Things to Do Presidential debate viewing parties NYC: Drink deals for the Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump face-off By Dana Reszutek firstname.lastname@example.org Updated October 19, 2016 7:30 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will face off for a final debate on Wednesday, Oct. 19 -- this time at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Instead of curling up on the couch to watch the presidential debate, head to one of these bars to enjoy political discussion and a drink or two. Whether you're rooting for red or blue, these viewing events are offering drink deals that all parties can enjoy. The Ainsworth Photo Credit: The Ainsworth This high-end sports bar is hosting a debate party with a delicious twist: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump-themed burgers. The Ainsworth is teaming up with chef Stephen Yen and Schweid & Sons Burgers to created three styles for each candidate. The bar will then tally up burger votes to determine which dishes will remain on the menu throughout election season. (The Ainsworth, midtown location, 45 E. 33rd St., Manhattan, 9 p.m., theainsworth.com) Nitehawk Cinema Photo Credit: Nitehalk Cinema Head to Nitehawk to watch a debate that's sure to be truly cinematic. The movie theater and bar venue is playing the presidential debate on big screens in both its lobby bar area and its Lo-Res space. Enjoy Nitehawk's regular drink specials as you watch, including the "BETA," a Narragansett tallboy and whiskey shot for $7, the "VHS," a Tecate beer and a tequila shot for $8, and the "LASERDISC," a Lagunitas IPA with a Fernet Branca shot for $9. (Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, 9 to 10:30 p.m., nitehawkcinema.com) The Monro Pub Photo Credit: The Monro Pub This British pub in Park Slope will be playing the Clinton-Trump faceoff, serving up a variety of snacks and brews. Combine national politics with local elections, as Robert Carroll, who's running for the State Assembly from District 44, will be in attendance. (The Monro Pub, 481 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, 9 p.m., facebook.com/events) Housing Works Bookstore Cafe Photo Credit: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe Housing Works has teamed up with The UnConvention to host a mock debate and watch party. Comedians Keisha Zollar, Connor Ratliff, Aparna Nancherla and Jo Firestone will take part in the pre-show "debate," which will be followed by the live screening of the real thing. Each attendee will receive one free drink with the purchase of a ticket. (Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby St., Manhattan, 8 to 11:30 p.m., $8, housingworks.org) Therapy NYC Photo Credit: Therapy NYC Therapy NYC is hosting a Hillary Happy Hour and fundraiser, offering cocktails and treats from the lounge's menu. Two-for-one drink specials will be offered until 9 p.m., and the full food menu will be available during the debate. (Therapy NYC, 348 W. 52nd St., Manhattan, 7:30 to 11 p.m., $20 to $200, facebook.com/events) Tyron Public House Photo Credit: Tyron Public House This Inwood pub is combining its Sunday football specials with the presidential debate, giving patrons plenty of drink deals. Enjoy $6 drafts and $22 pitchers of Bronx Banner, $5 drafts and $15 pitchers of Narragansett beer, $4 PBR tall boys and $5 bottles of Bud Light. (Tyron Public House, 4740 Broadway, Manhattan, 9-10:30 p.m, facebook.com/events) Pacific Standard Photo Credit: Pacific Standard This Brooklyn bar, specializing in California brews, will be playing the debate, hosted by group Drinking Liberally. Join a blue-leaning crowd and enjoy $5 cans of All Day IPA and Pilsner, as well as $20 buckets with 5 cans of beer. (Pacific Standard, 82 4th Ave., Brooklyn, 8-11 p.m., facebook.com/events) Rudy's Bar and Grill Photo Credit: Rudy's Bar and Grill Rudy's Bar and Grill will be showing the debate with a $5 beer and shot deal, featuring the bar's house beer, "Rudy's blonde" and a shot of Bushmills Irish whiskey. (Rudy's Bar and Grill, 627 9th Ave., Manhattan, 8-11 p.m., facebook.com/events) Starr Bar Photo Credit: Starr Bar Head to Bushwick for a viewing party that's open for all party affiliations. Starr Bar will be playing the debate on the big screen, featuring drink specials throughout the night. Head there early to grab a seat and happy hour prices from 4 to 8 p.m. The night will start with a political comedy show hosted by Zilla Vodnas. (Starr Bar, 214 Starr St., Brooklyn, 8-11 p.m., facebook.com/events) The Saint Catherine Photo Credit: The Saint Catherine This Brooklyn bar has a giant projector screen TV in the back, with an additional TV at the bar so all patrons get a great view of the debate. Expect a big crowd, so get there early to enjoy a debate-themed cocktail -- and a seat. (The Saint Catherine, 660 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, 9-10:30 p.m., facebook.com/events) The Mockingbird Photo Credit: The Mockingbird This Alphabet City bar is showing the presidential debate with sound and offering plenty of specials on libations. Drink deals include $4 Shiner Bock drafts, a selection of $6 wines and $6 shots of Jameson. (The Mockingbird, 25 Ave. B, Manhattan, 7 p.m. to 4 a.m.) Black Forest Brooklyn Photo Credit: Black Forest Brooklyn Head to this German eatery to view the presidential debate on a big screen that's typically reserved for soccer matches. Head to Black Forest early to ensure a spot by the screen -- the restaurant won't be taking reservations for the debate. (Black Forest Brooklyn, 733 Fulton St., Brooklyn, blackforestbrooklyn.com) Double Wide Photo Credit: Double Wide Grab your politically minded friends and head to Double Wide for an evening of debates and deals. The bar will offer a $10 "burger & a beer" special, as well as $25 bottles of wine and $18 pitchers of craft beer. Double Wide will also host a debate menu with specialty dishes. (Double Wide, 505 E. 12th St., 8 to 11 p.m., eventbrite.com) Q.E.D. Photo Credit: Q.E.D. Combine this presidential debate with lots of laughs at this combination art, comedy and bar space. Comedians will add their political commentary throughout, and opening acts will perform before the nominees take the stage. Enjoy pre-debate bits from Frank Conniff, John Fugelsang and Myka Fox. (Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave., Queens, 9 to 10:30 p.m., $10, qedastoria.com) e's Bar Photo Credit: e's Bar An uptown debate party with two cocktails made special for this TV event, try The Hillary (made with gin, lemon, violet liqueur and club soda) or The Trump (gin, lemon, cranberry and club soda), for $9 each. (e's Bar, 511 Amsterdam Ave., Manhattan, e-barnyc.com) Campeon Photo Credit: Campeon This Union Square cantina is hosting a "Red, White & Blue Debate Night Party," featuring deals on domestic brews -- $3 bottles of Budweiser and $3 cans of PBR -- from 9 to 11 p.m. This bar gets crowded, so head there early -- or call for a reservation in advance. (Campeon, 9 E. 16th St., Manhattan, campeonnyc.com) Village Pourhouse Photo Credit: Village Pourhouse via Facebook Village Pourhouse will be serving debate night drink specials, including Donald Drumpf and Secret Server cocktails, which will be offered for $8 each from 8 to 11 p.m. The bar will also have an optional VIP tailgate open bar, featuring a wing buffet, from 7 to 9 p.m. for $40 per person. Tickets can be purchased via nightout.com. 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