Party animals: Where in Las Vegas to watch the VP debate
Thu, Oct 11, 2012 (2 a.m.)
Looking to escape your living room for tonight’s vice presidential debate? A number of bars, restaurants and campaign offices across the valley are hosting watch parties — partisan and nonpartisan — where you can watch Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., face off in the company of fellow Nevadans on the heels of President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney’s debate last week. Who says politics isn’t a spectator sport?
The Freakin' Frog
Enjoy the debates with one of the Frog’s fine beers or whiskeys in hand at this nonpartisan event. Featuring big screens and an extended happy hour with more than 200 beers for $6 and less, Democrats and Republicans can agree that the event is sure to be a party.
4700 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Super Mex Restaurant and Cantina
100.5 KXNT’s Kevin Wall will broadcast live from a debate-watching party (sponsored by KXNT, the Nevada Business and Education Coalition and the Gun Store) at Super Mex’s Durango location beginning at 3 p.m. Enjoy cocktail specials from 3 to 8 p.m. and stick around after the VP debate for a town hall-style forum hosted by Wall and a broadcast of the Dean Heller-Shelly Berkley senatorial debate.
6450 S. Durango Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89113
Murphy's Law Tavern
All are welcome to join a watch party hosted by MoveOn Las Vegas at Murphy’s Law from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.. Watch Biden and Ryan go head-to-head while getting your fill of hearty Irish food and drinks at happy hour prices. Contact organizer Jim Walsh at 702-224-4186 for more info.
1590 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Milo’s Cellar Backroom (Boulder City)
Join Democrats and Obama for America volunteers to sip wine, watch the debate and learn about getting the vote out in Boulder City. The event is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; contact organizer Jason Kirby at (702) 449-1908 for more info.
538 Nevada Highway, Boulder City, NV 89005
GOP Henderson Watch Party with special guest Congressman Joe Heck
Romney-Ryan supporters will be in good company at Congressman Heck’s Henderson headquarters; the gathering starts at 5:30 p.m. RSVP at the Romney campaign website.
Henderson Victory Office/Heck for Congress HQ, 8915 S. Pecos Road, #17A, Henderson, NV 89074
Students for Obama Debate Watch Party
Join fellow Students for Obama at the SFA Las Vegas field office to watch Biden and Ryan debate issues relevant to young voters and more. Contact host Rachel Schneider at 775-420-6423 for more info.
1055 E. Tropicana, Suite 270, Las Vegas, NV 89119
GOP Las Vegas Watch Party
The Romney campaign invites supporters to gather at its Summerlin-based Las Vegas headquarters beginning at 5:30 p.m. RSVP at the Romney campaign website.
9640 W. Tropicana Avenue, Suite #106, Las Vegas, NV 89147
Cross-Valley Obama campaign office watch parties
From Henderson to North Las Vegas, join Obama supporters at more than a dozen watch parties at campaign offices and private residences. A full listing and RSVP information can be found on the Obama for America website.