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10 viewing parties for the US election in Toronto

US election night viewing parties are happening across Toronto, and all are free to enter (though many are in bars, so you'll probably have to buy something as the evening drags on). The American election is nearly here, and while it's been really entertaining, it'll be nice to get it all over with and move on with our lives.

Here's where to watch the US election in Toronto on November 8.

The Beaver
The event is billed as "Drop Dead Election at The Deplorable Beaver," which gives you an idea of what kind of viewing party this will be. There will be games, contests and more, so bring your cheering voice, have a few drinks and let Rob and Joey guide you through the messy night.

The Gladstone
This legendary hotel has called this election campaign "braggattrocious." And for that term alone, viewing the results in their Melody Bar deserves consideration. Along with CBC's election coverage, there will be cocktails, pick-me-up music and photo installations by Sarah Palmer.

Hot Docs Cinema
This movie theatre at Bathurst and Bloor invites you to, "Join hundreds of passionate observers and raise a glass to the election of America's first female president--or drown your sorrows as a bully becomes the leader of the free world." This party is free (limit of two tickets per person) and starts at 6:30 p.m.

Fox & Fiddle
They're calling this this official Danforth viewing party, so hurry up and pull up a chair before 8 p.m., at this pub. Light snacks will be provided, but the drinks and commentary are on you. The collective panic or sigh of relief will be a lot more fun in a group.

Daniels Spectrum
Hurry up and register for this election night event put on by the US Consulate. A handful of officials will be there watching alongside US Consulate General Juan Alsace. This is less of a drink and yell at the big screen viewing party and more a sit down and watch with a politics-loving crowd. It starts at 7:30 p.m.

Comedy Bar
Why not take the edge off of election night and watch a comedy troupe completely make fun of it instead? Expect stand up, improv and live updates from comedians Jess Perkins, Tracy Hamilton and some specials guests all night. The show starts at 8 p.m.

WAYLA
This one's called The End Of The World Election Viewing Party. Doors are at 5 p.m. for drinks and pizza, and then the games begin! Expect drink specials, snacks and tears all night long until karaoke with Foofer starts after 9 p.m.

Disgraceland
This Bloor West viewing party is hosted by the Davenport NDP, for what is sure to be a night of rampant discussion and drinking. Watch US history in action with a like-minded political posse starting at 7 p.m.

The Madison
Thrown by Why Should I Care, this viewing event starts at 8 p.m. Expect many drinks and discussions and let WSIC know what you'd like them to discuss, cover and organize in 2017. They're like your political babysitter.

The Great Hall
What a beautiful place to watch American civilization come to and end. Democrats Abroad are throwing this viewing party, just so you know what kind of crowd to expect. This Stronger Together party starts at 7:30 p.m. and there will be food and drinks available.

Where are you watching the election coverage? Let us know in the comments.

Photo by Rick Elmore.


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