Where in Silver Spring to Watch the Presidential Debate

Looking for a place to grab a drink and talk politics in Silver Spring?

Whether your personal politics are shades of red, blue or green, all eyes are on President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney as they face off in the first debate of the season. 

Patch editors and readers from across the state will converge in Owings Mills for the official Patch debate viewing party, but if you're looking for something closer to home, try these options:

Firestation One, 8131 Georgia Ave. 

Piratz Tavern, 8402 Georgia Ave.

Austin Grill, 919 Ellsworth Ave.

McGinty's Public House, 911 Ellsworth Ave. 

  • Further out, try:

Bar7, 1015 7th St., NW, Washington, DC : They're extending their happy hour to 9 p.m. and offering a free buffet, according to the Washington Post. 

Busboys and Poets: Pick any of their four locations (V Street and K Street in DC, Hyattsville, MD or Shirlington, VA) for screenings of the debate. 

The broadcast starts a 9 p.m. EST and will take place at the University of Denver. 

Tweet your reactions to #PatchPolitics and #MDDebate to be included in Patch's election coverage. 


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