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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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21st Amendment Brewery & Restaurant

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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.

Alfred's Steakhouse

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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.

Aunt Charlie's Lounge

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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.

Bar San Pancho

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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.

Black Cat

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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.

BuzzWorks

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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.

Canela Bistro & Wine Bar

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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.

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.

El Rio

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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.

Flanahan's Pub

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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.

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.

Harry's Bar

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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.

Hi Tops

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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

House Rules

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House Rules' multiple TV sets will be tuned into election results.Details: doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Kawika's Ocean Beach Deli

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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.

Kezar Pub

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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.

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.

Laughing Monk Brewing

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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.

Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant

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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.

Madrone Art Bar

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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.

Midnight Sun

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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.

Nickies

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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.

Novela will feature drink specials along with its full food menu and bar bites.Details: until 8 p.m.

Orbit Room

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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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PianoFight

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Themed drinks and political satire will take over Pianofight's bar as election results are aired.Details: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Pop's Bar

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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.

Press Club

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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.

Red Dog Restaurant & Bar

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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 restaurantDetails: until 9:30 p.m.

Resolute

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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.

SF Oasis

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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.

SoMa StrEat Food Park

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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.

SPARK Social SF

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

Tamarind Hall

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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.

The Chapel

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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.

The Dorian

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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.

The Napper Tandy

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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.