Free appetizers are one lure to this nonpartisan party, but the payoff is a raffle for a weekend junket to DC, including a stay at the Sofitel and dinner. It's a trip for two, so bring your favorite political consultant.
Five Spots to Watch the Election
Tonight's results aren't guaranteed, but we suspect the presence of motorcade traffic in Chicago isabout to rise dramatically. So we'd like to nominate five spots for you to watch history unfurl—incase you feel like kissing someone other than an exit pollster at the end of the night.
The West Town lounge may not win your vote for the best political satire in a cocktail glass (serving The Very, Very Old Fashioned and The Black Velvet), but we can't argue with the pandering: Specialty cocktails are $5, and cover has been waived.
Bring in your voting sticker, get a beer. But wear your candidate's color (red or blue) and each time he wins a state, you'll draw for a gift certificate with a dollar amount matching the state's electoral votes. We knew that Electoral College would come in handy one day.
Did you know that John McCain loves shrimp cocktails and Barack Obama loves deep dish? Neither did we, but since it's David Burke's Primehouse providing $7 appetizers starring the candidates' favorite food, you'll finally find common ground with the other side.
The Lincoln Park sports pub switches its fifteen screens from ESPN to CNN, CSPAN and SNL for tonight's soiree. The cocktail menu keeps things gerrymandered nicely with a selection of red drinks (Campari sours for McCain) and blue drinks (the Blue Hawaiian for Obama). You might have to pull a liquid filibuster...