From our initial research, it looks like the only “sure thing” reliable place(s) to watch Tuesday’s historic Inauguration Day ceremonies in person (other than at your home or office) is at the following area Starbucks stores between 7am and 11am:
- Burien 148th SW Plaza: 116 SW 148th Street, Burien
- Normandy Park: 17829 1st Ave South, Normandy Park
- Interurban Ave Tukwila: 13038 Interurban Ave, Tukwila
- Southcenter: 333 Strander Blvd., Tukwila
- Southcenter Barnes & Noble: 300 Andover Place West, Tukwila
- Parkway Supercenter: 17480 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila
- Des Moines Redondo: 27027 PaciÃ¯Â¬Âc Hwy South, Des Moines
Here’s what the SBUXers have to say about it:
“Starbucks will be streaming the Inauguration event in select stores in New York, San Francisco and Seattle that have the Now Playing screens.
This is the first time that weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll air a live broadcast along with audio, so the usual music youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re used to will be replaced with this historic event from 10 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 2 p.m. Eastern and 7 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 11 a.m. Pacific.
If you are looking for a place to view the Inauguration in these cities, visit your neighborhood Starbucks and watch it with us over a great cup of coffee!”
Of course there’s always good ol’ reliable TV, where the usual broadcast outlets will be showing it live.
Or, if you’ll be chained to your desk like us, your options are pretty much limited to watching it online, and here’s a list of links to where you can watch it via the interwebs:
- Joint Congressional Committee On Inaugural Ceremonies
- Presidential Inaugural Committee
- CSPAN’s Inauguration Hub
- MSNBC’s Inauguration Feed
- CNN/Facebook Live Feed
- Current & Twitter Live Feed
- CBS News
- Washington Post’s Inauguration Central
Here are some live webcams that will probably be overloaded, but might be worth a look:
- Washington Post Webcam
If you do go to a Starbucks to watch, don’t forget that they’re also encouraging customers to come back again the next day (starting Wed. Jan. 21st) to sign up to pledge five hours of volunteerism by offering a free cup of coffee:
To celebrate this national unifying week, between January 21 – 25, we will be asking all Starbucks customers to pledge 5 hours of volunteerism in their local neighborhood and in return we will provide them with a free cup of coffee.Ã‚Â They will be encouraged to find volunteer opportunities and will have access to tools and resources to bring their pledge into action.Ã‚Â Our goal is to collect at least 1 million pledge hours during these four days.
Starbucks is excited about this important moment in time and invites you to be a part of it.Ã‚Â If you’d like to highlight upcoming volunteer opportunities please post them to our Starbucks volunteer network, a place where customers will be encouraged to look for local opportunities.Ã‚Â Thank you for the work you do in your community.
Please see the information below on how to get started:
- Create a personal profile here.
- Create individual volunteer opportunities to share with others here.
Or at your local Starbucks.
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 20th, from 5pm to close
WHERE: The Mark Restaurant & Bar, located at 914 SW 152nd in Olde Burien (map below)
SPECIALS: Come in and say Ã¢â‚¬Å“Yes We Can!Ã¢â‚¬Â and get 1/2 OFF on Bar Menu. TheyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll also have specially Inaugural labeled bottles of wine and Champagne on hand.