Don’t want to watch the Democratic National Convention coverage all alone? Need an almost-TGIF drink? Here are a handful of places where you can eat, drink, mingle and witness history.
AFI Silver Theatre
Join the Montgomery County Young Democrats as they sponsor a community-wide Convention Watching Party from 8 to 11. Coverage will be shown on the big screen while snacks, dessert, wine, and beer are served. Tickets are $25. For more information or to buy a ticket in advance, go to mcyd.org.
Watch Obama’s speech on flat-screen TVs and a projection screen. There will be live music before and after his address as well as food service from the menu and a cash bar. A $15 donation is requested to support the Obama Unity Slate. Hosted by DC for Obama; 7 PM.
Busboys and Poets
The Langston Room, which holds about 75 people, will be tuned in to the convention all day and night Thursday.
It might get noisy here beginning at 7 PM, when Budweiser, Bud Light, Capitol Amber, and Yuengling pitchers are $10 each.
Continental Modern Pool Lounge
Convention coverage on six large screens with sound. Happy-hour specials will be offered from 5 to 8, with $4 rail drinks, $3 select drafts, and half-price Cuban sandwiches.
Obama will be on all of the big screens, with several large group expected. Thursday night’s standard $5 Svedka flavored vodka drinks will be on hand, with more specials to be announced.
Hawk ’n’ Dove
A large turnout—including a DC for Obama contingency—is expected for the final night of the convention, with $7 Miller Lite pitchers until 9.
This Capitol Hill watering hole is offering half-price specialty beers until 9 PM. If you’re glued to your barstool pondering the Democratic nominee’s oratory, beers will be available for $1 off until closing.
Stetson’s Famous Bar and Grill
Specials include an extended happy hour upstairs from 4:30 to 9 and half-price turkey burgers. Coverage will be shown with sound both upstairs and down. If you lose interest in the convention, pool tables, darts and foosball are also available.
Just a few blocks from the Capitol, Union Pub will air the convention with Surround Sound while serving Thrifty Thursday specials including $10 house pitchers, $14 frozen-margarita pitchers, and $5 specialty cocktails.
Uno Chicago Grill
Hosted by Diversity 4 Obama, this party is intended as a family-oriented event. A life-size Obama cutout will be available for photo ops, the convention will be shown on flat-screen TVs, and a percentage of proceeds from the night goes to Diversity 4 Obama; 8 PM.
Ventnor Sports Cafe
Forget about sports this Thursday—the convention will fill the screens on the second floor with progressive beer specials beginning at 50 cents at 5 PM and increase hourly.
UPDATE: Timberlake's will be hosting a convention watching party with the members of Drinking Liberally, from 6:30 until 9 PM.