Where to Watch Tonight’s V.P. Debate: Your Last-Minute Strategy Memo

OBAMADaniel Maurer JoeDough is psyched.

With the Yankees going into game four tonight, it’s going to be tough to find somewhere to watch the Vice Presidential debate, which starts at 9 p.m. But there are a few places where you can join fellow Democrats or Republicans, or go bipartisan.

Village Pourhouse (64 Third Avenue, at 11th Street) if offering a left-leaning gathering, with $5 blue Barack O-Bombs, while sister establishment SideBAR (120 East 15th Street, at Irving Place) is catering to the Republican crowd with red Rum-ney shots for the same price. Marketing director Lauren Ferrante said specific ingredients are up to the bartenders, but she was thinking black cherry rum with a spash of grenadine for SideBAR and Absolut Mandarin and blue curacao dropped into Sprite for Pourhouse. Just don’t let the drinks determine your party affiliation.

Those who want to hash out the issues with a more neutral crowd can watch at Professor Thom’s (219 Second Avenue, between 13th and 14th Streets). The New American Tavern, which produces bar events for the politically inclined, is hosting, and asks that you RSVP.

Other Democrat gatherings in the area include a Watch Party for Young Professionals of Color at Katra Lounge (217 Bowery, near Rivington Street) and a viewing at the 13th Street Repertory Company (50 West 13th Street, near Sixth Avenue). Both require RSVPs.

Housing Works Bookstore Café (126 Crosby Street, near East Houston Street) is offering debate bingo at their party tonight. If you watch three of the four debates there you’ll also win and a free bucket of Pabst Blue Ribbon.

If, like Mitt Romney, you prefer your beverages to be non-alcoholic, Cafe Mocha (116 Second Avenue, at Seventh Street) is a good alternative to the bar scene. At V Bar (132 First Avenue, at St. Marks Place) viewers can eat dinner or drink wine while watching.

Dempsey’s Pub (61 Second Avenue) is offering beer specials (five for $15) during the face-off. And Biden and Ryan will own the many screens at The Edge (95 East Third Street).

Have other suggestions? Leave ’em in the comments.