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Election Day Drink Specials and Events to Ease Your Political Stress

Check out these local watch parties, boozy ballot celebrations, and voting day events.

By Lucie Smul | October 30, 2018, 12:06 pm

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On The Town

Election Day Drink Specials and Events to Ease Your Political Stress

Check out these local watch parties, boozy ballot celebrations, and voting day events.

By Lucie Smul | October 30, 2018, 12:06 pm

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Let's be clear: The best way to celebrate Election Day is by doing your civic duty and heading to the polls to vote. But if you want to have some more, non-partisan fun and get through the stress of election day, check out these Baltimore election events and get through midterm madness with a nice cold drink.

Election Watch Party at Ida B's Table: Join the Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS), a non-partisan advocacy organization in Baltimore, for an election night watch party. The ballot bash begins at 9 p.m. and ends when the results come in. TVs will broadcast the results from local news stations, light refreshments will be provided, and a cash bar will also be available. 235 Holliday St., 410-844-0444

BEE and R. House Election Night Watch Party: Baltimoreans for Educational Equity and R. House are partnering to throw a celebratory election party. Starting at 7 p.m., watch the race results roll in and learn about BEE's plans for 2019. There will be happy hour specials all night long for those sporting an "I Voted" sticker, including $4 select drafts, $5 bipartisan punch, $6 wines, and $1 off all regular menu items. 301 W 29 St., 443-347-3570

Beers for Ballots: Whether you're celebrating a win or drowning your sorrows, Topside, located inside Mt. Vernon's Hotel Revival, has election night drink specials that everyone will love. The best part? Those who visit the rooftop restaurant with an 'I Voted' sticker can claim a free draft beer. 612 Cathedral St., 410-727-7101

Election Watch Party at Denizens Brewing Co.: There's no better way to get into the spirit of the red, white, and booze, than at Denziens Brewing Co. Check out this Silver Spring party, celebrate democracy, and watch the election night votes roll in, all with an ice cold drink in hand. 1115 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, 301-557-9818

Canton Party at the Polls: With the help of VoteTogether, this Canton Community Association is throwing the ultimate poll party. From 4-7 p.m., there will be free food, non alcoholic beverages, face-painting, and live music performances at O'Donnell Square Park. 2917 O'Donnell St.

Election Day Open Skate: Sportsman's Hall Roller Skating Center is hosting an open skate day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to celebrate election day (and no school). Admission is $8 and the skate rental is $3. Glide, roll, and coast into election night with a little fun and lot of good vibes. 15500 Hanover Pike, 410-429-6030

Election Day Discount at The Elephant: Unwind from the Election Day excitement with dinner and drinks at this Mt. Vernon restaurant housed inside an 1850s historic mansion. All diners donning an official "I Voted" sticker will receive 10 percent off of their checks. 924 N. Charles St. 443-447-7878




Meet The Author

Lucie is the digital intern at Baltimore magazine and a senior at Johns Hopkins University studying Writing Seminars and Political Science. Last summer she helped to write branded content at Group Nine Media and has spent time editing video at NowThis. When Lucie isn't holed up in the library with books, she likes to break a sweat on the treadmill and is searching for the best brunch spot in Baltimore.



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