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Where to watch the US election in Sydney

Post up in a bar and watch the US presidential race unfold

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
Photograph: Gage Skidmore

If you too are experiencing nausea-inducing anxiety about today's US presidential election results you may as well ride it out in company, preferably with drinks and sustenance in plentiful supply. Fortunately for you, these Sydney venues are screening the coverage and results live, so that you can drink and stress eat until a winner is called.  

Bars, Pubs

The Lord Gladstone

icon-location-pin Chippendale

This Chippo fave is showing the election on the big screen and pitching a burger battle into the bargain. They're serving the Trump Tower with double beef, double cheese, pickles, hash browns, fries, chili beef, and ezy cheese, and the Clinton Cheeseburger, made with fried chicken breast, triple cheese, sriracha hot sauce, pickles, onion, lettuce. Both are $10 and available from noon.

Bars, Pubs

Newtown Social Club

icon-location-pin Newtown
Down on South King Street the Newtown Social Club is screening the live coverage results of the US Presidential election campaign from 10am until 4pm, with commentary from the in-house master of musings and weekly trivia host Richard Cuthbert. Fuel your anxiety with a Bad Hombre burger deal that includes a classic American cheeseburger (or veg burger) and a tinnie of Tecate. 


The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room

icon-location-pin The Rocks
Democrats Abroad, an official part of the US Democratic Party, is hosting an Election Day Watch event at the Morrison Hotel from 10am until 6pm today. They'll be screening the results as they roll in and downing American snacks and drinks all day long to calm their nerves. 

Manning Bar

icon-location-pin Camperdown

The University of Sydney’s Manning Bar will be screening rolling CNN coverage of the presidential election results from 10.30am until 3.30pm, with academic commentary from American Politics experts.

Bars, Pubs

Strawberry Hills Hotel

icon-location-pin Surry Hills

They're not going hard on the election festivities at this 24-hour pub, but if you ask nicely they'll pop it on the tellies upstairs and downstairs.

Not keen on politics? See music instead

Bump City at Camelot Lounge
Photograph: Yaron Hallis
Music, Rock and indie

See live music every night of the week

Liven up your Tuesday with some old school funk or or get yourself through hump day at a mid-week gig. Whatever night you choose, there's plenty of free live concerts every night of the week to get you groovin', right across the city and its surrounds.

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