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Guide to Election Night (and Day!) Parties In NYC


Screen shot 2012-11-05 at 4.23.49 PM.pngWell folks, it's been a long, strange trip and tomorrow night it'll all be over (or will it just be starting?). Whether you're voting for Barry or Mittens, forget about partisan politics for a moment and unite with your fellow party people at these Election Night happenings around New York City. Check out our recs below.


Flavorpill, Gawker and Rock the Vote have teamed up for an election day party as part of Flavorpill's ongoing Lunch Break series. For one hour only, you can head to (le) Poisson Rouge at 1pm to dance to tunes spun by LCD Soundsystem's Pat Mahoney (and then tipsily stumble back to the office). They'll also be raising funds for The NYC Food Bank on behalf of Hurricane Sandy relief. RSVP here. 158 Bleecker St., Greenwich Village [via press release]

The election parties don't stop at (le) Poisson Rouge -- later in the evening they'll be home to a free bash thrown by Kevin Powell and BK Nation featuring music by DJ Herbert Hoover and rap producer Pete Rock. Doors open at 8pm. 158 Bleecker St., Greenwich Village [via (le) Poisson Rouge]

Who needs cable news talking heads when you can get your election coverage laughs from comedians? Along the lines of The Daily Show or the Colbert Report, UCBEast will host Anthony Altamanuik and Ryan Karels in character as a liberal and a conservative political pundit, respectively, riffing on the night's drama. Other UCB players will join them onstage as campaign insiders and political figures offering up some spin. 155 E. 3rd St., East Village [via Time Out]

SuperVegan is throwing down tomorrow at Fontana's, promising vegan treats from Chickpea & Olive and Dun-Well Doughnuts along with music, stocked bar and a giant wall-sized projection screen airing the results. 105 Eldridge St., Lower East Side [via SuperVegan]

Satirical performance troupe Billionaire Follies (formerly known as Billionaires for Bush) are hosting a cabaret show tomorrow night "hosted by Mitt Romney" at the newly re-opened Cutting Room. Expect music, costumes and audience participation. Stick around after the show for their election results screening party. 44 E. 32nd St., Midtown [via Flavorpill]

Because nothing goes better with politics than sex (scandals), head to Parkside Lounge for God Breast America: An Election Day Extravaganza featuring burlesque and comedy performances by the likes of Brownie Pointe, Bunny Buxom, Fancy Feast, Heather Whatever and Sincerely Yours. 317 Houston St., Lower East Side [via Time Out]

If you've made it to Housing Works to watch at least three of the debates, it's time to cash in: the bookstore will be doling out buckets of PBR to those loyalists who come back for their election night party. Games and drink specials will also be on offer during the night. 126 Crosby St., Soho [via Housing Works]


Galapagos Art Space will be celebrating their re-opening -- after Hurricane Sandy pummeled them with 5 ft. of water -- with an election night bash that includes specialty cocktails and a 14 ft. x 12 ft. big screen. And, FYI, all subway lines to the neighborhood have re-opened. 16 Main St., DUMBO, Brooklyn [via press release]

The folks at Brooklyn Winery have some great coping mechanisms for any anxious election watchers out there: a special Election Night menu and $10 off bottles and carafes of their house wines. They'll also be screening the results in both their Atrium and Parlor spaces. 213 North 8th, Williamsburg, Brooklyn [via Brokelyn]  

Whether you're looking for an excuse to rage (in the "WK" sense) or rage (in the "If Romney  wins, I'll be on the first flight to Toronto" sense), The Bell House has got you covered. They're throwing Raging Election: 2012 Election Viewing Party hosted by Liam McEneaney (Tell Your Friends!) with aptly-named drink specials like the Coke & Rumney and the Bahamobama Mama, a big screen TV airing the results and music spun by Mike Doughty. 149 7th St., Gowanus, Brooklyn [via Flavorpill/The Bell House]

Take advantage of the all-night happy hour at Sheep Station while you watch the returns and compete for trivia prizes at their election night party. 6pm-close. 149 4th Ave., Park Slope, Brooklyn [via Brokelyn]

Everyone is welcome at Pillow Cafe's Big Queer Election Watch Party tomorrow night, which aims to bring people together so no one has to "get caught yelling at the TV all by yourself!" 505 Myrtle Ave., Clinton Hill, Brooklyn [via Brokelyn]

Bushwick's Bat Haus Coworking Space promises "continuous election coverage, plentiful beer, munchies, swing-state bingo, partisan jello shots, political jenga, Bat Haus' 100% unskewed election tally and a special 'elephant room' for all you New York Republicans" at their election night party. Better take a Tylenol or two before going to bed after this one. 279 Starr St., Bushwick, Brooklyn [via Brokelyn]

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