Election Eve 2012: Who’s having a party – or special?

November 5, 2012 at 4:07 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle politics | 13 Comments

checkbox.jpgSo far, we know of Election Night parties tomorrow at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), Skylark Café and Club, and OutWest Bar. Anybody else? Or – how about Election Night specials? Pegasus Pizza on Alki is offering pizzas buy one/get one (of equal or lesser value) free on Election Night, either takeout or dine-in. Anybody else – party and/or specials? Let us know – editor@westseattleblog.com – ASAP so we can add it to our list. (And if you haven’t already, GO VOTE!)

13 Comments

  1. The better question is, where can we go if we want absolutely nothing to do with the election? I was hoping maybe West 5, because they don’t have a television in the bar.

    Comment by jeff — 6:59 pm November 5, 2012 #

  2. I heard about an election event at West Seattle Beer Junction. That could be fun.

    Comment by W Sea Neigbor — 7:18 pm November 5, 2012 #

  3. Are these “parties” normally partisan events for one party or the other…or for or against initiatives?

    If so, they owners of the businesses are making a very basic business mistake. They are losing the support of those on the “other side”.
    Check the voting totals in West Seattle and you may be surprised at the close numbers in most cases.
    That means that a good portion of potential customers may be unhappy with the parties or signs that they oppose.
    Be much smarter to just stay neutral and sell your product to everyone.
    Unless, of course, they have more business then they need.

    Comment by orca — 8:47 pm November 5, 2012 #

  4. No one is forcing people to go to “parties.” Stay home and if people wish to participate at businesses that might not normally be busy on a Tuesday night… Well then, let them. Sounds like a thinly veiled threat against businesses that support the passage of certain referendums with a lot of support in this area to me.

    Comment by then don't come — 10:55 pm November 5, 2012 #

  5. @don’t come:

    You badly miss the point! It is not about the gathering at night of election…it is about affecting the ongoing customer base.
    It is just bad business to promote politics or religion at any business that depends on the public to stay in business.
    Regardless of the political party or issue…you will offend someone. You can’t afford that in todays climate.
    Sorry if you can’t see that there is NO party or issue involved in that statement.

    Comment by orca — 6:15 am November 6, 2012 #

  6. Orca,

    These parties are all non-partisan.

    But be aware you are in Seattle where Libs out numbers Cons by about 3 to 1.

    In WS in might even be 4-1.

    Comment by Ex-Westwood Resident — 6:53 am November 6, 2012 #

  7. Do you also threaten bars who show sports games whose outcomes you don’t support with loss of your business? Like I suggested, if you find yourself out tonight and people happen to end up celebrating election results that you don’t agree with, it’s not the fault of the business. It’s democracy. So don’t come.

    Comment by then don't come — 8:45 am November 6, 2012 #

  8. If I were a betting man though, I’m guessing OutWest will be supporting the passing of R74. Just a hunch.

    Comment by cr — 9:15 am November 6, 2012 #

  9. Yeah, in that case, I wouldn’t expect a cozy reception if you rejected R74 at that “party.” Safe bet. Kinda like rooting for the Red Sox in a Yankees bar…

    Comment by then don't come — 10:35 am November 6, 2012 #

  10. If you don’t like it don’t come…..Obviously the businesses know what they are doing…..and we do live in West Seattle…..

    Comment by barbara parker — 10:39 am November 6, 2012 #

  11. A question above was:

    “Anybody else (know of a) party and/or specials? Let us know?”

    If anyone actually knows of such places it’d be great if they posted it here.

    If you don’t want to go out tonight or think it’s bad business for a bar to have a TV on FOX or MSNBC you should post that on your blog instead.

    Comment by Meaninglessbark — 11:19 am November 6, 2012 #

  12. I’ll be staying home. I’ve learned my lesson about Seattle, where everything is political, even sports. Several years, I watched a college basketball game at a local pub in W. Seattle -won’t say which one – between Florida and Butler.

    My friend when to school in Florida, so we were rooting for them. Of course, it devolved into a Republican bashing exercise by a group of uncouth guys, and way too old for this childish display.

    We left, and I haven’t been back to that pub since.

    Comment by G — 1:22 pm November 6, 2012 #

  13. @Don’t come
    …you obviously are not a business person as you can’t underestand that I am talking about the silly practice of backing one political issue or the other with obvious politcal signs.
    Support your choices away from your business so you don’t lose anyone from either side.
    It hurts your business and not many around here can afford that.

    As far as this being “threatening” I can’t began to understand how you would reach that conclusion.
    I have been talking in terms of the public and never mentioned that I had any personal intention of boycotting anyone.
    I think that it is very likly that we both back the same political issues so you are barking up the wrong tree.

    I should know better than to exchange comments with political zealots who have no experience with small businesses problems with keeping a solid customer base of all people.

    Comment by orca — 6:33 pm November 6, 2012 #

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