Americans may be nervous while waiting for the final results of the 2016 presidential election to roll in on Tuesday night, but New York City residents can ease their election anxiety by holing up at a city bar while the ballots are counted.
Plenty of local watering holes throughout NYC will host live viewing parties showing election commentary while offering drink specials to help comfort patrons worried about Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump taking the White House. Check out some of the best events taking place in New York City bars below:
The Tex-Mex restaurant will be airing election coverage all night while offering discounted food and drinks for voters. If Borracho Nachos and Discoteca Fries aren’t enough to settle your presidential fears, the restaurant will also feature a live karaoke band and games to help control voter anxiety. Located at 735 10th Ave.
The thrift store is hosting an “Election Fever” viewing party that sure to keep voters warm with drinks sponsored by Sixpoint Brewery from 6 p.m. to midnight EST. While customers booze it up, the cafe will host a special debate featuring guest speakers from 92nd Street Y, Mic and PRI. Located at 126 Crosby St.
Catch all the election day coverage alongside young professionals at the WomenWerk event "Our Voices, Our Election: Mix and Chat Election Watch Party." There will be a ton of food options — including burgers, pizza, seafood and salads — to help absorb all the Irish whiskey being passed around to help voters cope with the end of President Barack Obama's term. Located at 60 East 41st St.
Located inside the Rockefeller Center, the cafe will transform into a Democracy Plaza on election night with presidential-themed cocktails like the Hillary, the Donald and the Undecided. Visitors can dig into a $39 prix-fixe dinner that comes with delightful dishes like the Campaign Trail Chicken while watching the results roll in. Located at 20 West 50th St.
Specials on select beers and half-off prices on select wines will surely help voters relax while waiting for the final vote counts. The Brooklyn eatery will screen live results on a projector screen all night so everyone can see who’s winning which states throughout the night. Located at 733 Fulton Street.