the Main Room of the sports complex’s mega-bar. The watch party will run from 7–10:30 PM featuring a one hour live NBC10 broadcast.
 
This No Libs spot will be offering up food and drink specials while the debate is screened outside on the Piazza’s huge projector.
 
Good Morning America will be at this Center City haunt to film some live coverage. Stop by for drink and food specials including the “Trump Tower of Meatloaf” and “Hillary Hoagies.” Of course there will also be a candidate lookalike contest.
 
Visit this underground spot for some free bar snacks, drink specials and lots of political fodder during the debate. There is a $5 cover.
 
A 3 hour open bar will definitely cure any of your election woes. For aptly priced $20.16 you can enjoy a night of drinks, appetizers and scholarly discussion. Tickets can be purchased in advance here.
Hillary’s camp will be set up at Tavern on Broad and many other local spots. If you’re a Hillary fan and you RSVP on her site you’ll get half off drinks and appetizers. Other local Hillary watch parties can be found on her website here.
 
 
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