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Election Day Freebies

Vote first, party afterwards. A guide to Bay Area Election Night 2012 parties & freebies.
By - posted 11/4/2012

Election Day FreebiesThe big battle for the White House is finally here! 

It’s Obama vs. Romney in the 2012 Presidential Election and the Bay Area is a hotbed of political action and activity, so there’s plenty of ways to get involved and lots of parties for watching election night coverage.

Also be ready for potential spontaneous street parties in San Francisco (especially in the Castro and outside The Independent on Divisadero) if it turns out Obama wins.


Monday, September 26

First Presidential Debate 2016 | SF
Monday, September 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring money for food and drinks.
| Laughing Monk Brewing
First Presidential Debate 2016 | SF

Tonight they’re opening their doors to their friends and neighbors to share this very first opportunity for the candidates to square off face to face. In honor of this momentous political showdown, they’ll be offering discounts on sampler trios as they already have enough hard choices …

Debate Watch Party & Hillary Clinton Fundraiser | Mill Valley
Monday, September 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are encouraged.
| Sweetwater Music Hall
Debate Watch Party & Hillary Clinton Fundraiser | Mill Valley

Join them at The Sweetwater Music Hall for a Debate Watch Party on their famed Big Screen. The night will be a Hillary Clinton Fundraiser featuring live entertainment, inspiring speakers and an update on local campaign activities. The Debate will be broadcast on The Sweetwater’s …

Presidential Debate Watch Party | The Chapel
Monday, September 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Chapel
Presidential Debate Watch Party | The Chapel

Come and watch the first Presidential Debate with strong drinks and good company at The Chapel.
Spots are first-come, first-served, so please arrive early. Feel free to invite others, and please have them individually RSVP via Eventbrite.

Presidential Debate Watch Party | SF
Monday, September 26 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Valid ID is required.
| Hotel Zetta
Presidential Debate Watch Party | SF

Join INFORUM, Brigade and KQED at the swanky Hotel Zetta to watch the 2016 Presidential Debate. Bring your friends and your opinions, snacks and drinks will be provided.
Free, but an RSVP is required. This is a 21-and-over event; valid ID required. Event is sold out.
This election cycle has already been …

Presidential Debate Drunken Madness | Berkeley
Monday, September 26 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Acme Bar & Company
Presidential Debate Drunken Madness | Berkeley

Watch the first Prez debate at Acme. There will be drinking games based on stupid shit Trump says, swag give aways, an all around good time watching the political process at its best or worst.

President Debate Watch Party & Panel-Discussion | SF
Monday, September 26 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Organizer
President Debate Watch Party & Panel-Discussion | SF

Their partner CALinnovates will host a live-streamed panel discussion following the Presidential Debate on Millennial Issues featuring several NLC (New Leaders Council) alumni.
This Watch Party is open to anyone considering applying to the 2017 NLC Institute. Learn more about NLC San Francisco. You’ll meet remarkable …

Presidential Debate Viewing Party & Happy Hour | Oakland
Monday, September 26 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Citizen Engagement Laboratory
Presidential Debate Viewing Party & Happy Hour | Oakland

You don’t have to watch this alone. #TheLabOakland & Citizen Engagement Lab will host a viewing party for the debate. Come be with your progressive community: Wince, cheer, and plan the revolution.
5:30-6pm Arrive, grab a chair and a beer
6-7:30pm Presidential Debate
7:30-8:30pm Discussion, group hug, and hang …

Presidential Debate Watch Party & Pizza Night | SF
Monday, September 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Cooper
Presidential Debate Watch Party & Pizza Night  | SF

Between design reviews, user interviews, and journey mapping, every one has been keeping a close eye on this year’s race to the White House. Join Cooper’s SF studio for a Presidential Debate Watch Party on Monday, September 26 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Pizza and …

2016 Presidential Debate Watch Party: Bingo & Trivia | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Monday, September 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
2016 Presidential Debate Watch Party: Bingo & Trivia | SoMa StrEat Food Park

Trump and Clinton have blasted away at each other for months… and now they are scheduled to square off three times in prime-time debates leading up to the presidential election in November. Join us at SoMa StrEat Food Park for a debate watch party and ...

Presidential Debate Watch Party | Hayward
Monday, September 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | United Democratic Campaign
Presidential Debate Watch Party | Hayward

The Eden Area United Democratic Campaign invites you to our very first Debate Watch Party of the Election Season.
The event is free and open to the public, so come join your fellow Democratic activists and watch the showdown between Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton and Donald …

Debate Bingo: Presidential Debates & Pinata Goodies | SF
Monday, September 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bar San Pancho
Debate Bingo: Presidential Debates & Pinata Goodies | SF

Bar San Pancho is hosting the ultimate sporting event: Debate Bingo: Hillary v. Trump, for each of the presidential debates.
Prizes include “Make America Mexico Again” caps and the ultimate prize of a Trump pinata filled with all sort of goodies (if you’re lucky it will …

Presidential Debate Watch Party | SF
Monday, September 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| SPARK Social SF
Presidential Debate Watch Party | SF

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton step into the ring for the first of three epic showdowns. Who will go home with the championship belt?
Free but an RSVP is required.

Presidential Debates on the Big Screen | Oakland
Monday, September 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring money for food and drinks.
| Awaken Cafe
Presidential Debates on the Big Screen | Oakland

Watch all the 2016 Presidential and Vice Presidential debates on the big Screen at Awaken Cafe. Drink beer, eat food and yell at the screen.

1st Presidential Debate: Viewing Party | SF
Monday, September 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Madrone Art Bar
1st Presidential Debate: Viewing Party | SF

Watch the 1st Presidential Debate live with them at Madrone Art Bar.

Wednesday, September 28

Trump vs. Clinton: SF’s Election Game Show Spectacular | DNA Lounge
Wednesday, September 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*Exclusive $10 Funcheap tickets. Otherwise it's $20 adv / $25 door
| DNA Lounge
Trump vs. Clinton: SF's Election Game Show Spectacular | DNA Lounge

Vote with your brain! It’s the ultimate opportunity to test your democratic right to game-show fun. Funcheap and its running mate, The Big Quiz Thing, come to DNA Lounge for an evening of political-themed multimedia team-quiz excitement.

The 2016 Election Game Show Spectacular
with Funcheap and The Big Quiz …

Sunday, October 9

2016 Presidential Debates Watch Party | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Sunday, October 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
2016 Presidential Debates Watch Party | SoMa StrEat Food Park

Trump and Clinton have blasted away at each other for months… and now they are scheduled to square off three times in prime-time debates leading up to the presidential election in November. Join us at SoMa StrEat Food Park for a debate watch party and ...

Wednesday, October 19

2016 Final Presidential Debate Watch Party | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Wednesday, October 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
2016 Final Presidential Debate Watch Party | SoMa StrEat Food Park

Trump and Clinton have blasted away at each other for months… and now they are scheduled to square off three times in prime-time debates leading up to the presidential election in November. Join us at SoMa StrEat Food Park for a debate watch party and ...

Monday, October 24

Public Forum on November CA Ballot Measures | Mountain View
Monday, October 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Public Forum on November CA Ballot Measures | Mountain View

Join them for a neutral explanation of the California ballot measures for the November 8 election presented by the League of Women Voters of Los Altos-Mountain View.
Pros and the cons of each ballot measure will be given to help voters better understand them.
The Mountain View Library …

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