Chicago's been long a stronghold for the Democratic Party, and a big reason Illinois is a blue state. But it's not just about the presidential election on Tuesday, as there's plenty of suspense in other important races. And as usual, Chicago's bars and restaurants are here to help this Election Day.
Plenty of establishments are offering specials and hosting Election Day parties. One popular special is 5 Rabbits Cerveceria's Chinga Tu Pelo, their popular anti-Donald Trump beer. Don't like beer? Plenty of bartenders are mixing up special elixirs to drink away Election Night anxiety.
One note: Federal law restricts giveaways. So, legally, bars can't give voters a free beer when they show off proof of voting. This stops bars from influencing elections, by buying off voters with the dangling carrot of a free beer. If a bar offers a promotion, they have to open it up to both voters and non-voters. In the meantime, check out this list of spots around the city that either hosting viewing parties or offering specials.Read More