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State of the Union 2018: Where to watch in D.C.

See which locations in the nation’s capital are offering screening parties

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It’s that time of the year again, time to watch the State of the Union (SOTU) on January 30. This will be President Donald Trump’s first SOTU, though he made an address before Congress just after his inauguration. This year’s address will begin at 9 p.m. EST.

While there are certainly ways to watch the address online, sometimes it’s better to experience political events in a group setting to be able to meet others and discuss similar and dissimilar opinions. For those in Washington, D.C., Curbed DC has rounded up a list of bars and restaurants that have made event pages stating that they will stream the address.

See any locations that were left off? Let Curbed DC know in the comments or email the tipline.

Stuck at home? Check out the livestream below at 9 p.m. EST.

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1. The Wonderland Ballroom

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1101 Kenyon St NW
Washington, DC 20010

Starting at 8 p.m., this Columbia Heights establishment will not only stream the State of the Union, but also offer bingo cards, which can be redeemed for a “Fire and Fury” shot.

2. Ventnor Sports Cafe

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2411 18 St NW
Washington, DC 20009

For the thirteenth year in a row, this Adams Morgan sports bar is hosting a watch party for the State of the Union. Deals will include $1 jello shots, themed cocktails like “Russian Money Punch,” and the “Mueller Cooler.”

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3. Duffy's Irish Pub

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2106 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

All night long, there will be drink specials as well as a fun round of State of the Union bingo. For this one night, there will also be a “Covfefe Cocktail.” No cover is required.

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4. Local 16

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1602 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Throughout the night, there will be $5 beer, wine, rail drink, and appetizer specials at this U Street bar. Feeling lucky? Guests can also try to win a raffle grand prize.

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5. LBJ Washington Center

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3934, 1100 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20005

On the mezzanine level of 1100 New York Avenue NW, the LBJ Washington Center will host their third annual SOTU watch party with no cover required. To access the Center, use the staircase of elevator to your immediate right once you enter.

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6. National Press Club

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529 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20045

This event at the National Press Club is totally free. It starts at 7 p.m.

1. The Wonderland Ballroom

1101 Kenyon St NW, Washington, DC 20010

Starting at 8 p.m., this Columbia Heights establishment will not only stream the State of the Union, but also offer bingo cards, which can be redeemed for a “Fire and Fury” shot.

1101 Kenyon St NW
Washington, DC 20010

2. Ventnor Sports Cafe

2411 18 St NW, Washington, DC 20009

For the thirteenth year in a row, this Adams Morgan sports bar is hosting a watch party for the State of the Union. Deals will include $1 jello shots, themed cocktails like “Russian Money Punch,” and the “Mueller Cooler.”

2411 18 St NW
Washington, DC 20009

3. Duffy's Irish Pub

2106 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

All night long, there will be drink specials as well as a fun round of State of the Union bingo. For this one night, there will also be a “Covfefe Cocktail.” No cover is required.

2106 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

4. Local 16

1602 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Throughout the night, there will be $5 beer, wine, rail drink, and appetizer specials at this U Street bar. Feeling lucky? Guests can also try to win a raffle grand prize.

1602 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009

5. LBJ Washington Center

3934, 1100 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005
Photo via Adam Gerard

On the mezzanine level of 1100 New York Avenue NW, the LBJ Washington Center will host their third annual SOTU watch party with no cover required. To access the Center, use the staircase of elevator to your immediate right once you enter.

3934, 1100 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20005

6. National Press Club

529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045

This event at the National Press Club is totally free. It starts at 7 p.m.

529 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20045