Chef Brian Poe is getting personal at Bukowski Tavern in Inman where he’ll be serving up bar bites cheekily inspired by each candidate. Clinton gets the “Email Server” special, for order via e-mail, sent to an address listed on the menu. Once e-mailed, guests can place a hot and crispy order for “Crooked [Hillary] Tree IPA Battered Onion Rings" with a "private server" of dipping sauces for $7.95. Meanwhile, $5 gets you "Trump’s Buffalo Maple Dusted Little Fingers" — meaning plump buffalo chicken strips dusted in sweet maple sugar. We'll save the middle one for last. Starting at 4 p.m., 1281 Cambridge St., Cambridge, bukowskiitavern.net/cambridge-2

Brass Union in Union Square will host Booze Epoque duo Meaghan Sinclair and Harmony Dawn Kelly for an evening of candidate-inspired cocktails for $10 a pop. The cocktails featuring Mad River Distillers and Royal Wines will be called “Trump’s Wall” and “Hillary’s E-mail” while the debates are streamed on the bar’s 70-inch screens. 6-10 p.m., 70 Union Sq., Somerville, brassunion.com

Union's The Independent will also screen the first debate while serving up a trio of cocktails inspired by the election and its… er… more delicate issues. On tap: bourbon-based Third Party Candidate, a rye and maple Let’s All Move to Canada, and the blackberry tequila Foreign Policy — all $10 a piece. 3 p.m.-close, 75 Union Sq., Somerville, theindo.com

Aeronaut Brewing Company will host a live tweet extravaganza at their Somerville taproom, where attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops and phones to tap along as the debate gets heated. The Brewery will screen what they’ve deemed a “beer-splattered bloodsport” live on their walls and the snarkiest tweet of each hour using #AEROdebate will get a TBD prize. 8-10:30 p.m., 14 Tyler St., Somerville, aeronautbrewing.com

Assembly Row's River Bar will play it safe — and vauge! — offering two blue curacao-tinted cocktails named Vote for Me! and No, Vote for Me! Our assumption being that as the debate streams from their indoor and outdoor bar areas, you order accordingly as the candidates ramble on. Perhaps for the end of the night, we'll all have enough "Votes" to make a relatively educated decision. 661 Assembly Row, Somerville, river-bar.com