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Texas Senate Candidates Ted Cruz And Beto O’Rourke Debate In Dallas
Texas Senate candidates Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke at their first debate in Dallas
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Where to Watch the Final Texas Senate Debate in Austin

Watch Beto O’Rourke and Ted Cruz face off with food and drinks at hand

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Texas Senate candidates Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke at their first debate in Dallas
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The race for the Texas Senate seat continues with Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke and Republican candidate Ted Cruz facing off in a series of what has become two debates. The final debate takes place on Tuesday, October 16 at 8 p.m. in San Antonio.

Eater gathered Austin restaurants and bars airing the debates because it’s important to eat and drink while watching as the two candidates talk about how they would handle issues that affect the future of Texas. (If this list seems to lean towards O’Rourke, that’s because the Cruz campaign only lists one watch party in San Antonio on its official site.)

The second debate, which had been scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 30, was postponed because Cruz had to be in Washington, D.C. this weekend for voting and never rescheduled.

Know of any missing debate watch parties at Austin restaurants and bars below? Let Eater know through the tipline or within the comments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Pour House Pints & Pies

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The beer bar and pizza restaurant is screening the debate in an O’Rourke-friendly space. It runs from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Pour House Pints & Pines
Pour House Pints & Pines
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Black Star Co-op

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The Crestview brewpub will screen the debate through its projector while serving Beto Beer on draft. It runs from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery
Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery
Black Star Co-op/Facebook

Billy's On Burnet

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Dive bar Billy’s on Burnet will be showing the debates starting at 7:30 p.m.

Billy’s on Burnet
Billy’s on Burnet
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Turntable Eatery

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The North Loop neighborhood restaurant’s debate watch party is another O’Rourke-friendly one, running from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Turntable Eatery
Turntable Eatery
Turntable Eatery/Facebook

Dive Bar & Lounge

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O’Rourke supporters are hanging out at the, well, dive bar between downtown and campus for the debate, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Dive Bar & Lounge
Dive Bar & Lounge
Dive Bar & Lounge/Facebook

Shangri-La

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Shangri-La will be hosting a Beto-leaning watch party at 6 p.m.

Shangri-La on East Sixth
Shangri-La on East Sixth
Shangri-La/Facebook

Ah Sing Den

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This O’Rourke-leaning event in the Secret Garden of Ah Sing Den starts at 8pm. Half of the proceeds from the restaurant’s Blue Wave Cocktail and Baos for Beto go to the Beto O’Rouke campaign.

Bao from Ah Sing Den
Bao from Ah Sing Den
Ah Sing Den/Facebook

Wright Bros. Brew and Brew

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This casual east side spot for beer and coffee will host a Halloween-themed debate night, with politically themed costumes encouraged. There will be Beto Bingo with prizes and an art auction, hosted by &Feminist, with proceeds from the auction going to the Beto O’Rourke campaign.

Both kinds of brew at Wright Bros.
Both kinds of brew at Wright Bros.
Wright Bros. Brew & Brew/Facebook

Attabar

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The East Austin bar’s O’Rourke-backing debate party runs from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The Brixton

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The East Austin bar is screening the debate via a projector, and hosting a comedy showcase afterwards with proceeds going to SAFE Alliance.

The Brixton
The Brixton
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Native Hostel and Bar & Kitchen

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The East Austin hostel will screen the debate with an O’Rourke-friendly party in its events space from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The Liberty

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Dive bar The Liberty will project the debates indoors and streaming outside. There will be drink specials and possibly a Beto swag table. The event starts at 8 p.m.

The bar at The Liberty
The bar at The Liberty
The Liberty/Facebook

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

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All locations of Alamo Drafthouse will screen the debate, starting at 8 p.m. Reservations can be made with $5 food and drink vouchers.

Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse
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Counter Culture

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This all-vegan cafe will host a O’Rourke-supportive watch party starting at 7:30, complete with Beto Bingo.

Counter Culture Cafe on East Cesar Chavez
Counter Culture Cafe on East Cesar Chavez
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The Park on South Lamar

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Blue Action Democrats and the Travis County Democratic Party will host a watch party on South Lamar starting at 7 p.m.

The Park on South Lamar
The Park on South Lamar
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Live Oak Brewing Company

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The Del Valle brewing company will host an O’Rourke-supportive watch party starting at 7:30 p.m.

Live Oak Brewing taproom
Live Oak Brewing taproom
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Hideaway Kitchen and Bar

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An O’Rourke-leaning watch party will take place at this southeast Austin bar, from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Hideaway Kitchen & Bar
Hideaway Kitchen & Bar
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Pour House Pints & Pies

Pour House Pints & Pines
Pour House Pints & Pines
Pour House Pints & Pines/Facebook

The beer bar and pizza restaurant is screening the debate in an O’Rourke-friendly space. It runs from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Pour House Pints & Pines
Pour House Pints & Pines
Pour House Pints & Pines/Facebook

Black Star Co-op

Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery
Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery
Black Star Co-op/Facebook

The Crestview brewpub will screen the debate through its projector while serving Beto Beer on draft. It runs from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery
Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery
Black Star Co-op/Facebook

Billy's On Burnet

Billy’s on Burnet
Billy’s on Burnet
Rebecca W./Yelp

Dive bar Billy’s on Burnet will be showing the debates starting at 7:30 p.m.

Billy’s on Burnet
Billy’s on Burnet
Rebecca W./Yelp

Turntable Eatery

Turntable Eatery
Turntable Eatery
Turntable Eatery/Facebook

The North Loop neighborhood restaurant’s debate watch party is another O’Rourke-friendly one, running from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Turntable Eatery
Turntable Eatery
Turntable Eatery/Facebook

Dive Bar & Lounge

Dive Bar & Lounge
Dive Bar & Lounge
Dive Bar & Lounge/Facebook

O’Rourke supporters are hanging out at the, well, dive bar between downtown and campus for the debate, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Dive Bar & Lounge
Dive Bar & Lounge
Dive Bar & Lounge/Facebook

Shangri-La

Shangri-La on East Sixth
Shangri-La on East Sixth
Shangri-La/Facebook

Shangri-La will be hosting a Beto-leaning watch party at 6 p.m.

Shangri-La on East Sixth
Shangri-La on East Sixth
Shangri-La/Facebook

Ah Sing Den

Bao from Ah Sing Den
Bao from Ah Sing Den
Ah Sing Den/Facebook

This O’Rourke-leaning event in the Secret Garden of Ah Sing Den starts at 8pm. Half of the proceeds from the restaurant’s Blue Wave Cocktail and Baos for Beto go to the Beto O’Rouke campaign.

Bao from Ah Sing Den
Bao from Ah Sing Den
Ah Sing Den/Facebook

Wright Bros. Brew and Brew

Both kinds of brew at Wright Bros.
Both kinds of brew at Wright Bros.
Wright Bros. Brew & Brew/Facebook

This casual east side spot for beer and coffee will host a Halloween-themed debate night, with politically themed costumes encouraged. There will be Beto Bingo with prizes and an art auction, hosted by &Feminist, with proceeds from the auction going to the Beto O’Rourke campaign.

Both kinds of brew at Wright Bros.
Both kinds of brew at Wright Bros.
Wright Bros. Brew & Brew/Facebook

Attabar

The East Austin bar’s O’Rourke-backing debate party runs from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The Brixton

The Brixton
The Brixton
The Brixton/Facebook

The East Austin bar is screening the debate via a projector, and hosting a comedy showcase afterwards with proceeds going to SAFE Alliance.

The Brixton
The Brixton
The Brixton/Facebook

Native Hostel and Bar & Kitchen

The East Austin hostel will screen the debate with an O’Rourke-friendly party in its events space from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The Liberty

The bar at The Liberty
The bar at The Liberty
The Liberty/Facebook

Dive bar The Liberty will project the debates indoors and streaming outside. There will be drink specials and possibly a Beto swag table. The event starts at 8 p.m.

The bar at The Liberty
The bar at The Liberty
The Liberty/Facebook

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse
Nick Simonite/Alamo Drafthouse

All locations of Alamo Drafthouse will screen the debate, starting at 8 p.m. Reservations can be made with $5 food and drink vouchers.