It’s the Democrats’ turn to show America what they’re made of in tonight’s nationally televised presidential candidate debate. Swirling around candidates as they prepare for their first debate are talks about Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, current closest Clinton-contender Bernie Sanders, and the question if Joe Biden will decide to run. Also joining Clinton and Sanders on stage will be Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee–all of whom you can bet will try to make their own mark on the debate.
But what if you’re among the cord-cutting many who don’t have cable and can’t watch the debate live? We set out to find where the cable-less among us (or the political enthusiasts alike) can go to watch the Democratic Debate in Sacramento. The following pubs, restaurants, and cafes are confirmed spots to sit back and watch the showdown with friends, food, and drinks.
CNN will host the Democratic Debate, which begins at 5:30pm PST.
De Vere’s Irish Pub – Sacramento
1521 L St. Pub grub with Irish flare. deverespub.com
Simon’s Bar & Cafe – Midtown Sacramento
1415 16th St. Expect a large crowd. Hosted by the Sacramento County Young Democrats and Fem Dems of Sacramento. Open to all; recommended arrival at 5:00pm.
Alley Katz – Midtown Sacramento
2019 O St. American, Pool Hall & Beer Bar. alleykatzsacramento.com
Streets – West Sacramento
2200 Lake Washington Blvd. Formerly Streets of London Pub. British & American pub grub. streetsoflondon.net
Bunz & Company – Roseville
311 Judah St. American/Sports Pub. bunzsportspub.com
Pete’s Restaurant & Brewhouse – Folsom
6608 Folsom-Auburn Road. Pizza, American, & Brew. petesrandb.com
Sudwerk Restaurant & Brewery – Davis
2001 Second St. Burgers, American & Beer/Microbrews. sudwerk.com
If you aren’t keen on the idea of joining fellow Democrats (or Republican contenders) in watching the debates night-out style, then CNN will also be streaming the debate live. You can watch tonight at cnn.com or by using one of their apps.
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