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Where to Get Free Coffee, Food, Booze on Election Day

Congrats, you voted! Now take that sticker to the bar and get rewarded for your civic duty.
Image: A patriotic-themed slice of cheesecake
A patriotic-themed slice of cheesecake on October 13, 2016 in Brookfield, Wisconsin.Scott Olson / Getty Images

It's your civic duty not just to vote — but to eat, drink, and be merry on Election Day. And America is here for you: Coffee shops, restaurants, bars, and other businesses across the country are slashing their prices on Election Day for those who flash their patriotic "I Voted" sticker.


Krispy Kreme will be doling out free donuts and 7-Eleven will be giving free iced coffees.

For Americans who prefer comfort food, Burger Fi is offering voters $5 "Conflicted Burgers" to represent the anyone still left in the middle on Election Day.

But, if you want to have a little more fun with your vote, stop at California Tortilla and either say, "I'm with Queso", "Make Queso Great Again" or "I Vote For Queso" to enjoy free chips and queso.

Chicken lovers should run to Nando's Peri-Peri with their stickers and pick a side dish of their choice to get it free.

And voters can also reserve a complimentary Zipcar to ride between these restaurants.

Washington, D.C.

The nation's capital is set to become a major cocktail hub as voters sit back to watch the counts trickling in from different states.

Capitol Hill restaurant Art and Soul will get the ball rolling with $10 'Swing State' cocktails representing their contested countrymen. The George Washington (representing Virginia) features Catoctin Creek Rye, Fernet Angelico, sugar, bitters and ginger; and the It's Legal cocktail (representing Nevada) is a mix of Suerte Anejo, Cointreau Noir, fresh lime, guava & sugar.

If the swing state theme doesn't take your fancy, head over to ENO Wine Bar for free bruschetta with your voting sticker and, if you mention the password POTUS, you can get 30 percent off any bottle of American wine.

For those with a sweet tooth, Michelin-starred Blue Duck Tavern is offering special limited edition ice cream flavors to top its famous apple pie for two: Pick from Republican flavor (cranberry), Democratic (blueberry lemon). or Undecided (vanilla).

New York City

The Big Apple's busy food and drinks scene will see New Yorkers counting votes to cupcakes, martinis, and pinatas.

Harding's is offering free political-themed snacks from 9-10 p.m. and $5 beer to voters who wear their 'I Voted' stickers. Mexican restaurant Campeon will be doling out $3 brews, and free "We're Screwed" t-shirts to the first 200 customers.

For those who crave a bit more Election Night fun, the Village Pourhouse will have Trump and Clinton pinatas that voters can beat to unlock political prizes. Professor Thom's sports bar will spin its signature prize wheel as each state's votes get tallied.

Popcorn lovers should head to brewpub Paulaner for free red and blue popcorn, and carnivores can make a pitstop at The Meatball Shop to get free mini buffalo chicken meatballs.

If you are a cupcake fan, don't forget to visit Magnolia Bakery for a $5.25 Hillary, Trump, or I Voted cupcake.

The Slovenian owner of Sojourn Restaurant in Manhattan, who heads up a group called "Let's Move Melania into the White House," is offering drinks on the house Tuesday night if Donald Trump wins.


In Chicago, Lyfe Kitchen is giving out free coffee for voters with 'I Voted' wristbands.

Kids will also have the chance to cast a ballot at sweetFrog Frozen Yogurt, where they can taste yogurts of different colors and decide which flavor they want to vote for.

Japanese restaurant Kizuki will continue the food fiesta by handing out free Chicken Karaage entrees to the first 50 people with voting wristbands.

Belly Up Smokehouse is offering $5 fireball shots every time Donald Trump wins a state — or customers can sip on a $12 Clinton dirty martini.

Taco Joint is inviting its diners to enjoy two margaritas, guacamole, chips, and salsa for $20.16.

Los Angeles

Californians can expect to sip wine and chew on delicious fries and tacos as rewards for their votes.

Haché LA is offering free triple cooked fries to voters who turn up with their "I Voted" sticker by 11 p.m., and Messhall Kitchen is rewarding voters with free sides of their choice.

Taco prices are red hot in L.A. on Election Day: $3 at Red O, $2 for fish tacos at Rubio's diners, and $6 at Hyperion.

For wine lovers, Taste on Melrose is offering free sparkling wine with any purchase.

America will thank you for your endeavors.