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Election Night 2012 Watch Parties in Washington, DC

By November 6, 2012

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The 2012 election season has been very exciting. What better place is there to watch the election returns than within blocks of the White House? Although every bar, restaurant and hotel lobby with a TV will be buzzing with activity on November 6, 2012, here is a guide to some of the best places to be on election night in Washington, DC. Do you know of other election night watch parties? Please share them in the comments below.
  • ElectionNight.us
    911 F St NW Washington, DC (202) 638-4663
    Beginning at 5:30 p.m. General Admission $49.

  • Busboys and Poets
    All Four Locations, 2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC
    1025 5th Street NW, Washington, DC
    4251 South Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA
    5331 Baltimore Ave. Suite 104, Hyattsville, MD
    Extra-Super Tuesday: Election Watching Party, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

  • Election Night Jam at the Kennedy Center
    2700 F. St. NW, Washington, DC
    Spend Election Night at Millennium Stage and enjoy American music by Jason Moran, fiddler Tad Marks, guitarist Zan McLeod, opera vocalists from the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, and others. The event includes large-screen monitoring of the election results.

  • Art and Soul
    Liaison Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Avenue, NW Washington, DC (202) 638-1616.
    Swing State Cocktails & Election Night Party. Each Swing State cocktail will be buy one and get one free if you show the bartender your "I Voted" sticker.

  • The Park at 14th
    920 14th Street NW Washington DC (202) 737-7275.
    Election Night Watch Party, doors open at 5 p.m.

  • DCWeek Election Party
    Rocket Bar, 714 7th Street NW Washington, DC
    Free party, 7-10 p.m. First 200 signups get a free beer!

  • Campaigns & Elections' Election Night 2012 Party
    Kelly's Irish Times, 14 F St. NW, Washington, DC.
    Join Campaigns & Elections magazine for Red State (compliments of Base Connect) and Blue State shooters, food and fun as you watch the Election Night returns, 8-11 p.m.

  • Oyamel
    401 7th Street, NW, Washington DC.
    Election Night Party, 8 p.m. View the election on a large screen TV and enjoy food and special Red and Blue cocktails (both priced at $10).

  • Boqueria
    1837 M St. NW Washington DC (202) 558-9545.
    Presidential election viewing party includes a special unlimited tapas and drinks menu for $40 (plus tax and gratuity). Space in the screening room is limited and reservations are required for the menu.
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November 5, 2012 at 11:35 am
(1) seeingdc says:

Are there any places that will let an 18 year old join the election night watching?

November 5, 2012 at 12:05 pm
(2) Rachel Cooper says:

Busboys and Poets is a coffee house, so I am sure that there’s no age restriction. Also, the Kennedy Center event would be open to all ages.

November 10, 2012 at 1:24 pm
(3) lifestyle centre says:

Obama wins again :)

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