This election cycle has been rough, and it's almost time to cut loose.
Getting over this last year-and-a-half's political marathon might take more than a night, but at least you don't have to watch the results roll in alone Tuesday night. Whether you're celebrating victory, wallowing in defeat, or just processing that this election is finally over, here are our picks for viewing parties here in the Twin Cities.
Election Night with T2P2 | Bryant Lake Bowl - Minneapolis
7 p.m. – 11:59 p.m | RSVP
The Theatre of Public Policy (T2P2) are the election night hosts at Bryant Lake Bowl for an evening of live poll results, expert analysis, improv, comedy, live music, and of course, bowling. After 10 p.m. there will be a live broadcast for the rest of the results.
Election Night Viewing Party | Dark Horse Bar & Eatery - St. Paul
7 p.m. | RSVP
Sit back and enjoy a cocktail and watch, as Dark Horse so aptly describes, “this bat sh*t crazy election come to an end.” Huzzah!
Election Night with NOC | Birchwood Café - Minneapolis
6:30 – 9:30 p.m. | RSVP
Earn your “I Voted” sticker and head over to Birchwood Café’s Community Room to see the results and listen to analysis from NOC (Neighborhoods Organizing for Change) while snacking on some of Birchwood’s tasty food.
Election Night Party | Lush Bar - Minneapolis
4 p.m. – close | RSVP
Celebrate the election being over with a drink at Lush in northeast Minneapolis. With their all-day happy hour, how can you lose? Bonus points that it is also Taco Tuesday. Tacos mean there's a guaranteed victory for you, no matter the outcome.
Minnesota Tonight | Brave New Workshop - Minneapolis
7 p.m. | 21+ $15 adv/$18 door | RSVP
Join local news comedy, Minnesota Tonight, at Brave New Workshop for a night of comedy and beer – the Minnesota Tonight team will give to-the-minute updates filled with jokes and humor.
To find news, commentary, and local events leading up to the 2016 election, head to Go Vote MN. Go Vote MN is hosting an Election Eve Party at Mill City Nights on Monday featuring Dilated Peoples and Allan Kingdom.