Obama vs. Romney, Round 3: Where Should You Watch?
You might be all debate-ed out, but if you're trying to do your civic duty and watch the presidential debates (this time about foreign policy), these debate-watching parties might make hearing about Big Bird's death a little less painful.
Galapagos Art Space; 16 Main Street, Brooklyn
If you haven't watched either of the previous two debates here, it might be a good time to check out the art space in DUMBO. Galapagos has become the headquarters for politico watching in deep Brooklyn, with free entry starting at 8 p.m. and a 14-by-12 jumbo screen.
Pine Box Rock Shop; 12 Grattan Street, Brooklyn
The Bushwick warehouse of rock is hosting a raffle during the debate; prizes are promised. The debate will be shown in the main bar, but you can hear the candidates in every nook and cranny through the killer surround sound.
Village Pourhouse / Side Bar; 64 Third Avenue, 120 East 15th Street
The Union Square staple sports bars are dividing their constituents. Democrats head to Pourhouse for $5 Barack O-bombs, and Republicans can find like-minded drinkers at Side Bar for $5 Rum-ney shots. Drinkers must love puns.
Young Professionals United for Change at Arena; 135 West 41st Street
Join the yuppies at midtown's Arena, where Roland Martin, CNN Analyst and host of Washington Watch, will interview debate watchers for TV One. Entry starts at 6 p.m.
Housing Works Bookstore; 126 Crosby Street
For a more subdued crowd, Housing Works Bookstore in SoHo will offer debate-themed bingo and discounts on items in its café.
Gotham Comedy Club; 208 West 23rd Street
Splurge on a $20 ticket to rub shoulders with Sarah Bernhard, Frank Conniff, and Sam Seder while you watch a different kind of comedy show at the legendary club. There's a two-drink minimum, but all proceeds go toward HeadCount, an organization designed to get people to vote.
12 Grattan St., New York, NY
120 E. 15th St., New York, NY
64 3rd Ave., New York, NY
135 W. 41st St., New York, NY
126 Crosby St., New York, NY
208 W. 23rd St., New York, NY