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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Stranger List: Prez Debate Parties

posted by on October 7 at 10:10 AM

Don’t forget about our liveblogging of the debate, which you shouldn’t miss. But for those looking to watch round two of McCain v. Obama at a public party, here’s the list. Among the places playing host:

35th Street Bistro; BottleNeck Lounge; Cafe Presse; Central Cinema (hosted by the 37th District Democrats); Moe Bar; Second Life; SOLO; Spitfire; and Twilight Exit.

Yes, Second Life.

The full list, with addresses, start times, drink specials, and wireless info if provided, is in the jump.

(Your party not mentioned? Send me an email with the party info and I’ll add it to the list if it’s worthy.)

And here’s the full list:

The BottleNeck Lounge
“Join us at The BottleNeck Lounge on Tuesday for the second Presidential Debate! The flat screen goes on a 5:30 and the debate itself begins at 6. Our Happy Hour will be extended ‘til 6:30, and the full dinner menu is available throughout the night. Don’t watch the debate alone (really, no one should) - come enjoy an Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale with us!!”
2328 E. Madison St. (between John and 23rd)

Cafe Presse
See all the Presidential Debates live on the big screen.
No cover. No reservations. Everyone welcome!
Café Presse
1117 12th Avenue Seattle, WA • TEL: 206.709.7674

Central Cinema / 37th District Democrats Debate Watch Party
5:30 PM
1411 21st Avenue Seattle WA 98122
“The theater and restaurant will open at 5:30 PM for the debate beginning at 6:00 PM.
Stone oven pizzas, calzones, panini sandwiches, soups and salads as well as beer and wine may be ordered and consumed in both the theater and the restaurant.”

Moe Bar
“The bar has two 42in flatscreens with sound connected to our house system—so it’s audible and viewable by all! We have happy hour for the duration (from 3-8pm) and as well Fish Fry offers a happy hour on food from 5-7pm—the entire menu is available for order in Moe during regular business hours.”

Second Life
6 PM
Wellstone’s Donkey
“Bring your own wireless. We’ll have virtual booze. We’ll have pies you can throw at McCain every time he says maverick, Hanoi, or ties to terrorists, and we’ll be giving out McCain avatars in G-strings and Republican butt tattoos.”

200 Roy Street on lower queen anne (3rd Ave N and Roy, across the street from teatro zinzanni)
“We will be showing the presidential debate on our movie projector and have veep drink specials!”

2219 4th Avenue
A fundraiser for Gregoire in the backroom, hosted by the WA conservation voters group.
Drink specials: $6- Obama’s and McCain’s; $5 -fresh fruit Margaritas; $4- wells and house wine; $3 -select draft; $4.50 -nachos; $3.50 -small plates
Happy Hour 4-7pm
“We were full before 5pm last week, and they keep getting busier and busier, get here early!”

Twilight Exit
“Happy hour through the whole debate! Great food! Attractive people! It’s urgently recommended that people get there as early as possible if they want a place to sit!”
2051 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 324-7462

Grownfolks Coffeehouse
4878 Beacon Ave. S.

Meridian Market
2201 N. 56th St.
Seattle, Washington 98103

Official Obama campaign watch parties:
Quarterback Pub and Eatery
356 36th St
Bellingham, WA 98225

The Office Bar and Grill
2030 Mottman Ave SW
Olympia, WA 98506

La Hacienda
811 S 3rd St.
Renton, WA 98057

Richland Community Center
500 Amon Drive
Richland, WA

Redline Sports and Music
4439 35th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98126

Toad Hall
1427 West Dean
Spokane, WA 99201

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Well there's no way in hell I'm hangin' with the conservatives again. Fuck. Fuuuuuck.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 7, 2008 10:10 AM


I got there early to the same McCain party last week to watch the Veep debate. Sorry, but we scooted out before the debate, it was the saddest collection of reprobates, sequined flag blouses, old douchebags and self-hating minorities I have ever seen.

I did manage to get a photo of myself with a cardboard cutout of John McCain though.

Posted by Drawmark | October 7, 2008 10:29 AM

It was nice seeing you at the door. Really, you should have stayed. It was like getting fucked in the ass with no lube.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 7, 2008 10:33 AM

Poe, you would miss out on horrible bar service, hearing "liar" repeated throughout the debate and the possibility of another XXLarge McCain Palin shirt, or perhaps even a bumper sticker? And seriously, who needs internet access anyway?

Posted by Mikki | October 7, 2008 10:39 AM

All of those perks were lovely. I'm already reconsidering.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 7, 2008 10:50 AM

The Twilight's been a lot of fun for the last few events, but it gets crowded. I can't stress that "get there early" point enough. If you show up at 6:15 and complain about not being able to find a chair, well, fuck you. But thanks for coming anyway!

Posted by Matt Fuckin' Hickey | October 7, 2008 11:30 AM

Mr. Poe/Mikki

You make it sound so appealing. Now I am regretting my judgement.

Posted by Drawmark | October 7, 2008 11:49 AM

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