On Thursday, 10 Democratic candidates will answer questions about their political platforms from 7 to 10 p.m. on ABC. Here are some suggestions on where to watch the debate in New Orleans:
Stay with ONA: Watch the debate with other ONA attendees over cocktails and appetizers in this RSVP-only event at Crescent City Brewhouse. (Get on the waitlist by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; entry is not guaranteed.) Following the debate broadcast, PBS News Hour anchor Judy Woodruff will be speak. Closing the night, a jazz band will play as po’ boys and muffulettas roll out for dinner.
Find a spot nearby? After attempts to reach out to 10 bars with TVs and within walking distance from the Sheraton, we were unable to confirm that a local watering hole is showing the debates. (You’re welcome to try.)
Take a trip: If you’re willing to make a 20-minute transit ride, these three bars will have organized watch parties:
- Hi-Ho Lounge: 2239 St. Claude Ave.
- Cafe Istanbul: 2372 St. Claude Ave.
- Sidney’s Saloon: 1200 St. Bernard Ave.