Where to Watch the Election Results

Your guide to Election Day coverage

Join the HRC at the Field House during Equality Watch 2012. Donate $10 and get a Vote Obama t-shirt and a free drink.

Who will win – Mitt Romney or Barack Obama? While we can’t possibly forecast the results, we can tell you where to go to watch the the drama unfold. Here’s a list of bars, restaurants and venues around town that will be broadcasting the results on Election Night – and hosting a few very special events.

The Blockley: The West Philly club is hosting a Sandy relief event with a free drink to each person who donates 10 cans of food. Also look for voting games and other election hijinks.

Devil’s Alley: Try the Obama Mama or Romney Runner at this Rittenhouse Square restaurant/bar.

Doobies: One of our favorite neighborhood watering holes is featuring full television coverage, dollar dogs and an extended happy hour.

Field House: The HRC is hosting the Equality Watch 2012 election night party upstairs with drink specials through the night. Donate $10 to the HRC and you’ll get a Vote Obama t-shirt and free drink.

ICandy: The TVs are tuned to election coverage all day with drink specials during Temptress Tuesday.

Icebox at the Crane Arts Building: Amanda Benton and Hope Revelto host a special Election Day event – Divided – with live feeds starting at 7 p.m. in conjunction with art exhibitions. Expect to see politically charged pieces, including graphic tees and an interactive map of the U.S.

Knock: We all know Woody loves his politics, that’s why we can be sure the TVs are tuned into election coverage starting at 11 a.m.

McGillin’s Olde Ale House: Politically inspired beers are on special – like General Washington’s Porter – as the oldest pub rings in yet another historic election year.

Memphis Taproom: Look for more Ales of the Revolution from Yards.

Mission Grill: MANNA‘s Chef Keith Lucas makes his TV debut on Chopped, (9 p.m.), but don’t worry, the election results are also being broadcast. You can even place an order for Pie in the Sky.

National Constitution Center: The center’s hosting election events throughout the day with political trivia and an exhibition of cartoons, as well as the chance to design your own campaign button. Donny the Donkey and Ellie the Elephant are meeting and greeting with the kids. Adults may want to check out “American Spirits” about the rise and fall of Prohibition.

Perch Pub: The news is on all day with happy hour from 5-7 p.m.


Bars around town will feature Yards’ Ales of the Revolution on special for Election Day (courtesy of Yards)

POPE: This South Philly haunt’s sharing Yards Brewing Company’s Ales of the Revolution.

Rhino Bar: This new addition to the Gayborhood (in the space formerly occupied by Fish) is broadcasting the results through the night.

Shake Shack: Pledge to vote for a free coupon for a free shake.

Sisters: Watch the results with the gals at Philly’s only lesbian bar. Sisters also has a few new employment opportunities.

Smokin’ Betty’s: Look for drink specials and news broadcasts (with sound).

SoWe: This Grad Hospital bar is serving up bipartisan drink specials with buck-a-shuck oysters.

Stir: Stacey and the crew are pouring $2 Absolute specials with the TVs tuned into the coverage starting at 4 p.m.

Tabu: Members from the Gay & Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia (GALLOP) are hosting a special event with half-priced tequila and discounts on Corona.

Tavern on Camac: Look for TV coverage between live piano music.

Temple Contemporary: King Britt is headlining a musical event with a special celebration as the results are announced around 10 p.m.

Tria: Both the Rittenhouse Square and Gayborhood locations are hosting “Yes We Can” beer specials.

U Bar: The TVs are tuned to the election news starting at 11 a.m.

Varga Bar: More Ales of the Revolution will be enjoyed as the results, well, pour in.

Woody’s: Look for TV coverage on the first floor bar through the evening.

Hosting an Election Night event? Tell us about it in the comments below.