The Ultimate Guide to Election Day Specials in Los Angeles

Food & drink specials, freebies & viewing parties on Nov. 6, 2018

Courtesy of L.A. County Registrar-Recorder
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As Angelenos go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6, bars and restaurants across L.A. will be offering election-themed food and drink specials and hosting viewing parties. From $1 cocktails and 1-cent beers to free sangria and pizza, read on for the best Election Day specials and viewing parties in Los Angeles. Don't forget your "I Voted" sticker!

TRANSPORTATION

Metro Bike Share in Downtown L.A.
Metro Bike Share in Downtown L.A. | Photo courtesy of The Source

GO METRO
Metro is offering free bus and train rides on Election Day. The public can also ride Metro Bike Share to the polls by using the promo code "1162018" at any bike station kiosk to get a free single ride (30 minutes). It's $1.75 every 30 minutes thereafter. Access riders and their companions will also be able to travel free on trips to and from the polls.

LYFT & UBER
Ridesharing apps Lyft and Uber are offering discounts on rides to the polls on Election Day.

  • Lyft The Ride to Vote: Promo code at BuzzFeed for 50% off a ride to the polls.
  • Uber Drives the Vote: Use the promo code "VOTE2018" for $10 off a single ride to the polls on the most affordable Uber option available. (Express POOL, POOL, or UberX, in that order)

213 HOSPITALITY

Seven Grand in Downtown L.A.
Seven Grand | Photo courtesy of 213 Hospitality

Show your “I Voted” sticker and enjoy drink specials at these 213 Hospitality bars in Downtown L.A.

ARTISANAL BREWERS COLLECTIVE

6th & La Brea Brewery & Restaurant
Photo courtesy of 6th & La Brea Brewery & Restaurant

The impressive roster of Artisanal Brewers Collective bars spans the city from DTLA to Marina del Rey, so find one nearby, wear your “I Voted” sticker and enjoy one of two specials: Buy One Beer, Get One for a Penny (any beer of choice) or Buy One, Get One Appetizer. Limit one offer per person.

BUY ONE BEER, GET ONE FOR A PENNY

BUY ONE, GET ONE APPETIZER

"Make America Sane Again" - THE ASSOCIATION

The Association in DTLA
The Association | Instagram by @theassociationla

Discreetly located off 6th Street in the DTLA Bank District, The Association is hosting "Make America Sane Again," a Midterm Elections Viewing Party that starts at 5 p.m. As part of their Social Hours, The Association is offering 1/3 off your bar tab all night. RSVP at Eventbrite. Seating is first come, first served. No cover, 21 and over. For group reservations, email [email protected]

LITTLE TOKYO VOTES

Free slice of cheese pizza on Election Day at Prime Pizza
Free slice of cheese pizza on Election Day at Prime Pizza | Instagram by @primepizzala

Little Tokyo Votes features special offers from three neighborhood favorites. Show your "I Voted" sticker and stop by Cafe Dulce, Prime Pizza and Baldoria Bar + Kitchen on Election Day.

  • Baldoria Bar + Kitchen: Extended happy hour (6:30 - 11:00 p.m.) and a live election results watch party.
  • Cafe Dulce: Free donut hole (while supplies last)
  • Prime Pizza: Slice of cheese pizza (Little Tokyo and Fairfax locations, while supplies last)

Election Reform! + Denim Tears T-Shirt Giveaway & Viewing Party - ICA LA

Election Reform! + Denim Tears t-shirts at ICA LA
Election Reform! + Denim Tears t-shirts at ICA LA | Instagram by @electionreform

Come to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA) from 6-9pm, show off your “I Voted” sticker during the Election Day viewing party, and receive a free, one-of-a-kind vintage Election Reform! + Denim Tears piece. First come, first served while supplies last.

Election Reform! is by Brendan Fowler, who makes his wearable call-to-action pieces to inspire dialog about voting system machinations. Election Reform! items are sold online and can be found in designer boutiques around the world. The first Election Reform! Store is open to the public and hosted by ICA LA through January 2019. Denim Tears is by Tremaine Emory - a writer, designer, contemporary street style icon, and, along with Acyde Odunlami, one half of the DJ duo and brand, No Vacancy Inn.

1933 Group

Highland Park Bowl
Highland Park Bowl | Photo by Wonho Frank Lee

Show your "I Voted" sticker on Election Day at any of the 1933 Group bars and get a $1 Old Fashioned or $1 Moscow Mule from 5-7pm (while supplies last).

$1 OLD FASHIONED

$1 MOSCOW MULE

The Greyhound

Chicken wings at The Greyhound in Highland Park
Chicken wings at The Greyhound | Instagram by @thegreyhoundla

A Highland Park stalwart since 2014, The Greyhound is offering guests with "I Voted" stickers 50% off their signature Greyhound Wings, which could add up to 20 wings for just $10! Or you could opt for the Veggie "Wings" - buttermilk-marinated cauliflower that's breaded, fried and tossed in your choice of wing sauce.

Big Bar

"Voting is Berry Sexy" at Big Bar
"Voting is Berry Sexy" at Big Bar | Photo by Eugene Lee

The team at Big Bar in Los Feliz is as well known for their epic special events as they are for their expertly made cocktails. On Election Day, Big Bar is offering a special "I Voted" Menu:

  • $5 Gimlet Royale (gin, lime, sugar, grapefruit peel)
  • $3 Democracy, Redeemed (shot of Redemption Rye Whiskey)
  • $3 beers and $5 wines

ROOFTOP CINEMA CLUB

Rooftop Cinema Club at NeueHouse Hollywood
Rooftop Cinema Club at NeueHouse Hollywood

With locations in Downtown L.A. and Hollywood, Rooftop Cinema Club offers a premier outdoor movie experience with panoramic views, spectacular sunsets and state-of-the-art wireless headphones. Guests who bring their “I Voted” stickers to the Rooftop at NeueHouse in Hollywood on Election Night will receive complimentary popcorn. Romeo + Juliet is screening at 7:15 p.m. and tickets are on sale at the Rooftop Cinema Club website

Blue Palms Brewhouse

Bell's Hopslam at Blue Palms Brewhouse
Bell's Hopslam at Blue Palms Brewhouse | Instagram by @bluepalms_brew

Celebrating its 10th anniversary back in August, Blue Palms Brewhouse is featuring its regularly scheduled Pint Night on November 6 - all drafts will be available for $5 from 4-10pm. In addition, you can trade in your "I Voted" sticker and your first beer is just $1. "Which beer? ANY beer! America!"

The Abbey Food & Bar

Blue Wave Shot at The Abbey Food & Bar
Blue Wave Shot | Photo courtesy of The Abbey Food & Bar

The Abbey Food & Bar in West Hollywood is serving a special $5 Blue Wave Shot, made with Tito’s Vodka, blue curaçao and Sprite. The Blue Wave Shot will be served all day from 11am-2am. Election results will be displayed throughout The Abbey and at The Chapel at The Abbey. No cover, 21 and over.

Bibo Ergo Sum

Lillet on Election Day at Bibo Ergo Sum
Lillet on Election Day at Bibo Ergo Sum

Bibo Ergo Sum, the stunning cocktail lounge tucked away inside Robertson Plaza, is offering $8 Lillet cocktails from 7pm to close. Show your "I Voted" sticker, and you will soon be sipping Election Night cocktails like the Rye Comet: rye whiskey, Lillet Rouge, Aperol, red grapes, bitters and a lemon twist.

Gracias Madre

Free Purista Margarita at Gracias Madre on Election Day
Free Purista Margarita at Gracias Madre on Election Day | Instagram by @gmweho

One of the best Margaritas in L.A. is served at Gracias Madre, the plant-based Mexican restaurant in WeHo. The Purista is made with tequila reposado, agave, lime, orange bitters and sweet citrus salt rim. On Election Day, wear your "I Voted" sticker and you'll get a free Purista Margarita.

Granville WeHo

Butter lettuce cups at Granville WeHo
Butter lettuce cups at Granville WeHo | Instagram by @granville

Show your “I Voted” sticker at Granville WeHo on Election Day for choice of a complimentary shareable, cocktail or dessert – available all day long!

Shake Shack

Roadside Double, 'Shroom Burger and fries at Shake Shack Century City
Roadside Double, 'Shroom Burger and fries at Shake Shack Century City | Instagram by @fork_and_spoon

Shake Shack is offering free fries with any purchase on Election Day. Score your freebie by showing your “I Voted” sticker in-store or using the promo code “ivoted” in the Shack App

Bacari Restaurants

House Sangria at Bacari Restaurants
House Sangria at Bacari Restaurants | Instagram by @bacarigdl

The quartet of Venetian-inspired wine bars - Bacaro L.A., Bacari W. 3rd, Bacari GDL and Bacari PDR - will be offering a free glass of their house sangria to all diners who show their “I Voted” sticker on Election Day. The refreshing drink is made with red wine and limes, oranges, apples, orange liqueur, pineapple juice and spices that are soaked for two days before everything is strained out and ready to serve.

Esters Wine Shop

Esters Wine Shop & Bar
Photo by Jakob Layman, courtesy of Esters Wine Shop & Bar

Located in Santa Monica, Esters Wine Shop & Bar is offering all-night Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to close. Enjoy $9 house wines, $10 VIP Snacks (housemade lavender almonds, corn nuts & marinated olives), $12 cheese plates and more.

Watching the election coverage at home? For one night only, the Esters Burger (100% grass-fed beef patty, American cheese, heirloom tomato, butter lettuce, griddled onion, smoked tomato aioli) can be delivered via Postmates, Caviar or Uber Eats.