How will the fantastic saga of the 2008 presidential election play out? No one knows, except maybe Diebold, but one thing is sure: you want to watch the results surrounded by your compatriots with drink in hand. In San Francisco there are tons of election night parties; here are the best places to get your patriotism on:

1. Captain Eddie Rickenbacker’s is having an Election Day Results Party complete with red, white, and blue shots, state-by-state shot taking of those Yankee Doodle concoctions, and an obese tabby cat. God Bless America.

2. For some real fun head to the Edinburgh Castle Pub for their General Election Party where Palin glasses and cynical laughter are encouraged.

3. Watch election results comfortably with cocktail in hand at Elixir, one of San Fran’s oldest saloons (1858), at Barack the Vote Election Night Party. Dress code is patriotic.

4. The Balboa Theatre suspends it’s regular showings for a special Election Event: a big screen for big news.

5. They are certainly ready to party at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts with Freedom of Art: Election ’08. Write on the walls, make a time capsule, and then eat free pizza when the polls close.

6. The best venue award goes to the Election Night Party aboard Franklin Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht, the “Potomac.” Wine, dine, and watch the election returns while you cruise around San Francisco Bay.

7. For a low-key results watching party followed by a serious discussion about the future, go to the Election Night Watch at the La Pena Cultural Center in Berkeley.

8. The Retox Lounge welcomes all party affliations, as long as they’re buyin’ drinks at the Election Party ’08 with DJs on decks. BYOSnacks.

9. Get drinks at Depression-era prices at the fun-filled Troubletown Election Night Party at The Riptide; the event is also an art show and book signing. Free food and election coverage provided by The Daily Show.

10. Go all out and make it official with the Official San Francisco Election Night Event at the Moscone Center at this pro-Obama blowout. The first hundred people through the door get a sweet Shepard Fairey “Hope” poster.

***This blog post is non-partisan except for the fact that I really, REALLY want Obama to win.***


Community Election Night Parties in San Francisco