After the polls close tonight at 9 p.m. (or maybe before the polls close), you’re obviously going to need a stiff drink. It could be a long, tense night waiting for the future of the nation to be decided. Here are a few suggestions in case you’re looking for an election night party on the Lower East Side.
–Our friends at Donnybrook, 35 Clinton St., will be hosting an election returns watching party (sound up all night). Don’t worry, those guys you see in the photo will be partying uptown. But we understand two local political clubs – Downtown Independent Democrats and Coalition for a District Alternative (CoDA) — will be hanging out at Donnybrook as the results come rolling in.
—LES Enfants de Boheme, 177 Henry St., will start the party rolling early (at 6:30 p.m.) The festivities are co-hosted by Josh Lucas, who’s a part owner of the restaurant. Not much question where these guys stand. Drink offerings include the #NastyWoman (American Whisky, muddled lemon, sugar and mint with prickly pear and tabasco.
–Clandestino, the neighborhood bar at 35 Canal St., will get the party started at around 8 p.m. They’re bringing in a television for the big occasion.
–Schiller’s Liquor Bar, 131 Rivington St., will pull down the big screen for tonight’s television coverage.
–Rochelle’s, 205 Chrystie St., will give you a free whiskey shot if you show the bartender one of those, “I Voted” stickers. By the way, Rochelle’s is celebrating its third anniversary this week.
–If you’d prefer to become drunk on culture, White Box, the art space at 329 Broome St., is hosting a special election night show called, “Acts of Sedition.” See the full lineup here.