Election day 2016 is here, and by now, you probably need a cocktail or maybe just a free hot dog. It’s been a rough election season for both sides, which is why it’s probably best for everyone’s mental health to watch the results among friends and neighbors.
So what's a New Orleanian to do on election night? Whether you want to follow the results live, enjoy some food and drink specials, or ignore the proceedings entirely, here are the local bars, restaurants and clubs that are throwing down on Election night.
Make sure to get there early to ensure your seat.
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At 7:30 p.m., a nonpartisan watch party gets underway, hosted by The Lens.
The Freret weenie emporium has $5 dogs all day, plus beer specials, a watch party, and more shenanigans happening at 7:30 p.m.
Two-for-one drinks and a watch party is happening all day at this Uptown spot.
A screening of Idiocracy starts at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. along with food and drink specials beginning at 5 p.m.
This Mid City bar rocks an Election Night: Is This The End party at 5 p.m.
This Mid City wine bar (and home to chef Michael Gulotta’s Sicilian kitchen Tana) is offering a Trump-inspired “Wrong” shot when red states are announced and more drink specials starting at 6 p.m.
A “God Bless America” party starts at 7:30 p.m. with $1 entry (free for military, law enforcement and first responders), free food and live music from Glen David Andrews and more.
Happy hour election coverage rolls from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. with $5 wines and cheap oysters. A free wine tasting starts at 7 p.m.
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$2 shots and a dance party get this election party underway at 7:30 p.m.
Party gets underway at 7 p.m. with a Founding Fathers theme, complete with historic cocktails and costumes encouraged.
This St. Claude comedy club hosts a watch party with cake and comedy at 6:30 p.m.
All-day shenanigans include barbecue and drink specials. Political-themed trivia starts at 8 p.m.
Watch results at 5 p.m. on a big screen in the back room with booze specials.
Political-themed trivia game and televised election results start at 8 p.m.
This Bywater neighborhood eatery and bar will serve an American Orange Punch, which apparently was served at Andrew Jackson’s election party (sort of creepy, guys).