July Dem debates (Tue. 7/30 & Wed. 7/31)

July Debate-Watch Gatherings!

June's watch parties were packed and a lot of fun!
Join us for July's round two


Two nights -- two different venues
CNN Moderators: Dana Bash, Don Lemon, and Jake Tapper


NIGHT 1 (Tue., 7/30)

First night debaters: Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Beto O'Rourke, Amy Klobuchar, Marianne Williamson, John Delaney, John Hickenlooper, Tim Ryan, Steve Bullock

256 Santa Monica Pier (map

Doors open 4 PM
Debate 5 – 7 PM Pacific Time

A landmark on Santa Monica Pier, at the west end of the historic Route 66, Rusty's Surf Ranch was selected "Most Loved Pier Business" two years in a row

Join us at 4 PM for Happy Hour drinks and classic American food -- with a welcome from

Rusty Hicks, chair of the California Democratic Party
 Mark Gonzalez, chair of the L.A. County Democratic Party

Also planning to attend are
State Sen. Ben Allen
City Councilmember Mike Bonin (L.A.) and Greg Morena (SM)
and possibly other VIPs


Free admission. Pier parking lots, Ocean Avenue meters, Parking Structure 1 at SM Place and Metro Expo line are all a short walk to the pier

Open to all

Please RSVP here for night 1 of the July debates



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NIGHT 2 (Wed., 7/31)

Second night debaters: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Julián Castro, Andrew Yang, Cory Booker, Jay Inslee, Kirsten Gillibrand, Tulsi Gabbard, Michael Bennet, Bill di Blasio

The Del Monte Speakeasy
Downstairs at the Townhouse
52 Windward Avenue, Venice (map)

Doors open 4:30 PM
Debate 5 – 7 PM Pacific Time

In its 100 years, this bar, formerly called Menotti's Buffet -- the oldest bar in Venice, and one of the oldest in great Los Angeles area -- has always kept the party going. Located in the basement of Townhouse in Venice, the Del Monte Speakeasy has been a  hideout since 1915. During Prohibition, Townhouse secretly operated the space located underneath a grocery store that served illegal hooch smuggled from the former Abbot Kinney Pier through underground tunnels

Large-screen TV. Plenty of seating. Free admission. Complimentary pizza and desserts
(Donations accepted!) No-host bar @ Happy Hour prices. Metered parking on Windward and in surrounding areas, free after 6 PM
Possible surprise guests!


Please RSVP here for night 2 of the July debates


Open to all


Both nights hosted by the Westside Democratic HQ consortium:
Heart of L.A., Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Stonewall, West L.A., and Westchester-Playa Democratic Clubs

July 30, 2019 at 5pm - 8pm
Santa Monica: 1) Rusty's, 2) Del Monte