After your ballot is in, it’s time for a drink. Head to one of these hotel parties and make this election night one for the books.
Foggy Bottom’s Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Ritz-Carlton is hosting a watch party in its Lobby Lounge & Bar with election specials for both parties. Romney supporters can sip the Grand Old Fashioned bourbon cocktail, topped with a “conservative” splash of club soda, while Obama backers throw down Blue Bourbon Baracks made with a “liberal” pour of bourbon. As states are called “red” or “blue” by pundits, the corresponding cocktail will drop to half-price.
The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington D.C.
Continue your election crawl in Georgetown, where the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Ritz-Carlton’s Degrees Bistro and bar will hold a watch party to rival Foggy Bottom’s. Here, your Romney-inspired drink is the Massachusetts Cape Cod Cooler and your Obama tipple is the Hawaiian Mai Tai. Food pairings and bar snacks will also draw inspiration from the nominees’ home states.
The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Four Seasons’ Bristol Lounge Bar will be airing results coverage and serving drinks with cocktail napkins on which you can check “Democrat,” “Republican,” “Independent” or “My Lips Are Sealed.” All parties will agree that the Bristol Lounge Bar’s fall menu is worth a look, especially for the short-rib crostini.
Another Beantown option is to spend election night at this Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel on Beacon Hill, less than two miles from where Mitt Romney will await results. You can enjoy red, white and blue cookies in your room and drinks like The Dirty Debate martini (Stoli and caperberry brine) downstairs at Mooo.
Delamar Greenwich Harbor
Though Greenwich, Ct., saw the wrath of superstorm Sandy, this waterfront boutique hotel is open for business — and is serving up Cocktail-in-Chiefs during election night’s dinner service in L’Escale Restaurant. Order one and you’ll get a blend of fresh strawberries, blueberries, lychee puree and infused vodka.
Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel
Guests who book tonight’s Presidential Package at the Blackstone in Chicago can mingle with their own party: Republicans will congregate in the Smoke-Filled Room, where Warren G. Harding nabbed the Republican nomination in 1920, while Democrats gather in the Suite of Presidents, so named by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Both parties will enjoy wine and candy cigars.
Hotel Madeline Telluride
Opening day for Telluride skiers is a few weeks away, but après-ski spot SMAK Bar will stream election results and mix themed cocktails such as The Kick of the Donkey, The Alpine Elephant, The 47% and The 1% — which is 99% alcohol.
The Hotel Congress
Watch history unfold at the historic Tucson hotel where bank robber John Dillinger was captured in 1934. Election results will be shown on a 16-foot TV and singer-songwriter and cellist Ben Sollee will provide live music in the hotel’s nightclub.
Ace Hotel Portland
The Ace’s Portland outpost is using its watch party to raise money for local charities. You choose which of four charities gets your donation — by secret ballot, of course. Your small donation also gets you two cocktails.
Photos Courtesy of Renaissance Blackstone Chicago, Hotel Madeline and Ritz-Carlton DC