Here are the places you can watch the first Democratic presidential debate in NYC

ByMike Waterhouse WABC logo
Monday, October 12, 2015

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Don't want to watch the Democratic president debate alone Tuesday night? We've compiled some watch parties where you share your reaction with a crowd.

The debate starts at 9 p.m. and includes five of the candidates running on the Democratic ticket -- Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley, Jim Webb, Lincoln Chafee and Hillary Clinton in the middle.

Here are some of the events we found. We're sure there are a lot of other places showing the debate, too. If you know of any, post the info and/or link in the comment section below or tweet it to us @abc7NY.


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118 E 15th St, Union Square

EVENT DETAILS: This event is called the NYC Grassroots Debate Watch with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney. It starts at 7 p.m. and runs through 11 p.m. The event is free and will offer a large TV screen, drink specials (cash bar), and campaign goodies.

12th Street Ale House - Click here for event info

192 2nd Ave, East Village (12th Street and 2nd Avenue)

EVENT DETAILS: Theater in Asylum, with the NYC chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, is preparing to create live theatrical adaptations of the Democratic Primary Debates. With a small army of actors, designers, dramaturgs, and support staff, we will watch and analyze the debates, devise a piece, and present it live in NYC. There might be multiple Hillarys, a female Bernie, a Greek chorus of "questions from Facebook" -- anything to illustrate and illuminate the candidates.

Harlem Tavern - Click here for event info & to RSVP

2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd, Harlem

EVENT DETAILS: NAN Young Professionals & Leaders (YPL) presents the "2016 Harlem Democratic Primary Debate Watch (Round 1)." The event starts at 8 p.m., with the first 50 people checking in getting a free drink ticket, and the first 100 people getting a VIP wristband that gets them access to happy hour specials until 11 p.m.

Stonewall Inn - Click here for event info

53 Christopher St.

EVENT DETAILS: The Stonewall Democrats of NYC are hosing a watch part starting at 7:30 p.m. It includes some two-for-one drink specials.


Mayday Space - Click here for event info

176 St Nicholas Avenue, Bushwick

EVENT DETAILS: The New Kings Democrats are hosting a watch party for those who want to join fellow Democrats. The event starts at 8 p.m. Here's information from their Facebook page: "We'll be having a regular NKD meeting at 8pm, with a segment on club basics for new friends. And in the spirit of communitarian democracy, this event will be BYOB!"


Q.E.D. - Click here for event info

27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria

EVENT DETAILS: Just like this place did for the GOP, it is hosting a screening the debate "Mystery Science Theater" style with comedians and political commentators adding their two cents during the debate. We'd recommend you reserve a seat for $8 via the link above, as the Republican debate was sold out prior to the event.

And it appears New York playwright Robin Rice Lichtig is trying to get a group together. She tweeted this message on Sunday:

Again, if you know of more places to watch, let us know! Use the comment box below or tweet it to us @abc7NY.