Where to watch the American election

Need a place to celebrate/cry? Here are some spots guaranteed to be showing the American election tonight.

Graphic by DonkeyHotey via Flickr

You may have heard that a presidential election is happening just yonder, beyond the Plattsburgh border. Mitt Romney, he of Massachusetts state governor fame, is vying with President Barack Obama for a crappy, thankless job: leader of the the free world.

Who will take Virginia? What about Ohio? Who knows? We Montrealers will, as usual, be watching from the lowly sidelines as the votes come in. Here are some bars that will offer armchair politicos their electoral fix tonight.

Burgundy Lion
2496 Notre-Dame W.
Three TVs, sound on upstairs

Karina Club Lounge
Democrats Abroad, Montreal Chapter event
1455 Crescent

Reggie’s (Concordia University)
1455 de Maisonneuve, mezzanine level
$2 suggested donation goes toward defense for Wikileaks’ Bradley Manning
7:30 p.m.

Irish Embassy
1234 Bishop

1242 Bishop
(Free comedy night sure to provide running commentary + TV will be on)

1210 Peel

Hatley Strategy Advisors’-hosted election party
John Sleeman Pub
1454 Peel

Gerts (McGill)
3480 McTavish

Chaire Raoul-Dandurand at UQAM
Coeur des sciences, Agora Hydro-Québec
175 President-Kennedy
6:45 p.m. onward, RSVP here and check out UQAM’s U.S. election site

3435 St-Laurent
6 p.m. onward (dinner, drinks, lots of TVs: see here for more info)

156 Roy E.
(They’ll have a TV on, and will even turn on the sound if people ask for it!)

3910 St-Laurent

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