After the Polls Close: Free Election Night 2011 Booze, Food and Parties

Batten down the hatches, Election Day is upon on us and tonight promises to be a bender as only politicians and their entourages can slosh through. Most of these guys have been open since the wee hours already, so expect full on delirium if you drop in on one of the many Election Night parties that will be going off around town.

A lot of bars in town also tend to offer up incentives for good citizens, generally in the form of a drink being half off or free. The most famous and consistent of these would be the election night party organized by our friends at the League of Pissed-Off Voters down by El Rio way. Bring your stub, and you are entitled to your first quaff on the house. There’s also going to be free pizza, but you should probably get there before the polls close just to be on the safe side. The place is undoubtedly going to be a shit show, as that the John Avalos party will be two doors down at Roccapulco.

Other bars that usually have some sort of election special going on are places like Edinburgh Castle, Phone Booth,the Riptide and quite a few others. The Riptide will be having their usual happy hour prices in addition to giving away free beer-soaked hot dogs.

Another ground zero spot tends to be around 18th and Castro, and most of the bars on the street will have some sort of special going on with televised coverage.

Also going on will be the numerous campaign parties, all of which are free. Granted that might be all that is free at these events, but you never know. Especially if the evening seems to be going your candidates way. Below is a list of election night parties courtesy of SanFranciscoFYI. For sure stop by the mayhem that will be the party put on by the Avalos campaign!

And if there are any other Election night give aways, keep us informed here at Broke-Ass Election Central and we’ll send up a flare to let everyone know!

 

Bill Fazio Election Night Party
November 8, 2011 – Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Tony Nik’s Cafe, 1534 Stockton, San Francisco
RSVP: rsvp@billfazio.com

Tony Hall Election Night Party
November 8, 2011 – Tuesday
7:00 p.m.
Headquarters, 99 West Portal Avenue, San Francisco
tonyhallsf.com

Yes on A – Election Night Party
November 8, 2011 – Tuesday
7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Mercury Lounge, 1582 Folsom Street, San Francisco

Leland Yee – Election Night Party
November 8, 2011 – Tuesday
8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Rasselas Jazz Club, 1534 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
lelandyee.com

Joanna Rees Election Night Party
November 8, 2011 – Tuesday
8:00 p.m.
Eastside West, 3154 Fillmore, San Francisco
joinjoanna.com

Michela Alioto-Pier – Election Night
November 8, 2011 – Tuesday
8:00 p.m. to Midnight
The Brick Yard, 1787 Union Street, San Francisco
RSVP: Sarah Zeiger sarah@michelaformayor.com
michelaformayor.com

League of Pissed Off Voters Election Night PartyNovember 8, 2011 – Tuesday
8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
El Rio, 3158 Mission Street, San Francisco

George Gascon – Election Night Party
November 8, 2011 – Tuesday
8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Delancey Street, 600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
gasconforda.com

Chris Cunnie Election Night Party
November 8, 2011 – Tuesday
8:00 p.m.
Delancey Street, 600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
chriscunnie.com

Paul Miyamoto Election Night Party
November 8, 2011 – Tuesday
8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Pete’s Tavern San Francisco, 128 King Street, San Francisco
miyamoto-4sheriff.com

Yes on C, No on D Election Party
November 8, 2011 – Tuesday
8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Slim’s, 333 11th Street between Folsom and Harrison, San Francisco

John Avalos – Election Night Party
When: November 8, 2011 – Tuesday
8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Roccapulco, 3140 Mission Street, San Francisco
avalosformayor.org

Dennis Herrera – Election Night Party
November 8, 2011 – Tuesday
8:30 p.m.
Club Mighty, 119 Utah Street (@ 15th Street), San Francisco
herreraformayor.com

Bevan Dufty – Election Night Party
November 8, 2011 – Tuesday
8:30 p.m.
Don Ramon’s Mexican Restaurant, 225 11th Street, San Francisco
bevandufty.com

Ed Lee – Election Night Party
November 8, 2011 – Tuesday
8:30 p.m.
Tres, 130 Townsend Street, San Francisco
mayoredlee.com

David Onek – Election Night Party
November 8, 2011 – Tuesday
8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Pilsner Inn, 225 Church at Market, San Francisco
davidonek.com

Sharmin Bock Election Night Party
November 8, 2011 – Tuesday
8:30 p.m.
Yoshi’s Jazz Club, 1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
sharminbock.com

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Stephen's early years were spent in a boxcar overlooking downtown Los Angeles. From there he moved around the state with his family before settling under the warm blanket of smog that covers suburban Southern California. Moving around led to his inabilty to stay in one place for very long, but San Francisco has been reeling him back in with its siren song since 1999. By trade he pours booze, but likes to think he can write and does so occasionally for people like the SF Bay Guardian. He also likes to enoy time spent in old eateries, bars and businesses that, by most standards, would have been condemned a long time ago.