The first presidential debate drew 1,000 people to Addison Street to watch the jumbo screen at BAMPFA. Photo: Matt, @nosoupforgeorge from Twitter
The first presidential debate drew 1,000 people to Addison Street to watch the jumbo screen at BAMPFA. Find out where to watch on election night in this handy list. Photo: Matt, @nosoupforgeorge from Twitter

We know you’ll be glued to Berkeleyside’s 2016 Election live blog Tuesday night, and busy sending us your pics and videos from around town, but you may also want to attend a Berkeley watch party to see the results as they come in. Here’s a handy list. If you know of a party we missed, please add it in the comments.

Berkeleyside will live blog about local reactions and the results of all the local races starting at about 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8. You may also find us doing a Facebook Live broadcast. Stay tuned! 

WHAT: La Peña Cultural Center
WHERE: 3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
WHEN: 5-11 p.m.
DETAILS: “Come stress eat and drink with them this election night. They will be showing election results as they come in on the big screen in the theater. Come eat some yummy pizza and drink some beer in good company.” LEARN MORE

WHAT: Election Night Party at First Congregational Church
WHERE: 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
WHEN: 5-10 p.m.-ish
DETAILS: “Whatever the results, it will help to be together. A big night, no doubt! … Free pizza, chocolate, other treats, live news on the big screen, a space for quiet, BYOB, diversions for the kids, ways to take care of our bodies and spirits.” LEARN MORE

WHAT: Election Night Party with the Institute for Governmental Studies (IGS)
WHERE: 109 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley
WHEN: 5-10 p.m.
DETAILS: “Join your fellow political junkies to watch the returns from across the country.” IGS has several other election events planned too, including one the night before and one the day after. LEARN MORE

WHAT: Watch party at Bobby G’s Pizzeria
WHERE: 2072 University Ave.
WHEN: Not available
DETAILS: “We’ll have election coverage w/sound on our TVs. Drink & food specials for those with I VOTED stickers.”

WHAT: Watch party at Pappy’s Grill and Sports Bar
WHERE: 2367 Telegraph Ave.
WHEN: Not available
DETAILS: “We have election coverage on right now throughout the day with sound and our big screen. Half off for people coming with I voted stickers.”

WHAT: UC Berkeley Election Night Extravaganza
WHERE: Sproul Plaza
WHEN: 6-11 p.m.
DETAILS: “Candy will be provided, along with an interactive non-alcoholic follow-along game!
We look forward to witnessing this historical election’s results with you!” LEARN MORE

WHAT: “Party to End Marijuana Prohibition,” presented by Berkeley Patients Group and co-hosted by the California Cannabis Industry Association
WHERE: The New Parish, 1743 San Pablo Ave., Oakland
WHEN: 8 p.m. Tuesday to 2 a.m. Wednesday
DETAILS: This event is 21+. LEARN MORE

See FunCheap SF, 7×7 and the San Francisco Chronicle for lots of other Bay Area election night watch parties. See Berkeleyside’s 2016 Election Hub for all the news you need to know about local elections. 

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Emilie Raguso (former senior editor, news) joined Berkeleyside in 2012 and covered politics, public safety and development until her departure in 2022. In 2017, Emilie was named Journalist of the Year...