NYC's best Election Night 2016 viewing parties - Metro US

NYC’s best Election Night 2016 viewing parties

Adam Kane Macchia

After 18 endless months, Election 2016 all comes down to one night. You don’t want to sit at home with Twitter for this one, so get to a party as memorable as this campaign.

Political Party with Keli Goff

Find intelligent banter and cocktails at The Greene Space, where WNYC’s “Political Party” host Keli Goff will gather some of her best informed, funny friends for a night of live commentary and analysis. And because this is the smart, cool kids’ party, there will be games like political bingo and trivia to score rad public radio swag. Plus, your first drink on the house.$20, 7 p.m., 44 Charlton St., thegreenespace.org

Headcount’s Soundtrack to History

That ominous drumbeat that’s been following us around for 18 months of campaigning just won’t do on Nov. 8. At Brooklyn Bowl, Everyone’s Orchestra is bringing together nine of the city’s most politically attuned musicians from bands like Big Gigantic and Disco Biscuits for a night-long jam session that “interprets” the results, which you can watch roll in on every screen at the venue. Magic Hat will keep your beer glasses full, whether for consolation or celebration.$25-$250, 8 p.m., 61 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, brooklynbowl.com

Election Night at Village Pourhouse

Like the closing minutes of an eBay auction, this election cycle has only gotten more intense the closer we get to the finish line. Take out your frustrations at Village Pourhouse by swinging at Trump or Clinton pinatas for a chance at prizes like a free tanning session (at least it won’t turn you orange), plus take your own battle-royale pics in masks of both candidates. Specialty cocktails include the Donald Drumpf and Secret Server, all just $8 from 8 p.m.-11 p.m.Free, 64 Third Ave., villagepourhouse.com

Put this election on ice

Wolf Blitzer’s holograms have nothing on The Rink at Rockefeller Center, which will become Democracy Plaza with a map of the U.S. projected onto the ice and painted with light as states turn blue or red for the candidates. Watch the action from a front-row seat inside the (heated) Rock Center Café, where TVs will also be showing the election coverage, with cocktails inspired by the candidate of your choice (plus the Undecided, all $12) and a $39 three-course prix-fixe campaign-themed dinner.Free, 20 W. 50th St., rockcentercafe.com

Presidential History and Election Night Party

Feel like this election has been the worst? The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies is here to remind you that it’s been bad before with talks like “Crazy Presidential Campaigns (That Aren’t The Current One)” but also fun games and drink specials all while watching the results roll in. Free, 7 p.m., BackBar at The Bedford, 110 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, getsaucedatsass.tumblr.com

Election Night Viewing Party with Cats!

If the stress of it all is just too much, come to Brooklyn Cat Cafe and snuggle with one of their 25 adoptable kitties while watching the results come from 8 p.m. until midnight. Drinks from Brooklyn Brewery and snacks are included. Wear your “I Voted” sticker and get a kiss from cafe mascot Newt!$35, must be 21+ 149 Atlantic Ave., catcafebk.com

Election Night at Professor Thom’s

The candidates won’t be the only ones winning on election night at Professor Thom’s. Head upstairs for all the election action you can eat and drink: Every time a state is called for a candidate, the wheel of specials will spin to reward all in attendance with a new deal, like BOGO drinks, 25-cent wings, pitchers and more.Free, 219 Second Ave., professorthoms.com

Political Subversities

Between a hip-hop improv troupe, a social-justice comedian, a mentalist and the associate editor of Reductress, someone is bound to have an opinion on every moment of the night. This impromptu evening of fun at Littlefield brings together a lineup of unconventional observers to turn election night into the political party of the year.$10-$15, 7 p.m., 622 Degraw St., Brooklyn

Election 2016 Viewing Party: The Apocalypse!

We’ve certainly had our differences this campaign season, so set them aside at The Hill. Networking guru David Shapiro wants everyone to toast the end of the acrimonious campaign while meeting some new people over good food, specials, an election-themed drinking game and raffle prizes in the bar’s upstairs lounge. Insults will cost you a drink for the person you got snippy with, so be cool and enjoy specialty cocktails like The Combover after grabbing your free beer, wine or well drink included in the ticket price.$10, 416 Third Ave., 7 p.m.-12 a.m., eventbrite.com

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