Tuesday, November 6 is the day to cast a ballot for elected officials and initiatives. This date is impossible to miss, as this Election Day includes some hotly contested LA issues and close local races. These ballots are always lengthy, so might as well take advantage of the free cocktails, happy hours, discounted food, and drinks after visiting a polling station. Some require an “I voted” sticker, so keep it handy while providing a referendum on the City of Angels.
Here’s where to find LA’s discounted or free food and drinks on Election Day.
Even though it’s called happy hour, it should be all late afternoon and evening hour starting at 3 p.m. at Esters Wine Shop & Bar. Esters is offering $9 house wines, $10 snacks, $12 cheese plates and more. And for one night only, the $16 Esters Burger can be ordered via Postmates, Caviar and Uber Eats. — 314 7th St, Santa Monica, CA
In West LA, when buying one appetizer at at the Stalking Horse Brewery & Freehouse, one comes gratis. There’s a limit of one offer per person for anyone wearing an “I Voted” sticker. — 10543 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
San Fernando Valley
Ice cream sandwich shop CREAM’s election day special at its North Hollywood and Northridge locations include a 20 percent discount with an “I Voted” sticker. For the uninitiated, CREAM stands for “Cookies Rule Everything Around Me,” and the team makes ice cream sandwiches made with warm, freshly baked cookies, brownies, waffles or a donut/croissant hybrid. But there’s also milkshakes, malts, hot fudge sundaes, and the CREAM Taco. — 11135 Magnolia Blvd, Suite 170 North Hollywood, CA or 9000 Reseda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
Burbank’s Tony’s Darts Away is known for their incredibly friendly menu towards omnivores and vegans alike, but its craft beer menu is completely dedicated to California brewers. Flash an “I Voted” sticker and get a discount on the latter, with a buy one, get one for a penny beer. Limited to one offer per person. — 1710 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA
The Mayfair Hotel in Downtown is running an “I Voted Hour” on Tuesday. The hefty 50 percent discount on specialty cocktails runs from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., as long as an “I Voted” sticker is present. — 1256 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA
Try the fancy and drastically reduced $6 Gin and Stormy at Chez Melange. It’s usually $14, and again, an “I Voted” sticker gets this cocktail made with London’s Dry Gin, pomegranate juice, a splash of Elliot’s Ginger Beer, sugar rim, and a smoking snifter. —1611 S Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, CA
And not only is The Abbey Food & Bar serving a $5 Blue Wave Shot anytime between 11 a.m. and 2 a.m., TV’s will be on all day and night tracking election returns. No sticker is required. — 692 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA
- 2018 Los Angeles voter guide [Curbed LA]