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Power through the Midterm Elections with These Boston-Area Election Night Specials

Show off that "I Voted" sticker for high fives at Aeronaut and free oyster sliders at Island Creek Oyster Bar.


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Photographed by Jazz Martin

The long-awaited midterm elections all go down Nov. 6, and while solid-blue Massachusetts is unlikely to change up Congress too much, the state still has a few contentious races up for grabs, as well as a few ballot questions that are dividing voters. Whether you’re curious to see how the nurse staffing ratios ballot question is going to shake out, agonizing over the transgender rights question, or just generally looking for some company while you watch the rest of the country’s results roll in, head out to these restaurants and bars, all of which are offering election night perks to patrons.

OAK Long Bar + Kitchen

Turn that voting sticker into a sweet discount at OAK, which promises 10 percent off food all day long if you’ve got an “I Voted” sticker to show your server. You can even start Election Day off here if you’re a morning voter, and choose from the restaurant’s selection of healthy breakfast eats, including avocado toast and quinoa with baby kale.

Oak Long Bar + Kitchen, 138 St James Ave., Downtown, 617-585-7222, oaklongbarkitchen.com.

Island Creek Oyster Bar 

If you’re still coasting on that Red Sox World Series high, here’s another reason to hang out in Kenmore Square: If you display your “I Voted” sticker at Island Creek Oyster Bar, you’ll earn yourself a complimentary Crispy Oyster Slider.

Island Creek Oyster Bar, 500 Comm. Ave., 617-532-5300, islandcreekoysterbar.com.

Row 34

There are ample opportunities for free oysters on Election Day this year, because nothing says mid-terms like a raw bar. Head to Row 34 in Fort Point with your “I Voted” sticker and the staff will give you two free oysters.

Row 34, 383 Congress St., Boston, 617-553-5900, row34.com.

Aeronaut Brewing Company

For those seeking camaraderie, Aeronaut is holding a special election night viewing party. Watch the results on one of their four screens and enter to win prizes by winning bingo games. No oysters, but free high-fives are promised to those donning their “I Voted” stickers.

Aeronaut Brewing Company, 14 Tyler St, Somerville, 617-987 4236, aeronautbrewing.com.

Best Burger Bar

Nothing beats a classic burger and fries dinner to help you make it through another election night. With your “I Voted” sticker, earn yourself an order of free fries if you’re getting a burger or sandwich.

Best Burger Bar, 195 Washington St, Brookline, 617-505-5320, bestburgerbar.com.