Watch Parties Bring Philadelphia Together Thursday

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The threat of thunder on Thursday, July 28 didn’t keep Philadelphians from being excited about the historic events of the Democratic National Convention at watch parties across the city, gathering with family and friends as the four-day Convention drew to a close in the City of Brotherly Love. From Old City to Northern Liberties to South Philly, people gathered together at these watch parties to take in┬áthe speeches and moments that made up the final day of festivities.

The Piazza at Schmidt’s

Crowds looked on outdoors at watch parties as lights twinkled overhead at the Piazza at Schmidt's in Northern Liberties.

Crowds looked on outdoors as lights twinkled overhead at the Piazza at Schmidt’s in Northern Liberties.

Crowds looked on outdoors as lights twinkled overhead at the Piazza at Schmidt's in Northern Liberties.

Crowds looked on outdoors as lights twinkled overhead at the Piazza at Schmidt’s in Northern Liberties.

Crowds looked on outdoors as lights twinkled overhead at the Piazza at Schmidt's in Northern Liberties.

Crowds looked on outdoors as lights twinkled overhead at the Piazza at Schmidt’s in Northern Liberties.

McGillin’s Old Ale House

The oldest pub in Philadelphia, McGillin's Old Ale House, was rejuvinated for the night and decked out in red, white and blue in anticipation of the biggest speeches.

The oldest pub in Philadelphia, McGillin’s Old Ale House, was rejuvinated for the night and decked out in red, white and blue in anticipation of the biggest speeches.

Commerce Square

The Politico Hub at Commerce Square had a great big screen which was able to capture the great big finale of the Convention.

The Politico Hub at Commerce Square had a great big screen which was able to capture the great big finale of the Convention.

The Politico Hub at Commerce Square had a great big screen which was able to capture the great big finale of the Convention.

The Politico Hub at Commerce Square had a great big screen which was able to capture the great big finale of the Convention.

Frankford Hall

Folks settled down with snacks in front of the screens at Frankford Hall anticipation of the night's biggest speeches.

Folks settled down with snacks in front of the screens at Frankford Hall anticipation of the night’s biggest speeches.

Brick and Mortar

Friends-- and a happy bartender or two!-- took to the bar at gastropub Brick and Mortar to catch the grand finale of the Convention on the big screens.

Friends– and a happy bartender or two!– took to the bar at gastropub Brick and Mortar to catch the grand finale of the Convention on the big screens.

Friends-- and a happy bartender or two!-- took to the bar at gastropub Brick and Mortar to catch the grand finale of the Convention on the big screens.

Friends– and a happy bartender or two!– took to the bar at gastropub Brick and Mortar to catch the grand finale of the Convention on the big screens.

National Mechanics

National Mechanics in Old City, airing tonight's events on projector screens, is featuring a special DNC menu to munch and registering new voters at their watch party, and celebrating until 4:00 AM!

National Mechanics in Old City, airing tonight’s events on projector screens, is featuring a special DNC menu to munch and registering new voters at their watch party, and celebrating until 4:00 AM!

National Mechanics in Old City, airing tonight's events on projector screens, is featuring a special DNC menu to munch and registering new voters at their watch party, and celebrating until 4:00 AM!

National Mechanics in Old City, airing tonight’s events on projector screens, is featuring a special DNC menu to munch and registering new voters at their watch party, and celebrating until 4:00 AM!

National Mechanics in Old City, airing tonight's events on projector screens, is featuring a special DNC menu to munch and registering new voters at their watch party, and celebrating until 4:00 AM!

National Mechanics in Old City, airing tonight’s events on projector screens, is featuring a special DNC menu to munch and registering new voters at their watch party, and celebrating until 4:00 AM!

Irish Pub

The Irish-American Democrats' watch party was going strong at the Irish Pub on 20th and Walnut, as people gathered together while screens showed speeches to a packed house.

The Irish-American Democrats’ watch party was going strong at the Irish Pub on 20th and Walnut, as people gathered together while screens showed speeches to a packed house.