Civic Duty Never Tasted So Good: Election Day Parties and Giveaways


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Have you voted yet? Today’s the day. Here are a few freebies you can enjoy after making your way to the polls, and where to watch results come in too (but please, don’t bite your nails, it’s unseemly).

Want to watch election results in style (with plenty of liquor nearby)? ~RYE~ will be projecting results on its back wall and mixing up some election-themed cocktails too (like the Swan Song, with Espolón reposado tequila, Frangelico, Wild Turkey American honey liqueur, and mole bitters, $8). There will also be Negroni-smoked pork butt tacos made with gin, orange, bacon, and jalapeño chutney from ~TANGO & STACHE~. It all kicks off at 5:30pm and runs until they close. 688 Geary St. at Leavenworth, 415-474-4448.

Want another boozy option? Remember you can head to ~BLACKBIRD~ for a special night of cocktails and tastings with St. George Spirits. 2124 Market St. at Church, 415-503-0630.

If the weather seems too nice to spend the evening inside at a bar, head to the ~SOMA STREAT FOOD PARK~, where there will be election results on their four large television screens, pitchers of beer for $13, and a slew of food trucks. Keep yourself updated on which trucks are in attendance on their Facebook page. 428 11th St. at Bryant and Division.

All ~KARA’S CUPCAKES~ stores will be giving a free mini-cupcake to anyone who comes in and shows off their “I Voted” sticker on Tuesday November 6th while they’re open. Various locations in the Bay Area; two in San Francisco (both are open 10am-8pm): 3249 Scott St. at Chestnut and in Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point, Plaza Level, both 415-563-2223.

Take your “I Voted” sticker to ~BUN MEE~ on Fillmore for 10 percent off your meal today. Mmmmmm, sloppy joe with an egg, so good. 2015 Fillmore St. at Pine, 415-800-7696.

Down in Dogpatch, ~JUST FOR YOU CAFE~ will be giving a free mini-beignet to anyone who flashes an “I Voted” sticker on Tuesday November 6th, 7:30am-3pm. 732 22nd St. at 3rd St., 415-647-3033.

And in Noe Valley, swing by ~CONTIGO~ for a free glass of cava with your “I Voted” sticker!

Tomorrow, regardless of whether you’re feeling celebratory or devastated (or indifferent), you can make your way to CUESA’s Election Hangover Cocktail event for some delicious seasonal beverages to wash all that slung mud away. 1 Ferry Building.

Did you vote early? Did your polling place run out of “I Voted” stickers? Here are some print-your-own options!