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Where to watch the Republican debate in New York City

The presidential candidates from the Grand Old Party will face off yet again on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 9 p.m. and you can watch all of the action from the comfort of one of these New York City venues.

Some of these spots will be hosting viewing parties for the prime-time debate, so you can enjoy a round of politics with your round of drinks.

Get into the political spirit by sitting elbow to elbow with your fellow Americans at one of these watch parties.

Banter, Brooklyn

No cover, huge screens, $20 pitchers, $6 snifters
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No cover, huge screens, $20 pitchers, $6 snifters of Calvados. Who could ask for anything more?

If you are looking to watch the Republican presidential debate in Williamsburg, simply get yourself to Banter.

132 Havemeyer St., Brooklyn, 718-599-5200,

12th Street Ale House, Manhattan

Looking for a venue with no cover
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Looking for a venue with no cover charge, discounted drinks, and prime seating to view the debate? 12th Street Ale House's motto is "have a drink on the corner," and that's just what you should do!

The ale house is a friendly neighborhood hangout that has happy hour every day until 8 p.m. Most drinks (including high end liquor) will be under $4. 12th Street will have the sound on for the debate, so you won't miss a word.

12th Street Ale House, 192 Second Ave., (212) 253-2323,

The Metropolitan Republican Club, Manhattan

If you're a red-blooded Republican, this club
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If you're a red-blooded Republican, this club is the place for you.

The organization will be having a watch party for Thursday's debate, accompanied by a guest lecture by Mark Langfan, chairman of Americans for a Safe Israel and senior fellow at the London Center. His speech is entitled "The Middle East's Black-Gold Triangle: The Real Battlefield."

Tickets for the event are $10 for members, and $20 for nonmembers. To save your seat, email Doors open at 7.

Metropolitan Republican Club, 122 E. 83rd St., (212) 288-8606,

Raven's Head Public House, Queens

Fill up on bar bites and drinks for
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Fill up on bar bites and drinks for the Republican debate at this spot in Astoria.

Raven's Head will screen the debate with sound. Drink specials include $3 PBR, $4 UFO Pale Ale draft beer, $20 beer buckets, $5 Fireball shots and dinner specials along with their regular menu until midnight.

Raven's Head Public House, 3804 Broadway, Astoria, (718) 777-7565,

The Grafton, Manhattan

Head over to The Grafton to catch the
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Head over to The Grafton to catch the debate and delight in the beer and shot specials at this family-run Irish pub and sports bar in the East Village.

The Grafton, 126 First Ave., (212) 228-8580,


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