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Get through election night with these food and drink specials

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Time Out Chicago editors

If there's one thing we all deserve tonight, it's a drink. After months and months of non-stop election coverage tonight we'll finally elect a new president and we can go back to arguing with each other about more nuanced things, like Chicago– vs. New York–style pizza. So tonight, while we wait to see which states go red and which ones go blue, indulge in these election-themed specials across the city. 

Headquarters BeercadeHeadquarters is taking its themed cocktails to another level with the Trumped Up (strawberry and jalapeño infused tequila, simple syrup, lime and a chile lime salt rim), which is served in a glass surrounded by a wall made of LEGO bricks that guests can rebuild into something more positive. Guests can share their creations with #HQbeercadesnotbarricades for a chance to win a $200 Headquarters gift card. The You’ve Got Mail cocktail (Sacred Bond Brandy, cherry and orange syrup, Angostura and orange bitters) is also available and comes wrapped in a Classified seal. Both cocktails are $12.

Lark: Embrace Hillary’s fashion with the Rainbow Pantsuit Pizza  (pepperoni, green peppers, banana peppers, cheddar and mozzarella) for $12 or Trump’s love of the over-the-top with the Grab Her by the Pizza (Royal Premium Osetra caviar, creme fraiche, red onion and hard-boiled egg) for $100.

The Pony Inn: Mix the evening up with U.S. Politics Team Trivia tonight at 8pm and enjoy $3 you-call-it drafts and $5 burgers and sandwiches. 

St. Lou’s Assembly and Dusek’s Board & Beer: Both bars are celebrating our right to vote with a complimentary 5 Rabbit Brewery’s Chinga Tu Pelo beer with entree purchase and proof of voting.

Replay and Elixir Andersonville: Elixir is bringing in TVs for the evening and the bars will be serving up specialty cocktails, The Hillary (Three Olives vodka, Creme de Violette, simple syrup, lemon juice and seltzer) and The Trump (Three Olives vodka, raspberry syrup, lime juice and ginger beer) for $8 each.

Emporium Arcade Bar: The arcade bar is joining forces with 26 of its industry friends to throw one hell of an election night party. Drink away your election woes with $3 Fernet Branca shots all night, plus a free cold one from Solemn Oath with proof that you voted.

Porkchop: Both the West Loop and Hyde Park locations are celebrating the evening with 5 Rabbit Brewery’s Chinga Tu Pelo beers on the house for guests from 7–11pm. Election coverage will be on the TVs and $2 beers, shots and tacos are available.

Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club: Enjoy a special political martini menu all night with featured $7 cocktails as well as $2 shots. Diva Mocha Montrese will host the party with live coverage on seven screens.

Robert’s Pizza Company: Flash that voting receipt or nightlife-inspired wristband for 20% off all pizzas tonight.

D.S. Tequila Company: Get in the spirit with election-themed margaritas: The Democrazy (Sauza Blue Silver tequila, lime juice, orange juice, blueberry red bull float and blue curaco) and Republican’t Walk Anymore (Sauza Blue Silver tequila, lime juice, orange juice, blueberry red bull float and grenadine) are available until midnight for $10 per mug.

Lottie’s Pub: Voting doesn’t stop at your polling place—vote for The Donald (a Bulleit Bourbon Manhattan topped with an orange peel) or The Hillary (a Ketel One Vodka Martini) for $9 each or mix things up and go with The Undecided (a shot of Malört) for $6.

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