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Where to watch Hillary Clinton’s historic acceptance speech in Philly

Instead of just hearing about the city’s heritage, this is a chance to be part of it.


Instead of just hearing about our city’s storied heritage, this time we’re part of it. No matter your political preference or how hot and bothered you’re still feeling about how things turned out, Thursday night is a chance to watch history being made in Philadelphia.

Hillary Clinton — former Secretary of State, US Senator and First Lady — will one-up her remarkable resume by becoming the first woman ever to accept a major political party’s nomination as candidate for President of the United States.

Where can you catch a broadcast of the last evening of the Democratic National Convention? Lots of bars will surely have a TV  or two tuned to the Wells Fargo Center, but there are several planned watch parties. Some of them are outside, so you can bring your own chair to a patio or a plaza. Some of them are in bars with just two TVs, some are in bars with more than 70. A few are paid events (and a couple are sold out), but many are free. There’s even a chance to catch the governor spinning tunes.

Check out the options below, and if you have another to add to the list, send it our way.

What BYO chair or blanket and score discounts from Crabby's Cafe, Gunners Run and the Wahlburgers food truck (plus more deals from the spots across the street at Liberties Walk) as you watch on the 400-square-foot high-def outdoor TV.
Where The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons at 1001 N 2nd St. 19123
When July 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm
How much Free
What Learn about GOTV volunteer opportunities and meet fellow Philly Dems while eating off a special DNC menu (full beer and food lineup also available — including lots of vegan options).
Where National Mechanics at 22 S. 3rd St. 19106
When July 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
How much Pay as you go / No cover
What Catch the start of the show at this edition of the local happy hour for a cause, which is calling in the big guns for a dance party benefitting Ardella's House. In addition to the gov, Rep. Donna Bullock, Rep. Joanna McClinton and other pols will spin.
Where T.G.I Fridays at 1776 Ben Franklin Pkwy. 19103
When July 28, 2016 at 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
How much $10-$20 donation
What Progressive groups including Philly for Change, For Pennsylvania's Future, America Votes, NextGen Climate, Americans for Democratic Action and Equality PA say they're "united in the sentiment that Donald Trump would be a disaster for America" so they're joining for a watch party at this funky modern dive.
Where Franky Bradley's at 1320 Chancellor St. 19107
When July 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
How much Pay as you go
What Play games from Philly Social Adventures and score food and drink specials from Du Jour Cafe while watching the convention at this outdoor plaza in the Financial District (yeah,if we have one, this is it).
Where Commerce Square at 2001 Market St. 19103
When July 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
How much Free / Pay as you go
What At this American tavern next to the (forthcoming, hopefully) Viaduct Rail Park, the sound will be on and all the TVs — including two 9-foot screens and two 55-inch plasmas — will be tuned to the convention floor. Food and drink deals will be offered throughout the night
Where Brick and Mortar at 315 N. 12th St. 19107
When July 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm
How much Pay as you go
What The huge blowup screen on the patio at this Chestnut Hill bakery/diner/deli will be showing the convention with sound, and you are even welcome to bring your own chair (although there are some already).
Where Trolley Car Diner at 7619 Germantown Ave. 19119
When July 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm
How much Pay as you go
What The sound will be on and the 76 TVs at this South Philly sports bar will be rocking the convention show, including the Jumbotron. Expect food and drink deals throughout the night.
Where Chickie's & Pete's South Philly at 1526 Packer Ave. 19145
When July 28, 2016 at 5:00 pm
How much Pay as you go
What During Hillary's speech, sound will be on both of the screens at Stephen Starr's Fishtown beer garden, including the 80-inch behemoth at the inside bar. If you're early, happy hour runs until 7 pm with $5 half-liter drafts and $3.50 sausages.
Where Frankford Hall at 1210 Frankford Ave.
When July 28, 2016 at 5:00 pm to 2:00 am
How much Pay as you go
What It's not a watch party, per se, but if customers ask for it, bartenders will turn up the sounds on the TVs at this 160-year-old tavern. There's a special DNC food and cocktail menu, plus regular Thursday night specials like $3 nachos and margs.
Where McGillin's Olde Ale House at 1310 Drury St. 19107
When July 28, 2016 at 5:00 pm to 2:00 am
How much Pay as you go
What Slide into a red leather banquette or pull up a stool at the marble bar and order some oysters and cocktails while you watch the convention show.
Where Pennsylvania 6 at 114 S. 12th St. 19107
When July 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
How much Pay as you go

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