Food & Drink

Election Day Festivities in the Capital

Where to celebrate your right to vote

election day festivities!

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In case it hasn’t registered, November 6 looms large. These election-related food and drink specials are sure to sustain to the finish.

Get a bipartisan start at 1331 Bar & Lounge in the JW Marriott with Hawaiian-glazed Left wings and Boston honey Right wings. Then it’s off to Art and Soul for cocktails themed for the eight swing states; our vote goes to Iowa-inspired Meat and Potato (candied bacon and house-oaked vodka).

The Big Cheese
Swing both directions at the Lounge at the Park Hyatt, where you can snack on red-rind or blue fromage. There’s even a 35-pound cheese wheel to be named for the popular-vote winner.

Exercise Your Right
Wear an “I Voted” sticker to Del Frisco’s Grille, order a bite, and get a free Partisan shot (a blend of exotic fruit and Sauza Silver tequila).

Close Call
Catch the returns with friends on Election Night. Lincoln Restaurant’s Tally the Vote party (6 p.m.) promises dishes like Mitt meat loaf and hints at special (menu) guests, including the 26th President.

Photo: Jon Schulte / Getty Images

1110 Vermont Ave NW
bt L & M Sts
Washington, DC 20005
1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW
in the JW Marriott
Washington, DC 20004
1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW
bt 12th & 13th Sts
Washington, DC 20004
415 New Jersey Ave NW
bt D & E Sts
Washington, DC 20001
1201 24th St NW
bt M St & N St
Washington, DC 20037