This year’s campaign season has been nothing short of contentious, hard-fought, and often stressful for those on the sidelines. There’s also never been more of a push to register people to vote and encourage everyone to get to the polls.
Local restaurants and bars helped build momentum by hosting gatherings for candidates throughout election season, and now that the election is drawing to a close, many of those establishments are planning to air the election results. So whether you’re toasting your party’s victory or drowning your disappointment with alcohol and a plate of nachos, sometimes it’s better to be out amongst friends than home alone on the couch watching the results roll in.
Where to Watch:
- High Fives — The popular Henderson bar is having an Election Day watch party with happy hour prices ($5 cocktails, beer, and wine and $5 sandwiches).
- Sunset Crab Shack — Two advocacy groups are hosting an election watch party at this Bishop Arts spot for young progressives in the area.
- The Round-Up Saloon and Dance Hall — This popular gay bar on Cedar Springs is hosting a “victory” watch party with some left-leaning groups.
- Hyatt Regency — The Dallas County Democratic Party is hosting a watch party at the Reunion-area hotel.
- Oddfellows — This Bishop Arts eatery is offering half-priced draft beer and specials on cocktails and more during its watch party.
- Libertine Bar — This Lowest Greenville spot is airing the election results with beer specials for $3 and 10 percent off your entire tab. Bring an “I Voted” sticker or show your selfie for $3 Braindead Brewing The Frog IPA and Four Corners Heart O’ Texas Red Ale. Or show proof of Texas voter registration for 10 percent off your tab.
- Landmark Bar & Kitchen — This Fort Worth spot is hosting a watch party for young Republicans in Tarrant County.
- Ojeda’s Restaurant — Ojeda’s DeSoto location is hosting a watch party and asks that people RSVP before attending to ensure there’s enough food and drink.
- Fordtres Bar & Grill — This Richardson spot will give diners 10 percent off their entire tab during the election watch party with an “I Voted” sticker.
- El Noa Noa Tex-Mex — Live music will set the backdrop for an election watch party at this Plano Tex-Mex joint.
- Strangeways — Indefatigable Beto supporters will congregate at Strangeways to watch the results pour in.
- Sundown at Granada — The Nathan Johnson for Texas Senate campaign is hosting a watch party with light bites and drinks. RSVP suggested.
- Easy Slider — Join some die-hard Beto supporters to watch election results at this Deep Ellum spot for tiny burgers and strong cocktails.
- Stonedeck Pizza Pub — Snag a pizza flight along with $2 Lone Star pints while watching the results roll in.
- Lava Cantina — This spot in The Colony will be broadcasting the results on its 15-foot projection screen along with multiple large TVs.
- Mac’s Southside — food and drink specials start at 7 p.m. with a round of trivia This is a bipartisan event, but the crowd tends to skew Democrat.
- The People’s Last Stand — food and drink specials abound all night and the TVs will be on the results.
- Brick House Tavern + Tap — This Plano spot is hosting a Republican-centric watch party starting at 6:30 p.m.
- Yard House — Snag free drinks and appetizers courtesy of Julie Johnson, a Democrat running for Texas House District 115. Watch party begins at 7 p.m.
- Ten Bells Tavern — This Oak Cliff neighborhood bar is slinging $3 wells all night.
- Yummy BBQ & Burgers — Score 15 percent off the entire menu from 8 p.m. to close while watching the election returns.
- Chicken Scratch/The Foundry — Beto supporters have yet another place to catch the election action alongside some of the best damn fried chicken and collard greens in Dallas.
Where to Score Discounted Food/Drink:
- Grapevine Wine Tours — Snag a 10 percent discount on Election Day for both our lunch and dinner excursions. Reservations must be made online at GrapevineWineTours.com. Use the discount code “VOTE10” to receive the special price.
- Twin Peaks — Guests who bring in their “I Voted” sticker will receive a complimentary order of chips and queso with the purchase of a drink on November 6.
- Double Wide — It’s a special Election Night edition of “Two-Steppin’ Tuesday” at Double Wide. Sip on $2 Lone Star and $5 Pendleton Whisky set to the backdrop of Classic Outlaw, old school country, western swing, rockabilly and Americana hits from 9 p.m to 2 a.m.
- Shake Shack — Score a free order of fries on Election Day by showing an employee an “I Voted” sticker.
- Ross & Hall is running special election day happy hour of $3 wells, domestic bottles, and margaritas, $4 house wine, and $3.50 tacos for those who head over after hitting the polls.