Where Pittsburghers can watch the Kaine v. Pence debate tonight

Don’t miss your chance to watch the one and only vice presidential debate.

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MJ Slaby

It’s another excuse to combine politics, camaraderie … and, in some cases, booze.

Vice presidential hopefuls Tim Kaine, the Virginia senator in Hillary Clinton’s corner, and Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, who’s teamed up with Donald Trump, will have their one and only debate tonight.

Why should you watch? “The debate can shed light on whether the No. 2 candidates are up to the job of being No. 1. But beyond showing their own mettle, the vice-presidential candidates also have the task of defending their running mates,” The New York Times writes.

It’s also a chance to pre-game Sunday’s second presidential debate.

We’ve compiled a list viewing parties for tonight’s debate and will do the same for Sunday’s showdown. To have your event included in either list, email us at [email protected] with the subject line “Debate Party.”

And if you can’t get enough of the VP candidates, don’t forget Kaine will be in town on Thursday. (Pence has yet to schedule a return to Pittsburgh.)

Tonight’s viewing parties

Carnegie Stage

25 W. Main St. (Carnegie)
8 to 10:30 p.m.

Double Wide Grill

2339 E. Carson St. (South Side Flats)
8:30 to 10:30 p.m.


4907 Penn Ave. (Garfield)
9 to 11 p.m.

Rocks Landing Bar & Grill

506 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks
8 to 10:30 p.m.

Stepp’s West End Tavern

240 W 7th Ave, Tarentum
9 p.m.

Watch parties at Clinton campaign offices

Campus watch parties

Carlow University and Pitt
3360 Fifth Ave. (South Oakland)
8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
The watch party for both campuses is organized by NextGen Climate Pennsylvania.

Pitt Democrats
104 David Lawrence Hall (Central Oakland)
8:30 to 10 p.m.