After months of passing petitions and pulling campaign fliers from your mailbox, Election Day 2020 is finally here. You've done your research, filled in your ballot, and cast your vote.
We hope you saved your "I Voted" sticker or ballot stub because Bay Area establishments are offering rewards to participating Americans. Save your sanity with free fries, cocktails, distractions, and special discounts this Tuesday.
Super Taco + Tequila Tuesday
Got to urge to keep voting? Head to the Marina for a Taco Tuesday showdown between neighbors White Rabbit (3138 Fillmore St.) and Balboa Cafe (3199 Fillmore St). Sample each spot's taco and marg combo, then vote for your favorite via social media. The winner will be announced Wednesday, November 4th.
Watch Party at Zeitgeist
Reserve your private booth at this beloved Mission dive bar (199 Valencia St., zeitgeistsf.com), where you can keep your friends close and your (discounted) booze closer as the election results are projected on Zeitgeist's back wall during the watch party from 5pm to 9pm.
Drink canned wine.
Drinking a little more wine this week? Catch a deal from Maker Wine, which wants to send you premium local wine in easy-to-open cans. Just use the code IVOTED for any online order and Maker will throw in a free customized GoVino glass (free shipping on 12+ cans.)
Hunker down with a lot of meat.
Winter (surge) is coming and, whatever happens in the election, you're gonna need to eat. Prepare for the unforeseen with discounted boxes from Oakland-based natural meat purveyor Cream Co., which is offering $20.20 off their 10.5-pound Bunker Box and 26-pound Family Bunker Box, starting Monday, November 2nd. Use the code BUNKERDOWN2020; this discount will run until the election is called.
Mail it in with Paper Plane cocktails.
You voted! Now let the Mina Group pat you on the back with a rewarding free drink. Show your "I Voted" sticker at any of Mina's Bay Area restaurants—Wit & Wisdom in Sonoma, Pabu in FiDi, Bourbon Pub at SFO, and SoMa's International Smoke—and drink up a Paper Plane cocktail on the house from now through Election Day.
Get a breath of free culture.
If art is part of your political process, this is just a friendly notice that San Francisco museums—including the Conservatory of Flowers, the de Young, Museum of Craft and Design, Legion of Honor, and Contemporary Jewish Museum—will be offering free admission on Thursday, November 4th. You know, in case you need to blow off some steam.