Election day 2016 is here — we made it, everybody. The campaign stops in Georgia have come to an end, and (hopefully) we won't see any more absurd headlines regarding this presidential campaign. So what's an Atlantan to do on election night? Whether you want to follow the results live, enjoy some food and drink specials, or ignore the proceedings entirely, the following 11 bars and restaurants, mapped north to south, are here to serve your needs.Read More
Where to Eat and Drink on Election Night in Atlanta
Atlanta's "only gay sports bar" is serving up $5 burgers and 75 cent wings, and election results will be shown on the bar's TVs.
2. ONE. Midtown Kitchen
At One Midtown Kitchen, anyone with an "I voted" sticker will receive a free mind eraser shot or dessert. Perfect for drowning your sorrows or celebrating, whatever the case may be. The deal is good at a few other Concentrics restaurants too: Two Urban Licks, Tap, and Nexto.
3. Octane Coffee
Transforming from coffeeshop to cocktail bar in the evening, Octane will offer a 10 percent discount to anyone sporting an "I voted" sticker. The deal is good at all locations.
4. Northside Tavern
Whether you're bummed because of the election results, or the general tone of the campaign, listening to the blues at Northside Tavern will help to ease the pain. Swami Gone Bananas takes the stage tonight.
5. Chai Pani
This essential Decatur Indian restaurant is offering a free cup of chai to anyone wearing an "I voted" sticker.
6. The SOS Tiki Bar
Decatur, GA 30030
Looking to hide from the election night drama? The dim neon lighting and extra-strong drinks at The SOS will make you forget all about it.
7. Manuel's Tavern
Starting at 6 p.m., the iconic Poncey-Highland bar will host election watchers in its overflow parking lot. Coverage will be shown on a 20-by-11-foot screen. Dig in to burgers, hot dogs, and sausage hoagies, and fortify yourself with mixed drinks, house wine, and canned beer.
Atlanta, GA 30312
Chef Nick Melvin is serving up a special election night menu. The Freedom Burger, Electoral Biscuits, and Bi-partisan Doughnuts are all available for less than $10. Joe Grasden's Jazz Jam starts at 8 p.m.
9. Hampton & Hudson
Atlanta, GA 30307
Diners at the Inman Quarter restaurant will receive 20 percent off their tabs for showing an "I voted" sticker. Election coverage will be airing on Hampton & Hudson's televisions.
10. Joystick Gamebar
The Edgewood Avenue bar doesn't open until 10:30 p.m. tonight, but anyone with an "I voted" sticker will receive 10 percent off their tab.
This East Atlanta bar is throwing an election night party in its rec room. Coverage will air on the TVs, and there will be "enough beer to sedate a herd of elephants." Look for light snacks and free skee ball as well.