While election watch parties are largely on hiatus this year in order to stem the spread of COVID-19, area restaurants have plenty of to-go specials planned to keep anxious voters fed and buzzed on Tuesday, November 3.
Here’s a running list of Election Day and night deals around town.
Union Temple Baptist Church, 1225 W. Street SE
The sustainable salmon brand sold at Whole Foods Market will dish out free salmon hot dogs and water bottles from noon to 6 p.m. near a popular Southeast polling place in D.C. The family-owned brand out of Norway is also popping up in five other U.S. cities today.
623 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
The new takeout sub shop that temporarily replaces Beuchert’s Saloon in Capitol Hill rolls out an all-day presidential candidate sandwich matchup for Election Day ($14 each). Chef Andrew Markert’s “Trumped Up” meatloaf on white bread — glazed with ketchup as a jab at President Trump’s steak condiment of choice — takes on Biden’s Bobbie, a riff on the former Vice President’s favorite order from a Delaware-based sandwich chain (roasted turkey, sausage stuffing, potato mayo and cranberry sauce on a hoagie roll).
Themed drinks ($12-$14) include “Covfefe” (Lock House coffee liqueur, Jameson, lemon, honey and orange bitters), “Drink the Bleach” (Wray & Nephew overproof rum, house grapefruit soda and lime), and “Winning Ticket” red sangria.
613 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Sport an “I Voted” sticker and buy a food or drink item from the Capitol Hill bourbon bar through election night to enter a raffle to win a “Barrel of Booze” (a 25-oz. barrel filled with the winner’s choice of Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Negroni, Boulevardier, or milk punch). Note: Barrel is closed on Monday, November 2.
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Show of Hands, the craft cocktail and wine bar located within Capitol Hill’s new food hall, just debuted a bottled Statehood Negroni for election week. The Roost is typically closed on Tuesdays, but will be open for takeout and delivery from 4 p.m. 10 p.m. for election night eats.
Mission Navy Yard
1221 Van Street SE
The cavernous Mexican bar next to Nationals Park plans to offer drink specials until midnight and its full menu until 11 p.m. as the returns roll in. Walk-ins are welcome, or email email@example.com to reserve a table.
1201 Half Street SE
The famed New York City bakery that just touched down in Navy Yard will hand a free chocolate chip cookie to any patron showing proof they voted.
1101 First Street NE
NoMa’s outdoor beer garden hosts an election night watch party (4 p.m. to midnight), complete with camera crews and themed cocktails like Rum and Covfefe, ForBiden Fruit, and the Swing State.
1369 New York Avenue NE
Now through election night, the Ivy City distiller tacks on a free election set with every D.C. order of gifts, cocktail kits, bottles or merch. The kit includes an “I’M SPEAKING” placard with an electoral map tracker, a limited edition set of four campaign buttons, and a split bottle of Chandon.
Atlas Ivy City Brewery & Tap Room
Show an “I Voted” sticker at Atlas Brew Works’ Ivy City or Half Street Brewery & Tap Room for a free 5- or 7-ounce taste of its solar-powered brews with any purchase. All curbside pickup and delivery orders come with a complimentary koozie (post sticker proof on Instagram). On Tuesday only, the Ivy City location will extend delivery hours from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. to accommodate election night drinkers.
Chef Adam Howard’s election night menu goes heavy on comfort food. There’s cacio e pepe crab dip, a vegetable pot pie sporting a D.C. flag, short rib chili mac, and warm spiced monkey bread ($80 for four).
Lou’s City Bar
1400 Irving Street NW
A “Lou’s Election Day / Week / Month(s)” special — which will run as long as it takes to finalize results — includes deals on themed cocktails like “the Biden 47” (Old Fashioned with Four Roses or Glenlivet 14) and “#FreeMelania” cosmo. New bites like an Irving Street burger (fried jalapeno, red onion, pepper jack, and jalapeno sauce) and Buffalo blue cheese tots are also discounted until the election is called. The sports bar plans to air the returns on Tuesday, with socially distanced seating options under its heated porch and indoors.
2309 18th Street NW
Don an “I Voted” sticker for a free drink at Adams Morgan’s vegan bar, with deals on beer buckets ($30), “fish” and chips, and more all night starting at 7 p.m. Reserve a socially distanced seat here.
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Join us tomorrow, November 3rd at 7 pm, for The Election Night Viewing Party. Bring your “JUST VOTED” sticker and get a complimentary drink. Enjoy food & drinks specials including: $30 beer buckets & $50 Beer buckets + Vegan Fish and Chips! Make reservations at sPACYcLOUd.com/reservations Wear masks and keep 6ft physical distance. . . . #election2020 #bidenharris2020 #fucktrump #vote #madeindc #admo #adamsmorgan #spacycloud #special #viewingparty
Hill Country Barbecue
410 7th Street NW
Plan a barbecue-fueled viewing party at home and use promo code “ELECTION” for $5 off every order.
715 Florida Avenue NW
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POUCH PACKS! And pre orders!!! Get election night ready with our packs of 4 pouches for $50, or 10 for $120. Order online through the website - link in bio - and choose what time you’re swinging through. Bonus: we’re open till 10:00 PM on Tuesday evening. Extra extra bonus (for those who read all the way to the end) we’re giving away two POUCH PACK COMBOS (4 pouches of your choice, two large subs). Tag your debate crew, tell us what pouch you’re drinking, and be sure to follow @capospeakeasy.
All-Purpose x DC Brau
The D.C. pizzeria and brewery debuted a $20.20 deal through election night: Vote to buy a $20 pie and a 16-ounce can of DC Brau VOTE Kristallweizen for 20 cents more. Available via takeout and delivery from All-Purpose’s Navy Yard and Shaw locations.
50 Blagden Alley NW
The backyard hangout in Blagden Alley encourages guests to stock up on its beloved pouched cocktails for at-home election viewings via a “buy five, get one free” deal from Thursday, October 29 through Tuesday, November 3 ($12 each). Pre-order for pickup or delivery through Caviar. The outdoor bar will also be open on Election Day, November 3, from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
2031 Florida Avenue NW
On Monday, November 2, the Dupont Circle bar runs a pregame special on its 750-ml. bottle single barrel Old Forester Bourbon for $30 (regularly $55). Email orders to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3 p.m. on Monday for pickup between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
1701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
The immigration advocacy restaurant near the White House will reward voters with a half-off discount on its new drinks menu that debuts on Election Day.
Blue Duck Tavern
1201 24th Street NW
The Park Hyatt restaurant’s “Super PAC: Election Night Survival Dinner Kit” includes two appetizers, two entrées, two sides, and dessert ($95 per couple, plus tax and fees), featuring comforting classics like a smoked bone-in short rib and apple pie. Two 16-oz. cocktails filled with local spirits include “Political Punches” (Filibuster Distillery’s spiced bourbon and house-made cider punch) and “Civic Duty” (Republic Restoratives’ civic vodka, cranberry, brown butter and sage) for $22 apiece. Available for carryout and delivery, Monday, November 2, and Tuesday, November 3.
2659 Shirlington Road, Arlington, Virginia
The Arlington caterer plans to keep customers well fed during and after election night via a multiple meal deal that includes charcuterie; spinach and artichoke dip with red, white, and blue tortilla chips; potato gratin; and roast and Southern fried chicken mains designed to double as leftovers alongside sandwich fixings for lunch.
The meal kit, also stocked with breakfast sandwiches and “I Voted” cookies, is $48 per person (four-person minimum). Email (email@example.com) or call (703-979-9400) pickup or delivery orders in by 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 29.
Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery
1515 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington, Virginia
Chef David Guas will make a pair of election-themed sandwiches at his Arlington bakery on on November 2 and 3. A McDonald’s-esque “Filet-O-Catfish” represents President Trump, with cheese and pickled jalapeño tartar sauce. For Joe Biden, Guas riffed on a sandwich from Delaware sub shop Capriotti’s, offering up the “Bobby 2.0” with sliced roasted turkey, cajun cornbread stuffing, and cranberry vinaigrette. In addition, a complimentary “Vote” sugar cookie will be included with the purchase of either presidential sandwich on Election Day.
Alexandria Restaurant Partners
Sport an “I voted” sticker on Election Day for a free appetizer across the Alexandria restaurant group’s portfolio (Mia’s Italian Kitchen, Vola’s Dockside Grill, Riverside Taco Company, Theismann’s Restaurant, Palette 22, The Majestic).
The family-run Middle Eastern chain in Falls Church and Chantilly invites diners to show their “I Voted” stickers through Election Day to get 11 percent off dine-in or carryout orders.
Money Muscle BBQ
8630 Fenton Street, Plaza 5, Silver Spring
The new Black-owned barbecue food truck from All Set owners Ed Reavis and Jennifer Meltzer make an election night dinner for two, featuring a full spread of meats, sides, and dessert. Place orders for the $39 dinner online.
The bakery’s three area locations (Georgetown, Bethesda, and Rockville) will give customers a free coffee and mini croissant on Election Day, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The local chain will discount all bowls and tacos by 50 percent. Order online with the promo code ‘IVOTED’.
Farmers Restaurant Group
The DMV-wide restaurant group (Founding Farmers, Farmers & Distillers, Famers Fishers Bakers) hosts an all-day happy hour at every locale from 11 a.m. to close, along with a free order of its bake-at-home cookies with all to-go orders on Tuesday ($20 minimum purchase).
The homegrown pie chain caters to two Election Day moods via a “Glued & Focused” package two 12-inch pizzas of choice and a DIY “Distract & Entertain” deal with two build-your-own pizza kits to make at home. Both options ($60) include three apps. Pre-order for pickup at any Pizzeria Paradiso location from Sunday, November 1 and Tuesday, November 3. Tack on a six-pack of DC Brau’s VOTE beer or dessert for four for $20 each.