Finally. FINALLY. After two years of political campaigns from dozens of candidates, followed by the world’s most grueling overtime face-off between semifinalists 4 prez Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the general election comes to its much-awaited end this Tuesday, November 8.
It’s sure to be a night to remember— which is exactly why you shouldn’t have to. If anything, this is our last chance to drink ourselves into a blissful Obama-livion before “the next four years” with a certain someone begin. We’ve rounded up all the cheap election night parties in Brooklyn, since you’re going to need more than one drink. We’ll keep adding to this list as more come up, so stay tuned if you don’t see one you like just yet. Though as far as we’re concerned, just about anything beats dealing with the nail-biting anxiety of the vote count alone.
245 S. 1st St., Williamsburg
This South Williamsburg watering hole offers live election coverage alongside a political art show by Vic Sorvino.
Lo-Res Bar at Nitehawk Cinema
136 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg
The Nitehawk gang screens election results in their downstairs bar and offers happy hour pricing on beer, wine and well drinks for anyone who shows their “I Voted” sticker (sorry, St. Marks polling site).
588 Grand St., Willliamsburg
The election will be made infinitely more bearable with a well-mixed cocktail in hand and a bowl of popcorn. Huckleberry offers happy hour 5-8pm and drink specials all night long, plus big screen election coverage and a v. solid snack menu.
Pizza for President Election Night Party
Sottocasa Pizzeria (232 N. 12th St.), Williamsburg
Pizza isn’t nearly as fickle as America’s temperament, so head to Sottocasa pizzeria for an old fashioned slice and an election viewing party featuring presidential trivia with prizes (free drinks and NUTELLA PIZZA), drink specials, foosball and good company.
213 N. 8th St., Williamsburg
Boasting a special election night food menu, Brooklyn Winery wines and a cocktail special, this promises to be among the more elegant ways to ring in the 45th presidency. Seating is first come first served, so get there early to guarantee a seat.
150 Greenpoint Ave., Greenpoint
FREE (with RSVP)
An HD projector screen adorns the main ballroom inside this Greenpoint venue. where you can watch results roll in on election night. Full seating! Food and drink specials all night long! Featuring “bad hombre” and “nasty woman” cocktails.
United States: An Election Day Gameshow
Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St.), Williamsburg
All political stripes are welcome at this drinking game / public exorcism / healing ritual to renew your faith in democracy! The “United States” game show will pit politically opposed teams against one another to see who can agree on the most stuff. Disagreements will force you to drink. Prizes included a night at the Wythe, a Williamsburg bar crawl and dinner for two at a restaurant in Greenpoint TBA.
The Experiment Comedy Gallery’s Election Night Special
The Experiment Comedy Gallery (272 Grand St.), Williamsburg
Doors at 7:30pm, show at 8pm (ends at 10pm)
This isn’t a viewing party, but it deserves an honorable mention since some of you might actually want to escape live coverage of the election and laugh instead. Join local comedians as they make sense of an election year that no one wants to repeat. Featuring the Experiment’s own Mo Fathelbab, as well as Connie Perry, Matt Levy, Alexander Payne and more.
379 Union Ave., Williamsburg
Watch the election results with indie arts mag The Seventh Wave in a cozy, dimly lit bar and café with late-night eats and good booze.
We’re Ovary It
WILD Brooklyn (340 Bedford Ave.), Williamsburg
Panty company THINX invites all community bleeders and fellow feminists to an intimate election watch party in the back of WILD, a bistro in Williamsburg. Live streamed results, $5 drink specials, a chance to mingle with the whole THINX team, and a feeling that you’re as #WithHer as you could possibly be.
308 Bedford Ave., Williamsburg
Videology is screening election coverage on all of its screens and will “keep going until a winner is declared,” and hopefully ending with a champagne toast, depending on which candidate wins (eep). There will be drink specials.
Presidential History and Election Night Party
Backbar at The Bedford (110 Bedford Ave.), Williamsburg
Doors at 7pm, lectures at 7:30pm
The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies brings you “a proper political party” with talks on presidential history, live election coverage, presidential trivia games, and drink specials.
58 N. 3rd St., Williamsburg
In the hopes that this election comes to a feminine ending, hit up Cantina Royal for a feminist election night viewing party. Ladies Get Paid hosts with A Women’s Thing, Women 2.0, the Six Degrees Society and other lady groups, with swag by I Feel Like Hillz.
323 Graham Ave., East Williamsburg
Sip on $8 Campari cocktails while you watch the election results roll in, 6pm ’til late.
Election night blowout party
Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St.), Bushwick
Drink away your election blues at Pine Box with themed drink specials like the Donkey Punch (tall and blue), the Elephant in the Room (red martini), the Tremendous Trainwreck (tall and orange) and the Pantsuit, an all-vegan cocktail of shaken rum, Midori and almond milk served on the rocks. Cap it all off with a free champagne toast — you’re going to need it.
119 Ingraham St., Bushwick
Mexican beer specials and tacos reign at this election night viewing party, which even comes with the good ‘ol election rage standby: a Trump Piñata.
Unit J (338 Moffat St.), Bushwick
The Fundamental Theater Project hosts a night of music, comedy, poetry and booze so at least we can herald the end of the world with a little song and dance. Plus live election screening, an open mic portion of the evening and $3 drink specials. Bonus: $10 admission buys your first drink.
Syndicated Bar, Theater & Kitchen
40 Bogart St., Bushwick
The Bushwick cinema will show live election coverage on the big screen in their theater — HELLO, in-seat popcorn service while you die of anxiety! Plus drink specials.
Citizens United: An Election Day Spectacular
Secret location, RSVP here for address
$5-10 sliding scale
Part cabaret, part conjuring and part so many other things, this election night party suggests red, white and blue attire for the festivities which include drag performances, spoken word, spell-casting and more. It’s decidedly “a fuck you to tr*mp” and an acknowledgment that our work is just beginning. Hosted by Chris Tyler as Katy Perry.
214 Starr St., Bushwick
Enjoy live election coverage (and hopefully herstory in the making) with grassroots organization The New Kings Democrats at this cozy Bushwick watering hole.
Hit the Poles! Election Night Party ouse of Yes
House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave.), Bushwick
House of Yes hosts an extra sexy “vote hard, come harder” party that invites you to vote with your hips and dance it out to dirty funky hot jams while election results come in. Themed drink specials and maybe pizza. Dress in your punniest political costume (or use one of ours)! There’s a $100 cash prize for best clever and witty political costume.
Sweet Brooklyn Bar & Grill
508 Nostrand Ave., Crown Heights
There’s a happy hour until 10pm with $5 beer, wine and well drinks at this election night viewing party. Courtesy of PlayTime, which is apparently some kind of strange dating organization that hosts social events.
889 Bergen St., Crown Heights
The beer hall hosts a “thrilling evening of election day results” live on the big screen in their main room. First 25 guests receive a free beer, and the first 100 guests receive a “mystery election day party favor,” oooooh. Plus a presidential photobooth, drink specials, patriotic coloring pages and more.
Kegs with a Conscience: Election Watch Party
Repair the World NYC (808 Nostrand Ave.), Crown Heights
Jewish community service organization Repair the World NYC hosts an election watch party with an assortment of food, a keg, and an invitation to all to come and enjoy.
The Way Station
683 Washington Ave., Prospect Heights
Watch the live results of the election on the big screen, with pizza arriving between 7-8pm! Happy hour all night with your “I Voted” sticker.
We’re All Screwed Party
The Saint Cathering (660 Washington Ave.), Prospect Heights
Just down the street, The Saint Catherine offers a more nihilistic option for anyone who’s already given up on the hopes of being satisfied with an election outcome and just wants to drink their misery while staring into the screen as the results roll in.
603 Vanderbilt Ave., Prospect Heights
Watch the election results and then enjoy a new open mic comedy night at this Western-themed bar.
325 Franklin Ave., Bed-Stuy
Head over to this Bed-Stuy music venue after you vote to get ridiculously drunk and watch election results live in the front bar and back venue. With live DJs, and $3 Tecate beers and $1 empanadas from 6-9pm! Goes ’til late.
JACK’s Election Night Watch Party (with Ike)
JACK (505 1/2 Waverly Ave.), Clinton Hill
Experimental theater space JACK and Ikechukwu Ufomadu co-host an election night watch party in late-night talk show style, with a big screen, beer and wine.
Black Forest Brooklyn
733 Fulton St., Fort Greene
There’s an HD screen at this German restaurant and bar, so you can watch states get called in larger-than-life definition. Plus happy hour specials on select beers and half-priced bottles of wine. Seating is first come first served.
445 Albee Sq. West, Downtown Brooklyn
If your mind is as morbid as the election itself, head to Alamo Drafthouse’s House of Wax bar to watch election results roll in onscreen next to spooky wax figures of dead people and genital deformities (seriously).
Brooklyn Cat Café
149 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn Heights
$30 in advance / $35 at the door
Okay, so it’s not the cheapest election viewing party out there. But if the only way you can picture soothing your election day nerves is cuddling kittens, then this party (with beer and snacks included!) is the way to go. Election results will be interspersed with funny cat videos to help LOL the pain.
46 Third Ave., Boerum Hill
So long as they don’t call the election early, head over to Hank’s Saloon for a truly rowdy election watch experience. There’s a big screen with audio, regular barflies to help color your experience and drink specials to booze the night away for either outcome (gulp). “No pussy grabbing!” Amen.
Building on Bond and Robert Bar
112 Bond St., Boerum Hill
With two large screens in the restaurant and one big flat screen at the bar, these neighboring establishments offer up a package deal for election viewing. Order dinner at the restaurant while you watch, then move over to the bar and continue drinking while you watch.
82 4th Ave., Park Slope
Starting as early as 4pm, The Pacific Standard offers up $5 cans of Founders ale and $20 buckets while you watch the election on two big screens with the sound turned up. Plus a $5 for two tacos deal all night long!
Political Subversities Presents: Election Night Live
Littlefield Bar (622 Degraw St.), Gowanus
$10 adv/$15 door
Topical sketch comedy troupe Political Subversities hosts a live comedy show with live election results as an alternative to hiding under a blanket at home and refreshing your Facebook feed constantly. Featuring Aparna Nancherla, Vinny DePonto, Nicole Silverberg and more.
The United States Presidential Election Night
Union Hall (702 Union St.), Park Slope
Union Hall offers you the chance to “watch the returns” (i.e. voting results) on the upstairs screen, as well as the downstairs screen depending on how much they fill up. If a library-like atmosphere is wont to soothe your nerves in uncertain times, head on over.
Black Horse Pub
568 5th Ave., Park Slope
The Central Brooklyn Democrats are gathering a crowd at Black Horse Pub to watch the fate of the nation as it’s decided in real time. Alcohol is here for this.
739 Church Ave., Windsor Terrace
Drinks, snacks and fun times accompany a live election screening at this South Brooklyn watering hole.
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