The final Presidential debate takes place on October 19 at 9 p.m. and plenty of bars in NYC are gearing up for an explosive night. Here are five places that are celebrating with drink specials, politically-curated cocktails, and more. By Carly Petrone.
See website for various locations The Ainsworth understands just how stressful this election has been. Stop in to watch the final debate and sip on the “The Hill Yes, “I’m with Her,” “Art of the Deal,” and the “D-Nald” cocktails. The “I’m With Her” is simply vodka or gin with an olive or citrus twist. If you’re in the mood for something with a bit of a bite then order “The Hill Yes!” This creation is made with Bullleit Rye, Campari, orange juice, simple syrup, lemon, and Angostura bitters. “The Art of the Deal” is classic, boozy, and all business. This one is made with Crown Royale Rye, sweet vermouth, and a few dashes of orange bitters. Finally, “The D-Nald” or “Firestarter” will certainly get the crowd going. It’s simply Fireball whiskey and root beer with whipped cream, cinnamon, and orange zest.
Join Hillary Happy Hours for the last LGBT Presidential Debate Watch Party at Therapy NYC. Stop in for two-for-one drinks until 9 p.m. and sign up to canvas in Pennsylvania (you’ll even get a free Hillary Happy Hours t-shirt!). Their full menu will also be available, so there will be plenty of sustenance to help you Tweet, fact check, and keep focused on this final debate.
Head uptown to E’s Bar on the Upper West Side and cheer for your candidate by sipping on one of two specially curated cocktails. “The Trump” ($9) is made with gin, lemon, cranberry, and club soda, while “The Hillary” ($9) is made with gin, lemon, violet liqueur, and club soda.
Stop into the Village Pourhouse for a few election-themed drink specials. “The Donald Drumpf” (rum, lime juice, pineapple juice, grenadine) and the Secret Server (vodka, blue curacao, triple sec, sweet and sour mix, and a splash of Sprite) are just $8 from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. If you’re in the mood for wings, make sure to grab a $40 ticket to their VIP tailgate, featuring a wing buffet from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.
Make your way out to Park Slope to watch the debate at Union Hall. Not only is this event free, but Fox News Sunday’s own Chris Wallace will be moderating. There will be plenty of drink specials and the debate will be up on the big screen, so everyone will be able to catch a glimpse of Hillary and Donald battling it out one last time. The fun begins at 8 p.m.
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