In Bay Area, elections have always occupied a spot somewhere between politics and a sporting event, a hybrid beast marked by huge annual parties at local bars and restaurants, with participants drinking and dining in celebration or out of grief. This year, it goes without saying, is different. According to the Bay Area Reporter, officials in typical election night hot spots like San Francisco’s Castro District are telling people to stay home, to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Elsewhere in the city, landlords are boarding up storefronts at bars, restaurants, and businesses, the SF Business Times reports, an effort to avoid damage from any civil unrest that follows.
All this to say that on November 3, 2020, the best election day specials are the ones you pick up during the day, or enjoy during a watch party at home. Here are some of the top offerings we’ve seen — and keep checking back, we’ll continue to add to this guide up to election day, as additional freebies and deals roll in.
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