Election Night 2012 Watch Parties in Charlotte
A seemingly never-ending presidential election season is finally coming to an end. If you voted early, kudos to you. If you’re voting on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, wear your “I Voted” sticker proudly (local election info: meckboe.org). And regardless of what political party you support, here’s a list of cocktail parties, ahem, watch parties, for you to celebrate having exercised your civic duty.
Tuesday, November 6
Red, White and Booze
This nonpartisan party features complimentary food from Dandelion Market, and in the spirit of democracy, you’re asked to cast your vote for best shot and drink between Absolut and Southern Comfort Cherry. Prizes will be given away. 5 p.m.-until. Free. Prohibition, 200 N. Tryon St., prohibitionclt.com.
National Nacho Day/Election Day Party
Come watch the election results on 12 large TVs, while enjoying half off all nacho entrées, $2.75 draft beers, $3 Limarita, and $7 tequila flights. 5 p.m.-until. Free. La Paz Restaurant and Cantina, 1100 Metropolitan Ave., suite 130, lapazcharlotte.com, facebook.com/La.Paz.Cantina.
This isn’t an election watch event, instead it’s the popular, bi-monthly social event put on by the McDevitt Agency—if you’re seeking respite from politics Tuesday evening. The event features complimentary hors d’oeuvres, drink specials, a DJ, and models showcasing the latest fashions from Revolution boutique. 6-8 p.m. Free. Lotus Lounge, inside Basil, 210 N. Church St., eatatbasil.com, projecttuesday.com.
Greater Charlotte Libertarians Election Results Watch Party
Join the volunteers and staff from Libertarians Gary Johnson, Barbara Howe, and Jason Bateman's campaigns. Order drinks, food, play games of pool and darts, and watch a live video feed of the Libertarian election parties all around the country. 7 p.m. Free. Fox and Hound, 330 N. Tryon St., foxandhound.com, meetup.com/greater-charlotte-libertarians.
Mecklenburg County Democratic Party Victory Party
Party leaders—such as Congressman Mel Watt and candidate Jennifer Roberts, City Councilman David Howard, and County Commissioner Vilma Leake—and supporters of the Meck Dem Party are gathering to watch the results come in and root for their candidates, from the local to the national level. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. 7:30 p.m. Free. Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E. Morehead St., neighborhoodgrille.com, mecklenburgdemocrat.org.
Pat McCrory Election Night Celebration
The former Charlotte mayor invites you to watch the election results with his campaign, supporters, and Republican Party members as he seeks to become governor of North Carolina. 7:30 p.m. Free. The Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St., patmccrory.com, patmccroryelectionnight.eventbrite.com.
Election Night Charlotte: Poll Viewing and After-Party
RoundTable Entertainment and Sol Kitchen, the groups that bring you the weekly Pop Life event, will be partying and invite supporters of all political parties. A food menu and drink specials will be available, plus music by DJ CK. 8 p.m. Free. Cosmos Café, 300 N. College St., cosmoscafe.com, thesolkitchen.com.
Verify dates, times, prices, and other info at the web addresses listed for each event.