This is it — the penultimate showdown before the big dance on November 4. Grab a brew and get ready to holler at your favorite candidate on the big screen. Watch the final Obama-McCain televised deathmatch at the following political-friendly hotspots.
New York ● Fashion 40 Lounge (Times Square) – Obama and McCain, in surround sound. ● The Tank @ DCTV (Chinatown) – The Hysterical Festival Laughing Liberally and Final Debate Watch Party with Katie Halper (Huffington Post), Erin Judge (Comedy Central), Negin Farsad (Comedy Central), Lizz Winstead (Shoot the Messenger, The Daily Show) and Mindy Raf as Leibya Rogers (VH1). ● Tribeca Grand Hotel (Tribeca): Tribeca Film Festival white-hot zone stays steaming all year round.
● Pacific Standard (Park Slope) – Presidential Debate Watching Party with Beer Specials! ● Galapagos Art Space (Brooklyn South) – Great shows at this enduring ex-Williamsburg classic. ● Flatbush Farm & Bar (Prospect Heights) – Farm chic hits the Slope, with a double-wide backyard for your slow dining pleasure.
Los Angeles ● Big Wangs (Hollywood) – Big-screen sports barn with displaced Midwestern alternatives reliving their shitty hometown drinking holes over beers and chicken Wangs. ● The Dime (Mid-City West) – Drown your tears next to Heather Graham at this dusky, good-looking, small, and going-off martini lounge. ● The Belmont (West Hollywood) – Well-dressed hot crowd not cool enough to get into Hyde slinks into semi-swank steakhouse. ● W Hotel (Westwood) – For the hip, but practical, well-to-do guest who doesn’t smoke and actually gets to bed before 1:30 a.m.
Chicago ● Enoteca Roma Winebar and Bruschetteria (Wicker Park) – Delicious little restaurant/wine bar with down-to-Earth servers and not-to-be-missed bruschetta. ● M Lounge (South Loop) – Jazz and martini lounge. ● Matilda (Lakeview) – Old dry cleaners turned hippie dippie LSD resto-bar. It’s a trip. ● Join Chicago Public Radio’s Ben Calhoun at the Chicago History Museum (Lincoln Park) – History in the making.