Election night 2010: The ITK party guide



Early: 6:30-8 p.m.

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Start the evening on Capitol Hill with the “Campaigns and Elections” party at Lounge 201 Location: Lounge 201, 201 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Details: $20 cover charge, but open to the public

Move from there to the Liaison Capitol Hill, where Dems will be “celebrating” the evening. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is hosting a Speaker’s Cabinet Election Watch Reception starting at 8:30 p.m., but there’s likely to be plenty of action near the hotel bar earlier than that, leaving the later hours free for presumably more “festive” GOP events.
Location: Liaison Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW


Mid-evening: 8-11 p.m.

Moving uptown, Americans for Tax Reform will be celebrating at its offices from 7-11 p.m. Location: 722 12th St.

Up the street, the big official GOP party is at the Grand Hyatt, with special guests Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) and House Republican Leader John Boehner (Ohio), beginning at 8:30 p.m.
Location:
1000 H St. NW

Another GOP VIP is having his own shindig: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s (R-Ga.) American Solutions party is at the Ronald Reagan Building. There’s a private dinner until 9, but it’s open to the public for election-watching.
Cost: $25

If you’re lucky enough to have an invitation, you’ll want to be on the W Hotel rooftop between 10 and 11 p.m., when poll-watchers say the majority of close House races should be called.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, the NRSC and NRCC are all hosting a Victory 2010 Election Night Reception, and there may be a lot to celebrate.
Location:
POV rooftop bar at the W Hotel, 515 15th St. NW


Late night:
If you still want to go out past 11 p.m., head to Georgetown, where the preppy bar George is partnering with The Daily Caller for an Election Night Late Night party. Expect to wait in line, but there are great drink specials inside.
Location: George, 3251 Prospect St. NW.