So you want to watch the election results while eating, drinking, and being merry? No problem. Here's a round-up of restaurants and bars hosting viewing parties, offering election-themed specials, or giving away freebies to those showing off an "I Voted" sticker, because nothing says "land of the free" like chowing down on free egg rolls and fries.
Watch, drink, socialize. Play nice.
Anthem Kitchen + Bar: All televisions will be tuned to election coverage starting at 6 PM, and CNN will be broadcasting live from right outside. $15 Sam Adams and burger special. Themed burgers include the Red, White, and Bleu Burger, the Obama Burger, the Mitt Burger, the All-American Burger, and Sloppy Joe Sliders.
Battery Park Bar & Lounge: Watch and drink $4 PBRs out of Solo cups.
The Bristol Lounge Bar: Watch live coverage and vote on your cocktail napkin.
Cafeteria: Viewing party on the newly opened second floor from 6 PM to 8 PM. Sponsored SVEDKA cocktails, complimentary light appetizers. 21+.
Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen: The viewing party begins at 6 PM, sponsored by Greater Boston - HBCU Alumni.
Naga: Watch the returns live. Free cover.
Post 390: YNPN viewing party from 6 PM to 10 PM. Complimentary appetizers, cash bar, $15 suggested donation.
Towne Stove and Spirits: Viewing party hosted by @BostonMo from 7 PM to 11 PM, featuring themed cocktails (Political Punch, Decision Drank, Swing State Spritzer) and complimentary hors d'oeuvres. The event is free and 21+.
UpStairs on the Square: Watch live results in the Monday Club Bar, or dine quietly in the Soiree Room, where your server will update you on the results by request. In the Monday Club, a special election menu is available in addition to the full menu, and it includes a signature cocktail and dishes such as green party pizza ($13) - leaf spinach, sorrel, robiola tres latte - and "ding dongs" ($8) - chocolate cake and marshmallow, drenched in ganache.
Food and Drink Specials
These restaurants are serving up election food and drink specials but don't have an organized viewing event. Many will be showing results at the bar, but call to verify first if you have your heart set on watching.
75 on Liberty: The American Choice cocktail ($12) - red, white, and blue layers consisting of grenadine, blue curaçao, raspberry vodka, and sour mix, topped with a cherry. A portion of proceeds will go to the American Red Cross for Sandy relief efforts.
Belly Wine Bar: "Binder full of women" section of the by-the-glass wine list, including wines from five prominent female winemakers, such as a 2005 riesling from Sybille Kuntz.
Blarney Stone: The Presidential Rib-Eye - grilled 12-ounce boneless rib-eye steak, gorgonzola, and smoked paprika butter, served with twice-baked potato and creamed spinach au gratin.
City Landing: 1776 - Red, White and Who promotion - cranberry or blueberry gimlet with choice of a smoked pepperoni-tomato pizza or a blue cheese-caramelized onion and bacon pizza ($17.76)
Legal Sea Foods: All Massachusetts locations are offering Presidential Plates, a red plate and a blue plate. Red: pan-seared cod with steamed spaghetti squash in a bourbon lobster cream sauce, inspired by Romney's tenure as MA governor. Blue: macadamia-coconut crusted mahi-mahi with roasted Brussels sprouts in a lime butter sauce, inspired by Obama's birthplace of Hawaii. ($25.95 each)
PARK: Pie-Partisan meat pie - a "conservative" chicken pot pie on the right half of the pie and a "liberally" seasoned beef curry filling on the left half
Poe's Kitchen at the Rattlesnake: Nachobamas ($12) - salsa, cheese, refried beans, lettuce, topped with chicken or steak; Mitt's Binder Full o' Fajitas ($12) - chicken, beef, or pork
Strega Waterfront: Blue-stuffed and red-stuffed cannoli ($5)
Rewards for Voters
Got your sticker? Get some freebies.
China Blossom: Out in North Andover? Free order of spring or egg rolls available if you're wearing your sticker.
Four Burgers: Get a free order of fries if you're wearing your sticker.
Know of any other parties, specials, or freebies? Comment below or hit up the tipline!