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Here’s a Huge List of Election Day Specials in Los Angeles (2018)

October 30, 2018 by Juliet Bennett Rylah

It’s crucial that you get out and vote on November 6, if you haven’t already done so via mail. But if exercising your right as a citizen isn’t enough of an incentive for you, several local establishments are offering deals for customers who come in wearing their “I voted” stickers. Additionally, for those of you who need help getting to the polls, L.A. Metro, Lyft, and Uber are all offering free or discounted rides. Check out the following list of Election Day specials—ranging from cheap beer to free fitness classes—below.

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L.A. Metro

Metro will be offering free bus and train rides on Election Day between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. Metro will also offer free 30-minute Metro bike share rides. Enter promo code 1162018 at the station kiosk, and your first 30 minutes are free. It’s $1.75 for every additional 30 minutes after that.

Uber & Lyft

To encourage voter turnout, both ridesharing apps are offering discounts to passengers. Lyft will offer 50% off rides to the polls, while Uber is offering a $10 discount. Both companies have partnered with various non-profit organizations to offer free rides to those who need him. Find more information on Lyft discounts here, and Uber’s discounts here.

1933 Group

All of 1933 Group’s bars will be offering either a $1 Old Fashioned or a $1 Moscow Mule from 5 to 7 p.m., while supplies last. Just show up with your “I Voted” sticker. 1933 Group bars include:

  • Oldfield’s, 10899 Venice Blvd., Palms – $1 Old Fashioned
  • Bigfoot Lodge West, 10939 Venice Blvd., Palms – $1 Old Fashioned
  • Harlowe, 7321 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood – $1 Old Fashioned
  • Sassafras, 1233 N. Vine St., Hollywood – $1 Moscow Mule
  • Idle Hour, 4824 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood – $1 Moscow Mule
  • Thirsty Crow, 2939 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake – $1 Moscow Mule
  • Bigfoot Lodge, 3172 Los Feliz Blvd., Atwater Village  – $1 Moscow Mule
  • Highland Park Bowl, 5621 N. Figueroa St., Highland Park – $1 Old Fashioned
  • La Cuevita, 5922 N. Figueroa St., Highland Park  – $1 Moscow Mule

Geeky Teas & Games

Geeky Teas is a place for Anglophiles and game enthusiasts, offering a host of teas and over 400 board games. Entrance is typically $5/person, but those who come in on Nov. 6 with an “I Voted” sticker will get free admission. – Where: 2200 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank

The Big House

The Big House is a community center and small business incubator in South L.A., and they’re offering a ‘Taco Tuesday’ special on Election Day. Drop by between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. wearing your “I Voted” sticker and get a free plate for carne aside or chicken tacos. – Where: 180 E. 35th St., South L.A.

The Stalking Horse Brewery & Freehouse

Those who don their “I Voted” sticker will get buy one, get one appetizers at The Stalking Horse. Choose among options like Yorkshire Pudding, French Onion Soup, and Welsh Rarebit. – Where: 10543 Pico Blvd., West L.A.

Mohawk Bend

If you buy one beer, you will get a second beer for just a penny, so long as you’re wearing your “I Voted” sticker. Customers can choose any beer they like, which might be more difficult than it sounds: they’ve got 72 different craft beers on tap. The menu offers a host of pizzas and bar food, with plenty of veggie and vegan options, too. – Where: 2141 W Sunset Blvd., Echo Park

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6th & La Brea

6th & La Brea opened in this summer in a former retail space at, well, 6th and La Brea. Like the other ABC spots on this list, an “I Voted” sticker gets you any one of their craft beers for a penny, after you buy your first one at full price. The menu consists of Asian-inspired pub fare. – Where: 600 S. La Brea, Los Angeles

Birds & Bees

Cocktail lounge Birds & Bees has $5 Old Fashioneds and Daquiris for those who wear their “I Voted” stickers. – Where: 207 S. Broadway, DTLA

Broxton

Broxton, which opened in the Janss Dome building in Westwood Village in October will offer buy one, get one appetizers. Choices might include biscuits, buffalo cauliflower, or red pea hummus.

Where: 1099 Westwood Blvd., Westwood 

Bacaro L.A./Bacari

All four locations will offer a free glass of sangria to voters. It’s house-made with red wine, limes, oranges, orange liqueur, pineapple juice, and spices, infused for two days before serving. – Where: Barcari GDL, 757 Americana Way, Glendale, Bacari PDR, 6805 S. Vista Del Mar Ln, Playa Del Rey, Bacari W 3rd, 8030 3rd St., Beverly Grove, Bacaro L.A., 2308 S. Union Ave, University Park

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Bluebird Brasserie

Buy one beer, get your next beer for a penny at this Belgian-inspired pub in Sherman Oaks. You can use your savings to get one of their Belgian waffles with ice cream. – Where: 13730 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks

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Beelman’s

Beelman’s does plant-based bar food, including a soyrizo breakfast burrito and a double-decker burger with Impossible Meat. Voters can buy one beer here and get their second one for a penny on Election Day. – Where: 600 S. Spring St., DTLA

Spring St. Bar

Yes, once again, you can get your second beer for a penny if you’ve got your “I Voted” sticker. This downtown watering hole has 26 to choose from on tap. – Where: 626 S. Spring St., DTLA

Corner Catina

Buy one beer, get the next for a penny at this downtown Cal-Mex spot. It’s a ten-minute walk from Spring St. Bar, if you really feel like maximizing your civic duty. – Where: 630 W. 6th St., DTLA

Brennan’s Photo: Juliet Bennett Rylah

Brennan’s

Irish pub and turtle racing hotspot Brennan’s will also offer buy one beer, get your second for a penny to voters. If you haven’t been in a while, you can learn more about Brennan’s recent remodel here. – Where: 4089 Lincoln Blvd., Marina Del Rey

Tony’s Darts Away

This Burbank beer bar has one of the best selections around L.A., offering 38 beers on tap. And if you’re a stout and porter person, like me, you’ll be delighted to know you can always find some here—and not just Guinness. Buy one, get one for a penny if you voted. – Where: 1710 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank

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Samarasa Center

Samarasa Center is a yoga, meditation, and pilates studio in Echo Park, just a short walk from Mohawk Bend. Come with your “I Voted” sticker for a free class on Election Day. – Where: Samarasa Center, 1030 N. Alvarado St., Echo Park

The Abbey

The Abbey will turn their TVs to the election results on the 6th, so there’s no reason to watch them roll in alone. From 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., they’ll also be offering a $5 Blue Wave shot made with Tito’s, blue caraçao and Sprite. – Where: 692 N Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood

Azulé Taqueria at The Gallery

Anyone who presents their “I Voted” sticker here will receive a free churro. – Where: The Gallery Food Hall, 1315 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

The Pie Hole

All SoCal Pie Hole locations will be offering a free “pie hole”—a new mini-pie bite item launching next month—to customers who come in wearing their “I Voted” sticker. – Where: 714 Traction Ave., Arts District, 59 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 6314 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood

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