Where to watch election results in Berkeley?
November 5, 2012 7:49 PM   Subscribe

Anybody have a good idea where to watch the election tomorrow in Berkeley or North Oakland?

A bar or otherwise festive atmosphere is great, but we want to be able to see and hear the TV, too. Bonus points if they have an actual map that they'll update, a blackboard where they'll keep track of the CA ballot initiatives, or anything like that.
posted by toomuchkatherine to Law & Government (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This seems kind of like a weird suggestion, but Bobby G's Pizza on University (between Shattuck and Milvia) in Berkeley? The website says they'll have it on and explicitly mentions audio. No idea if it would be too noisy to hear, though. No bonus points, as far as I know.
posted by hoyland at 8:01 PM on November 5, 2012

I wonder if one of the student associations on campus might be doing an event like this.
posted by zippy at 8:06 PM on November 5, 2012

La Pena Cultural Center is having an election party! Free/donation admission plus they are selling booze and food!
posted by Snarl Furillo at 8:18 PM on November 5, 2012

Hey, I'll second Bobby G's, hoyland. I lived above Bobby G's in 2008, and can report that at least then, while I could hear the cheering from upstairs, the noise levels seemed otherwise normal. In general, it was never too loud in there except when they had live music. I'd say go ahead and call them and ask if they'll have a board up or anything for results. Bobby G and his wife are super nice and big Obama supporters, IIRC, they'll probably be happy to answer any of your questions about election night plans.
posted by yasaman at 9:10 PM on November 5, 2012

Best thing about Bobby G's: Pliny the Elder on tap. Oh man....
posted by mikeand1 at 9:23 PM on November 5, 2012 [1 favorite]

Meetup proposal for Bobby G's
posted by zippy at 12:26 PM on November 6, 2012

Also, the SFGate guide to election day parties lists:

KALW Election Night Live at Freight and Salvage Live radio coverage with KALW host Rose Aguilar, newsroom director Holly Kernan and Larry Bensky. 6-11 p.m. $5 donation encouraged. 2020 Addison Ave., Berkeley.

La Peña Cultural Center Election returns on a big screen along with microbrew beer and Arizmendi pizza. 5 p.m.-midnight. Free. 3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. (510) 849-2568.

Layover Comedy from Norm Hazzard, Karinda Dobbins, Brendan Lynch, Natasha Muse, Kaseem Bentley and Dustin Hempstead hosted by Mike Spiegelman to help ease the strain of election day along with burgers from FiveTenBurger. 8:30 p.m. Free. 1517 Franklin St., Oakland.
posted by zippy at 5:50 PM on November 6, 2012

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