We found a few local spots that will spice up your election night, no matter the results.
Grab a spot at the Feedback Lounge in West Seattle to watch election night on the big screen, from 5pm “’til this crap is over”. Whether you love or hate the outcome, at least you’ll have plenty of adult beverages to fit the mood. feedbacklounge.net
The 5 Spot
Celebrate the end of election season at The 5 Spot in Queen Anne with politically themed cocktails, appetizers, and dinner specials. Bring the whole family to watch the election results come in on the big screen, and make sure to cast your unofficial vote by entering through the red or the blue door! chowfoods.com/5spot
Celebrate with friends or drown your sorrows while watching election coverage from 6-11 at Café Flora in Madison Park. Sip on themed cocktails like the Bipartisian, Barack on the Rocks, and the Freedom to Marry Mary starting at 3pm, but pace yourself, happy hour for food and drinks lasts all night! Call ahead for a group of six or more. cafeflora.com
The Neighbor Lady
Enjoy drink specials and happy hour prices until the president-elect is officially announced at The Neighbor Lady, a new vegetarian-friendly pub in the Central District. (No website yet)
Join the crowd at 95 Slide in Capitol Hill for happy hour from 4-6, and a party to follow with DJs announcing the polling results. For those of you pro-Obama and marriage equality, this is the spot to celebrate. 95slide.com
Sazerac’s in downtown Seattle is known for serious fun and damn good food, and on election night they start the entertainment at 4pm with candidate inspired pizza toppings and themed cocktails for whichever way you lean. Enjoy a Mitt Julep or an Oban-A-Scotch on the B’Rocks, or a colored cocktail for the independents in the crowd. Happy hour lasts until the winner is announced, make sure to leave the underage voters at home. sazeracrestaurant.com
Wine Tea Chocolate
This Fremont location is offering election night festivities starting at 5pm like Pin the Dollar on the Senator, beer vs. wine specials, and updates via smartphones rather than big screen coverage. wineteachocolate.com
Doors open at the 88 Keys Dueling Piano Bar in Pioneer Square at 5pm for a night of election results and analysis, food and drink specials, prizes and more. The events kicks off at 6pm and will continue as the final results come in!
Just around the corner of Pike and Broadway waits a fun-filled night of politics at Nuemos, Barboza, and Moe Bar. Beginning at 5pm, all three venues will sport big screens, cocktails, and people ready to party election night away. Bonus points for those who arrive in political attire! nuemos.com
The Pink Door
Get your fill of The Pink Door’s $1 Obamaramas (fresh grape juice, vodka, a squeeze of lemon and curaco) starting at 3pm as you watch live coverage on the big screen. thepinkdoor.com
Back Bar Bash at Bastille Café
Join a few friends in Ballard and have some Bastille style fun at their Election Night Party in the Back Bar, beginning at 4:30pm. Taste and vote for your favorite wine “candidate” and indulge in a special Americana cocktail and a classic All American burger and fries as you watch the results come in. bastilleseattle.com
Patriotic Cocktails at Duke’s
Throw back a Barack and Blue or a Romney Red at any of Duke’s Seattle or South Sound locations- don’t worry, your drink doesn’t have to match your vote! dukeschowderhouse.com
For the underage voters, learn how voting works at the Seattle Children’s Museum
While the real polls are full of adults, take the kids to The Seattle Children’s Museum on voting day from 10am to 5pm to learn about voting and how elections work. There will be voting on several important initiatives, such as popcorn vs. caramel corn and broccoli vs. cauliflower. The biggest vote will be between two “Presidential Candidates”, Monorail Bunny vs. Giraffe. To learn more about the candidates and the event, visit here.
Photo: “VOTE,” ©2008 Mykl Roventine, used under a Creative Commons attribution license