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Where to watch the US election in Melbourne

Either way it goes, history is going to be made today
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
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One of the biggest TV events of the year is about to be plastered on screens around the world. And no, it's not a sports final, or yet another heartbreaking Bachelor/Bachelorette finale. The US elections is finally coming to an end and the results may well be announced come happy hour Melbourne time. So here are the bars and pubs in Melbourne hosting US election parties. 

Where to watch the US election

Knuckles BBQ Sandwiches & Bar

The former Fancy Hanks' site is hosting a bipartisan election viewing party complete with beer and American party food: BBQ sambos, tatertots, chicken wings and potato salad sides. The party kicks off early here from 9am, so you can tune in as polls close at 11am and keep a close eye on the TVs as results roll in.

Hillary Clinton on phone
Photograph: Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

Hillary's election party at Imperial Hotel

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The ALP crew will be saying "I'm with her" at the Imperial Hotel on Bourke Street. HRC's fans can watch the action unfold upstairs at the Imperial from 6pm, where the pub will be tuning in to worldwide broadcasts. There will be plenty of beer flowing for whatever mood you're in by the time results come out late this afternoon.


Kingston Hotel

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The folks from Democrats Abroad, the official Democratic Party arm for Americans living outside of the United States, will be hosting a party at Richmond's Kingston Hotel from 11am-5pm. They'll be selling campaign buttons, and the pub will be pushing some American specials throughout the day.

Here's to the new president

Whisky and Alement bartender
Photograph: Graham Denholm
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