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NYC’s 6 Best Bars For Presidential & Election-Themed Drinks

October 22, 2012 2:00 PM

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It doesn’t matter how you vote – you can eat and drink liberally at these establishments during campaign season. Across the city, bars and restaurants are offering food and drink specials as President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney battle it out. At these haunts, all you’ll have to debate is which election-themed drink to order next.

Library Bar, Hudson Hotel

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The ‘Mint Romney’ at the Library Bar (credit: Morgans Hotel Group)

356 West 58th Street
New York, NY 10019
212-554-6000
hudsonhotel.com

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This boutique hotel will be offering election cocktail specials at the venue’s Library Bar. Specialty drinks include ‘The Tea Partier’ (made with rum, agave nectar, grapefruit bitters and lemon juice), ‘The Donkey’ (vodka, ginger beer and fresh ginger), and the ‘Mint Romney': Woodford Reserve bourbon, maple syrup, lime juice and soda. Cocktails are $16 each.

Rusty Knot

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President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

374 West 11th Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 685-2589
therustyknot.com

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This West Side tiki-themed bar will add some island style to the campaign trail. The Rusty Knot is now serving an election-themed tequila cocktail, dubbed “the 47%.” If tequila’s not your style, try one of the bar’s famed ‘pickleback shots.’  Hungry? Try the pretzel dogs and fish po’boys.

World Bar

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The futuristic interior of the World Bar. (credit: hospitalityholdings.com)

212-935-9361
845 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
hospitalityholdings.com

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This awe-inspiring, mature hot spot neighbors the United Nations – so it’s no surprise the top-shelf lounge caters to politically savvy clientele.  The haunt, with its massive back-lit marble bar and brassy figures, draws a sophisticated crowd. The World Bar is now serving a specialty drink called “The Economic Stimulator” (Dark rum, apricot and peach liqueurs, and pomegranate juice) priced at $7.50.

Piquant

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(credit: Piquant)

259 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn
718-484-4114
piquantnyc.com

While their normal happy hour ends at 8 p.m., this Latin American-inspired French restaurant in Prospect Heights will air the debate at the bar and extend Happy Hour so that $3 draft beers will be offered from 4 p.m. until the debate ends at 10:30 pm.

SideBAR or Village Pourhouse

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Village Pourhouse (credit: The Village Pourhouse)

120 E. 15th St. (At Irving Pl.)
sidebarny.com

64 3rd Avenue (At 11th Street)
villagepourhouse.com

These two bars, both known as post-grad hot spots, will be doing their part to pump up the youth vote. The sister locations will be taking sides in the battle for the presidency. SideBAR will be serving up $5.00 “Rum-ney” shots for Romney supporters, while the Village Pourhouse will be offering $5.00 “Barack O-Bombs” for fans of the president.

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