Why not make the first presidential debate night fun no matter what side you’re on? Find strength in numbers and enjoy discounted libations and food specials at eateries throughout the city. You may not switch parties but at least you’ll be full on Monday night.
Village Pourhouse (64 Third Avenue) Belly up to the bar and try the Secret Server (vodka, blue curacao, triple sec, sweet and sour mix and a splash of sprite) or Donald Drumpf (rum, lime juice, pineapple juice, grenadine) cocktails for $8 from 8-11 p.m. The Pourhouse offers rotating deals seven days a week. Stop by Tuesdays after 8 p.m. for $.25 wings or Thursdays for $10 beer and shot deals. Monday through Friday from 12-7 p.m. enjoy $4 beers and $5 well drinks. Grab the $8.98 burger and a beer lunch special during the week.
Campeon (9 East 16th Street) Visit on Monday for the Red, White & Blue Debate Night Party for $3 bottles of Budweiser and $3 cans of PBR from 9-11 p.m. This bright colorful Mexican eatery has eighty TV’s so you won’t miss a blunder or stumble. Snack on traditional ($14) or boneless wings ($15) in savory sauces like Salt ‘N’ Vinegar, Sweet Honey Mustard Jalapeno and Pineapple-Habanero. Monday through Friday from 5-7 p.m. enjoy half off beer, margarita and sangria.
230 Fifth Rooftop Bar (230 Fifth Avenue) If you’re looking for an escape from all the rhetoric, the stunning rooftop views will keep you distracted. While sipping on discounted cocktails, drink in the Manhattan skyline. There is no cover charge and doors open at 4 p.m. Monday through Friday from 4-7 pm. relish $6 beer, $7 wine and $8 cocktails. You can pre-order platters to serve 12-15 people starting at $75. Selections include fresh tomato bruschetta, wings and pork and shrimp wontons.