It seems as though we’ve been talking about the presidential election (with minor diversions such as the London Olympics and TomKat’s divorce) for two years now. The wait is over — so now what? We’ve got the best post-polling hangouts for you, no matter who you hoped would become president … or even if, by the end, you no longer cared.
If You Voted for Obama:
The president has four more years to bring the benefits of government to Americans, and you helped him get there. Drink to your allegiance at Poste (555 8th St. NW), which had three political cocktails on the menu through Election Day — and will retain the winning party’s drink through 2012. The victor is the gin-spiked Blue State of Mind ($12). (Or, as we like to call it, the Blue District of Mind.)
If You Voted for Romney:
You want to be with other people who appreciated Romney’s affinity for deregulation and his embrace of unfettered capitalism. That means you want lobbyists, and for that, you need The Hamilton (600 14th St. NW). The suits lining the front bar there on any given afternoon know their scotches and their bank balances, and they’ll be mourning four more Democratic years right alongside you.
If You No Longer Care:
The whole concept of Star and Shamrock (1341 H St. NE) is people forgetting their differences to work together and make some awesome food. If Irish whiskey and Jewish deli sandwiches can come together so seamlessly, surely all of our political sniping isn’t necessary. If that doesn’t make sense right now, just have the bartenders at Shamrock serve you whiskey until it does.