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Where to Watch the Final Presidential Debate

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The election year is almost at a close and this Wednesday, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will engage in their very last face off before the final vote takes place. If you've watched the last two debates, you know that it probably won't be in your best interest to watch the concluding round alone. Therefore, we recommend that you venture forth and stop by one of these excellent venues for what may be a not-so-excellent political spar.

We've compiled a list of bars, restaurants, and lounges to watch the debate in San Francisco, with plenty of options to suit both your political leanings and your locale. The best part? The next debate airs right around happy hour.

The Details: The Third Presidential debate will air from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and will be formatted similarly to the first presidential debate. Chris Wallace of Fox News will moderate.

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Bar San Pancho

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Sharpen your pencil for Bar San Pancho's final round of debate bingo. Trump piñata in attendance.Details: Doors open at 4 p.m. with debate beginning at 6 p.m.; call (415) 649-6077 to learn more.

Barrel Head Brewhouse

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Barrel Head will be showing the debate downstairs along with two special additions to its regular menu: the Trump Sandwich (white bread filled with baloney and a small pickle) and the Hillary Hustle (White Zinfandel, bitters, Granny Apple, served on the rocks with a side of subpoena).Details: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; call (415) 745-1570 to learn more.

Black Cat

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Black Cat will extend its happy hour for the length of the debate which will play from a projector in the upstairs bar.Details: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; call (415)358-1999 for more details.

Bluestem Brasserie

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Stop in for Bluestem Brasserie's happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and idle a while longer to catch the debate playing in its lounge.Details: Happy hour from 4 p.m to 6:30 p.m. and debate beginning at 6 p.m. Call (415) 547-1111 to learn more.

BuzzWorks

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BuzzWorks will feature Lagunitas' latest IPA, Born Yesterday, as the debate plays out on the 15 foot video wall above. Details: Kick off at 5:30 p.m., learn more here.

Chelsea Maughan Kohler, a former advisor to Hillary Clinton, will speak about her experiences working with the candidate after the debate airs. Details: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; tickets start at $18.

Flying Pig Bistro

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Happy hour prices will continue into the debate's first half hour at Flying Pig.Details: Happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with debate beginning at 6 p.m.

Hi Tops

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Arrive early to get a good seat at Hi Tops for the final debate: its last two debate parties packed out.Details: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; call (415) 551-2500

Hotel Zetta San Francisco

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Inforum, Brigade, and KQED will host an evening of drinks and snacks inside Hotel Zetta.Details: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; learn more here.

Kawika's Ocean Beach Deli

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Get rowdy during Kawika's viewing of the third debate, where attendees have been known to hurl items at the TV during the past two rounds.Details: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. call (415) 221-2031 for more information.

Kezar Pub

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An RSVP is required for Kezar Pub's watch party hosted by the SFGOP.Details: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; RSVP here.

Madrone Art Bar

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American Landscape Art Opening will offer up group commentary on the debate and the current political fervor starting at 6 p.m. Details: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; learn more here.

Nickies

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Watch the presidential nominees duke it out at this Haight Street hideaway with happy hour specials from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.Details: 6 p.m.to 9 p.m.; call (415) 255 - 0300 for more information.

Orbit Room

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Orbit Room will be showing the debate, featuring an extended happy hour and special “Grab ‘em by the nuts” nut mix.

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Orson's Belly

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San Francisco school broad candidate Ian Kalin will chat about public education and local politics after the debate ends.Details: 5:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.; Learn more here.

Pop's Bar

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Pop's Bar will have its TVs tuned into the debate right around the time that happy hour starts.Details: Debate and happy hour specials both start at 6 p.m. Call (415) 872-5160 to learn more.

San Francisco for Hillary will host a watch party with two nearby venues (Village Pizzeria at 1243 Van Ness and SF HFA HQ at 1001 Van Ness) hosting overflow attendees.Details: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; RSVP here.

Roka | Bar

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Roka Bar will feature the final debate in its downstairs lounge.Details: Happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with debate beginning at 6 p.m.; call (415) 362-8887

SoMa StrEat Food Park

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Soma Streat Food Park will host the debate along with a happy hour and plenty of food.Details: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with happy hour starting at 4 p.m.; details here.

SPARK Social SF

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Watch the debate beneath SPARK Social's covered tent along with happy hour specials and plenty of food provided by local food trucks.Details: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; free with RSVP.

The Café

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The Cafe will host the final debate with event proceeds benefiting the Equality Foundation.Details: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; suggested donation of $10. Purchase in advance.

The Chapel

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Watch the debate in truly epic style on The Chapel's 24 foot widescreen.Details: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; call (415) 551-5157 for more details.

The Napper Tandy

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$3 Blue Moons may be the only thing to cheer you up about this next presidential debate.Details: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; call (415) 550-7510 to learn more.

The Perennial

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Pair your political frustrations with The Perennial's bar bites, which will be served inside its bar alongside the debate.Details: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; call (415) 500-7788 to learn more.

The Perennial

Bar San Pancho

Sharpen your pencil for Bar San Pancho's final round of debate bingo. Trump piñata in attendance.Details: Doors open at 4 p.m. with debate beginning at 6 p.m.; call (415) 649-6077 to learn more.

Barrel Head Brewhouse

Barrel Head will be showing the debate downstairs along with two special additions to its regular menu: the Trump Sandwich (white bread filled with baloney and a small pickle) and the Hillary Hustle (White Zinfandel, bitters, Granny Apple, served on the rocks with a side of subpoena).Details: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; call (415) 745-1570 to learn more.

Black Cat

Black Cat will extend its happy hour for the length of the debate which will play from a projector in the upstairs bar.Details: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; call (415)358-1999 for more details.

Bluestem Brasserie

Stop in for Bluestem Brasserie's happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and idle a while longer to catch the debate playing in its lounge.Details: Happy hour from 4 p.m to 6:30 p.m. and debate beginning at 6 p.m. Call (415) 547-1111 to learn more.

BuzzWorks

BuzzWorks will feature Lagunitas' latest IPA, Born Yesterday, as the debate plays out on the 15 foot video wall above. Details: Kick off at 5:30 p.m., learn more here.

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Chelsea Maughan Kohler, a former advisor to Hillary Clinton, will speak about her experiences working with the candidate after the debate airs. Details: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; tickets start at $18.

Flying Pig Bistro

Happy hour prices will continue into the debate's first half hour at Flying Pig.Details: Happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with debate beginning at 6 p.m.

Hi Tops

Arrive early to get a good seat at Hi Tops for the final debate: its last two debate parties packed out.Details: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; call (415) 551-2500

Hotel Zetta San Francisco

Inforum, Brigade, and KQED will host an evening of drinks and snacks inside Hotel Zetta.Details: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; learn more here.

Kawika's Ocean Beach Deli