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Where To Eat & Drink On Election Night in New Orleans

The best watch parties in town

T Cole Newton shakes it up at 12 Mile Limit

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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Cooter Brown’s

At 7:30 p.m., a nonpartisan watch party gets underway, hosted by The Lens.

Dat Dog

The Freret weenie emporium has $5 dogs all day, plus beer specials, a watch party, and more shenanigans happening at 7:30 p.m.

The Prytania Bar

Two-for-one drinks and a watch party is happening all day at this Uptown spot.

Black Label Icehouse

A screening of Idiocracy starts at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. along with food and drink specials beginning at 5 p.m.


Twelve Mile Limit

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.

Rock ’n’ Bowl

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.

Bayou Wine Garden

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.


Hi-Ho Lounge

$2 shots and a dance party get this election party underway at 7:30 p.m.

Cane & Table

Party gets underway at 7 p.m. with a Founding Fathers theme, complete with historic cocktails and costumes encouraged.

The New Movement

This St. Claude comedy club hosts a watch party with cake and comedy at 6:30 p.m.

Sidney’s Saloon

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.


Rusty Nail

Political-themed trivia game and televised election results start at 8 p.m.


Cafe Henri

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).

The Rusty Nail

1100 Constance Street, , LA 70130 (504) 525-5515 Visit Website

Twelve Mile Limit

500 South Telemachus Street, , LA 70119 (504) 488-8114 Visit Website

Hi-Ho Lounge

2239 Saint Claude Avenue, , LA 70117 (504) 945-4446 Visit Website


3835 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 304-4878