The first presidential debate is upon us. On Monday, many locations on Capitol Hill will be showing the political equivalent of the NBA finals.
You can catch the debate on most of the major cable news networks. It airs at 9 p.m EST and will be hosted by “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt.
While some of you may want to stream the debate online in the comfort of your own home, others will probably want to watch Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump duke it out with the help of a few drinks and friends.
Watch on air …
- Fox News
Stream online …
- Most networks’ websites
Local bars and restaurants
Definitely Showing …Hawk ‘n’ Dove (329 Penn. Ave. SE): The legendary Capitol Hill bar has had its shares of ups and downs, with the group that owned it heading to bankruptcy court in 2014. However, it is now up and running. The place that was long a watering hole for senators and Supreme Court justices will surely welcome you.
Capitol Lounge (231 Penn. Ave. SE): The bar’s website says “No Politics. No Miller Lite” but come Monday, the bar will host Trump and Clinton impersonators while it shows the debate.
Union Pub and 201 Bar (201 Mass. Ave. NE) are hosting Cloture Club’s Presidential Debate Drinking Game. At Union Pub, pitchers of red and blue beer go for $14 and red and blue Jell-O Shots for $3. At 201, you can get buckets of Budweiser for $12.50 and $5 red and blue cocktails.
Maybe Showing …Tortilla Coast (400 First St. SE): The Capitol Hill Tex-Mex restaurant where House Speaker Paul D. Ryan waited tables as a young man is more infamous these days as a place where conservative members of Congress convene to cause headaches for establishment Republicans. The restaurant said it will likely show the debates.
Alex Gangitano contributed to this report.