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Where to Watch the GOP and Democratic Convention Speeches in D.C.

Politics is always more fun with alcohol

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Nothing says "D.C." like getting friends together at a bar to watch an event like the State of the Union address or the Presidential debates. The Republican and Democratic Conventions offer even more political fun.

Here are some solid options where enthusiasts or jeerers can watch the parties officially nominate their respective candidates: Too jaded to care about politics? Then numb the pain caused by politicians' empty words with lots of drinks.

City Tap House
901 9th St. NW
The deal: Order an all-American beer flight and a bite on Thursday, July 21 and Thursday, July 28. For $20.16, convention watchers can get a hot pretzel with mustard paired with four beers from 21st Amendment Brewery. The special will be available from 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. on both days.

Lincoln
1110 Vermont Ave. NW
The deal: The restaurant named after the former president is fittingly offering a special for the conventions. Their Trump and Clinton themed cocktails are back this week. Try them while watching the convention and place a vote for the candidates with an order. Find more information here.

Nellie's Sports Bar
900 U St. NW
The deal: The U Street bar is also planning to show coverage of the RNC on July 21 from 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m.

Number Nine
1435 P St. NW
The deal: The bar is already gearing up to watch Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech on July 28 at 9 p.m.

Union Pub
201 Massachusetts Ave. NE
The deal: Union Pub had $1 jello shots during Trump's speech.

Penn Social
801 E St. NW
The deal: Attend the RNC (July 18-21) and DNC (July 25-28) watch parties with games and drink specials like themed punches ($5) and Miller Lites and Yuengling ($4). Read all about the events here.

Shaw's Tavern
520 Florida Ave. NW
The deal: The restaurant plans to show coverage on the night of Trump's speech, starting at 7:30 p.m. on July 21.

Ventnor
2411 18th St. NW
The deal: The Adams Morgan sports bar will be showing every night of both conventions during the next two weeks. Ventnor promises convention-themed food and drink specials during the coverage.

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