No matter who you're voting for, election day can always be a bit nerve-racking. Although you could try meditation (or you know, screaming into a pillow), sometimes a stiff drink and great food are the best way to handle the voting results rolling in. Many of the deals are contingent upon you showing up wearing an 'I Voted' sticker, so be sure to grab one when you fill in your ballot - and don't forget D.C. has same day voter registration! Here are some of the deals around town to get you through the midterms:
Where: RARE Tavern, 1595 I St NW
When: 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
The Deal: Happy hour deals all day, plus plenty of comfort food that's great for eating your feelings, including Wisconsin fried cheese curds, chipped beef and cheese dip, garlic and parmesan rolls, steak tartare and seafood steam pots - all for $10 or less.
Where: Matchbox (all locations)
When: All day, although the deal ends at 9:00 p.m. at Virginia locations
The Deal: Happy hour prices all day, plus specials on wood-fired pizzas, mini burgers, chicken wings, mini meatballs and drinks.
Where: Ambar, 523 8th St SE
When: 4-10 p.m.
The Deal: Ambar's "everything is $5" happy hour is one of fav deals in town any day, but it's even better on election day! Whether you are enjoying beer, wine, cocktails, rakia or small plates, the entire happy hour menu is $5. We highly recommend the Balkan Kebabs and the Drunken Mussels.
Where: Pennsylvania 6, 1350 Eye St NW
When: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
The Deal: Extended happy hour, including $5 well liquor mixed drinks, $5 rotating drafts, and $5 house wine.
Where: Dyllan's Raw Bar Grill, 1054 31st St NW
When: All day
The Deal: Enjoy complimentary mini breakfas muffins as a take-home for dining on election day. Guests (21 and older) who show their "I voted" stickers will receive $1 off two specialty cocktails: the 1890 Fizz with Sloe gin, amaro, ginger, hopped grapefruit bitters and soda ($12) or the Dizzy Daisy with mezcal, Bolivian Singani, natural grenadine and Cointreau ($15).
Where: Ana at District Winery, 385 Water St SE
When: All day
The Deal: When you show up with an 'I Voted' sticker, you can get 20% off of the entire check. Be sure to indulge in a glass or two of District Winery's phenomenal dry rosé.
Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean
When: All day
The Deal: If you're surrounding yourself in luxury to deal with the stress, swing by wearing your 'I Voted' sticker and you'll be treated to a free cocktail - 'Where the Left and Right Meet', which features Jack Daniels, California mulled wine reduction, lemon juice and simple syrup.
Where: Roofer's Union, 2446 18th St NW
When: 5:00 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
The Deal: Happy hour prices all night, plus Roofer's Union will offer its usual Tuesday 'Geek Night' special, where you can snag large-format bottled beers for half price. If that's not enough to entice you, you can also drink a red or blue Negroni for $9.
Where: City Tap Dupont, 1250 Connecticut Ave NW
When: 4 p.m. -10 p.m.
The Deal: Extended happy hour, meaning you can score $4 craft beer cans, $5 select drafts, $6 house wines and $7 mixed drinks. The bar is planning on catering to people who want to camp out and watch the results come in, so this is a safe bet for election wonks.
Where: Nellie's Sports Bar, 900 U St NW
When: 5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
The Deal: When you show up wearing your 'I Voted' sticker, you can get Nellie's beers for $3 or $6 Tito's cocktails.
Polls are open in D.C. from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., in Virginia from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and in Maryland from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Lyft is offering all D.C. residents 50 percent off a ride to the polls (visit Buzzfeed for the promo code) and Uber is offering $10 off a Pool ride. Lime is offering free rides on bikes and scooters for up to 30 minutes. So really, there are no excuses folks!