Election night 2012: The best red, white and boo watching parties
How we all look as campaign season finally comes to an end.
Want to watch the 2012 election results as they come in but don't want to sit at home alone, screaming at the television? Or maybe you just want to celebrate an end to political campaign ads (until next election). Whatever your reason or affiliation, there's an election-watching event for you tonight in this colorful swing state of Colorado. (And if you know of more events that aren't included, post the information in the comments section below.)
Oriental Theater ($5)
Hosted by comedian Deacon Gray, this presidential party breaks up the race with an all-ages comedy and live music show. While network coverage will be shown in the lobby and on the big screen inside the venue between sets, political animals can catch a break from the madness with sketch comedy from Denver all-star comedy troupe LadyFace, as well as musical performances by Poet's Row, Straight Nerdy Like a Cool Kid and Chella Negro.
A Babes Around Denver-sanctioned event, this Louisville gathering is GLBTQ-inclusive, all parties welcome. The group has reserved the top half of the lounge for this election-night shindig, boasting sixteen big screens and food and drink specials served all evening.
Libertarians, this is your spot. Head to one of Denver's best Irish bars to watch the numbers roll in and cheer on former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson's big push to get 5 percent of the votes. Other Libertarian candidates like Tim Menger will be closely watched, too, as will votes for the Amendment 64.
Boulder Theater ($10 suggested donation)
Kicking off at 6 p.m., this Democrat-sponsored party will be running a live feed on the beautiful theater's cinema screen. A cash bar will be open, and all ages are welcome.
Under The Snug at The Irish Snug
People 21 and up, and especially supporters of the Denver Public Schools' bills up for a vote today, are invited to celebrate at Under The Snug tonight. Watch the election results and enjoy a pint with like-minded voters.
Tracks opens up for an election night shindig with no cover. $4.50 wine and cheese offerings and drink specials to boot. 21 and up.
This free gathering invites all parties to party while watching the polls in Lannie's lovely show space. Full cocktail and food menus are available (regular charges for snacks and drinks), and seats are first come, first serve.
This free, open gathering encourages anyone interested to come out and discuss options for the current political system.
The GOP of Colorado's big election gathering will be held on the club level of Mile High starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are free, but must be reserved via the organization's website.
Watch the election results live in the comfort of one of Denver's favorite chill spots. Regular drink and tapas menus will be available, with a special $5 Red, White & Blue martini made up just for the occasion.
Starting at 7 p.m., Colorado Democratic candidates invite supporters to join in celebrating the outcomes of several races across the state. This is the official Democratic Party party, so it is guaranteed to be a big one!
Also throwing a big one at the Sheraton, Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado and One Colorado come together for an election celebration.
Congressman Ed Perlmutter holds it down for the Jefferson County Democrats at the Sheraton Hotel in Lakewood, with a celebration promising some secret special political guests. RSVP is not required but suggested, and can be done through the organization's website.
Yes on 64 Campaign Celebrates Election Night
And last but definitely not least, supporters of Amendment 64 will gather to watch returns and see if Colorado goes to pot tonight. Doors open at 7 p.m.
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