Party Like It's 1999: Your election-night party guide
It's Judgment Day. The Moment of Truth. The Tuesday That Will Determine Whether Or Not All Those Threats to Move to Canada Will Make You Into a Liar, or Maybe a Canadian.
Anyway, it's big -- which makes it as good a time as any to get drunk with friends. With that in mind, plenty of restaurants, bars, clubs and organizations would love for you to spend what's left of your money watching the election with them -- eating their food and drinking their booze in celebration or in mourning. After the jump are a few we've heard of. If you know of a good one, let us know and we'll add it to the bunch. For more election-related events, visit westword.com/calendar.
Colorado Stonewall Democrats: The LGBT organization will host a watch party at Charlie's (900 E Colfax) starting at 6 p.m., with food and happy-hour booze prices. For more info, go to stonewalldems.org.
Boulder Theater: Present Tense: Films and Discussion will host a community screening at the Boulder Theater (2032 14th St., Boulder) from 5 to midnight. $10. Perishable-food donations encouraged. www.bouldertheater.com.
Herman's Hideaway: The Matchbox Movement is throwing a "Go Vote" party from 6 until close, with drink specials, a Barack-paper-scissors contest and coverage on the big screen. 1578 South Broadway, hermanshideaway.com
Classics: The Denver Black Pages are hosting an election-night "Obama Watch" party at Classics (16251 E. Colfax) from 5 until it's time to go home. See the flier here.
Oriental Theater: GerRee Hinshaw hosts "I Voted: An Election Night Event" at the Oriental Theater (4335 W. 44th) at 7 p.m. $5, or free with an "I Voted" sticker. ACORN will accept donations; the first 100 attendees get a free photo book, Democratic National Convention2008: Obama's Mile High Moment.
Rockbar: Hipster outpost Rockbar (3015 Colfax) becomes Barackbar again for a party they're calling "Rock out with your Barack out" (clever, eh?). An "I Voted" sticker gets you happy-hour prices. rockbar-denver.com for more intel.
D Note in Arvada is throwing a party, sponsored by PeaceJam with live music from Altitudes.
Gelman's would also like your company.
The Dems: "The Colorado Campaign for Change will join with the Colorado Democratic Party tonight to hold an Election Night Watch Party at the Sheraton Denver Hotel, 1550 Court Place in Downtown Denver. Doors will open after the polls close at 7:00 P.M. The event is open to the public, but space is limited."
The Rubusto Room: "I'm assuming all of my customers have done their civic duty and voted in this crucial election. Tonight, I'm honoring all of you who have and buying everyone who voted a FREE DRINK! Just come in and show us your "I Voted" sticker and your first drink is on me! Then you can hang out and watch as we elect our next President tonight! Come celebrate this historic day at The Robusto Room with tonight with your friends!
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