Tonight you'll be hard-pressed to find a TV-bearing bar that isn't at least showing election results with the sound off. But to really do it up, participatory democracy-style, hit up one of these bashes we wrote about last week, consult PubliCola's fearsome calendar of election parties, or visit one of these fine establishments.
The Angry Beaver
This Canadian-themed bar will be showing results throughout the evening, awaiting word of whether hundreds of disillusioned Obama supporters will be relinquishing their citizenship and fleeing north. Poutine flight, anyone?
Tonight’s Red, White and Turquoise soiree fires up at 8, featuring the musical stylings of Turquoise Jeep, with Unibroz and Bgeezy. Uh, I guess just check your phone for election updates? Tickets are $15 in advance and the show is all ages.
West Seattle's rockin'-est bar isn't celebrating a particular candidate, but rather the fact that after tonight the election will be over. Beer and French dips will be plentiful and returns get broadcast on the big screen from 5pm "'til this crap is over." USA! USA!
Bottles of wine are half price, well drinks are $3, beers are $2, and everything else is $1 off during a special election night happy hour from 5 to 7. And oh, hey, Cristal is just $299 if you want to stimulate the economy. Election results will be up on the ginormous HD projector screen throughout the night and KEXP DJ Greg Vandy is slated to be there (wait, isn't he hosting the Stranger party?). Reminisce about rosier economic times when 90s hip-hop night fires up at 9pm; admission is free before 11 and $3 after. Make a power play and reserve a booth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Election coverage kicks in at 6 on the patio at Linda Derschang’s Ballard bar, and red, white, and blue attire is encouraged. The night’s cocktail list has a ballot theme, so you can drink your ticket with a DC Mule or Elephant cocktail. The freedom fries on offer tonight are a stadium-style garlicky version (hey, this isn’t Valentine’s Day) and the night’s agenda includes presidential trivia, a Champagne toast, giveaways, and a lightning round of drink specials when results come in.
Nothing stirs the inner patriot like cheap booze. Today only, the insanely decadent burger shop is pouring $4 “stimulus cocktails”, plus your first drink is only $1 if you print out the little coupon from Facebook and bring it to either the South Lake Union or Bellevue location.
Showbox at the Market
The Stranger's blowout quadrennial election bash starts at 4:30. Dan Savage and KEXP's Greg Vandy will host, and Sparkle Donkey tequila will lubricate the proceedings. People, this is 21 and over. It's also free.
Trace at the W
Two special election-inspired cocktails made with white rum flow today at the revamped lounge in the W Hotel. The El Presidente incorporates orange curacao, dry vermouth, and grenadine, while the Hanging Chad has lime juice, blue curacao, angostura bitters, and a bit of simple syrup. Sadly it’s not garnished with an actual hanging chad.
The big screens fire up at 6:30 at Seattle’s epicenter of civic discourse. And since said discourse flows better with a few drinks, Town Hall’s election-night bash offers beer and wine for sale, as well as deals from Primo Pizza across the street. Oh, and contests. Admission is free, but organizers recommend you reserve a ticket.