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UPDATED: Where to watch US election results in Europe

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A bar in Paris. Photo With the US presidential election only days away, candidates aren’t the only ones scrambling to organize their schedules. Americans living and traveling abroad are also figuring out where to go next Tuesday night to watch the results come in.

We’ve heard from several wandering Cheapos about their election night plans, many of which include meeting up with other Americans to throw back (several) beers with patriotic gusto.

Listed below are a few suggestions for election night viewing parties in Paris, London, RomeAmsterdam, and Berlin, among other cities.

AMSTERDAM

US Election Party hosted by Amsterdam American Business Club: An all-night event taking place at the Hilton Hotel Amsterdam, including panel discussions with Dutch and American politicians, snacks and an early morning breakfast.  Tickets required.  Apollolaan 138, 1077 BG Amsterdam.

Boom Chicago Election Night Party: A wild and crazy evening of comedy and poll watching at this central Amsterdam laugh-house.  Tickets are required (and you might bump into EuroCheapo staffer Christopher Franco if you go!).  Leidseplein 12, 1017 PT Amsterdam.  Tel: +31 20 53 07300.

Molly Malone’s Irish Pub: Just looking for a big bar with a giant TV?  Look no further.  Free entry.  Oudezijds Kolk 9, 1012 AL Amsterdam.  Tel: +31 20 6241150.

ATHENS

Democrats Abroad Greece: Election Night Party at the Athens Hilton, 9 pm until dawn, with a buffet, music, and video. Ambassador Speckhard is scheduled to speak. Contact pressofficer@democratsabroad.org for details.

BARCELONA

Democrats Abroad: Election Watch Party from 9:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. at Luz de Gas, Sala B, calle Muntaner 246. Contact pressofficer@democratsabroad.org for details.

BERLIN

Hillary, our budget travel pal from from Less Than A Shoestring, emailed us the following update for election parties in Berlin:

“There are two big open events in Berlin: one at the Amerika Haus starts in the early evening and goes only till 1 a.m.; the second starts at 10:30 p.m. and goes till the race is called, with Democrats Abroad Berlin at Babylon (Mitte). The former is free (but reservations only, and they’re totally booked); the second is 3.50 euros in advance, 5 euros at the door (but also likely to sell out quickly).”

BRUSSELS

The Renaissance Brussels Hotel is hosting an election event, sponsored by the American Club of Brussels amd The Bulletin.

BUDAPEST

From BC: I’ve called AmCham, the embassy, and a few companies. There isn’t another party that I can find. However, I’ve also called a few sports bars and Champs will play the elections on its TVs starting at 10:45 (after the champions league match). The bar technically closes at 1am but I hope it will remain open if there is a crowd. A few of us will be at Champs at 10:45. Just ask the bartenders what table is the US election party.

COPENHAGEN

The US Embassy and AmCham are having an event at the Marriott. It’s only from 10pm to 2am, so all the results won’t be in by the time the event is over. Info is at http://amcham.dk/events.php?sec=events&id=249

The American Expats in Copenhagen Meet Up is hosting a party at Cafe Globon, too – http://www.meetup.com/american-27/calendar/9059973/.

The social democratic party have election nights in all major towns in Denmark. The Facebook site for the Copenhagen event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=43546658752

DUBLIN

The Button Factory is having a party, which is now sold out.

Democrats Abroad Ireland will be hosting an Election Night party at Cafe en Seine on Dawson Street in Dublin. Contact pressofficer@democratsabroad.org for details.

FLORENCE

Democrats Abroad: Watch Night Party from 6 p.m. – 4 a.m., at Saschall. There will also be a Victory Party for Thursday, November 6, 8:30 – late (location tbd). Contact pressofficer@democratsabroad.org for details.

LONDON

Yates Wine Bar:  Billing itself as “the biggest bi-partisan election night party in London,” the Yates Wine Bar in Leicester Square is open through 4 AM GMT and is providing coverage via CNN and FOX.  There’s a buffet and drink vouchers, but tickets are required.  Yates’s Wine Bar, Leicester Square, London.

MADRID

Democtat’s Abroad Election Watch Party (11 p.m until early morning): Círculo de Bellas Artes; Calle Alcalá 42. Madrid (metro: Banco de España). Live music, dancing, live election returns coverage. Contact pressofficer@democratsabroad.org for details.

MUNICH

Democrats Abroad: Election Night Party at Bushing Garden. Program: 7:00-10:00pm; Dinner for early guests with a special “Obama Menu” and a music program. From 9:00pm-till sunrise, there will be a party with music and dancing. Contact pressofficer@democratsabroad.org for details.

PARIS

“La Nuit Americaine” All-night event organized by the City Hall of the 3rd Arrondissement to “explore and understand the United States,” while tuning in to election results. (They’ll even be screening “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Crash,” and “Vertigo” before serving breakfast!).  Free entry.  Mairie de 3eme, Salle Odette Pilpoul, 2 rue Eugene Spuller, 75003, Paris.  Tel:  +33 15 30 17503.

Americans Abroad for Obama Party: 11:30 p.m.  Free entry. Palais Maillot, 2, Place de La Porte Maillot, Paris.

Harry’s Bar New York: What better place to soak up election drama than at the bar that created the Bloody Mary? Harry’s also hosts a famous expat straw poll.  Free entry.  5 rue Daunou 2nd Mº Opéra, Paris, 75002.

PRAGUE

“Democrats in Prague”: Election Night Watch Parties in two locations, The Globe Bookstore and Jama Restaurant. Contact pressofficer@democratsabroad.org for details.

ROME

American International Club of Rome: A bi-partisan, bi-lingual extravaganza at the Parco dei Principi Hotel Conference Center.  Political commentary and speakers sprawled across 4 convention halls.  Tickets required. Via G. Frescobaldi, 5, Rome.

From Roman correspondent Annie Shapero:

“Democrats Abroad” Party in Termini Station: The group is throwing a party from 1 AM – 5 AM in Rome’s main train station (exact location will be emailed). The catered event includes an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and American-style coffee. The event costs €20 (€15 for food, and €5 for the group). For more information email events.rome@democratsabroad.it.

STOCKHOLM

All-night election watch with dinner, discussions and entertainment at the Scandic Hotel Anglais, Humlegårdsgatan 23, Stockholm, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Contact pressofficer@democratsabroad.org for details.

VIENNA

The Democrats Abroad are having a party in the 19th District, the Lion Rampant Pub, Billrothstrasse 16: http://www.democratsabroad.org/sites/default/files/DAAElectionNight2008.pdf

Tell Us

Do you plan to watch the elections from abroad? Tell us about it. And please list any other parties you know about below!

Editor’s Note: We have listed several Democratic-leaning events above. Most of this information has been provided by Democrats Abroad. Find more information, including more parties, on their website. We have looked hard for Republican events as well, but to no avail. If you know of any, please let us know.

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39 Responses to “UPDATED: Where to watch US election results in Europe”

Emily says:

GREAT post Cheapos. Way to help fellow ‘mericans and travelers abroad. Cheers for change!

Meredith Franco Meyers Meredith Franco says:

Today in the New York Observer newspaper, I’m quoted about what the resident NYC Cheapos will be doing on election night.

You can read it here:

http://www.observer.com/2008/o2/obama-lang-syne

Mike says:

Is anyone going to be around in Lisbon to watch the elections? I have a group but I don’t know where to go! Any help?

Cheers,

Mike

Michael Wilson says:

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Carrie says:

I’m on the lookout for election viewing parties in Copenhagen…any ideas?

I did find this one – The US Embassy and AmCham are having an event at the Marriott. It’s only from 10pm to 2am, so all the results won’t be in by the time the event is over.
Info is at http://amcham.dk/events.php?sec=events&id=249

Pete Meyers Pete Meyers says:

Hi Carrie -

The American Expats in Copenhagen Meet Up is hosting a party at Cafe Globon, too – http://www.meetup.com/american-27/calendar/9059973/.

- Pete

Mogens says:

Hi Carrie,

Its very limited with election parties in Copenhagen. Besides the ones at Hotel Marriott and at Cafe Globen, the social democratic party have election nights in all major towns in Denmark. The Facebook site for the Copenhagen event:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=43546658752

Mogens says:

- and danish national television (DR and TV2) have live coverage all night.

- Mogens

Carrie says:

Great! Thank you so much for your help.

~Carrie

fullymooned says:

what time does the coverage start here in brussels. Any place to watch the elections in Brussels ?

Philippe says:

The Renaissance Brussels Hotel organises an event

Hello again cheapos!

The best resource I’ve found for parties around the world is here:

ELECTION RESULTS:From Mexico City to Kathmandhu, join your fellow Democrats and watch the election results around the world!

Republicans Abroad is a very, very different type of organization from Democrats Abroad, with far fewer members and no political voice within their party. Therefore, they are nowhere near as active and do not do things like plan election-night events. So come join the Dems!!!

Marty says:

Any idea where such an event might take place in Vienna?

Tony says:

The Democrats Abroad are having a party in the 19th District, the Lion Rampant Pub, Billrothstrasse 16

http://www.democratsabroad.org/sites/default/files/DAAElectionNight2008.pdf

Meredith Franco Meyers Meredith Franco says:

There’s a big party in NYC at Fat Black Pussycat too, in case any people are in the vicinity of EuroCheapo’s HQ.

http://www.thefatblackpussycat.com/

charles schwartz says:

I’m looking for an election night party near marbella, Spain. Please advise.

BC says:

Hello, is anybody going to watch the elections in Budapest? The AmCham event was full and waiting list too long to get in. Any ideas where else to watch?

Thank you!

Ben

Sunny says:

Hi All,

Does anyone know of any election gathering celebrations in Dublin besides the Button Factory, which is now sold out.

Many thanks,

Sunny

Jo says:

We’re on the lookout for a Budapest viewing party too… if you know anything, please let us know…

(we = two young Obama-supporting Scandinavians fluent in both English & the US political scene).

Scott says:

Any ideas for Madrid, Spain?

Yes, in Madrid, according to Democrats Abroad:

Election Watch Party (11 p.m until early morning)
Círculo de Bellas Artes
calle Alcalá 42
Madrid (metro: Banco de España)

Live music, dancing, live election returns coverage.
Contact pressofficer@democratsabroad.org for details.

liza newton says:

I’m in the Canary Islands on Gran Canaria close to Las Palmas. Any in Las Palmas?!

liza newton says:

I really want to watch it with some other americans

Scott says:

thanks a million!!!

Hi Sunny,

Re: Dublin party. “Democrats Abroad Ireland” will be hosting an Election Night party at Cafe en Seine on Dawson Street in Dublin. Contact pressofficer@democratsabroad.org for details.

Sunny says:

thanks Thomas!! Truly appreciate it!!

Marika says:

Hey, i am also asking same question which was not replied here yet. Where to watch elections in Budapest? There is not pub where to watch it? Cant believe it. Thanks.

Hi Marika,

I’ve been hunting around for a Budapest party and haven’t found anything yet. Democrats Abroad doesn’t seem to have anything listed. I’m sure there’s something out there that just hasn’t been posted on the web.

I’ll keep looking!

Tom

BC says:

To Budapest viewers:

I’ve called AmCham, the embassy, and a few companies. There isn’t another party that I can find. However, I’ve also called a few sports bars and Champs (http://www.budapestagent.com/champs-sports-bar-budapest.html) will play the elections on it’s TVs starting at 10:45 (after the champions league match).

The bar technically closes at 1am but I hope it will remain open if there is a crowd.

A few of us will be at Champs at 10:45. Just ask the bartenders what table is the US election party.

Marika says:

that sounds good. we will be there.

Hi everyone —

If you’re planning to attend one of these election night parties abroad tonight, please take a photo (even with your cell phone!) and send it to us at EuroCheapo. We’d love to show scenes from parties across Europe in the next day or two.

I wrote about it in today’s blog post. Email us the photos. Thanks!

Tom

Marika says:

And thank you Thomas too. If you find smt which has longer opening hours let us know we might go there after

Meredith Franco Meyers says:

Hey Liza,
I haven’t been able to find any specific parties near you (Gran Canaria), but I know this blog updates its info regularly and you can always email the bloggers directly and ask where they and their friends are gathering.

http://www.grancanariaguru.com/

liza newton says:

thank you, ill check it out, but i have a feeling im out of luck tonight.

Ryan James says:

Well, too late, but Budapest had an Election party jointly hosted by the US Embassy and the American Chamber of Commerce Hungary. Even if asked sooner, the registration closed after they filled the 2,000 people limitation.

Other than this, there is no where to watch the results here that has been advertised.

Ryan

Meredith Franco Meyers says:

Yes we did!!!

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