Where to Watch Election Results in NYC


Today’s politically charged special at Vinnie’s Pizzeria in Brooklyn

Whether you vote Red, Blue, Black, Tea, Green, or some rainbow-unicorn color, the best part of Election Day is watching the results. The excitement and anxiety is best felt with fellow voters in a crowded space, with punny-named drinks, and a giant screen flashing numbers. Try one of these.

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If you can’t stomach the results without some snacks:
Piquant: The Prospect Heights bar turns happy hour into happy six hours and will run drink specials from 4 to 6 p.m. Get $3 drafts, seafood tacos, and the next POTUS. 259 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn

The Bell House: Join Liam McEneaney and DJ Mike Doughty for an election-viewing party. CNN is promised to be on at this Gowanus bar, and anxious voters can dine on fare from Korilla BBQ truck that will be parked outside, and sip on cocktails like the Coke and Rumney and the Bahamobama Mama. 149 7th Street, Brooklyn

Fontana’s: SuperVegan is throwing a party at this Lower East Side spot with vegan treats from Chickpea & Olive and Dun-Well Doughnuts. 105 Eldridge Street

If you’re coming straight from work:
Carmine’s: Drink Obama- and Romney-themed $12 cocktails at the midtown Italian restaurant while you watch the results on large flat screens. We recommend the Tea Party: hard apple cider mixed with wild tea vodka. 200 West 44th Street

Ace Hotel Liberty Hall: Drink specialty cocktails and watch the results at the boutique hotel. Bonus: Maybe you can beat the cold by wrapping yourself in one of the animal-skin couch adornments. 20 West 29th Street

Sky Room: Watch the election while taking in 360 views of Manhattan. Aside from having Red and Blue drink specials, we hear there will be free chocolates. 330 West 40th Street, 33rd Floor

If you want to help Sandy relief tonight:
Hopeland: Starting at 5 p.m., grab presidential-themed cocktails and discounted drinks, while helping Sandy victims at the same time. Fifteen percent of all sales from the bar area will go to the Red Hook Initiative for Sandy relief. A great reason to drink up. 320 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn

Galapagos Art Space: Five feet of water won’t keep this DUMBO venue from partying tonight. Join them for an election night reopening with drink specials. 16 Main Street, Brooklyn

If you want a little room to stretch your arms and celebrate:
Projective Space: For a $5 suggested donation, watchers can start the night off with a Scotch whiskey tasting and coverage through a projector. Drinking games are promised, and this Lower East Side party will continue until midnight. 72 Allen Street

Brooklyn Winery: $10 off bottles and carafes of house wine will make watching the election here divine. 213 North 8th Street, Brooklyn