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Election Day Specials

There are fewer freebies this year than the last election.  Apparently, it’s illegal to reward people for voting.  What is this, North Korea?

Once again, politics got in the way of itself, and DCist has the scoop.  They’re all crooks anyhow, if you ask me.

Free beer be damned, don’t cheat yourself out of these great deals on Election Day tomorrow, November 6, 2012.

From $20 dinners to open bars to free treats in limbo, you’re always a winner.  Who loves you more than me..and your mother?

Special Menus

To pay homage to the man who beat the $#@% out of his would-be assassin, Jackson 20 has a 3-course colonial menu inspired by Andrew Jackson for $20.

Because Romney would be SO much more fun on drugs, Asia Nine has something called the Romney Roll, plus a 3-course sushi menu with choice of sake and dessert for $35.

Get into the spirits of elections at Virtue Feed and Grain, with Chicago Deep Dish Pizza ($12) or Boston Cream Pie ($8.50) through November 6.

Boqueria will broadcast the election and serve special election drinks and an unlimited tapas menu for just $40 from 7:30-11:30 pm.

Viewing Parties

Order $35 bottles of red, white and blue champagne, $5 shooters, $3 drafts and get 15% off all appetizers at Redline, where they have lots of giant flat-screen TV’s on which to watch the election.

Vinoteca is hosting an all day happy hour featuring an outdoor bocce court, fifteen $5 wines by the glass, $5 Peroni drafts and food specials.

With 3 floors to pack ‘em in, Local 16 will have a $20 open bar from 8-11 pm plus  live coverage of the election and a live DJ after.

There’s also an open bar from 9-11 pm at Barcode with your “I Voted” sticker, plus free admission all night. Stick around for live DJ’s, $3 beers, $5 shots and hookahs on the heated outdoor patio.

Poste will have all day happy hour until 1 am where you can sip on The Bi-Partisan Martini, The Tea Partier or the Blue State of Mind.

Oyamel will hosting a viewing party at 8 pm with one large TV and two featured cocktails Red and Blue for $10.

Get online to your heart’s content at Sonoma’s all-day happy hour with free wifi, lots of big-screen TVs, $3 beers, $5 wines, special $5 cocktails, free bar snacks and a celebratory toast.  Get a free treat for voting.

Policy will also have free wifi and CNN on all 3 TVs starting at 5 pm. Enjoy a happy hour menu all night with $5 food, drinks and special election cocktails.

All young Democrats belong at the Arlington Cinema Drafthouse, which will be broadcasting the election while you feast on a $12 buffet and cash bar.

Lincoln is holding a “Tally the Vote” party with extra flatscreen TVs and a special election night menu celebrating both candidates’ culinary favorites.

Chef Art Smith is a close friend of the Obamas, so naturally Art and Soul will throw a viewing party. Enjoy happy hour prices and specially-themed cocktails from 7 pm until a decision is made.

Not to be outdone, Capitol City Brewing Company is hosting a 13-hour happy hour until midnight with $3.50 pints of “Four Core” beer and $5 appetizers.

Public Bar has $2 PBR cans, $3 shots and $5 rail cocktails starting at 8 pm.

Free Stuff

Get two-for-one drinks at Lou’s City Bar on your first drink order and follow the live election coverage all night.

All California Tortilla customers will receive a free taco on November 6, no purchase required.

Get a free shot of The Partisan at Del Frisco’s Grille, with Sauza Silver tequila, pomegranate, blood orange, and passion fruit for anyone over 21, with any purchase.  They’ll also have live coverage of the election.

Freddie’s Beach Bar has free cotton candy from 3:30-6:00 pm. Stay for the raffles, drink specials, and live coverage.

Z-Burger customers will receive a single hamburger or cheeseburger for free.  The offer is valid only at the Z-Burger Tenleytown, Southwest and Columbia Heights locations.

Photo via environmentalcomm.org

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Mary Kong-DeVito

Mary grew up in New York where the food-centric city and her family's restaurants were literally her playground. Instead of eating dirt, she ate duck blood and rotten eggs. You never know what you'll find on the sidewalks.Mary is a veteran of the hospitality industry who's worked with numerous celebrities such as Barbra Streisand, Patrick Ewing, Vanessa Williams, Michael Stipe and Jane Krakowski. Her writing has appeared in DC Modern Luxury, Washington Post Express, Eater, Scoutmob, Washington Flyer and Washington City Paper.She eats "normal" stuff too, like cheeseburgers. Kangaroo cheeseburgers.

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