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NYC bars hosting Democratic presidential debate parties

Don't watch the Democratic presidential debates alone. Bars

Don't watch the Democratic presidential debates alone. Bars across the city are hosting viewing parties. Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

The Democratic presidential debates continue Thursday night when New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand joins nine other hopefuls in Miami.

Ten of the candidates sparred Wednesday night, after the 20 candidates who qualified were split equally across the two evenings by a random drawing. Read about the moments that stood out in the first debate here.

Bars across the city are hosting their own viewing parties; let the drinking games commence. Below are some of our best bets.

Drinking Liberally debate watch
Rudy's Bar and Grill, 627 Ninth Ave., Manhattan
June 27 at 7:30 p.m.

The group Drinking Liberally is gathering in Hell's Kitchen in the backyard of Rudy's Bar. It is free to attend.

Shots and trivia at Tale Brooklyn
683 Fifth Ave., South Slope
June 27, from 9 to 11 p.m.

Tale, a new hip bar with a patio, will be screening the debate and hosting a night of trivia and shots.

Brooklyn Democratic clubs party
Circa Brewing Co., 141 Lawrence St., Brooklyn
June 27, from 8 to 11 p.m.

Hang out with Brooklyn's Democratic clubs and committees at a watch party at Circa Brewing Co., which will offer drink specials, wood-fired pizza and more. It's free to attend.

Midtown debate watch party
RPM Underground, 244 W. 54th St., Manhattan
June 27, from 8 to 11 p.m.

Catch night two at a music-themed bar and karaoke venue, which will start at 8 p.m. with the screening of Montana Gov. Steve Bullock's New Hampshire appearance (Bullock didn't make the debate cut). It's free to attend.

NYC Neoliberal Project watch party
Gebhard's Beer Culture, 228 W. 72nd St., Manhattan
June 27, from 8:30 to 11 p.m.

Night two at Gebhard's will include games, prizes and drinks. It's free to attend.

LGBTQ rights town hall and debate watch party
Capri Ristorante, 145 Mulberry St.
June 27, 6:30 to 10 p.m.

Italian politician and LGBTQ rights activist Alessandro Zan will speak to the New York chapter of the Italian Democratic Party. The debate will be screened at 9 p.m. It's also free to attend.


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