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11 Boozy Best Bets to Avoid Watching the Debates

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Last week, we brought you a list of bars and restaurants hosting parties and drink specials for presidential debate viewers. We've also mapped out where to eat and drink your Election 2012 decisions with menu polling gimmicks. Now that it's Biden and Ryan's turn at tonight's 9 p.m. vice presidential matchup, let's take a look at the flip side: where to go to avoid the presidential debates as much as possible. If for whatever reason you are over the whole thing, here's 11 not-so-political spots in DC where tonight will be business as usual. OK, so this being DC, someone might tune a television to CNN, but it won't be a big, huge deal.

Got any other suggestions? Leave 'em in the comments.

—Adele Chapin

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Raven

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3125 Mt Pleasant St NW
Washington, DC 20010
202-387-8411

2. Sahra Lounge

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1200 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002
202-808-2450

3. Rock and Roll Hotel

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1353 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

4. Jay's Saloon

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3114 10th St N
Arlington, VA 22201

5. Pharmacy Bar

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2337 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-483-1200

6. Granville Moore's

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1238 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

7. Black Cat's Red Room

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1811 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

8. William Jeffrey's Tavern

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2301 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204
703-746-6333

9. Redline

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707 G St NW
Washington, DC 20001

10. Mr. Henry’s

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601 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003

11. Looking Glass Lounge

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3634 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20010

1. The Raven

3125 Mt Pleasant St NW, Washington, DC 20010
3125 Mt Pleasant St NW
Washington, DC 20010

2. Sahra Lounge

1200 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
1200 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

3. Rock and Roll Hotel

1353 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
1353 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

4. Jay's Saloon

3114 10th St N, Arlington, VA 22201
3114 10th St N
Arlington, VA 22201

5. Pharmacy Bar

2337 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
2337 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

6. Granville Moore's

1238 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
1238 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

7. Black Cat's Red Room

1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
1811 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

8. William Jeffrey's Tavern

2301 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204
2301 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204

9. Redline

707 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001
707 G St NW
Washington, DC 20001

10. Mr. Henry’s

601 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003
601 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003

11. Looking Glass Lounge

3634 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010
3634 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20010

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