After the Voting, the Election Night Parties Begin

Election Day is upon us. We should soon learn who will run the country for the next four years: Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. Make sure you cast your vote. To check for polling places near you, visit DCboee.org. After you vote, why not relax for the night cheering on your candidate of choice?

The Republican National Committee holds an election night reception at the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, beginning at 7 p.m.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee hold an election night reception at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel, 415 New Jersey Ave., NW. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., DSCC chair, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and DCCC chair, Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., are expected to attend.

At the Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown: Degrees Bar and Bistro will serve a Romney Massachusetts Cape Cod Cooler, and Obama Hawaiian Mai Tai. Both cocktails are accompanied by presidential cocktail pairings of New England clam chowder or Hawaiian Pineapple and Ham Flatbread. Bar snacks will include Garrett’s Popcorn from Chicago, and Cape Cod Chips from Massachusetts. 3100 South Street, NW.

ClotureClub.com at George, 8 p.m. to midnight: By responding to its Facebook event, from 8 to 9 p.m., patrons may enjoy the open bar. Sam Adams products will be served, as well as signature drinks, Stoli-Obama and Romney Lemonade. George is located within Georgetown Court at 3251 Prospect Street, NW. Visit ClotureClub.com/calendar for more information.

At the National Press Club, you can spend election night in a nonpartisan atmosphere. The event will be open to club members in the Truman Lounge and open to the public in the First Amendment Lounge. Admission is $10 for club members; $15, for non-members. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor.

Election Night Jam at the Grand Foyer of the Kennedy Center: Join the jazz party, beginning 6:30 p.m., and spend Election Night with Jason Moran & the Bandwagon Welcoming those of all political stripes, the Kennedy Center presents a free election night Jam, complete with large-screen monitoring of the election results. Dance the night away regardless of whether your candidate wins or loses. 2700 F Street, NW.

Election Night Party at the historic Howard Theatre for a historic night. From 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., enjoy two levels with two large projection screens and multiple flat screens, while enjoying a full menu and happy hour drink specials. 620 T St., NW.

At Lincoln Restaurant, Vermont Ave., NW., the election night reception will announce the winner of its cocktail election: will be the red Elephant or blue Donkey drinks? At the menu are Mitt's Meatloaf and Kahula Pork Belly. 1110 Vermont Ave., NW.

At the Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.: Lobby Lounge & Bar, serving their own signature drinks, with half-priced Red or Blue cocktails (depending on the outcome) as state results come in. The Blue Bourbon Baracks can be paired with a Vice Presidential slider of Dogfish Head Raison D’Etre and Delaware Rockfish Sliders for Vice President Joe Biden. The Romney drink will be a Grand Old Fashioned of bourbon, with a Paul Ryan menu of Leinenkugel “Leinie’s” IPA beer and Beer Bratwurst Sliders from Wisconsin. 1150 22nd St., NW.

At Morton's the Steakhouse, 1050 Connecticut Ave., NW, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.: A Victory Party sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony List and National Organization for Marriage.

Liberty on the Rocks D.C. at BlackFinn: Election Night Watch Party at BlackFinn, 1620 Eye Street NW, from 6:30-11:00 p.m. There will be free giveaways, free drink tickets to a select number of attendees, live updates of the election results, and drink specials. BlackFinn will be running earlier for patrons who wish to grab something to eat before the party begins

D.C. Latino Caucus at El Rincon Espanol, 7:30 p.m.: The Election Victory Party will serve complimentary hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic drinks. A cash bar and special menu will be available; this event is free and open to the public. 1826 Columbia Road NW, visit dclc.org for more information.

Georgetown University will host an Election Night Watch Party and Forum sponsored by Electronic Media and Politics and gnovis, two online research journals associated with the university’s Communication, Culture and Technology graduate program. The Election Night Watch Party and Forum takes place in the CCT Lounge, CCT Studio and Room 317 of the Car Barn (3520 Prospect St., NW), For more information, contact Jennifer Young, managing editor of Electronic Media and Politics at 202-818-4409 or jen.oldyoung@gmail.com

American University Watch Party, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.: American University’s School of International Service will host its Election Watch Party, featuring complimentary food and drink, a jazz duo, an on-site coffee spot and a balloon drop. Located at the intersection of New Mexico and Nebraska Avenues, NW; parking is free.

George Washington University will hold election night watch parties, beginning 7 p.m. The G.W. Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) “Elections 2012” class hosts an election night viewing party. (Students in the class have been tracking the presidential race and key congressional races. Students "will be able to provide analysis and insightful commentary as results come in." Tonic Restaurant, 2036 G St., NW, Washington, D.C. GSPM students will host another watch party at the Elephant & Castle restaurant, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. G.W. College Democrats and College Republicans host election night viewing parties at the Marvin Center, 800 21st St., NW. (College Democrats will be in the Grand Ballroom; College Republicans will be in the Continental Ballroom.)

Join Boqueria, 1837 M Street, NW, for an Election Night & Unlimited Tapas and Drinks. enjoy a menu of unlimited tapas and drinks for $40.00 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required for menu and seating in the official screening room is limited. The menu will be available from 7:30 to 11:30PM/ Please call 202 558 9545 for reservations.

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