So you did your civic duty and you voted, fantastic. Now it's time to anxiously wait until polls close across the country to see whether or not your guy won. For anyone who enjoys playing this nervous waiting game in public?or, alternatively, anyone who doesn't have a television or doesn't have power?here's a map of 13 bars and restaurants running promotions for election night.Read More
13 Election Night Parties and Gimmicks in New York City
1. The Bell House
Gowanus's bar-slash-music and comedy venue is hosting a party tonight with comedian Liam McEneaney and DJ Mike Doughty. The party's from 9 p.m. to midnight with election results on the big screen (with the sound on mute). The Korilla BBQ truck will be parked outside.
2. Liberty Hall at the Ace Hotel
The Ace Hotel will start showing the news and results at 6 p.m., with drinks and food from The Breslin.
3. Pete's Candy Store
Wearing your "I Voted" sticker gets you a free "Yes Wee Can."
4. '21' Club
Every sitting president since FDR between FDR and Clinton has visited the '21' Club, but W never did and Obama hasn't yet. Will that hurt Obama's chances at reelection? Find out while watching from the restaurant's bar.
5. The Rusty Knot
The Rusty Knot quickly reopened after getting some Sandy flooding, and will screen the results starting at 6 p.m. The bar will also offer a $9 special cocktail tonight called the Probama, made of Old Overholt rye, lime juice, sugar, and Peychaud's bitters.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
This East Williamsburg wine bar is whipping out a big old projector screen to show results, while also throwing in a complimentary section of Dunbarton Blue with every cheese plate.
7. The Westway
New York, NY 10014
The group Downtown 4 Democracy is hosting an election party at the Westway that's doubling as a call center from 3 to 9 p.m. At 8 p.m., the party starts, but reservations are required.
This is a Republican party, with $5 "Rum-ney" shots and candidate impersonators. Not a Republican? The blue party is at Village Pourhouse.
9. Village Pourhouse
This is the Democrats' version of the SideBAR party, with $5 Barack O-Bombs and, yes, impersonators.
10. Jimmy's No. 43
In addition to showing election coverage, Jimmy's No. 43 is offering $5 buckets tonight for anyone who makes a $10 donation at the door. The donation goes to the Red Cross's Sandy relief fund.
No stranger to gimmicks, Carmine's will have three drinks specials (one for Obama, one for Romney, and one for the Tea Party), plus election results on the televisions. The 44th Street location is offering the same deal.
Via the Daily News' roundup of press releases: Piquant has two bars to watch the results, with an extended happy hour from 4 to 10 p.m. featuring with $3 draft beers and tacos.
13. The Vault at Pfaff's
The place that used to be the speakeasy Woodson and Ford will have special Red State and Blue State menus of food and cocktails. The bar is bringing in a television to show the results.