New York magazine has laid out a tasteful series of options for viewing the debate tonight, whether you're in Manhattan, Chicago, Boston, LA, or Brooklyn. No mention of Brewer, Maine or San Angelo, Texas, or Mobile, Alabama.
...The viewing party at Black Rabbit Bar (91 Greenpoint Ave., 718-349-1595) will keep things light with trivia, prizes, and comedian Dave Sill guest-hosting.
Head over to M Lounge (1520 S. Wabash Ave.; 312-447-0201) when doors open at 5 p.m. to snag a seat for the night ahead. Order drink specials and sample complimentary appetizers (available at 7 p.m.) to be prepared for the presidential showdown at 8 p.m.
English (444 N. La Salle Drive; 312-222-6200) will be the stomping ground for Chicago Young Republicans, who have Senator Bill Brady lined up to make an appearance. Deals for the night include half off bottles of wine, $4 glasses of De La Costa sangria, and $5 signature cocktails.
Watch Obama and Romney duke it out from three 50-inch HD Plasma TV screens (and in surround sound) at the Association (110 E. 6th St.; 213-627-7385). Order a customized Presidential cocktail or down $5 craft beers and small plates while cheering on your candidate. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and an RSVP is required. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Casey's Irish Pub (613 S. Grand Ave.; 213-629-2353) will be showing the debate on several TVs, with happy-hour specials running from 3 to 7 p.m. and from 11 p.m. to midnight. The drink menu includes $3 Pabst Blue Ribbon, $4 well drinks, $5 Jameson pickle backs, and $1 pub fries with a beer purchase.
Buck Tavern (1655 Market St., 415-874-9183), the dive-y spot owned by outspoken former City Supervisor Chris Daly, is a magnet for the city's politicos, and the scene is likely to be raucous. Romney supporters beware: The house politics lean left.
Obama's campaign is hosting an official San Francisco viewing party at Soma nightclub Temple (540 Howard Street , 415- 978-9942), where Obama-Biden 2012 paraphernalia will replace dubstep and $400 bottles of Cîroc. $10 required donation. ...Daily Intel
Get cozy at Albella Italian Restaurant (10 Reade St., 212-267-5900) and cheer on your preferred candidate with specials including 50 cent wings (served all night long), $4 happy hour draft beers, and $20 beer buckets.