2012 Los Angeles Election Day Roundup

Whether you plan to toast victory or drown your sorrows here’s a roundup of Los Angeles 2012 election parties, cocktail specials and more.


Grand Park
Nov. 6. “Park” your politics at home and come together with your fellow Angelenos and see election results broadcast live on a huge screen in the park. There will also be food trucks, DJs and more to celebrate the occasion. 5-10 p.m. DJs from dublab and Anthony Valadez of KCRW. Free. 213.972.8080. grandparkla.org

Tortilla Republic
Nov. 6. Every guest who comes in to Tortilla Republic during Election Day wearing their “I Voted” sticker will receive a complimentary “Viva La Vote” margarita (Maestro Dobel tequila, house made blueberry syrup, fresh strawberry and raspberry purée, lime sweet, and blue curaçao). 616 North Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.657.9888. tortillarepublic.com

The Abbey Food + Bar
Nov. 6. Swing by the Abbey from 4 p.m. “until we have a winner!” Specials include $1.50 tacos, $4 Corzo shots, and $15 Corona buckets plus an after party with DJ Dawna Montell. 692 N Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood. abbeyfoodandbar.com

Rock & Reilly’s
Nov. 6. Sip $6 Election-Day cocktails, such as the Sham-Barack-ed, theRum’ney and Coke, SVEDKA Vodka on the Baracks and the Unde-cider. Watch live election coverage on Reilly’s 17 flatscreen TVs inside or out on the patio. 8911 West Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.360.1400. rnrpub.com

Magnolia Bakery
Nov. 6. Give your election day a sweet spin with Magnolia Bakery’s Patriot Pack ($24), one dozen of their classic mini vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, topped with red, white and blue sprinkles. 8389 West 3rd St., L.A., 323.951.0636. magnoliabakery.com

Nov. 6. Stop by for all-night happy hour at the bar starting at 3 p.m. and see full election coverage on their 16 flat-screen TVs. Drink $7 specialty cocktails, $5 featured wine and $4 select beers along with $6 bar bites and $2 oysters. 173000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades. sbe.com/gladstones

Nov. 6. Watch election results on flat screen TVs in Tavern’s Blue Room. Get happy hour specials (beer, wine and cocktails priced at $3-$8 and selected bar snacks) from 3-7 p.m. and extend that to closing time if you wear your “I Voted” sticker. Also don’t miss the blue state and red state sliders the former with Niman Ranch beef, blue cheese and arugula; and the latter with Pork with manchego and romesco. 11648 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.806.6464. tavernla.com

Napa Valley Grille
Watch results roll in live, projected in the dining room as well on the big screen TVs at the bar and expansive outdoor patio from 3-9 p.m. Dine on bar bites such as NVG turkey meatballs with tomato fondue ($6), basil pesto flatbread ($7), and kale salad ($4 | $6 with chicken). Also sip on their featured election-themed cocktail, The Ballot (Makers Mark, dry and sweet vermouth, bitters, orange twist). 1100 Glendon Ave., Westwood, 310.824.3322. napavalleygrille.com

Cafe del Rey
Nov. 6. Enjoy happy hour all night long starting at 4 p.m. while you watch returns on flat screen tvs. Sip $6 themed cocktails like the Barockin’ Bayonet- coconut tequila, blue Curacao, lime; Not-So Radical Romney- bourbon, cranberry, grenadine; and 270- Charbay vodka, blue curacao, grenadine, and sprite. Wear your “I Voted” sticker and get a free drink when you purchase another. 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, 310.823.6395. cafedelreymarina.com

Pink Taco Sunset Strip
Nov. 6. Sit on the restaurant’s outdoor patio and toast to your freedom with The Presidential Margarita, served with Don Julio 1942 tequila ($30). Watch results on flatscreen TVs throughout the venue, and enjoy food and drink specials ($3 beer, $5 margaritas, cocktails, wine, sangria; $7 food) during the new El Magnum Happy Hour from 3-7 p.m. 8225 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.380.7474. pinktaco.com

Pitfire Pizza Westwood
Pitfire welcomes Black Market Brewery and you can enjoy $2 pours of special releases, learn from representatives from Black Market Brewery, and try out Pitfire’s delicious new pizzas, such as roast pumpkin, and Brussels sprouts and bacon, from the new fall menu. 2018 Westwood Blvd., L.A. 310.481.9860. pitfirepizza.com

Vintage Enoteca
Nov. 6. Not an election-watch but sip bottomless sangria starting at 5. Your server will tell you who’s winning. 7554 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A., 323.512.5278. vintageenoteca.com

Post & Beam
Nov. 6. Dine on a special three-course pre-fixe dinner menu featuring a selection of Chef Armstrong’s takes on classic American dishes, for $26, and grab 50% off select bottles of wine. 3767 Santa Rosalia Dr., L.A., 323.299.5599. postandbeamla.com

Lexington Social House
Nov. 6. Celebrate over a red, white and blue “Flag Flight” ($18) that features: muddled strawberries and basil leaves, simple syrup, vodka, apricot liquor, lemon juice, tiny dash of peach bitters, and a dash of sprite (the red); tanteo chocolate, coffee liqueur, horchata (the white); and lightly muddled serrano chili and sage leaves, reposado tequila, blue curaçao, fresh lime juice, agave nectar, and fresh pear puree over ice (the blue). 1718 Vine St., Hollywood, 323.461.1700. lexingtonsocialhouse.com

Nov. 1-10. WP24 will be serving the Rhetoric Remedy cocktail featuring orange vodka, fernet, lemon and champagne float ($16) from Nov. 1-10. The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, 900 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown. ritzcarlton.com



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