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Where to Watch the Presidential Election in Austin

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during the second debate
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Election Day is coming up fast in Austin and the rest of the country. On Tuesday, November 8, the country will vote for the next president of the United States: Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton or Republican nominee Donald Trump.

Aside from the big race, there are local ones to watch as well, including filling Austin City Council, Congressional and Senate seats, whether or not transportation bond Proposition 1, which would tackle Austin's transitways, would pass, and others.

Watch as America’s future is determined with company, food, and drink. Eater gathered the best Austin restaurants and bars to watch the last presidential debate of 2016. This includes longtime political hotspot Scholz Garten, Thai food and wine at Infinite Monkey Theorem, J. Black’s patriotic cocktails and Swing State sliders, free beers from Little Longhorn Saloon, and others.

Are any Austin restaurants or bars screening the election results missing below? Let Eater know through the tipline or comments below.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Scholz Garten

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1607 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 474-1958
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Of course Austin’s historical political hangout is hosting its own election watch party. The restaurant recommends getting there early for a seat.

2. Whip In Convenience Store & Pub

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1950 S Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 442-5337
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The Indian restaurant/beer and wine bar/convenience store is airing the election results starting at 5 p.m. There are even more television screens for optimal viewing.

3. Rain

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217 W 4th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 494-1150
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Gay club Rain's going all out on election day with its party starting at 6 p.m. Expect drink specials.

4. The North Door

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501 N Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 485-3001
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We Are Blood (which most knew by its former name, The Blood Center of Central Texas) is taking over North Door for its election party at 6 p.m. Drinks, gifts, and giveaways are involved.

5. The Volstead Lounge

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1500 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 524-1584
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The East 6th bar's election results screening drinks, snacks, and dancing from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m.

6. J Black's Feel Good Lounge

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710 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 433-6954
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The West 6th bar is offering what it calls "run for the border" specials starting at 7 p.m., while airing the results: cocktails with tequila, whiskey, or vodka, served alongside Swing State sliders and Freedom fries. Table reservations are encouraged; email eventsaustin@jblacks.com.

7. Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

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7020 Easy Wind Dr
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 452-2337
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While the details are still being hammered out, expect to partake in food and drink during Black Star's election watch party, beginning at 6 p.m.

8. Cheer Up Charlie's

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900 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 431-2133
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Bad Hombre and Nasty Woman cocktails will flow at the Human Rights Campaign and Equality Texas' joint watch party at Cheer Up Charlies, with televisions inside and a projection outside, starting at 6 p.m.
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9. Infinite Monkey Theorem

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121 Pickle Road
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 956-7757
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The winery’s watch party begins at 6 p.m. with tapped wine and Thai food from pop-up Pranom. It’s hosted by marketing company Best Practice Media. Patriotic costumes recommended.
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10. Big Daddy’s Burgers & Bar

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9070 Research Blvd #101
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 614-0252
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Travis County Republicans are watching the results over at Big Daddy's on 183 beginning at 7 p.m.

11. 3Ten

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310 Willie Nelson Blvd, Suite 1A
Austin, TX 78701
The ACL-related venue's party includes drink specials and food from next-door hotel W starting at 6 p.m., with results projection on its giant LED wall.

12. The Mohawk

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912 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 666-0877
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All three screens at the music venue are dedicated to election coverage, with accompanying drink specials. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own America-forever records for the DJ. It begins at 5 p.m.

13. The Driskill

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604 Brazos St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 474-5911
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The Travis County Democrats are gathering over at the Driskill starting at 6:30 p.m. for its watch party, with Hillary swag.

14. Verde's Mexican Parrilla

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2000 S Interstate 35 Ste D1
Round Rock, TX 78681
(512) 255-6587
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The Williamson County Democrats can gather in the Round Rock restaurant’s private dining room to watch the results in safe company starting at 7 p.m.

15. Trudy's South Star

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901 Little Texas Ln Ste C
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 326-9899
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Supporters of City Council representative Delia Garza can hang out at Trudy's to find out whether she won her race, among others, that evening.

16. Lima Criolla

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6406 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd Suite #1550
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 323-5404
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City Council member Gregorio Casar is hosting his election watch party at Lima Criolla, which means there will be delicious Peruvian food.

17. Star Bar

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600 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 477-8550
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Star Bar encourages plenty of drinking with its "End of the World" party, beginning early at 4 p.m.

18. Little Longhorn Saloon

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5434 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 458-1813
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Come to Little Longhorn Saloon (formerly Ginny's) with your voting sticker and get a free beer, along with other beer specials.

19. Hotel Ella

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1900 Rio Grande St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 495-1800
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Hotel Ella's taking it outdoors for its election watch party, with fried chicken and sides from attached restaurant Goodall’s Kitchen, plus cocktails. People with voting stickers can get a free beer.
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20. Justine's Brasserie

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4710 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 385-2900
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As Justine’s is wont to do, the French-inspired restaurant is throwing a huge election party with drinks and free chicken wings from 7:30 p.m. all the way to 2:30 a.m. Watch the results on its large television. Confetti will be used.
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21. Sophia's

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500 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 580-9990
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Watch the election results roll in with a single glass of prosecco and themed drinks and dishes at the Italian restaurant, starting at 5 p.m.
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22. Drink.Well

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207 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 614-6683
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Seek haven at the North Loop bar, airing the results over the bar.
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23. Weather Up

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1808 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 524-0464
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Take in Weather Up’s large patio while watching the election results on the bar’s big screen.

24. NO VA Kitchen & Bar

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87 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 382-5651
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Watch the results in No Va’s bar while drinking Nasty Women and Bad Hombre cocktails and Mexican beers while eating "Make America 'Grate' grilled cheese sandwiches and $3 tacos.

25. King Bee Lounge

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1906 E 12th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 600-6956
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All tips from King Bee's election watch party (which is pro-Hillary Clinton and begins at 5 p.m.) will go towards SafePlace

26. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

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1120 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 707-8262
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All Austin Drafthouse locations are screening the results beginning at 6:55 p.m. with food and drink. Talking will be allowed.
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27. Cane Rosso

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4715 S Lamar Blvd Ste 103
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 904-0534
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The Dallas pizzeria is bringing back the Bad Hombre pie for for those opting to watch the results with pizza. It's also doing away with its no ranch dressing policy for its Nasty Woman pizza.
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28. The Townsend

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718 Congress Ave Ste 100
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 887-8778
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Drink away the election with The Townsend's political commentary in a glass.
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1. Scholz Garten

1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
Of course Austin’s historical political hangout is hosting its own election watch party. The restaurant recommends getting there early for a seat.
1607 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701

2. Whip In Convenience Store & Pub

1950 S Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78704
The Indian restaurant/beer and wine bar/convenience store is airing the election results starting at 5 p.m. There are even more television screens for optimal viewing.
1950 S Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78704

3. Rain

217 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78701
Gay club Rain's going all out on election day with its party starting at 6 p.m. Expect drink specials.
217 W 4th St
Austin, TX 78701

4. The North Door

501 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78702
We Are Blood (which most knew by its former name, The Blood Center of Central Texas) is taking over North Door for its election party at 6 p.m. Drinks, gifts, and giveaways are involved.
501 N Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78702

5. The Volstead Lounge

1500 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
The East 6th bar's election results screening drinks, snacks, and dancing from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m.
1500 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

6. J Black's Feel Good Lounge

710 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
The West 6th bar is offering what it calls "run for the border" specials starting at 7 p.m., while airing the results: cocktails with tequila, whiskey, or vodka, served alongside Swing State sliders and Freedom fries. Table reservations are encouraged; email eventsaustin@jblacks.com.
710 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

7. Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

7020 Easy Wind Dr, Austin, TX 78752
While the details are still being hammered out, expect to partake in food and drink during Black Star's election watch party, beginning at 6 p.m.
7020 Easy Wind Dr
Austin, TX 78752

8. Cheer Up Charlie's

900 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
Cheer Up Charlie's/Official
Bad Hombre and Nasty Woman cocktails will flow at the Human Rights Campaign and Equality Texas' joint watch party at Cheer Up Charlies, with televisions inside and a projection outside, starting at 6 p.m.
900 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701

9. Infinite Monkey Theorem

121 Pickle Road, Austin, TX 78704
Courtney Pierce
The winery’s watch party begins at 6 p.m. with tapped wine and Thai food from pop-up Pranom. It’s hosted by marketing company Best Practice Media. Patriotic costumes recommended.
121 Pickle Road
Austin, TX 78704

10. Big Daddy’s Burgers & Bar

9070 Research Blvd #101, Austin, TX 78758
Travis County Republicans are watching the results over at Big Daddy's on 183 beginning at 7 p.m.
9070 Research Blvd #101
Austin, TX 78758

11. 3Ten

310 Willie Nelson Blvd, Suite 1A, Austin, TX 78701
The ACL-related venue's party includes drink specials and food from next-door hotel W starting at 6 p.m., with results projection on its giant LED wall.
310 Willie Nelson Blvd, Suite 1A
Austin, TX 78701

12. The Mohawk

912 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
All three screens at the music venue are dedicated to election coverage, with accompanying drink specials. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own America-forever records for the DJ. It begins at 5 p.m.
912 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701

13. The Driskill

604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
The Travis County Democrats are gathering over at the Driskill starting at 6:30 p.m. for its watch party, with Hillary swag.
604 Brazos St
Austin, TX 78701

14. Verde's Mexican Parrilla

2000 S Interstate 35 Ste D1, Round Rock, TX 78681