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Where to Watch the Debates in Detroit

Drink among friends as the 2016 candidates face off one final time

the park bar
Park Bar.
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Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

The third and final 2016 presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump takes place at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas this Wednesday, October 19, from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. EST, moderated by Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace, and it'll be streaming live all over television and the internet.

Let’s face it. It’s been a rough election season for both sides, which is why it’s probably best for everyone’s mental health to watch this verbal brawl among friends, neighbors, and strangers while drinking booze (lots of booze). Here is a roundup of several Detroit-area bars hosting debate parties on televisions and projection screens. Make sure to get there early to ensure your seat.

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Briggs Detroit

Watch “the final episode of this Shakespearean comedy” while eating through the crushing anxiety with burgers, beer, cocktails.

519 East Jefferson

The Park Bar

The Detroit Free Press’s traveling debate viewing event concludes at this downtown bar. Grab a seat starting at 8 p.m. in the Elizabeth Theater and watch the candidates plead their cases on TVs and projectors, while drinking beer and cocktails. Hawaiian-style food from GoGo’s will be available for purchase.

2040 Park Ave

Anchor Bar

Organized by the Michigan People’s Campaign, this watch party will prove welcoming to left-leaning debate watchers. The event kicks off at 8 p.m.

450 Fort St W

Temple Bar

This Cass Corridor dive bar will have TVs tuned to the debates on Wednesday night and drinks flowing.

2906 Cass Ave

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