Are you spending every waking minute monitoring FiveThirtyEight's latest predictions in anxious anticipation of what's going to happen in Tuesday's midterm elections? Have you channeled your hopes and fears into phone calls and canvassing and donations and prayers? Are you now worried that we're not even going to know the full election results for days, weeks, months, years?

Listen, ignore the polls. The only thing left to check and recheck is your polling place and our Voter Guide (and when you get there, don't forget to turn the page for the ballot propositions!).

You could spend tomorrow night glued to your phone, relentlessly refreshing Twitter, or you could spend it surrounded by friends, drink specials, political commentary, and performances. Here's our roundup of election watch parties all across the city, whether you're looking for apple-bobbing, massages, or just a palpable reminder that you're not alone in this thing.

Manhattan

Doula the Vote
Need a little self-care at this point? The Doula Project has put together a therapeutic watch party, complete with soothing botanical cocktails and massage therapists onhand to help you work off the stress of this election.
304 Park Ave., 7th Floor // $25–$75 suggested

Optics: Visual Culture and Electoral Politics
Start your night with a panel discussion about the visual culture of politics, featuring writer Jillian Steinhauer and artists Daniel Bejar and Jacques Servin. Then the whole roomful of performers and attendees will head down the block to Von Bar to watch the returns.
International Center of Photography, 250 Bowery // Free

Fast & Furious Election Special
Here's a chance to get a laugh in before things get serious. The Tank's long-running showcase of artists creating work in response to current events features a slate of greatest hits and new performance pieces about the Midterms. After the show, artists and audience members will watch the returns together.
The Tank, 312 West 36th Street, 1st Floor // $5

Flip this HAUS with Queering Desi
Feel fabulous with the hosts of Queering Desi, a podcast celebrating South Asian LGBTQ+ folks. Their watch party features drag performances by Haus of Lal Batti, beats by dynamite, drink specials all night, and treats for folks with "I voted!" stickers.
Anchor Bar, 327 West 57th St. // Free

Nonpartisan Election Night Watch Party
The nonprofit, nonpartisan NYC Political Forum hosts this Midtown gathering for those whose views might not be quite so staunchly on one side or the other.
The Black Sheep, 583 3rd Ave. // Free

Election Fever
Housing Works Bookstore has run a series of events over the last month called Election Fever 2018. It culminates in this party, featuring live-streamed results with running commentary by political reporters. Tickets include a free beer.
Housing Works, 126 Crosby St. // $8

Distilled w/ Lady Parts Justice
Grab your gals and watch the returns with Lady Parts Justice and Women's Information Network NYC. Happy hour specials and small bites all night.
Distilled, 211 West Broadway // Free

Election Night Lights
This one's a team effort, presented by the New York Urban League Young Professionals, WomenWerk, and Manhattan Young Democrats. Robust conversations are encouraged, and there will be free appetizers.
PS 450, 450 Park Ave. South // Free

Sister District NY Watch Party
Eat, drink, and be merry at Fitzgerald's with Sister District NY, a group of progressive Dems in New York's 12th congressional district.
Fitzgerald's Pub, 336 3rd Ave. // Free

Fight for a Better America Watch Party
Spend the evening with Fight for a Better America, a group that focuses on smart investments to fuel voter engagement. Tickets include a free drink and appetizers.
Hill & Dale, 115 Allen St. // $20

East Village for Hillary Watch Party
Meet up downtown at Mary O's for food, drinks, and results in the company of the group East Village for Hillary.
Mary O's, 32 Avenue A // Free

Brooklyn

Bell House Election Watch Party
A slew of Brooklyn activist groups have come together to make this big party. Hosts include Get Organized BK, Indivisible Nation BK, Swing Left, Shirley Chisholm Democratic Club, and many more. The night starts out with comedy, music, and performances by Bobby Hankinson, Calvin Cato, Meave Press, and Rebecca Pronsky, and then turns, of course, to the results on a big screen.
Bell House, 149 7th St. // $10

Max & Murphy Election Night Live
Hear live election results coverage and commentary from the hosts of WBAI's Max & Murphy show: Ben Max of Gotham Gazette and Jarrett Murphy from City Limits. They'll speak to politicians, journalists, and audience members throughout the night.
Commons Café, 388 Atlantic Ave. // $5

Você Election Night Special
A smorgasbord of entertainment presented by the Haiku Guys, including music, poetry, conversation, and games. Throughout the night will be talks and conversation with State Senate hopeful Julia Salazar, economist Esben Baek, and poet Michele Hatchette, music by Xavier White and Andrew Milea, games from Curiosity Lab, and mini haiku duels.
Bar Uni, 674 Manhattan Ave // Free

Election Day People Power Re-Release Party
Craft brewers across the country have been brewing People Power Beer since the summer, in conjunction with the ACLU’s "Let People Vote" campaign. When you watch the results at Threes Brewing, you can enter to win a free case, and 10% of the night's People Power Beer sales will be donated to the ACLU.
Threes Brewing, 333 Douglass St. // Free

Coriolanus: The Midterm Election Extravaganza
This party actually starts Monday night: It's two evenings in a row of the civically engaged theatrical production Coriolanus, with pre-show comedy and post-show GOTV text-banking pizza parties each night.
The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Ave // $20

Election Night at The Well
Watch it all unfold on the Well's huge TVs, plus $2 beers until 8 p.m., tacos by Randwiches, and drink specials for those with "I voted!" stickers.
The Well, 272 Meserole St. // Free

New Kings Democrats Election Night Watch Party
Hang out in Bed-Stuy with folks from Brooklyn progressive political club New Kings Democrats to see how it all shakes out.
C'mon Everybody, 325 Franklin Ave. // Free

Brooklyn Bazaar Viewing Party
Do your watching on a big screen in North Brooklyn—with drink specials, of course.
Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave. // Free

Flip the House Election Night Party
Get some musical accompaniment along with your with good drinks and results: Bandits on the Run keeps you rocking through the night.
Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St. // Free

Drinking Liberally Watch Party
Head to Gowanus to watch the results with inclusive progressive social group Drinking Liberally.
Pacific Standard, 82 4th Ave. // Free

Queens

Election Night Dinner and Talk
Kick it with City Councilman Rafael Espinal, who has been a progressive champion of culture and nightlife in NYC, at a chill bar in Ridgewood. There will be an ethically sourced meal, Espinal will give a talk on how to get politically active, and then everyone will be glued to the results as they come in.
Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave. // $35 donation to Councilman Espinal

QED Midterm Watch Party
Lighten up the night with some comedy in LIC: make your way to QED for a watch party hosted by Rory Scholl and sponsored by Sixpoint.
QED, 27-16 23rd Ave. // Free

Take Back the House
Hang out at Astoria gay bar Albatross and play bingo with the Flower Tortilla to distract yourself from the tension. Plus anyone with an "I voted!" sticker gets a free shot.
Albatross Bar, 3619 24th Ave. // Free

Bronx

Bronx Election Watch Party
Progressive org Amplify Her is working to address the underrepresentation of women in politics all across New York City. Join them in the Bronx for a fun election night party with karaoke and apple bobbing, and get a free drink with your "I voted!" sticker.
The Bronx Beer Hall, 2344 Arthur Ave. // Free

Election Watch at Clinton Hall
Clinton Hall has multiple locations in addition to the Bronx: three in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn. Bring your "I voted!" sticker to any of them for discounts on drinks and food while you watch the results.
Clinton Hall, 601 East 189th St. // Free

N.B.: If you know of a good watch party in Staten Island, please let us know and we'll be happy to add it!

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