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Chicago Election Night Parties 2012: Watching Parties In The Windy City

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In this Oct. 22, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama, left, and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney laugh at the conclusion of the the third presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. (AP Photo/Pool-Michael Reynolds, File)
In this Oct. 22, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama, left, and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney laugh at the conclusion of the the third presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. (AP Photo/Pool-Michael Reynolds, File)

Didn't manage to get your hands on tickets to Obama's election night rally at McCormick Place but still looking to diffuse political angst by surrounding yourself by some friendly strangers in the president's hometown?

We've gathered a number of Chicago election night parties to serve as McCormick Place alternatives this Tuesday. Most of the events and free and many feature specially-priced and -themed drink and food specials -- perfectly suited for either celebration or sorrow.

Prefer to watch the action unfold from home? We've also curated an (admittedly Chicago-style) Spotify playlist of suggested election night jams in the event that you put the pundits on mute. Click past our party picks for the playlist.

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