On election day, we invite you to come to Capitol Hill, the epicenter of American politics, to celebrate – or commiserate! – as you watch the results unfold in real-time with your friends a fellow citizens at Sonoma’s election day headquarters!
Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar, located on Pennsylvania Avenue, just two blocks away from the U.S Capitol Building and the Supreme Court, is throwing a uniquely “Washington” election day party with an all-day/all-night happy hour, multiple big-screen televisions for election viewing, free wireless for those political blog addicts among us, and, of course, the best seasonal, local food from the kitchen of Executive Chef Michael Bonk.
Sonoma will screen the coverage throughout the day, offering extended hours in order to ensure that you don’t miss any of the action: our doors will open at 11:30AM with a special lunchtime happy hour for hungry voters – if you join Sonoma for lunch wearing your ‘I Voted’ sticker, the restaurant will reward you for rocking the vote with a complimentary election-day treat from Chef Bonk.
We’ll stay open after lunch and continue the party in our upstairs lounge where you’ll be able to enjoy $3 beer, $5 wine and special $5 election cocktails (among them “The 47%” and the “The Birth Certificate”), as well as complimentary bar snacks throughout the evening, all culminating in a bipartisan toast when the electoral college has finished it’s work.
If you’re the kind that gets bored waiting for the North Dakota polls to close, we’ve even thought of you: join in Sonoma’s election pool. Hand in your state-by-state predictions by 8:00pm and you could win a dinner for two or additional prizes.
Couches and viewing areas upstairs will be available on a first come, first serve basis, so arrive early to stake out front row couch space. Reservations are encouraged for anyone dining with Sonoma downstairs that evening and can be made through their website or by calling 202-544-8088.
“It’s really exciting to watch the elections in a place that has become a Capitol Hill and D.C. institution, a place you can watch your candidates win one day, and sip a glass of wine with them the next,” said Jared Rager, co-owner of Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar.