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Where to Get Drunk While Watching the Debate Tonight

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If you're planning on watching the first presidential debate tonight at 9 p.m., Washington restaurateurs are hoping you'd rather do that while sipping on a cocktail named after Obama or Romney. Yes, regardless of political persuasion, restaurants and bars are using discussion of the important issues of the day as an excuse to party. Here are 11 local spots throwing presidential debate viewing parties this evening with a variety of food and drink specials, from $14 craft cocktails right on down to two-for-one beer specials. And, don't forget all the bars and restaurants offering presidential-polling-themed specials.

—Adele Chapin

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Cashion's Eat Place

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1819 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009

2. 1331 Bar & Lounge

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1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

3. The Madison's PostScript

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1177 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

4. The Jefferson DC

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1200 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

5. Le Zinc

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3714 Macomb St NW
Washington, DC 20016
202-686-2015

6. 201 Bar

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201 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002

7. Local 16

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1602 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009

8. Bar Dupont

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1500 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

9. Boqueria

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1837 M St NW
Washington, DC 20036

10. Busboys and Poets

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2021 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

11. Shaw's Tavern

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520 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

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1. Cashion's Eat Place

1819 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009
1819 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009

2. 1331 Bar & Lounge

1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

3. The Madison's PostScript

1177 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
1177 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

4. The Jefferson DC

1200 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
1200 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

5. Le Zinc

3714 Macomb St NW, Washington, DC 20016
3714 Macomb St NW
Washington, DC 20016

6. 201 Bar

201 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
201 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002

7. Local 16

1602 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009
1602 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009

8. Bar Dupont

1500 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
1500 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

9. Boqueria

1837 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036
1837 M St NW
Washington, DC 20036

10. Busboys and Poets

2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
2021 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

11. Shaw's Tavern

520 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
520 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

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