Election Night Parties


It would be a shame to commiserate or celebrate the election results all by your lonesome. You can watch the returns in the company of others on Tuesday night at a number of places, including the cool French bistro Florent in the meatpacking district, where Murray Hill and his burlesque babes *BOB*, Julie Atlas Muz, the Pontani Sisters, the Wau-Wau Sisters, and Amy Goodheart give western-themed performances on top of the bar counter. In between acts, you can cheer or jeer the two screens showing the poll results all night. It might be wise to make a reservation at the cozy space. Tuesday @ 8:30, Florent, 69 Gansevoort, 212.989.5779

The crazy party animals behind God Save New York are hosting an all-night election SLUMBER PARTY LOCK-IN. Watch the polls on the big-screen TV, snack on pizza and popcorn provided by Two Boots, and hang out with DJ Stuart Bronze and promoter Lyle Derek. Tuesday @ 9, The Darklight, 366 Eighth Ave, 212.279.8628

Brooklynites can hang with the hip-hop set at THE INDY PARTY, put together by Playback NYC, the League of Independent Voters, and We Got Issues. There’s a large screen for watching the polls, plus interactive hip-hop theater, spoken word performances, emcees, and DJs promised. Tuesday @ 6, Southpaw, 125 Fifth Ave, Bklyn, 718.230.0236,

Additionally, the superclub Crobar hosts a gargantuan election night special in conjunction with politicized groups like Billionaires For Bush and Downtown for Democracy—with proceeds of the $5 cover going to Chelsea’s Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen for their Thanksgiving dinner. Tuesday @ 9, Crobar, 530 W 28th, 212.629.9000

The folks at Marion’s are giving away a cocktail called “The Same-Sex Marriage” to anyone who says they voted. If Kerry wins, desserts will be given out. If you bring a Republican during the week before the election, they’ll get you a freebie drink, too. Andy Borowitz hosts. $5 cover. Tuesday @5:30, Marion’s, 354 Bowery, 212.475.7621

The Missile Dick Chicks, four singing sensations who purport to be from Crawford, Texas, are behind a SWINGING STATES VICTORY TOUR BENEFIT PARTY. DJ Filastine spins, while the election plays on television. Don’t cry in your beer—do a red or blue Jell-O shot instead. $10 donation suggested. Tuesday @ 7, The Patriot Room, Dick Shea’s, 69 W 14th, no phone,

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 19, 2004

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