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January 20th, 2009 By Maija Zummo | The Morning After | Posted In: Northside, Life

Inauguration Parties


So our bars may not be open until 5 a.m. (Washington D.C. is officially the party capital of the United States tonight), but there are still some sweet parties/drinking events going on around our fine city.

Any bar is going to be a safe bet for some long overdue celebrating tonight but try the C&D and the Northside Tavern for some official Obama parties. The C&D, the lovely Northside “dive bar,” hosts the “Bye-Bye Bush Bash” starting at 6 p.m. This hidden neighborhood gem will feature clever specialty drinks (Obama Mama, anyone?), dancing and a few surprises, like music by DJ Puck Dunaway.  And then the Tavern is throwing “The Blue Ball,” sponsored by Cincy Rocks Obama. The 8 p.m. event includes a dance party with DJ Apryl Reign and free food provided by Melt and The Hideaway. There’s no cover charge, but donations of non-perishable food items are suggested for the Freestore Foodbank. Or Sitwell's Coffehouse is hosting a more laid back "Bamabash" at 8 p.m., with Hawaiian bamatinis (virgin or alcoholic). It’s darkly lit and they have free WiFi so you can watch Obama's inaugural address over and over again.

Welcoming in number 44 your own way? Don't forget to take photos of your party and upload them to Flickr. Head over to www.bushbash09.com to get involved with this giant party planning effort and to get details on how to tag your photos to become part of the huge Obama photo album.

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