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HOH’s Guide to Election Night in D.C.

What to do in Washington while the returns roll in

Hill bars have been a popular spot for watching the debates during this election cycle. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Hill bars have been a popular spot for watching the debates during this election cycle. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

What are your plans for Election Day? 

Here is Heard on the Hill’s guide to what’s happening in Washington.

Parties to go to

NCAC Election Night Watch Party
Hosted by National Capital Area Chapter of the Fulbright Association
6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
Local 16, 1602 U St. NW

Provision 14 Election Night Viewing Party
Hosted by A-List
5 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
2100 14th St. NW

Election Night Spoken Word
Hosted by Henry Rollins
8 p.m., $40
Lincoln Theater, 1215 U St. NW

#NeverTrump Election Night Party
Hosted by #NeverTrump Republicans, R4C16 and Republican Women for Hillary
Decorations will pay homage to President Abraham Lincoln
6:30 p.m. – midnight
Lincoln Restaurant, 1110 Vermont Ave. NW

Red or Blue This Party is For You
Hosted by American Hotel & Lodging Association (invite only)
3 p.m.- 6 p.m.
Liaison Hotel, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW

Voto Latino Watch Party
The Loft at 600, 600 F St. NW
8 p.m – midnight

[Heard on the Hill This Week: Bar Hopping on Debate Night]

Media parties

Washington Post
7 p.m.-10 p.m.
1301 K St. NW

AMC Stubs members can watch CNN election results from a theater. Choose from a “red” or “blue” theater and starting at 7 p.m., watch CNN announce the new president on the big screen.

From 3 p.m.-9 p.m., listen to #MJElectonNight, anchored live from Los Angeles, with correspondents following marijuana legislation on ballots in eight states.

Bar specials

Union Pub
Launch of new fully enclosed, fire pit-heated patio and a Canadian green card photo booth
$5 hot toddies and mulled wine all day
11:30 a.m.–close

201 Bar
All TVs have election results all night
$7 American whiskey old fashioned, $7 Crown Royal shots “for all people moving to Canada”
4 p.m.–close

Capitol Lounge
4 Tecate “Beer Walls” and $4 “God Save the Queen” shots
Basement opens 4 p.m. and ground floor opens a 8:15 p.m.

Trump Bar’s Judgment Day Bunker Party
Punch and beer specials, giveaways to people who voted
4 p.m.–close, Trump bar opens at 6 p.m.

McClellan’s Retreat
Happy Hour pricing all night on Miller High Life, Merlot, Chardonay, Election Night punch and old fashioned, $6 Elysian Night Owl bottles
4 p.m.-close

Cleveland Park Bar & Grill
All you can eat and drink
5 p.m.–2 a.m., $50 per person
3421 Connecticut Ave. NW

Mellow Mushroom
Red State, Blue State — Don’t Boo, Vote & Score
6 p.m.-10 p.m., free beer with social media check-in
2436 18th St. NW

Free shot of El Jimador with every taco platter ordered
Happy hour until 7 p.m., $7 Mission margaritas, $26 Mission margarita pitchers, and $6 El Jimador shots all night
1606 20th St. NW

16 big screens to watch election results
$5 16-ounce Bud Lights, $5 Goose Island IPA, $6 rail drinks and house wines all night
1336 U St. NW

Bourbon Steak 
Free “Freedom Fries” to those in the bar/lounge who show their “I Voted” stickers all day
2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Shake Shack
Free scoop of custard
All DMW locations if you mention the promotion at the register


For students

Georgetown University Events

  • Political Trivia with Washington Post reporter Chris Cillizza 
    1:45 p.m.-3 p.m., Healey Family Student Center Herman Room
  • GU Politics Election Returns Watch Party
    6:30 p.m.-2 p.m., Healey Family Student Center Great Room

Election hangover

The smoothie company, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt, is releasing a new, limited-edition beverage called the “Orange You Glad It’s Over?” At their locations nationwide, pick one up for just $0.45 to commemorate the 45th presidency.

Therapy animals are coming to Capitol Hill for staffers who need to de-stress from the election.  Provided by the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative, Pet Partners, the Pet Leadership Council and the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, the animals will be in Cannon 121, 10:30 a.m. – 12.

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