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.
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.
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 email@example.com for details.
Democrats Abroad: Election Watch Party from 9:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. at Luz de Gas, Sala B, calle Muntaner 246. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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).”
The Renaissance Brussels Hotel is hosting an election event, sponsored by the American Club of Brussels amd The Bulletin.
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.
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
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 email@example.com for details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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.
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 email@example.com for details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
“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.
“Democrats in Prague”: Election Night Watch Parties in two locations, The Globe Bookstore and Jama Restaurant. Contact email@example.com for details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com for details.
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
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.