Where to Celebrate on Election Night in Denver

We are almost at the end of our seemingly endless election season here in the United States. On November 8, we will finally learn who will become President of the United States for the next four years. Depending on your political leanings, this night may become an occasion for celebration or mourning. Whether you expect to celebrate, commiserate, or just participate in our political system, here are a few places to join in the events and even take in a watch party.

The Living Room
One of the coziest bars in all of Denver, The Living Room offers a casual downtown experience that may be of great comfort come November 8. This bar specializes in wine sampling, though they also have a respectable beer list available, along with small dishes. They also have a unique sampling system where patrons can pick from over 20 wines with the swipe of a card and the push of a button. The Living Room is open from 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, so you should have plenty of time to wait out election results there.

Recess Beer Garden
Located in the LoHi neighborhood, Recess is a cool beer garden located close to the city center. This local spot hosted a watch party for the debate night, so chances are good that you'll find some political junkies in the crowd come election night itself. They also have a unique selection of foods, including veggie-friendly fare. Recess Beer Garden is open until midnight on Tuesdays.

This gastropub in the Capitol Hill neighborhood offers both beers and tasty meals. Chef Emily Hillier and her team cook up hearty offerings, including pulled pork, barbecue, and pot pies. Prohibition also hosted a watch party for the first presidential debate, so they're sure to understand your joy or sadness this November. They're open until 2:00 a.m. on Tuesdays.

Denver Bicycle Cafe
Founded in 2011, the Denver Bicycle Cafe offers caffeine, beer, and bike repair in the heart of Denver. Coffee and tea are served until 8:00 p.m., beer and wine all day until midnight, and bike repair 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. If you're within biking distance, this is a great local spot for you to visit on election night. The beer hall, their latest expansion, offers a rotating selection of craft beers and cider. Tuesdays are $2.00 craft can night, so you may want to take advantage of the opportunity on November 8 in particular. The Denver Bicycle Cafe beer hall is open 3:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Sarah Crocker is an educator and freelance writer with a passion for history, the arts, and local culture. She lives near Denver, Colorado.