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

11/05/2012 01:57 pm ET | Updated Nov 06, 2012

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.

Chicago Election Night Parties 2012

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