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Where to Watch the State of the Union in the Capitol Hill Area

by Sean Meehan — January 12, 2016 at 4:00 pm 0

Tonight, President Obama will deliver the final State of the Union address of his presidency at the U.S. Capitol. Roads around the Capitol will be closed, but plenty of bars and restaurants nearby will be open for viewing parties complete with games and drink specials. Here’s where to catch the speech in the Capitol Hill area:

201 Bar
201 Massachusetts Ave. NE

The 201 bar and the Washington Examiner have teamed up to host State of the Union bingo, with prizes for winners. The Washington Examiner will even pick up the tab for your first drink.

Smith Commons
1245 H St. NE

Ward 6 Councilman Charles Allen will be watching the speech from the second floor bar at H Street eatery Smith Commons. 

Union Pub
201 Massachusetts Ave. NE

Union Pub will play the Cloture Club’s official drinking game during the speech, with rules including “Every time Obama says ‘allies,’ swap your drink with a friend and cheers” and ‘If ‘ISIS is contained’ is said, you have to drink one when no one is watching.” 

Molly Malone’s
713 8th St. SE

Make a political statement with your order at Molly Malone’s which will be offering red and blue jell-o shots at its watch party. 

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