So us Brits can't vote, but that doesn't mean we can't get involved in tonight's US election race. Oh no! Venues around the UK are planning all-night parties (the results will only get interesting around 1am UK time when voting in key swing states Ohio, New Hampshire and Florida close) - complete with red, white and blue cocktails. So pick your poison and prepare for a long night. As Sky’s Political Correspondent Sophy Ridge – who is blogging live from the US on Grazia Daily – says this election is set to be one of the closest in years….
WHERE TO HEAD:
Head down to The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant at Jumeirah Carlton Tower Knightsbridge and cast your vote at the bar. They’ll be serving ‘The Windy City’ Obama cocktail with Patron Tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and black forest syrup or ‘The Motown Milk Punch’ Romney cocktail with Maker’s Mark, vanilla, cream and milk. Apparently the Obama-inspired cocktail is out-selling its rival by 4%. But will the polls match up?
If you’re Team Obama then head down to the Famous Three Kings in Fulham for a night with the democrats. The £39 ticket price includes a buffet, champagne toast, special souvenirs and the ability to view coverage from CNN, Fox and Sky American on 9 large screens.
Likely to be less rowdy than watching the nights proceedings in a bar, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy are holding a US Election Night Social just around the corner from the US Embassy at Barley Mow, 82 Duke Street, London. From 7-11pm, there’ll be election trivia, lively debates and a Q&A with a US diplomat. Ooh er!
Teviot Debating Hall, 13 Bristo Square plays host to Edinburgh University's North American Society's Election Night Party. From 8.30pm, listen to talks on the Electoral College, the opposing parties plus the State of the Union, alongside live election coverage, burgers AND booze.