11/06/2012 12:54:00 PM

Election Day Freebies and Deals: Vote, Eat and Drink!

After months and months and years of debates, stumping and political tirades on your social media feeds, today is the day to make your own voice heard. Go and vote, people. It's your civic duty, it's what makes us Americans, it's a right many don't have but you do. You know what else we have? Restaurants and bars treating us to food and drink specials all day. Whatever your political leanings, you'll want to celebrate/drown your sorrows. If anything, you can get a free cookie for wearing your "I Voted" sticker.

SusieCakes
Romney and Obama cupcakes and donkey and elephant cookies will be available in the store today. The pre-election voting (i.e. sales) had Obama ahead by a bite (multiple locations).

Village Bakery and Brite Spot
Free cookies for anyone with an "I Voted" sticker at both the Atwater Village and Echo Park spots.

Donut Man
Wear your sticker proudly at the Glendora doughnut hut and get 20 percent off your order. Mind you, a dozen doughnuts barely puts a dent in your wallet anyway, so you can stuff your face for cheap (915 E. Route 66; 626-335-9111).

Magnolia Bakery
Pick up the Patriot Pack, one dozen classic mini vanilla and chocolate cupcakes topped with red, white and blue sprinkles ($24), for you and your friends. Or just you (8389 W. 3rd St.; 323-951-0636)

Burger Lounge
Wear your "I Voted" sticker to the West Hollywood and Beverly Hills locations and get a free onion ring and French fry combo with the purchase of any menu item (multiple locations).

Tavern
TVs will be on with the election results from 3 PM until close. Happy hour goes until 7 PM with beer, wine and cocktails priced at $3-$8, and there's a great selection of bar snacks, including $12 sliders (11648 San Vicente Blvd.; 310-806-6464).

Post & Beam
There's a special three-course pre-fixe menu featuring corn cakes, slow-roasted brisket, and peach cobbler ($26). And select bottles of wine are 50 percent off, so there's that (3767 Santa Rosalia Dr.; 323-299-5599).

The Abbey
Starting at 4 PM, get $1.50 tacos, $4 tequila shots and $15 buckets of beer throughout the night. They say the specials run "until a winner is announced," but if it's anything like 2000, that won't be until December (692 N. Robertson Blvd.; 310-289-8410).

Cafe del Rey
The bar at the Marina del Rey restaurant will host a viewing party from 4 PM to close. Wear your "I Voted" sticker and get a free cocktail with the purchase of another, and cocktails are only $6 all night long (4451 Admiralty Way; 310-823-6395).

Bodega Wine Bar
Show your "I Voted" sticker or ballot receipt at both the Santa Monica and Pasadena locations and get half off any bottle of wine. If you're one of those "undecideds," get a sampler of desserts for the price of one (multiple locations).

The Churchill
Half-off bottles of wine all night tonight throughout the West Third Street restaurant. Remember the photo booth when the winner is announced. You'll want to see what your face looks like (8384 W. 3rd St.; 323-655-8384)

Locanda del Lago
Happy hour goes all night at the bar with specials like $5 house wines, $4 beers, $8 specialty cocktails and pizzas for $10 and under. Here's the full menu (231 Arizona Ave.; 310-451-3525).

Casey's Irish Bar & Grille
The results will be shown on all the TVs around the Downtown spot, with happy hour going from 3-7 PM, meaning $5 Jameson picklebacks and $4 well drinks (613 S. Grand Ave.; 213-629-2353).

Cole's
There will be $5 well drinks, $8 specialty cocktails, $3 cans of beer, and half French dip with fries for only $5 all night (118 E. 6th St.; 213-622-4090).

The Association
Right next door, there will be several giant TVs showing the results starting at 4 PM, plus drink and food specials ($5 beers, $5 small plates, $6 signature cocktails) until 9 PM (110 E. 6th St.; 213-627-7385).

CaƱa Rum Bar
The bar will be listening to the results over radio, but if Obama wins, you'll get "Free Healthcare," i.e. one of those awesome daiquiris (714 W. Olympic Blvd.; 213-745-7090).

Tortilla Republic
Wear your "I Voted" sticker to the West Hollywood spot and get a free red-white-and-blue margarita - it has blueberry syrup, fresh strawberry and raspberry puree, and blue curacao (616 N. Robertson Blvd.; 310-657-9888).

If you know of any other deals, please add them to the list in the comments. Go vote!!

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