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Republican National Convention: Where to watch in NYC

Even if you’re not in Cleveland this week to attend the GOP Convention, there are plenty of great venues ideal for watch parties in New York City.

This year’s convention, themed “Make America Great Again,” will be held July 18-21 and will host 2,472 delegates from around the nation.

Here are our top picks for the best locations to watch Donald Trump officially accept the Republican nomination.

Pacific Standard

This West Coast-themed bar has been a go-to
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This West Coast-themed bar has been a go-to for political junkies ever since the bar began screening election coverage in 2008. This year, Pacific Standard will be setting up two screens - with sound! - in the front and back rooms during the RNC so you'll hear everything. There's no cover charge, only a one-drink minimum. Happy hour will be extended for the entire night, with $1 off all drinks. Get there early: The bar is expected to hit capacity at least an hour and a half beforehand.  

Location: 82 4th Ave, Brooklyn

Phone Number: (718) 858-1951

Rudy's Bar & Grill

This casual dive bar is super affordable ($5
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This casual dive bar is super affordable ($5 wine!) and has a nice selection of draft beers, along with hot dogs. It's also the chosen venue for the NYC chapter of Drinking Liberally, part of a national organization that hosts social events around progressive politics. Join Drinking Liberally for their viewing party or go with friends (or both). Rudy's is cash only, so you'll want to bring a lot of change if you're staying there all night.  

Location: 627 9th Ave, Hell's Kitchen

Phone Number: 646-707-0890

Metropolitan Republic Club

The Metropolitan Republican Club will be hosting an
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The Metropolitan Republican Club will be hosting an RNC Watch Party at their headquarters on the final night of the convention. Tickets are $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the party won't end until after Trump's speech at 10 p.m. Pizza, snacks, soda, beer and wine will be served. RSVP is recommended.  

Location: 122 E. 83rd St., Manhattan

Phone Number: 212-288-8606

Charlies Bar & Kitchen

Got a group of six or more? You
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Got a group of six or more? You can reserve the back room of Charlies Bar & Kitchen (closed on Mondays) and watch the Republican National Convention on a large television screen with sound. There are also two smaller television screens in the main restaurant and bar space. To make a reservation, send an email to: info@charliebarkitchen.com or give them a call.

Location: 112 Lincoln Ave, Bronx

Phone Number: 718-684-2338

Village Pourhouse

This sports bar located in East Village has
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This sports bar located in East Village has nearly 20 high-definition television screens, so there's no way you'll be able to miss a single moment of the RNC. Bonus: No cover charge.

Location: 64 3rd Ave, East Village

Phone Number: 212-979-BEER

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