If you know you won't be able to sleep until 44 comes home to roost, you might as well spend the night with the rest of the huddled masses. Storefront is projecting huge screens on the outside of La Esquina, setting up blogging stations (for reading and writing) and handing out booze while it lasts. Sleeping bags and food are BYO...
The Hot List: Election Night Parties
Party Like It's November 4, 2008
You've been waiting two years for this day to come. Two years of speeches, promises, lies and debates (sortof like your last relationship). Now that it's finally here, you need a drink. In a big, big way. But withso many roundups and choices out there, we thought we'd simplify things and whittle your options down to thesix places that'll get you from Bush to _____ in style. Now all you have to do is choose...
The Timberlake-owned Upper East Side bbq joint is remaining neutral despite its red-state-baiting name. There are $2 donkey and elephant shots all night, an hour of on-the-house margaritas, fourteen flat screens tuned in to the action and a few cheesed-out election menu items (go for the Barack O'Burger or the McCain and Cheese).
Drop by the Salon Aleman inside the New Museum to taste some limited-edition tequila, watch live coverage of the exit polls and play campaign trivia against your fellow citizen revelers. First prize is a new President.
Fresh off the Burger Bash, Tom Colicchio is putting his beefy entry (complete with balsamic onions and truffled Pecorino Romano cheese), along with other all-American dishes like deviled eggs and fried mac and cheese, on a special election night menu. There'll also be all-American TVs in the lounge tuned to the election madness.
Sure, there will be live election results and all the normal hoopla, but if you're looking for something a bit more...downtown, stop by for the DJs (including Gordon Hull from Surface 2 Air) and drink specials. And the decidedly independent crowd.
The spirit of togetherness has always been strong in the MPD (in its own special way, of course). Here to bring Republicans, Democrats and Europeans together in an haute-African restaurant is the We The People party at Merkato. Expect drink specials, passed hors d'oeuvres and lots of electoral math.