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Election Results in Seattle: Where to Eat, Drink, and Bite Your Nails

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Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and you, the nervous voter. The only way to deal with Election Day this year is to get out of the house on Tuesday, November 8, surround yourself with friends, and have a series of very stiff drinks. (And hey, at least you've got legal weed to take the edge off.) Eater's got your back — here is your go-to list of places to deal with the final, nail-biting hours of the 2016 election season. These restaurants and bars are hosting special events, slinging discounted drinks and bites, and rewarding the wearing of pantsuits. In many cases, you'll want to bring proof that you voted.

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1. Admiral Bird

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2600 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 305-7182
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This West Seattle spot is hosting a “Nasty Woman Party” for all of Seattle’s Hillary-voting "nastiest birds." Spots have to be reserved, so contact the business directly on Facebook to confirm. There will be food and drink specials, but most importantly, discounts for powersuits.

2. The Showbox

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1426 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 628-3151
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Dan Savage and The Stranger are hosting an election party — what more could you want? There will be drink specials and more than enough snark to go around. Bite your nails in good company as you watch the results and drink away your sorrows or pop celebratory bubbles.

3. Frolik Kitchen and Cocktails

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1415 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 971-8000
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Schmooze with local media mavens and help yourself to free appetizers at KCTS 9 and Crosscut’s election party at Frolik Kitchen and Cocktails. RSVPs are required, so you know it’ll be fancy.

4. The Westin Seattle

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1900 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 728-1000
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The biggest in party in town doesn’t cost a dollar to attend. The Washington State Democratic Party is throwing a free shindig at The Westin Seattle with guests of honor including Governor Jay Inslee and Senator Pat Murray. Rub elbows with Washington’s electoral elite and celebrate or commiserate with the best of them.

5. Neumos

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925 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 628-0888
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Find drink specials and “patriotic surprises” for anyone over the age 21 at this Election Extravaganza. Shindig starts at 4 p.m.

6. Comet Tavern

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922 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 323-5678
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This election party is serving up a steaming hot dish of everything there is to love about the Comet: cheap drink specials and a zero-tolerance policy for racism. The fun doesn’t stop there: the Comet is providing a political caricature artist, election props for the photo booth, 25-cent Jello shots with an “I Voted” sticker, cupcakes, raffles, swag bags, gift cards, a DJ, and probably more. Get there early for $4 pitchers at 4 pm.

7. Central Cinema

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1411 21st Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 686-6684
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Get your results on the big screen, featuring Central Cinema’s signature Hecklevision (good, old-fashioned cyber bullying?) and the only reasonably priced movie theater popcorn left in the city.

8. The BottleNeck Lounge

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2328 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 323-1098
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Celebrate the end of this agonizing election cycle and meet your new best friends with an extended happy hour from 4 to 9 p.m. at the kind of bar where everybody knows your name. Don’t forget to scarf the All American Burger from Two Doors Down right next door, as both establishments are owned by the same folks.

9. Hyatt Regency Bellevue

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900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 462-1234
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Apparently there are Republicans in Washington — who knew! The Washington State Republican Party is hosting an election night party at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue with Gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant and other republican lawmakers starting at 7 p.m.

10. Nectar Lounge

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412 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 632-2020
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Nectar Lounge is urging everyone to vote by charging no cover for its election-day party. Snag drink specials, games, and prizes from 5 p.m until very late for all 21-plus guests.

1. Admiral Bird

2600 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
This West Seattle spot is hosting a “Nasty Woman Party” for all of Seattle’s Hillary-voting "nastiest birds." Spots have to be reserved, so contact the business directly on Facebook to confirm. There will be food and drink specials, but most importantly, discounts for powersuits.
2600 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

2. The Showbox

1426 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Dan Savage and The Stranger are hosting an election party — what more could you want? There will be drink specials and more than enough snark to go around. Bite your nails in good company as you watch the results and drink away your sorrows or pop celebratory bubbles.
1426 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

3. Frolik Kitchen and Cocktails

1415 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Schmooze with local media mavens and help yourself to free appetizers at KCTS 9 and Crosscut’s election party at Frolik Kitchen and Cocktails. RSVPs are required, so you know it’ll be fancy.
1415 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

4. The Westin Seattle

1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
The biggest in party in town doesn’t cost a dollar to attend. The Washington State Democratic Party is throwing a free shindig at The Westin Seattle with guests of honor including Governor Jay Inslee and Senator Pat Murray. Rub elbows with Washington’s electoral elite and celebrate or commiserate with the best of them.
1900 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

5. Neumos

925 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
Find drink specials and “patriotic surprises” for anyone over the age 21 at this Election Extravaganza. Shindig starts at 4 p.m.
925 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122

6. Comet Tavern

922 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
This election party is serving up a steaming hot dish of everything there is to love about the Comet: cheap drink specials and a zero-tolerance policy for racism. The fun doesn’t stop there: the Comet is providing a political caricature artist, election props for the photo booth, 25-cent Jello shots with an “I Voted” sticker, cupcakes, raffles, swag bags, gift cards, a DJ, and probably more. Get there early for $4 pitchers at 4 pm.
922 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122

7. Central Cinema

1411 21st Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Get your results on the big screen, featuring Central Cinema’s signature Hecklevision (good, old-fashioned cyber bullying?) and the only reasonably priced movie theater popcorn left in the city.
1411 21st Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

8. The BottleNeck Lounge

2328 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112
Celebrate the end of this agonizing election cycle and meet your new best friends with an extended happy hour from 4 to 9 p.m. at the kind of bar where everybody knows your name. Don’t forget to scarf the All American Burger from Two Doors Down right next door, as both establishments are owned by the same folks.
2328 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112

9. Hyatt Regency Bellevue

900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Apparently there are Republicans in Washington — who knew! The Washington State Republican Party is hosting an election night party at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue with Gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant and other republican lawmakers starting at 7 p.m.
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

10. Nectar Lounge

412 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Nectar Lounge is urging everyone to vote by charging no cover for its election-day party. Snag drink specials, games, and prizes from 5 p.m until very late for all 21-plus guests.
412 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103

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