Election 2018 DC Specials

Not surprisingly, many DC bars are hosting watch parties and showcasing election specials for the mid-term elections coming up Tuesday, November 6th. [Note that 18 USC 597 technically prohibits someone from “making or offering to make an expenditure” vote, or from someone from accepting money when there’s a federal candidate on the ballot, guessing DC Delegate race counts. Some real lawyers (not me, this ain’t legal advice) say offering a discount to someone in a “I voted” sticker is the same as “making an expenditure” but there’s not evidence this has ever been charged]

DC is overwhelmingly liberal, but if you want to avoid some conservatives, don’t goto Navy Yard or the Hill because there will be some there.

Here’s a list of spots and details (updated as plans emerge:

  • Barrel (Eastern Market)
    • $1 Old Fashioneds (must give “I Voted” sticker to bar), limit 1. 4-8:30p
  • Union Pub (Cap Hill)
    • Red and blue cocktails (names and ingredients TBD), $4 select bourbons, & $4 Belgian beers from 5p until close.
    • Social media vote for other options ($3 rails or $2 featured shots, $3 mystery beers, and $12 Narragansett beer) (EDIT: $3 rails won)
  • Roofer’s Union (Adams Morgan)
    • all night HH includes $4 local drafts, $5 cask beer/ house wine / spirits
    • Denizen’s Mini-tap takeover (all Denizen’s half off)
    • half-price large-format bottled beers
    • $9 Blue Negroni
  • City Tap Dupont 
    • HH 4-10p ($4 craft beer cans, $5 select drafts, $6 house wines, $7 premium mixed drinks)
  • Free State (PQ/Chinatown)
    • 10% discount for wearing I Voted sticker. Bar will donate 10% of your tab to Planned Parenthood
  • Ventnor Sports (Adams MOrgan)
    • 10% off to anyone in an “I voted” sticker
    • perennial spot to watch election results
  • Pennsylvania 6 (Downtown)
    • extended HH 4-10p ($5 rails, $5 selected drafts, $5 house wine)
  • Ana at District Winery (Navy Yard)
    • “I Voted” sticker gets you 20% off check
  • Liaison Capitol Hill
    • bourbon samples from Republic Restoratives to those wearing bowtie
    • drink specials start at 6p
  • Logan Tavern 
    • free trail mix for those with I Voted sticker
    • noon-close election-speicials (all day  HH)
  • The Bird (Shaw)
    • Moscow Mueller for $4 with I Voted Sticker
  • Ambar (Barracks Row)
    • HH from 4-10p ($5 drinks and Bites), which is extended 3 hours
  • Bar Deco (Chinatown)
    • viewing party on 3rd floor
    • $7 Old Fashioneds/Manhattans
  • Dyllan’s Raw Bar (Georgetown)
    • mini-muffins
    • $1 off 2 specialty cocktails with I voted sticker
  • Mission Navy Yard
    • $7 margs / $5 Dos Equis drafts / $5 Patron shots
    • $8 quesadillas
    • owner is a big Republican fundraiser FYI
  • Matchbox (Chinatown, 14th St, Barracks Row)
    • all day HH
  • The Park at 14th (Downtown)
    • election night watch party 5-11:30p
  • Rare Steakhouse & Tavern (Downtown)
    • all night HH starts at 4p
    • food/drink deals
  • Upper West Side Cafe (West End)
    • Free Eggenberg draft beer to those who show I Voted stickers
  • Teddy and the Bully Bar (Dupont)
    • 3p-midnight
    • $5 American mules / $7 wine
    • food specials
  • Duffy’s (H Street)
    • Free Guinness Blonde draft with I Voted sticker (limited supplies)
  • Reliable Tavern (Petworth)
    • Beto O’Rourke watch party
    • Texas-themed specials
  • The Pinch (ColHi)
    • red/blue lemonades, beer specials
    • poker at 6:30p / improv at 7p
  • Across the Pond (Dupont)
    • HH all day: $3-$5 beer specials; $5 rails, $5 house wine/glass & $5 apps
  • Biergarten Haus (H Street)
    • all day drink specials (opens at 4p)
    • normal trivia 8-9:30p
  • Wisdom (Capitol Hill / East)
    • I voted sticker gets you a Freedom Punch
    • HH on beer/wine extended all night for everyone (past 7:30p normal)
  • Exile’s (U Street)
    • drink specials all night sponsored by Jameson
  • Dino’s Grotto (Shaw)
    • HH deals on antipasto and drinks all night when you show I voted sticker
    • everyone gets normal 1/2 off great burger
  • Satellite Room (Shaw)
    • $2 Election special cocktail shooters all night with I voted Sticker
  • Beuchert’s Saloon (Eastern Market)
    • normal amazing Tuesday special of 1/2 price great burger (w fries) + $5 select beers all night
  • Pitchers (Adams Morgan)
    • show I Voted sticker when you walk in door, get 1st drink free
  • Tortilla Coast (Capitol Hil)
    • HH all day long if wearing I voted sticker
    • specials include $5 Donkey Tail (Hotdog wrapped in flour tortilla & fried, topped with melted cheddar cheese +salsa), $4 Elephant Ears (2 fried flour tortillas, tossed in cinnamon sugar, served with scoop of ice cream), $6 Stars & Stripes Frozen Lime & Strawberry margs, topped with blue curaco

One response to “Election 2018 DC Specials”

  1. […] Our buddy Barred in DC has a very complete Election Day drinking guide that you should check out here. Keep your eyes peeled on our Twitter account, as we will also be retweeting specials as we see […]

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