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State of the Union Watch Parties

A list of where you can watch the President deliver the big speech.

Numerous venues and organizations are hosting parties to watch President George W. Bush's State of the Union address tonight.  Whatever your political orientation, there are places where you can congregate with like-minded people to watch the speech.  The big event will be televised at 9 p.m. at the following locations:


WHO: Arlington Young Democrats & Alexandria Young Democrats
WHAT: State of the Union Watching Party including State of the Union Bingo (likely keywords? "Iraq," "terror(ist)," "victory") with prizes for all winners and the person who brings the most guests.
WHERE: Bailey's Pub & Grille, back room
4238 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22203
WHEN: 7 – 11 p.m.
CONTACT: (703) 867-5070

WHO: DC for Democracy, with attendees from Drinking Liberally
WHAT: SOTU watching.
WHERE: Marty’s Restaurant
527 Eighth St. SE
Washington, DC 20003
WHEN:  7:30 – 10 p.m.

WHO: The Capitol Hill Club
WHAT: Enjoy a buffet, drinks, and Republican schmoozing at the landmark conservative social club. Cost: $39.50, plus a tax and service charge.
WHERE: 300 1st St. SE, 4th floor
Washington, DC 20003
WHEN: Doors open at 6 p.m.
CONTACT: (202) 484-4590


WHO: Union Pub
WHAT: Expect a Hill crowd to gather for “The Original Ladies Night Tuesdays” and for 1/2 price buffalo wings & $8 domestic pitchers. The SOTU address will be on, with sound, on TVs and a projection screen.  Union Pub was packed on election night, with a fair chance of being packed again tonight.
WHERE: 201 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002
WHEN: Ladies drink free from 5 – 7 p.m. on rail and draft beer. Last call is at 1:30 a.m.
CONTACT: (202) 546-7200

WHO: Hawk and Dove
WHAT: Birds of many Hill feathers will flock together for Happy Hour Specials and for the SOTU on TV.  Hawk and Dove is usually standing room only for SOTU nights.
WHERE: 329 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003
WHEN: Happy hour specials 5 p.m. – 9 p.m: Bud Ice,  $2.00, Pint of the Night (selected microbrew) for $3.25, Tuesday Buffalo & Beer Special: 12 buffalo wings for a $1.00 , a pint of Miller Lite for $2.
CONTACT: (202) 543-3300

WHO: Capitol Lounge
WHAT: SOTU viewing and 10-cent wings from 9 PM to close at the lounge.
WHERE:  231 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20003
WHEN: 9 p.m. to close.
CONTACT: (202) 547-2098

WHO: Lounge 201
WHAT: Half-price martinis and a new "Wave the Flag" martini. SOTU with audio in the couch-filled "Executive Lounge" and silenced SOTU on flat-screen TVs in the front bar area.
WHERE:  201 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002
WHEN: Specials run from 4 p.m. – close at 2 a.m.
CONTACT: (202) 544-5201

WHO: Busboys and Poets
WHAT: Open Mic Poetry hosted by Mikuak Rai and featuring Simba, $3 admission, followed by a SOTU screening and then an open discussion.
WHERE:  2021 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
WHEN: Open Mic: 8 p.m.-9 p.m. Open discussion begins after the SOTU speech ends.
CONTACT: (202) 387-7638

WHO: Ventnor Sports Cafe
WHAT: $1 shots every time President Bush says a designated word of your choice.
WHERE: 2411 18th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
WHEN: 9 p.m.
CONTACT:  (202) 234-3070

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