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Inauguration Viewing Parties

Terrified by the Arctic freeze forecast for Inauguration Day (or the idea of a million or so people and not enough bathrooms)? We get it. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of indoor spots (with clean bathrooms!) where you can watch the historic event. Know of other viewing parties? Let us know in the comments.

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Viewing Parties:

Politics and Prose
Time: 11 AM.
Price: Free admission.
Details: In addition to broadcasting the event, the bookstore will offer an inauguration sale, with a 20-percent discount on most items for all Politics and Prose members.

US Navy Memorial (sold out)
Time: 9 AM.
Price: $30.
Details: Box lunch catered by Organic to Go is included in the ticket price. The event will be shown on a 46-by-16-foot high-definition TV screen. Tickets are limited.

Arlington Cinema 'n' Drafthouse
Time: 11 AM
Price: Free Admission
Details: For more information, click here.

DAR Constitution Hall
Time: 8 AM.
Price: Free admission.
Details: Hosted by Best Buy. Redskins stadium voice Mark Kessler will emcee the event. Memory cards, batteries, and other last-minute accessories will be available for purchase.

The Republic
Time: 11 AM.
Price: $60 general admission; $150 VIP.
Details: Tickets include brunch and cocktails; VIPs have open-bar access.

Carolina Kitchen Bar and Grill
Time: 10 AM.
Price: TBD.
Details: Hosted by the Source magazine and the Hip Hop Caucus. For more details, click here.

The Diner
Time: All day.
Price: Free admission.
Details: Televisions will be set out throughout this 24-hour spot in DC’s Adams Morgan.

Time: 11 AM.
Price: $20 General Admission; $40 VIP.
Details: Complimentary beer, wine, and mimosas; Obama-inspired brunch menu; live music and DJ.

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