Whatever side of the political spectrum you fall on, we can pretty much all agree on one thing — this election is a shitshow, and it’s all going to be over on November 8. If your candidate wins, you’re going to need plenty of cocktails to celebrate. If your candidate loses, you’ll want to have a steady supply of booze to drown away your sorrows.
Either way, don’t just spend election night in front of your TV. Bars across DFW are hosting watch parties, and it’s always more fun to drink with other people. Show up at one of these 5 watering holes, belly up to the bar, and watch the results roll in as you sip themed cocktails and celebrate — or commiserate — with your fellow drinkers.
Start planning ahead, and we’ll keep adding to this list as more bars, restaurants, and breweries announce their election night plans.
Goodfriend Burger Bar
On election night, this East Dallas fave will be serving flights of the aptly titled Demons and Dictator beers from Avery Brewing Company. You’ll also be able to sip on Avery’s Ale To The Chief, an “all-American pale ale,” and Clown Shoes Beer’s Third Party Candidate if you’re feeling like straying from your usual beer routine.
There’s probably no better election night deal in town than at this Uptown bar. Starting at 11 a.m. on November 8, you can sip a selection of five politically-inspired cocktails crafted by expert barman Alex Fletcher — The Combover, The Deleted Email, and the What’s Aleppo, among others — for just $2 each.
Head to Ivy Tavern for plenty of easy-drinking cocktails with cheeky names like the Make America Great Again (a shot of Fireball spiked with pumpkin spice syrup and orange juice) and I’m Moving To Canada (Crown Vanilla, peach, cranberry juice, and Sprite). Each libation is $7.
With plenty of space and TVs for watching the results roll in, The Rustic is an obvious choice for folks of all political affiliations. The bar will bring back its Hillarita and Trumptini cocktails, offered on Super Tuesday, along with plenty of third-party boozing options. If you wear your “I Voted” sticker, you’ll also score a free appetizer with the purchase of a drink.
Noble Rey Brewing Company
It might be election night on November 8, but more importantly, it’s also Taco Tuesday. Head to Noble Rey for “the most patriotic tacos in history” prepared by LUCK, and plenty of beer that you’re inevitably going to need.
If you’re serious about focusing on the election, head to Granada Theater. Up-to-date voting results will be broadcast on a giant screen, and plenty of election-themed drink specials (think “Clinton’s Email Server” or a “Bigly & Hombre Combo”) to help you contend with the news. Entry is free, and you’re encouraged to dress up like your favorite president.