WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 09/12/12 -- Republicans, democrats and independents alike are invited to catch all the campaign coverage at 1331 Bar & Lounge in the JW Marriott Washington, DC luxury hotel. Now through election night, November 6, every Tuesday, including the conventions, presidential and vice presidential debate nights, guests of 1331 Bar & Lounge in downtown Washington, DC can watch things heat up and the political punches being thrown on eight HDTVs throughout the lounge.
While Romney/Ryan and Obama/Biden duke it out, guests can sip from a selection of timeless cocktails with an election spin such as the Mint Romney with Chambord, Frangelico, cream and fresh mint; Barockin' Mai Tai, a concoction of Bacardi Orange rum, fresh pineapple and lemon juice, lime soda and a drizzle of blue curacao; Patriotic One, Two Punch with Basil Hayden's bourbon, brandy, St. Germain elderflower liqueur and fresh lemon juice, and the Campaign Champagne Cocktail with elderflower liqueur. A selection of brews from Chicago and Boston is also available.
The Left Wings and Right Wings are back by popular demand from the last election cycle, and are ready for a re-match. The 2012 version includes the Hawaiian glazed Left Wings with fresh pineapple spears and the Boston honey glazed Right Wings, with a mini-pot of Boston-style baked beans. In addition, shareable bi-partisan bites for guests to nosh are available including Boston Cod sliders, pan-seared with Iceberg lettuce and tartar sauce; Hawaiian Peppered Ahi Tuna on Autumn Red Oak lettuce and ginger soy dressing; flatbread pizza featuring ingredients from the home states of past and present candidates; Wisconsin cheddar, Delaware peppers, California tomatoes, Pennsylvania mushrooms, and Georgia onions. Finally, to complete the election menu, a miniature chocolate white house filled with chocolate truffles.
For those who want to cheer or mull over who won the debates, Campaign Champagne Cocktails are available for $8, two hours after each debate ends. All cocktails and menu items are $11.06. Beer is $6.25. All items are available from 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. every Tuesday and include these dates:
Convention Coverage: August 27 - 30 & September 4 - 6
Presidential Debates: Wednesday, October 3 - Tuesday, October 16 - Monday, October 22
Vice Presidential Debate: Thursday, October 11
Election Results Watch Party: Tuesday, November 6
1331 Bar & Lounge is located in the JW Marriott hotel in downtown Washington, DC at the corner of 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW on the site of Shoomaker's bar, the home of the Rickey DC's official cocktail. 1331 Bar & Lounge offers daily happy hours from 4pm - 7pm with five appetizers for $5 each, $3 draft beers and half-priced gin or bourbon Rickeys.
About JW Marriott Washington, DC
The JW Marriott Washington, DC, the first JW Marriott branded property, opened in 1984 as a tribute to J. Willard Marriott, founder of Marriott Corporation, predecessor to Marriott International, Inc. One of the country's premier meeting destinations, the property features over 37,000 square feet of superior Washington, DC event and meeting space, including the 14,000 square foot Grand Ballroom, 29 meetings rooms and a 7,000 square foot terrace on the 12th floor, overlooking the nation capital and its historic monuments and landmarks. For more information or to make reservations, contact your travel professional, call the hotel directly at (202) 393-2000, or visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasjw-jw-marriott-washington-dc/.
About JW Marriott
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International's luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today's sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 53 JW Marriott hotels in 22 countries; by 2015 the portfolio will encompass 80 properties in 29 countries.
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