Drag yourself away from the sofa and head out to the best US election parties London has to offer. From all-you-can-eat American buffets to coverage that will keep you up to date all night, it will be time well spent - even if the results are not what you had hoped for.
Here’s a roundup of the best places to party the night away on US election night:
Tickets: £53, available here
Hosted by Popbitch, this 10-hour party will kick off at 8pm, and promises to be filled with food, booze, coffee and aptly-themed party games, so there’s no time to doze off. You can stock up on alcohol-free energy drinks at the FunkenTrumper Bar, or head upstairs to Obamarama for great coffee. To top it off there will be an abundance of American beer and whiskies, and an all-you-can-eat street food buffet of American classics - not to forget a screening of the results come in from across the pond.
Riley’s Sports Bar, Haymarket
Tickets £16.22 – £146.47, available here
Cheer on your favourite candidate as the events unfold across 15 plasma HD TV screens, at this party hosted by the Parliament Street think tank and newly-launched campaign group Conservative Progress. Due to keep going from 9.30pm until 6am, the venue will be decorated with US flags and campaign banners - and in case you’re feeling peckish there be an American-themed buffet help you power through the night into the early hours of morning.
The Blues Kitchen, Shoreditch
Free entry - sign up here
Have a bourbon-soaked time seeing in the results at this venue, and celebrate the end of a very eventful election. This all-American celebration/consolation party will be filled with star-spangled banners, a shroud and confetti - as well as some nibbles, which obviously includes nachos and wings.
Belushi’s, London Bridge
Tickets: £5 book here
If you’re looking to witness the political duo battle it out in realtime, this venue will be screening every second live as the new US president is announced. Enjoy a front-row seat with a good view of HD plasma screens which will be covering the action, complete with table service and beer on arrival. The menu includes homemade burgers, ribs, wings, hot dogs, sharing platters and more - as well as jugs and buckets of American beers.