Brooklynites were hoping to see a Bernie vs. Hillary showdown in their borough after the Sanders campaign proposed a debate there. But since team Clinton has declined the invitation for now, we’ll all have to tune into MSNBC tonight at 9 p.m. to watch the presidential hopefuls duke it out in Durham, New Hampshire. Doing a shot every time Bernie says “the top 1/10th of 1 percent” is much more fun with fellow imbibers, so here’s where to get out and watch.
12th Street Ale House
192 2nd Ave, at 12th St., East Village
Since the beginning of the campaign, Theater in Asylum and the NYC chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America have created theatrical adaptations of the primary debates during which actors play the candidates in a live performance. Join them as they do their research.
1073 Manhattan Ave., bet. Eagle and Dupont Sts., Greenpoint
While the debate will offer food for thought, this Greenpoint fish shack will also offer food for stomach. Tonight’s special is linguini pescador with mussels, shrimp, pollock, calamari and black olives.
126 1st Avenue, bet. E. 7th and St. Marks Pl., East Village
Calling all Bernie bros! This Irish pub and sports bar tends to get packed quickly on weekdays, so show up early to grab a good spot and feel the Bern while sipping your favorite IPA.
Pete’s Candy Store
709 Lorimer St, bet. Richardson and Frost Sts., Williamsburg
No surprise that the chill bar that hosts the Williamsburg Spelling Bee and Quizzo trivia would also host a debate watch party.
132 Havemeyer St., bet. S. 1st and S. 2nd Sts., Williamsburg
This go-to venue for European soccer fans will screen the debate on two giant screens with captions on. Feel free to yell “Gooool!” every time a candidate scores a point.
Also: if you happen to be around this weekend, don’t miss this Bernie-focused comedy show at Union Hall. And if you’ve got $250 bucks to spare, Bill Clinton is hosting a Hillary fundraiser and Wailers concert at Brooklyn Bowl on Feb. 17.