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Where to Go Election Day & Night

From yoga for voters to parties that will go until the counts come home, we’ve got a roundup of the hottest events and specials to take you from Election Day to night.

Campaign Grid

400 First St. SE
The political advertising shop enters the home stretch by celebrating the fruits (plus coffee, bagels and omelets) of its labors; 8:30-10:30 a.m.


555 Eighth St. NW
This boutique brasserie will be pouring discounted theme drinks ($10 a pop for traditional Bi-Partisan Martini, rum-spiked Tea Partier and gin-laced Blue State of Mind) from open until close.

Del Frisco

1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
All TVs will be tuned to election coverage, and everyone sporting an “I Voted” sticker can indulge in a gratis swig of the tequila-based “Partisan” shot with any food or beverage purchase; 11:30 a.m.-close. 

RNC Election Night 2012

1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
The official election night HQ of the Republican National Committee. Expect to see party leaders and GOP supporters; 7 p.m.-? 

DSCC/DCCC Reception 

Art & Soul Watch Party

415 New Jersey Ave. NW
The official election night HQ of Congressional Democrats in the hotel, a non-partisan watch party with custom cocktails ($13 a pop) happening in the adjoining restaurant. DSCC/DCCC reception: 1 p.m.-?; Art & Soul: 7-10 p.m.

Lincoln “Tally the Vote” Party 

1110 Vermont Ave. NW
Election-themed cocktails ($8 a pop), candidate-inspired menu items (gourmet meatloaf, Kahlua pork belly) are all in play; 6 p.m.-?

Decision Day Watch 

1301 K St. NW
Various media and lobbying groups join Congressional Black Associates to watch the returns; 6 p.m.-midnight. 

Suited Lifestyles Election Watch

920 14th St. NW
Howard University alumni aim to party on election night; 5 p.m.-2 a.m.

One Vote Election Watch 

50 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Grey Goose Vodka and Majic 102.3 take over B. Smith’s for an election night soiree; 5 p.m-midnight.

Election Night 2012 

1208 U St. NW
Expect complimentary appetizers and Hennessy drinks at this Indulj-hosted affair; 6 p.m.-2 a.m

Election Night Cruise

1300 Maine Ave. SW
Set sail from the ordinary aboard Capital Yacht Charters’ exclusive election night shindig. 

GenerationBoss Watch Party 

3412 Connecticut Ave. NW
Watch party and fundraiser ($5 cover) for the nonprofit GenerationBoss promises discount food ($5 burgers, $6 chicken sandwiches) and drinks ($4 wine, cocktails); 7-11:30 p.m

Watch & Wine 

425 11th St. NW
Local Vine Cellar invites you to bend the elbow while watching the returns 

DC for Obama and Gen44 Mid-Atlantic

1602 U St. NW
$20 open bar at Local 16; 8-11 p.m.

Bright Young Things Election Party

2001 11th St. NW
Bohemian Caverns / LIV
Ten dollars gets you through the door. DJs, pretty people and politics is all happening; 5 p.m.-2 a.m.

Election Results Watch 

Hill Country BBQ
410 Seventh St. NW
First beer is free with an “I voted” sticker. Specials all night. 6-9 p.m.

Politico and Bing Election Night Celebration

555 Pennsylvania Ave.
Politica and Bing join forces to bring you interactive election night coverage, including Bing’s brand-spanking-new election hub. Don’t worry. Drinks will happen, too. Entry is free, but the RSVP list already filled up. Get on the waiting list here: 

Pulp DC

1803 14th St. NW
Start your morning off with coffee at the neighborhood retailer. Doors open to voters heading to or from the polls starting at 8 a.m. Probably a good place to get some gossip before heading to the office.

Flow Yoga Center

1450 P Street NW
This yoga studio is offering a free yoga class to anyone wearing an “I voted” sticker. Definitely reserve your class online, as they are packed even on days when they’re not free.

Equality Watch 2012

2121 14th St. NW
Human Rights Watch will be holding its election watch party at this neighborhood hotspot.

Extra-Super Tuesday:
Election Watching Party

Busboys and Poets
2021 14th St. NW, 1025 Fifth St. NW, 4251 S. Campbell Ave., Arlington, Va., and 5331 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, Md.
All four of the Busboys outposts will be holding watch parties. Sure to be packed with a heavily Democratic crowd.

Election Night Jam at the
Kennedy Center

2700 F St. NW
Jason Moran and the Bandwagon will get the crowds on their feet for a night of jazz and dancing. For those who must watch, televisions will broadcast the results all night long.


Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

641 D St. NW
A ”Pay What You Can Performance” of Woolly’s latest show, “You for Me for You.” The queue to get in starts forming at 3 p.m., or pay $20 to reserve seats online. The play, starting at 8 p.m., is 90 minutes with no intermission. Afterward, the theater is inviting the audience to hang out, have a drink and watch the returns together.

Shell and Shuck the Vote

Hank’s Oyster Bar

633 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, 1624 Q St. NW, and 1026 King St., Alexandria, VA
Attendees sporting an “I voted” sticker entitled to gratis punch and a sampling of Rappahannock Oysters at any of the three locations; 5 p.m-close.

L2 Lounge

3315 Cady’s Alley NW

Quarles & Brady elects to blow off some steam in Georgetown. 

W Hotel

515 15th St. NW

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors gather the faithful for an election night party; 7:30 p.m.-midnight.

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