GET OUT AND VOTE! Some restaurants around Los Angeles are offering something free or discounted items to guests who come in proudly wearing their “I Voted” sticker. So go vote, wear your sticker, and visit one of these hot spots for a fun evening –
1.Wilde About Chocolate and Wine –
Wilde will be screening the election results with an evening designed to guide you through the chaos. Wear your “I Voted” badge and get a complimentary glass of bubbles or soft drink. Enjoy a full dinner menu and small plates. Guests enjoying wine specials all night long, will receive a complimentary chocolate to lift their spirits. There will be meditation and yoga experts teaching you how to breathe and chant. Sarah Schewitz, Psy.D., a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, (www.dreamachieveinspire.com) is on the couch teaching guests coping techniques. Reserve on http://www.wildela.com.
2. Watch Election Results at RED O
On Election Day Red O Santa Monica is offering Happy Hour specials all night long. Choose one of three street tacos for $3 each. The kitchen is making chicken tacos with a tinga sauce; carnitas with cilantro lime yogurt and friend plantains; and braised short rib tacos with heirloom potato chips. The classic tortilla chips and guacamole made with avocados, tomatoes, onions, fresh lime juice, cilantro and serrano chile is $5. Enjoy the signature blackened chicken quesadilla with caramelized onion, roasted poblano chile, pico de gallo and guacamole for $6. Also for $6, order the fresh corn & goat cheese tamales with a tomatillo sauce. Shake up Election Day with $7 cocktails and house wine. For the undecided voter the Moscow Mule with Stoli vodka, fresh lime and ginger beer is the perfect choice to help you make a decision. Show your patriotism with The American Spirit cocktail crafted with reposado tequila, Blue Curaçao, fresh lime juice, egg whites and a dash of bitters. Bottled beer such as Coors Light, Pacifico and Victoria is on offer for $5. Red O Santa Monica opens on Election Day for Happy Hour at 3 p.m. Dinner service begins at 5 to 10 p.m. 1541 Ocean Ave., Suite 120, Santa Monica, (310)458-1600.
3. Wear Your “I Voted” sticker to HACHÉ LA
On Nov. 8 come into HACHÉ LA wearing your “I Voted!” sticker and receive a free order of Mick’s triple cooked fries. Enjoy a Silver Lake new age burger while watching Election Day coverage. The karma burger is decorated with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion and signature karma sauce. Another winner is the throwback Roaring Forties burger, topped with Portobello, blue cheese, caramelized onions and horseradish. The Mediterranean burger is layered with spicy hummus, roasted red peppers and feta. For those who enjoyed the spicy debates, the habanero burger is as spicy with a four-chile mix, garlic mayo and queso fresco. Celebrate with a little liquid refreshment with a pitcher of sangria. Finish the evening with a celebratory sweet Bananas Foster or cookie butter frozen custard. HACHÉ LA is open on Election Day from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. 3319 W. Sunset Blvd. (323)928-2963.
4. All Political Parties welcome at Hyperion Public
This Election Day 2016 both Hyperion Public restaurants host an American Election Day party with “Super Tuesday” Happy Hour specials. There are a variety of food items under $6. Get a caucus together and order an array of dishes that include the grilled cheese; crispy shrimp tacos; chicken fries; and Asian steak lettuce cups. Watch the count of the votes, and the states turn blue or red, while indulging in blue state wings (spicy blueberry wings) or red state wings (medium or hot Buffalo wings). A true American favorite is the sliders special made with Angus beef, cheddar, pickled onion and sriracha aioli. Drink deals include canned PBR and Tecate for $3. Bud Light and Corona are $4 each, and all draft beers for $5. Well cocktails, house red, white & sparkling wine is just $6 a glass. Specialty cocktails include the Dark & Stormy with light and dark rum, ginger beer and lime juice. No matter what your political affiliation may be, Hyperion Public is a fun Election Day hotspot from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Happy Hour begins at 4 to 7 p.m. 2358 Hyperion Ave., Silver Lake, (323)761-6440 and 12969 Ventura Blvd., Studio City (818)464-3750.
5. Westwood Crest Theater Election Viewing Spot
On Nov. 8 food trucks and the concession stand will serve culinary delights starting at 6 p.m. Watch the lifestream election results at 7 p.m. with lively interviews and conversations by local political groups. The party continues until 11 p.m. when the winner is finally announced. 1262 Westwood Blvd. (310)470-1508.
6. BJ’s $5 Beers – Sip to Victory while watching the Election results. Click to find the nearest location – https://www.bjsrestaurants.com
7. Messhall Election Day Deal
It’s been a long campaign and everyone deserves a little extra something to perk up your spirits. Flash your “I VOTED” sticker on Election Day and receive the Ration of your choice with any entrée. Rations include House fries, crispy cauliflower, cheese-ee grits, olives + herbs, and Rainbow carrots. The friendly staff won’t ask for proof of citizenship, where you live or who you voted for. http://www.messhallkitchen.com – 4500 Los Feliz Blvd. (323)660-MESS.
8. The Abbey Food & Bar Election Day Party
In conjunction with the Human Rights Campaign. The Election will be on all screens with full volume and hundreds will gather together to watch the results. http://www.theabbeyweho.com
9. K Ramen. Burger. Beer. 20.16
The Americana in Glendale will be giving 20.16% off anyone who rocks their “I Voted” sticker on Election Day. Read my review of this fun spot – https://dineandtravel.me/2016/07/03/k-ramen-ramen-poke-burgers-and-beer/ http://www.sbe.com/restaurants/locations/kramen-glendale/
10. Napa Valley Grille in Westwood – is having a “I Voted” Promotion on Election Day – the first 200 people who visits Napa Valley Grille wearing an “I Voted” sticker on the 8th will receive a mini red, white and blue velvet cupcake! 1100 Glendon Avenue, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90024 – Phone: 310.824.3322.
Read my review – http://beverlypress.com/2016/05/westwoods-wine-inspired-napa-valley-grille-re-opens/
11. Beer Pong Fun at Public School during Election Results-
All locations of Public School (PS213, PS310, PS805, PS818) will have recess (happy hour) all day long. They will also he having Beer Pong with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on the beer pong balls. http://www.psontap.com. Here’s my review – http://beverlypress.com/2015/04/back-to-school-night-public-school-818-grade-a-gastropub/
12. Taste on Melrose
Election festivities start at 11:30 a.m. and results will be on display in the Atrium with sound on a big screen projectors, plus their two bar TVs. Any guest who shows their “I Voted” sticker will receive a complimentary sparkling wine with a purchase. Enjoy the Happy Hour menu all day, including $6 house cocktails, house wine, Pomegranate Basil Sangria, a selection of draft beers. They’ll also be offering a few special patriotic-inspired cocktails from head bartender Mark Fantasia. 8454 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, (323) 852-6888.