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In DC on Election Night? Here’s Our List of Watch Parties

Don’t throw away that ‘I Voted’ sticker — it could get you some deals

A man watches special election results roll in at the Sheraton in Birmingham, Ala., in December. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
A man watches special election results roll in at the Sheraton in Birmingham, Ala., in December. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

As the polls close on election night, keep your fellow politicos close and your “I Voted” sticker closer.

Members and aides may be out in the districts, fighting for their political lives, but here in D.C. the bar specials are flowing.

From “Moscow Muellers” to student watch parties, there’s something out there for everyone — and a good thing too, since it’s bound to be a long night.

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Hamilton Hotel’s Election Night Watch Party
11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
14K Restaurant (14th and K streets NW)

“Guests will be encouraged to not just watch, but engage with the night’s election results through fill-in gubernatorial placemats, oversized thermometers where red races blue for control of the House, and gubernatorial brackets where they can pick their projected winners of senatorial race results. Guests with the most points at the end of the night win special prizes.”

Capitol Hill Club Fundraiser
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
300 First St. SE
Tickets start at $40 

Highlights include “open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres,” a photo booth, donor-only VIP areas and “insightful commentary on races.” 

The Hottest Election Night Party in Washington by Political Events
7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
National Press Club (529 14th St. NW)
Tickets start at $95

“Special guests: Former RNC Chair and MSNBC commentator Michael Steele and former Chairman of the American Conservative David Keene.”

A (Good) American Midterm Election Watch Party at Heurich House Museum
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW

“Watch the midterm election returns in the Carriage House Gallery, where you can view artist Alden Leonard’s installation about Dreamers.”

Election Night at the Bird
5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
1337 11th St. NW

“Join us at The Bird for Election Night 2018. Political party themed specialty cocktails and food dishes inspired by the cuisines of swing states. Show up with your “I Voted” sticker and get a $4 Moscow Mueller.”

Southern Diplomats Present Election Day Results Party
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Unity Lounge (1936 9th St. NW)

“ROOTING FOR EVERYBODY BLACK, is the slogan for this very important evening of elections! Come Join the Southern Diplomats for the Watch/Results party at the BLACK OWNED Unity Lounge! Enjoy $10 Hookah! 2 for $5 Beers! $5 Top Shelf Shots!”

Election Night Watch Party by Social Architects
5 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
920 14th St. NW
Free with RSVP

Advocacy’s Election Night Watch Party by Grassroots Professional Network
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
La Vie (88 District Square SW)
Free entry 

“A special election night watch party for the advocacy community. … Having a drink and watching the election returns can be bipartisan.” This event is sponsored by Roll Call.

For students

Election Watch Party hosted by American University College Republicans
6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
The Wechsler Theatre (4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW)

Johns Hopkins University Election Night Party
7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. 
1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Room 204

Bar specials

Teddy and the Bully Bar

3 p.m. to midnight
1200 19th St. NW

Cocktail Specials: $5 American Mules, $7 glasses of red and white wine, 2 additional monitors in their dining room for viewing. Food Specials: $1.25 oysters from 3-7; $3 NY style hot dogs with sauerkraut and onions $3 assorted empanadas $5 Tomato Flatbreads.


4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
613 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

$1 old fashioneds to guests who give the bar their “I Voted” sticker (one per guest) on Election Day.

Union Pub

Oct. 30 to Nov. 1
Union Pub is asking guests through social media outlets which of the following specials they would like to drink on Nov. 6:

  •     $3 Rail Drinks
  •     $2 Featured Shots
  •     $3 Mystery Beers
  •     $12 Buckets of Narragansett Beer

Nov. 6, 5 p.m. to close
Union Pub will serve the winning drink as well as red and blue cocktails, $4 select bourbons, & $4 Belgian beers.

Ana at District Winery

385 Water St. SE

20 percent off the entire check for anyone that presents an “I Voted” sticker.

The Ritz-Carlton

1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean, VA

Complimentary cocktail, Where the Left and Right Meet (made with Jack Daniels, California mulled wine reduction, lemon juice, simple syrup), for all guests wearing an “I Voted” sticker.

Ventnor Sports Cafe

2411 18th St. NW

10 percent off the entire check for anyone that presents an “I Voted” sticker.

Pennsylvania 6

1350 Eye St. NW

Extended happy hour drink deals from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., including $5 well liquor mixed drinks, $5 rotating drafts, and $5 house wine.

Roofers Union

2446 18th St. NW

All night specials include $3 local draft beers, $5 wines and $5 house spirits.

City Tap Dupont

1250 Connecticut Ave. NW

Extended happy hour drink deals from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., including $4 craft beer cans, $5 select drafts, $6 house wines, $7 premium mixed drinks.

Upper West Side Café
2233 M St. NW

A free Eggenberg draft beer if you show your “I Voted” sticker.


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