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Where to Watch Election Results in SF and the East Bay

Drink specials, political trivia, live music, happy hours, and more

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Whether you're drowning your political doldrums, toasting closure to one of our country's most brutal elections, or raising your glass to POTUS 45, there'll be plenty of reasons to drink on Tuesday, November 8th. Fortunately, there's no reason you should be drinking alone, especially with the vast number of bars and restaurants throughout the Bay streaming election results.

Stop by a voting booth and reward yourself for performing your civic duty with a cocktail at any one of these bars and restaurants that will be airing live coverage of the election, in addition to happy hours, drink specials, and lively political banter.

Be sure to maintain proof of your vote, especially if you're headed to a spot like Trick Dog or Press Club, where guests sporting "I Voted" stickers will be presented with a complimentary boozy beverage.  Need a pick me up? Stop by local bars like Pop's and Hi Tops for extended happy hours to make sure you've caught a feel-good buzz by the time results start rolling in.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bar San Pancho

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3198 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 649-6077
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Bar San Pancho will celebrate the new presidency with prizes, a selfie photo booth, crispy tacos, draft beer, and more. All Nasty Women will receive $1 off cocktails.

Details: Doors open at 4 p.m.; call (415) 649-6077 to learn more.

2. SPARK Social SF

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601 Mission Bay Blvd N
San Francisco, CA 94158
Watch the election results beneath SPARK Social's covered tent along with happy hour specials and plenty of food provided by eight different food trucks.

Details: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; free with RSVP.

3. Kawika's Ocean Beach Deli

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734 LA Playa St
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 221-2031
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Stop by Kawika's for neighborhood vibes, reasonably priced drinks, and the final installment of what the staff has dubbed the electoral "Comedy Night."

Details:untl 7:30 p.m.; call (415) 221-2031 for more information.

4. Hi Tops

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2247 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 551-2500
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Hi Tops will ring in the new presidential term with an extended happy hour until 7 p.m., which includes $4 well drinks and $5 off pitchers.

Details: Happy hour until 7 p.m.; call (415) 551-2500

5. covo

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981 Mission
San Francisco, CA
(415) 886-6206
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Covo challenges watch party attendees to take a sip from their drinks every time John King freaks out over state projections on CNN. Be prepared to leave drunk.

Details: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; more info here.

6. Kezar Pub

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770 Stanyan St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 386-9292
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Electoral coverage will take over the vast majority of Kezar Pub's myriad TVs for the entire day.

Details: 11:30 a.m to 2 a.m.

7. Madrone Art Bar

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500 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 241-0202
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Madrone's will offer acoustic relief to the political commentary with the sounds of Folk/Punk/Blues group The Crow Eaters after airing the election results.

Details: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; learn more here.

8. SoMa StrEat Food Park

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428 11th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
Funcheap will sponsor an epic 10-hour watch party at Soma strEat Food Park with multiple happy hours and plenty of food from local food trucks to tide you over.

Details: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; details here.

9. The Napper Tandy

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3200 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 550-7510
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Nurse your political despair at this comforting Irish bar, where happy hour offerings include $1 off beer and well cocktails.

Details: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; call (415) 550-7510 to learn more.

10. Pop's Bar

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2800 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
Catch the election results during Pop's happy hour, which starts just before an evening of politically themed trivia.

Details: Happy hour until 8 p.m. with trivia starting at 8:30 p.m.; Call (415) 872-5160 to learn more.

11. BuzzWorks

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365 11th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 558-1533
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There will be plenty of beer available at BuzzWorks election party, where the results will play out on the 15 foot video wall above.

Details: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., learn more here.

12. The Chapel

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777 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
Catch comprehensive coverage of the election at The Chapel, where both the venue, the Vestry, and the Main Bar will feature TV sets and epic-sized projectors displaying live results, with a late night dance party to follow.

Details: doors open at 5 p.m.; call (415) 551-5157 for more details.

13. Nickies

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466 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 255-0300
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This Haight Street hideaway will air election results along with happy hour specials from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Details: Happy hour until 7 p.m.; call (415) 255 - 0300 for more information.

14. Black Cat

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400 Eddy St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 358-1999
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Black Cat will play the election results from a projector in the upstairs bar along with $2 bar bites like smoked rainbow trout mousse and a selection of happy hour beer, wine, and cocktails.

Details: doors at 5:30 p.m.; call (415)358-1999 for more details.

15. The Perennial

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59 9th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 500-7788
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Grab a stool at the Perennial's bar and order a pint of its newest beer, the $4 Long Root Ale, as you watch the election results stream in.

Details: Happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; call (415) 500-7788 to learn more.

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16. Orbit Room

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1900 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 252-9525
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Orbit Room will be showing the election results along with two $7 drink specials, the Wikileaks (a White Russian variation) and the Power Suit (a dark rum spin on the daiquiri). Ask for the $5 fast-food style 'Murica Burger if you're feeling hungry.

Details: doors at 4 p.m.

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17. Press Club

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20 Yerba Buena Ln
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 744-5000
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Feel good about exercising your civic responsibility at Press Club, where everyone wearing an "I Voted" sticker will be treated to a glass of sparking rose. Election results will play out in Press Club's back dining room.

Details: doors at 4 p.m.

18. Trick Dog

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3010 20th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 471-2999
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Trick Dog's most recent menu iteration, dubbed "Trick Dog for President," presents a politically-themed cocktail list with boozy drinks that will lift your spirits, no matter the election results. In appreciation of your vote, Trick Dog will be passing out "blue cocktails" (white rum, blue curaçao, blueberry) and "red cocktails" (pineapple infused in Campari) to those wearing "I Voted" stickers. It is rumored that Trick Dog the clown will be in attendance.

Details: 3 p.m. to 2 a.m.; learn more here.

19. Novela

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662 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 896-6500
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Novela will feature drink specials along with its full food menu and bar bites.

Details: until 8 p.m.

20. Pizzaiolo

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5008 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 652-4888
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Pizzaiolo will forgo dinner service in lieu of an election party, where politically-themed cocktails and pizza will be served.

Details: 6 p.m. until results are in.

21. SF Oasis

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298 11th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 985-4442
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Join the San Francisco Democratic Party and the Hillary Clinton for President Campaign at Oasis for the official Democratic Election Watching Party.

Details: Doors open at 7 p.m.; RSVP here.

22. Red Dog Restaurant & Bar

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303 2nd St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 692-0211
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Watch the election on any of Red Dog's TVs as you sip a craft beer at this Soma neighborhood bar and restaurant

Details: until 9:30 p.m.

23. Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant

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330 1st St
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 777-4200
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There's plenty of pizza and wine to accompany all those awaiting election results at Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant.

Details: until 10 p.m.

24. Canela Bistro & Wine Bar

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2272 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 552-3000
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Come dressed as your favorite politician to Canela Bistro & Wine Bar's "unofficial" Hillary Victory Election Party and you may win a prize.

Details: Doors at 5:30 p.m.

25. Alfred's Steakhouse

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659 Merchant St
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 781-7058
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Watch the electoral results roll in at Alfred's where you can dine on New York Steak in old-school opulence.

Details: 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

26. 21st Amendment Brewery & Restaurant

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563 2nd St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 369-0900
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Proudly display your "I Voted" sticker at 21st Amendment and receive $2 off the brewery's Presidential-themed beers like Fireside Chat and "Brew Free! Or Die."

Details: 11:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.

27. ctrl+shft Collective

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1430 34th St
Oakland, CA 94608
Art Practical podcast hosts Elena Gross and Forrest McGarvey will emcee during a game of election bingo as the official results are tallied.

Details: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; learn more here

28. Club BNB - Bench and Bar

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2120 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 444-2266
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Club BNB will feature plenty of drink specials during its boozy election watch party.

Details: 4:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

29. PianoFight

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144 Taylor St
San Francisco, CA 94102
Themed drinks and political satire will take over Pianofight's bar as election results are aired.

Details: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

30. Tamarind Hall

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1268 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133
(628) 444-3158
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Enjoy Tamarind hall's $5 beers and well drinks as you snack on freedom wings, satay chicken, and egg rolls as the electoral results play on the TVs overhead.

Details: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

31. Harry's Bar

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2020 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 921-1000
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If you're feeling anxious about the election, you may want to stop by Harry's Bar and consult its comfort food-filled menu as you await results.

Details: doors at 4 p.m.

32. House Rules

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2227 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109
House Rules' multiple TV sets will be tuned into election results.

Details: doors open at 5:30 p.m.

33. Hamlet

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1199 Church St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 829-3286
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Stay classy as election results roll in at Hamlet, where you can snack on $2 Miyagi, Shigoku, and Beausoleil oysters along with happy hour priced premium cocktails.

Details: doors at 4 p.m.

34. Aunt Charlie's Lounge

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133 Turk St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 441-2922
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If you're looking to distract yourself as the electoral results creep in, make a beeline for Aunt Charlie's Lounge, where political themes will collide during its High Fantasy drag show dance party.

Details: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

35. El Rio

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3158 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 282-3325
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The SF League of Pissed Off Voters, Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, and the Bernal Heights Democratic Club will take over El Rio during the watch party for San Francisco candidates Hillary Ronen and Tom Temprano.

Details: 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

36. KronnerBurger

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4063 Piedmont Ave
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 410-7145
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Swing by KronnerBurger for a hamberguesa-centric pop-up by Tacos Oscar and enjoy its many drink specials as you watch results stream in.

Details: Until 10 p.m.

37. Laughing Monk Brewing

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1439 Egbert Ave Unit A
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 890-5970
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$15 beer samplers and $5 boar nachos will take over Laughing Monk for the event they've dubbed "Democalypse 2016."

Details: starts at 6 p.m.

38. Midnight Sun

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4067 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 861-4186
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The unofficial Castro Election Headquarters is at Midnight Sun, where you can catch the election results on any of its myriad TVs.

Details: doors at 4 p.m.

39. Resolute

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678 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 825-0741
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Resolute invites you to grab a bar stool and a beer during the election's agony.

Details: kickoff at 5 p.m.

40. The Dorian

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2001 Chestnut St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 814-2671
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Enter the Dorian's study to view the election results and try your hand at a game of "Liars Dice" or dominoes. All those wearing "I Voted" stickers will receive half off their first drink.

Details: doors at 4:30 p.m.

41. Laszlo

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2534 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 648-7000
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Watch results roll in at Laszlo and sip on one of the newest additions to its cocktail menu - the Thai-basil and vodka infused "Nasty Woman," as well as the spicy, tequila laced "Bad Hombre."

Details: doors at 5:30 p.m.

42. Flanahan's Pub

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3805 Noriega St
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 665-2424
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Flanahan's will be pouring $4 Bulleit and $2 PBR's all day long as the election results play on the TVs overhead.

Details: 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.

1. Bar San Pancho

3198 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103