The biggest game in town is not football, baseball, basketball, hockey or soccer. No, D.C.'s bread is buttered by politics. And this Tuesday's marks the District's Super Bowl, Olympics and World Cup all rolled into one.
But where will you be on Tuesday when results from the 2012 general election start rolling in? Avoid staying home alone and instead check out any number of results viewing parties the Metro Area has to offer.
"It's fun to watch with someone instead of sitting at home,"said Tami Wolf, director of EntryPoint DC, the 20 and 30-something outreach arm of the Washington, D.C. Jewish Community Center. "We're never not going to get excited about an election."
The JCC will host an election results viewing party on Tuesday in its community room, complete with multiple screens, contests, food and drink. The event will also act as a fundraiser for Everything But the Turkey, a JCC based fundraising group that prepares 15,000 servings of side dishes for people in need this Thanksgiving. Yes, everything but the turkey.
"We wanted to do something for the community,"Wolf said.
Entry to the JCC event is $5, or a food donation (see the website for details).
Wolf added that the event is open to all.
Everyone can come,"she said. "Our doors will be open."
Washington, D.C. Jewish Community: $5, or a food donation (visit website). 5:30 p.m. washingtondcjcc.org.
Art and Soul: This Capitol Hill restaurant offers eight different special "Swing State"cocktails. On election night, if you show your "I Voted" sticker, you get a buy-one, get-one-free deal. Also, the Swing State cocktails will be half off within 15 minutes of that's state's results being announced. artandsouldc.com
Bohemian Caverns: Brightest Young Things is all set to throw this party, with food, drinks, music and more. $10 in advance, $15 day of. 5 p.m. brightestyoungthings.com.
Capitol City Brewing Company: The downtown and Shirlington Cap City Brewing Company locations plan to throw a 13-hour long happy hour. Watch the results pour in on the flat screens and enjoy regular beer and food happy hour deals all day. Starts at 11 a.m. capcitybrew.com.
Jammin' Java: Big screen, appetizers and receive drink specials if you prove you voted. Free. 6 p.m. jamminjava.com.
Penn Social: Head out to the Gallery Place neighborhood for eight high definition televisions, drink specials, games, raffles, giveaway, themed cocktails and more. 9 p.m. pennsocialdc.com.
Shaw's Tavern: Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, punch, themed dishes, trivia and a gift bag. $25 per person for a table of four. 6 p.m. shawstavern.com.
Twins Jazz: Listen to special Election Day music with saxophonist Marty Nau. 8 and 10 p.m. $10 tickets, plus $10 minimum purchase. twinsjazz.com.
Ultrabar: Flat screen televisions and a three-hour open bar are highlights here at this big shindig. 8 p.m. $49. electionnight.us.
Uptown Tap House: Half off drafts, $5 burgers, specialty cocktails, games, prizes and more. 4 p.m. uptowntaphousedc.com.