Sure, the political watch party isn’t quite the wonky festivity it once was. But bars around DC are still rallying for election night, hosting socially-distant watch events with limited seating and voting day specials. Here’s where to watch the 2020 results on November 3—after all, misery loves company.
Duffy’s Irish Pub
1016 H St., NE
The H Street pub is hosting a watch party with nine televisions dedicated to election night results starting at 6 PM. Fuel up on game-day favorites like wings and sliders (or grab some fish and chips to pretend you’re far, far away). Details: Indoor and outdoor seating.
3400 Georgia Ave., NW
Reserve a table for up to six people inside this massive beer hall, which will have views of the 20-foot screen and six additional televisions streaming results. Each seating has a three hour time slot. Details: Indoor seating.
3333 Georgia Ave., NW
Watch the election coverage on the Park View beer garden’s outdoor TVs starting at 7 PM, with printed electoral maps so viewers can follow along with the results. The bar is slinging $5 smoked-beef sandwiches throughout the night. Details: Outdoor seating.
3718 14th St., NW
The Columbia Heights watering hole is opening its heated roof deck for viewers to grab a beer and catch the election coverage. Snag a table for a maximum of six people starting at 5 PM. Details: Rooftop seating.
520 Florida Ave., NW
Hearing the results will probably be easier with a pitcher of margaritas. Binge on the tavern’s Taco Tuesday specials while watching Election Day coverage starting at 5 PM. Reservations required. Details: Indoor and outdoor seating.
1101 First St., NE
Cozy up by the firepit and try a fun election-themed cocktail at this beer garden from 4 PM to midnight. There are some 2016 throwbacks, like the “Moscow Mueller Report” and “Nasty Woman,” or you could opt for the “ForBiden Fruit.” Details: Outdoor seating.