Here is a list of top watch parties in San Francisco for the first Clinton vs. Trump presidential debate

Presidential Debate Watch Parties

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the respective Democratic and Republican presidential nominees, will face off in three televised debates over the next six weeks.

The first will take place on Monday, September 26 at Hofstra University near New York City.

There are lots of options for watching the debate, which kicks off at 6:00 PM PT, on television and online. But, if you’d prefer to watch in the company of your fellow San Franciscans, there are several watch parties happening around the city.

Here’s a list of top SF presidential debate watch parties, which was originally published by Hoodline on September 25, 2016.

Where To Watch Tomorrow’s Presidential Debate In San Francisco

by Rose Garrett

It’s happening.

After months on the campaign trail, it’s finally time for presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to square off face-to-face in the first of three televised debates set to take place this fall.

The fun (?) kicks off at 6pm on Monday, Sept. 26th, when moderator Lester Holt of NBC Nightly News will lead the candidates through his choice of debate topics: “America’s Direction,” “Achieving Prosperity” and “Securing America.”

The debate will show on [a] variety of network and cable news channels, and there will be plenty of ways to watch online, as well.

But if you’d like rub shoulders with your fellow San Franciscans, perhaps with a drink in hand, there are a host of watch parties planned for the occasion, with screenings planned for barrooms, outdoor food parks, and at least one neighborhood movie house.

Read on for our rundown of your watch party options, and if you know of one we’ve missed, let us know in the comments.

(Update: And check out this handy map of the venues, from reader Brennan.)

1. First Presidential Debate Watch Party

We will have all day coverage on the screen and Happy Hour starts at 5pm.

Where:

Kawikas Ocean Beach Deli – 734 La Playa Street, San Francisco, CA 94121

More Information:

http://hoodline.com/events/first-presidential-debate-watch-party

2. 2016 Presidential Debate Watch Party – Dem Club Unity

Watch as we see former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on issues and debate their platforms.

Where:

Hi Tops – 2247 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

More Information:

http://hoodline.com/events/2016-presidential-debate-watch-party-dem-club-unity

3. First Presidential Debate 2016

We got a yuge choice to make this year.

Where:

Laughing Monk Brewing – 1439 Egbert Ave A, San Francisco, CA 94124

More Information:

http://hoodline.com/events/first-presidential-debate-2016

4. First Presidential Debate Watch Party

Republican Student Union will be hosting a debate watch party with other fellow republicans and Trump supporters.

Where:

San Francisco State University – 1600 Holloway Ave Adm 356a, San Francisco, CA 94132

More Information:

http://hoodline.com/events/first-presidential-debate-watch-party-1474655431

5. First Presidential Debate with Beer for Hillary

Where:

Thirsty Bear Brewing Company – 661 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

More Information:

http://hoodline.com/events/first-presidential-debate-with-beer-for-hillary

6. Donald Trump Debate Drinking BINGO Night

The winner of the Donald Trump Drinking Game Bingo will receive a Trump piñata!

Where:

Shotwells – 3349 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

More Information:

http://hoodline.com/events/donald-trump-debate-drinking-bingo-night

7. Presidential Debate Watch Party #1

Join Inforum at the Commonwealth Club, Brigade and KQED at the swanky Hotel Zetta.

Where:

Hotel Zetta – 55 5th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

More Information:

http://hoodline.com/events/presidential-debate-watch-party-1

8. LGBTQ Presidential Debate Watch Party

Your suggested $10 donation will benefit Equality Federation.

Where:

The Cafe – 2369 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

More Information:

http://hoodline.com/events/lgbtq-presidential-debate-watch-party

9. President Debate Watch Party with CALinnovates & Organizer

New Leaders Council – San Francisco and our partners CALinnovates and ORGANIZER invite you to join us.

Where:

Organizer – 1118 Howard Street #301, San Francisco, CA 94103

More Information:

http://hoodline.com/events/president-debate-watch-party-with-calinnovates-organizer

10. 2016 Presidential Debates: 1/3

Where:

Soma Streat Food Park – 436-444 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

More Information:

http://hoodline.com/events/2016-presidential-debates-1-3

11. 1st Presidential Debate: Viewing Party at Madrone!

Watch the 1st Presidential Debate live with us at Madrone Art Bar!

What:

Madrone Art Bar – 500 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

More Information:

http://hoodline.com/events/1st-presidential-debate-viewing-party-at-madrone

12. Presidential Debate Watch Party

*Ding* Round One!

Where:

SPARK Social SF – 601 Mission Bay Blvd N., San Francisco, CA 94158

More Information:

http://hoodline.com/events/presidential-debate-watch-party

13. Presidential Debate At The Balboa Theatre

Come to your friendly neighborhood theater to watch the debates on the big screen for free.

Where:

Balboa Theatre – 3630 Balboa Street, San Francisco, CA 94121

More Information:

http://hoodline.com/events/presidential-debate-at-the-balboa-theatre

14. Presidential Debate Watch Party #1 (OMFG) Free at The Chapel

We’ll be #StrongerTogether watching the first Presidential Debate with good company + strong drinks.

Where:

The Chapel – 777 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

More Information:

http://hoodline.com/events/presidential-debate-watch-party-1-omfg-free-at-the-chapel