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Posted by on Jan 23, 2008 in At TMV | 5 comments

Vote, Drink, and be Merry

I almost sent the email from the party planner to my spam folder, but then (against my better judgement) I decided to open it. As a result, I learned that the Proof Bar and Lounge in New York City will be hosting:

… Debate Viewing Parties on January 30th (Republican Debates) and 31st (Democrat Debates). There will be a complimentary hour of all-American food beginning at 6pm and a free Bud or Bud Light draft if you show your political colors by wearing red or blue. There will also be $4 Sam Adams specials to help get into the patriotic spirit. Watch the debates with sound on one of the 12 HDTV’s or the 8-foot projection screen. There will also be a special drink menu including concoctions such as ‘The Democratic Donkey,’ ‘Republican Grand Ole Party’ and ‘Compassionate Conservative.’

Next, on Feb. 5th, Proof will be offering an incentive for everyone to go out and vote in the Primary on Super Tuesday. After you leave the voting booth, come over to Proof and have a drink with fellow voters. Proof is throwing the best Super Tuesday Bash in town, so come represent your party and watch updates delivered live.

Now, I’ve obviously heard of old-timer pubs where drinking and politics are frequently mingled, but honestly, this was the first time I’d heard of a bar using that odd-bedfellows mix to appeal to a younger clientele. Then again, I don’t get out much. Perhaps I should move to Manhattan.