Nothing says "D.C." like getting friends together at a bar to watch a political event like a Presidential debate or the State of the Union. Here are five solid options where enthusiasts or jeerers can watch the Republican candidates face off this evening:
3718 14th St. NW
The deal: Red Derby will show the second debate (starting at 9 p.m.) on the big screen on two floors— both downstairs in the bar and on their upstairs patio.
Ventnor Sports Cafe
2411 18th St. NW
The deal: Ventnor promises 40 televisions turned towards the debate this evening.
Busboys & Poets
The deal: All Busboys & Poets throughout the city will be showing both rounds of debates this evening. The gathering place tends to draw a politically-savvy crowd.
231 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
The deal: PredictIT is hosting a debate watch party with drink specials and games like "Pin the Toupee on Trump" and debate bingo. More information is available here.
Bayou on Penn
2519 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
The deal: Marco Rubio supporters are gathering here to watch the debate while enjoying drink specials like $4 Miller Lites and Bud Lights and $5 glasses of house wine. More information is available here.