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Election Night watch parties

On Campus

Program Board
Marvin Center third floor – 7 p.m.
Instead of splintering off into separate parties, GW’s political groups will hold a joint Election Night watch party.

The co-sponsoring Student Dining Board will provide $200 worth of free food in the common areas in Marvin’s third floor, and the event will feature giveaways and competitive games, like foam jousting.

Professors from the Graduate School of Political Management will also talk strategy and potential outcomes of the Electoral College.

When results begin to come in, viewers will divide into separate ballrooms for Democrats, Republicans and a third party for the less politically aligned. The event culminates the #OUR50 campaign, hosted by the College Republicans, College Democrats and Program Board.

College Democrats
Grand Ballroom – 7 p.m.
The CDs will play CNN in the ballroom until 1 a.m., when polling closes on the West Coast. CDs president Spencer Dixon said if votes from swing states like Virginia, Florida and Ohio are close, “we’ll be up.”

College Republicans
Continental Ballroom – 7 p.m.
The CRs will play Fox News in the ballroom. While some of the organization’s most active members will be in Boston canvassing for Scott Brown and Mitt Romney, many will return to the GW watch party for the once-in-four-years opportunity.

Off Campus

Sign of the Whale
Stay near campus and attend the GW-sponsored Sign of the Whale watch party starting at 9 p.m. The first 100 seniors to arrive will receive free food and a free drink. Mixed drinks and domestic beers are $3 all night.
1825 M St., NW

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and raise a toast to the end of another election season at Ultrabar in Penn Quarter. Student tickets are just $20 and can be ordered in advance at The event will feature an open bar from 8 to 11 p.m.
911 F St., NW

Busboys & Poets
Gather at this low-key cafe, bookshop and lounge for a more laid-back Election Night experience. All four locations in the D.C. area will stay open until the results are called. The restaurant’s 2008 election watch party drew large crowds to its U Street location.
1025 5th St., NW

Capitol Lounge
Looking for a true District bar on Election Night? Head to Capitol Lounge, minutes from the U.S. Capitol building. This Southeast D.C. bar will have plenty of TVs and beer.
229 Pennsylvania Ave., SE

National Press Club
Watch the results from the building’s First Amendment Lounge. Non-members can pay $15 to join the event, which promises a nonpartisan watching environment and begins at 6:30 p.m.
529 14th St., NW

Hill Country Barbecue Market
For the down-home drinker. Tune in for the results in the upstairs bar, where bartenders will serve $2 PBR cans, $5 margaritas and $1 red and blue Jell-O shots. If you voted and have the sticker to prove it, your first shot is on the house.
410 7th St., NW

The Mellow Mushroom
Bring a group of friends. If you and three others check in together on Facebook, you’ll enjoy a free pitcher of beer. Get there by 8 p.m. for a round of election-themed trivia, and correctly predict outcomes in swing states for a chance to win $50 off your bar tab.
2436 18th St., NW

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