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Election Night “Tally the Vote” Party

Election Night “Tally the Vote” Party

Blog, Press, Save the Date, Special Events, The Bar @ LINCOLN

November 6th was a night of excitement at LINCOLN, DC’s favorite presidentially-themed restaurant!election-night7

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Our “Tally the Vote” party was in full swing as patrons gathered at LINCOLN’s location central to McPherson Square, Thomas Circle and K Street at 1110 Vermont Ave NW to watch the results of the 2012 Presidential Election – and the results of our very own “Cocktail Voter Poll”.

 As featured on

CNN – click to view Karin Cafia’s interview with owner Alan Popovsky
Express (a publication of the Washington Post) – “Get Presidential”
DC Modern Luxury – “Debate Dining”
DC EATER – “Where to Eat and Drink Your Election 2012 Decision”
Details – “Presidential Cocktail Poll to Measure Critical Drunk Vote”
CraveLocal – “Vote for Your Favorite Presidential Candidate by Drinking with Lincoln”
Chilled – “Lincoln Restaurant Predicts the Presidential Election With a Cocktail Poll”
Fox News – “Election-Inspired Food and Drink Specials in DC”
Esquire – “Obama Wins Election, According to Food”
Bar Business Magazine – “Hail to the Chief”
Washington Where – “Party Favors”

the LINCOLN Cocktail Voter Poll continued on its final night. Will they choose red, or blue?


There was lots of high-fiving, some gasps of surprise and squeals of delight from the crowd as we watched the returns come in on several flat screen TVs brought in especially for the occasion.



Proprietor Alan Popovsky and Executive Chef Demetrio Zavala outdid themselves with our “Tally the Vote” party, keeping food, drink and fun flowing to a packed house. Learn more about hosting your next private event at LINCOLN, or join them at LINCOLN’s Sunday Brunch and or DC’s best Happy Hour (now 7 days/week).


Chef Zavala’s creations, a tribute to each Presidential candidate, were devoured by the hungry crowd …


as were the delicious party-themed desserts!


Our all-star team: Erika Gutierrez, Howard Lee, Jeanhee Kim and Rodrigo Garcia pose for a picture. (Read more about our colorful cocktails, like the Emancipation Punch near Erika’s elbow below, on our menus page).


In the throes of design work for our new restaurant Teddy and the Bully Bar, designer Maggie O’Neill sported a TEDDY tee. Our newest presidential restaurant will open its doors in early 2013 at 1200 19th Street, NW. We don’t want to give too much away, but get ready for O’Neill’s gorgeous birch “forest” diorama designed to invoke Roosevelt’s love of the outdoors and his National Parks legacy, faux taxidermy wall and a beautiful antique stove restored in Rhode Island — all in the works now.

Even Elmo made a surprise appearance at our party. The fur might be red, but we’re guessing he voted blue.

The flags were waving, and the Moscow Mules were flowing. Premium Teddy and the Bully Bar coffee was on tap for all those who wanted to stay up until results were final. (Did you know Teddy ritually drank a gallon of coffee a day? One caffeinated guy!)

… and without further ado, the cocktails have spoken!! Our Election Cocktail Tally matched the Presidential election outcome. The results: The Donkey – 218 and The Elephant – 208, with one vote for “Neither”. (If you’re still undecided, pick up one of the RE-ELECT LINCOLN t-shirts in our Store).

Did you know? LINCOLN would like to host YOUR private event! Our sister company PRG Catering also provides full-service catering in the Washington DC Metro area. Get the taste you love at our restaurants, wherever your event is held!



*The Presidential Restaurant Group offers catering at your location, a private venue or one of our restaurants. We also provide drop-off catering for corporate functions and private events.



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