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Where to Eat and Drink in Detroit on Election Night

November 8 is finally here

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Friends, fellow countrymen, there’s is less than a week until left until you get to finally cast your vote and end the utter insanity of this election cycle. This Tuesday, November 8, we’ll finally know one way or another who will take a seat in the Oval Office in January. Here in metro Detroit people will be gathering to at local bars to watch the results roll in and raise a glass.

If you’re still trying to figure out the ballot issues and locate your polling place, our friends at Curbed Detroit have assembled a handy guide just for you.

Eater is keeping track of the Election Night parties. Find below a regularly updated list of events around town. Have another that we missed? Shoot us a message at

Briggs Detroit

This Bricktown sports bar has been tracking the debates all season and will have TVs tuned into the polls on Election Night. Swallow your nerves and munch on burgers, beer, cocktails from 7 p.m. to midnight.

519 East Jefferson

The Park Bar

The Detroit Free Press’s is once again hosting its watch party at downtown’s Park Bar. Grab a seat starting at 7 p.m. in the Elizabeth Theater and track the dramatic conclusion of this two-year political trainwreck on TVs and projectors, while drinking beer and cocktails. Hawaiian-style food from GoGo’s will be available for purchase. The event is free but get there early to ensure a spot.

2040 Park Ave


The Midtown location of the craft beer bar chain is offering anxiety cures like half-off wings, $3.50 Local 30 drafts, $3.50 wells drinks, and $3.50 wine during an extended Election Night happy hour. Get the deals from 7 p.m. to close while tracking the results on HopCat’s many flat screen TVs.

4265 Woodward Ave

One Under Craft Beer & Eats

Another craft beer hub in Livonia, One Under will have TVs tuned to the nail-biting news on Election Night and is offering 10-percent off individual’s bills with an “I Voted” sticker.

35780 5 Mile Rd, Livonia

The Royce

Downtown wine bar The Royce is slinging election-themed Bad Hombre and Nasty Woman cocktails on Tuesday night.

76 W Adams Ave

Bobcat Bonnie’s

Sticker bedazzled voters can head to Corktown for special happy hour deals from 9 p.m. to midnight at Bonnie’s. Keep tabs on the polls while drinking $5 cocktails and $5 glasses of wine, deals on draft beer and appetizers.

1800 Michigan Ave

Craft Work

West Village bistro Craft Work is hosting an Election Night gathering. Those with an “I Voted” sticker can take advantage of happy hour pricing starting at 8 p.m. Sip special election-inspired cocktails while watching the results roll in on the dining room’s TVs.

8047 Agnes St

Temple Bar

This Cass Corridor spot is hosting a live viewing party. Drinks will obviously be abundant. The event kicks off at 8 p.m. when polls close.

2906 Cass Ave

Local Kitchen and Bar

The leaders for the Regional Transit Authority are hosting a watch party tonight at Ferndale eatery Local Kitchen and Bar. The event runs from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

344 West 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale

Social Kitchen & Bar

This Birmingham spot is serving up drink and food deals on election night. Watch the ballot numbers roll in starting at 4 p.m. with $2 off all bottled beer, $6 Social wine, $7 Michigan spirits, and $8 select cocktails. They're also featuring half-off appetizers and a $10 cheeseburger and fries meal.

225 E Maple Rd., Birmingham

Beau's Grillery

Get a 10-percent discount on food and drink with an "I Voted" sticker all day on November 8.

4108 Maple Rd., Bloomfield


This Mexican-inspired spot will be offering complimentary chips and salsa to customers with "I Voted" stickers who purchase an entree.

6675 Telegraph Rd. Bloomfield

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