The fateful day is (finally) almost here, and whether this is like early Christmas for you or you’re ready for the political drama to end, here are some parties where you can watch the election results roll in.
Where: Westin Hotel, 1672 Lawrence St.
When: 7 p.m.
What: Representatives from the Colorado Democratic Party and Hillary for Colorado, along with Gov. John Hickenlooper and Sen. Michael Bennet, will spend election night at Denver’s Westin Hotel with hundreds of like-minded citizens. The room will feature two big screens and smaller televisions, so you won’t miss any of the action. Plus, there’s a cash bar to help you celebrate and/or drown your sorrows. The event is free and open to the public.
Where: Chopper’s Sports Grill, 880 S. Madison St.
When: 6 p.m.
What: The Denver Republican Party will be hosting their own election night party at Chopper’s Sports Grill, where attendees can take in the night’s events on the venue’s 50 TVs. Admission is $5 at the door and includes appetizers (while they last). Gather with fellow GOP supporters and wait for the results at what has become one of this election season’s top hangout spots for Denver-area Republicans.
Where: Galvanize Denver–Golden Triangle, 1062 Delaware St.
When: 6–10 p.m.
What: Here at 5280, we’re always in favor of partying with journalists. At this all-ages party hosted by Denverite, a local, online-only news outlet, a $6 ticket gets you appetizers and—for those of age—a drink. And if you’re one of the first 50 people to register, you’ll get a second drink for free, which just might spur you on to greatness in the night’s games and activities. But here’s what sets this party apart: You’ll get updates on some of the local races, so you can follow up on the issues that will affect Colorado in the coming years.
Where: Sie FilmCenter (Denver Film Festival), 2510 E. Colfax Ave.
What: Election night falls in the middle of the Denver Film Festival, but thanks to the Denver Film Society, you don’t have to choose where to spend your Tuesday night. DFS will (unofficially) broadcast election night results on the televisions in the Henderson’s lounge at the Sie FilmCenter—a good place to gather, drink, and get lost in the commotion. Plus, you can always distract yourself from politics by catching a flick at the film festival.
Where: On the Rox, 11957 Lioness Way, Parker
When: 5–9 p.m.
What: Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson’s poll numbers may be holding steady in the low single digits, but that won’t stop Colorado’s growing libertarian base from having some fun on election night. The festivities include Election Day bingo and presidential-themed trivia, hosted by 831 Trivia, beginning at 7 p.m.
Where: 1512 Curtis St.
When: Opens at 4 p.m.
What: Baur’s will be showcasing Election Day coverage on their big screen projector and serving up two specialty cocktails all night. The “It’s Going To Be Huge” features Fidencio Classico Mezcal, Maurin Quina Liqueur, and Cappelletti Aperitivo, and “The Pant Suit Wears the Pants” includes Knickerbocker Gin, Thatcher’s Prickly Pear Liqueur, St. George Absinthe, Blue Curaçao and lemon. And the best part? You can drown out the pundits with free live music by Dueling Pianos.
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton–Denver Tech Center, 7801 E. Orchard Rd., Greenwood Village
When: 7 p.m.
What: After months of campaigning, the Colorado Republican Committee is hosting an election night event to celebrate and thank constitutents for their hard work. Lights snacks will be provided, and guests can purchase drinks at the cash bar.
Where: 2032 14th St., Boulder
When: 6 p.m
What: The Boulder County Democratic Party, Democratic Women of Boulder Party, and Longmont Area Democrats are coming together to host an election night bash at the Boulder Theater. They are asking for a $10 donation to attend, which includes some light food, and the theater will sell drinks at the bar. All political ideologies are welcome to stop by and watch the night unfold on the big screen.
Where: 3350 Brighton Blvd.
When: 5–11 p.m.
What: Head to the Source on election night and receive a free cocktail from Comida, Acorn, or RiNo Yacht Club—if you voted. For proof, showcase your “I voted” sticker or a photo of your (sealed) ballot. The election results will be shown on the big screen, plus there will be a political costume contest at 8 p.m.