Election night 2012: The best red, white and boo watching parties
Want to watch the 2012 election results as they come in but don't want to sit at home alone, screaming at the television? Or maybe you just want to celebrate an end to political campaign ads (until next election). Whatever your reason or affiliation, there's an election-watching event for you tonight in this colorful swing state of Colorado. (And if you know of more events that aren't included, post the information in the comments section below.)
Brandon Marshall How we all look as campaign season finally comes to an end.
- Republicans ahead of Dems in Colorado early voting, Obama surrogates still confident
- Presidential politics: Can't we all just get along? Or chill out, at least?
- Obama in Boulder: "They're counting on you not voting -- that's their entire strategy"
Election Night Party with Deacon Gray & LadyFace
Oriental Theater ($5)
Hosted by comedian Deacon Gray, this presidential party breaks up the race with an all-ages comedy and live music show. While network coverage will be shown in the lobby and on the big screen inside the venue between sets, political animals can catch a break from the madness with sketch comedy from Denver all-star comedy troupe LadyFace, as well as musical performances by Poet's Row, Straight Nerdy Like a Cool Kid and Chella Negro.
GOBAMA "Wing It To The Left" Election Party
Brandon Marshall Obama and Dave Matthews in Aurora
Louisville Rex Lounge
A Babes Around Denver-sanctioned event, this Louisville gathering is GLBTQ-inclusive, all parties welcome. The group has reserved the top half of the lounge for this election-night shindig, boasting sixteen big screens and food and drink specials served all evening.
Libertarian Party of Colorado's Election Night Party
Brandon Marshall Romney and supporters at Comfort Dental
Libertarians, this is your spot. Head to one of Denver's best Irish bars to watch the numbers roll in and cheer on former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson's big push to get 5 percent of the votes. Other Libertarian candidates like Tim Menger will be closely watched, too, as will votes for the Amendment 64.
Boulder County Democrats Election Night Party
Boulder Theater ($10 suggested donation)
Kicking off at 6 p.m., this Democrat-sponsored party will be running a live feed on the beautiful theater's cinema screen. A cash bar will be open, and all ages are welcome.
Yes on 3A + 3B Election Night Party
Under The Snug at The Irish Snug
People 21 and up, and especially supporters of the Denver Public Schools' bills up for a vote today, are invited to celebrate at Under The Snug tonight. Watch the election results and enjoy a pint with like-minded voters.