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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Election night party bonanza!

Earlier today, you did your duty as a citizen and cast a ballot in the municipal elections. After that you slaved away at the office. You deserve a night filled with cash bars, stale peanuts, and political insiders.

Across the city, candidates for the Atlanta mayor's office, Atlanta City Council, and Atlanta Public Schools board will gather with supporters and keep an eye on incoming election results.

We've listed a handful of soirees below to help you plan your evening accordingly. All are open to the public and, one should always assume, will expect you to pay for your beverages. Party safe, drink responsibly, and call a cab if you've had one too many!

Kasim Reed: Hizzoner will be holding court and most likely celebrating four more years at City Hall at the Hyatt Regency. The fun kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and lasts until, well, whenever the party ends. Here's the Facebook page.

Al Bartell: The underdog mayoral candidate will host a jazz and hip-hop concert by Atlanta musicians from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Metro Fuxon. It's located at 554 Piedmont Avenue, NE.

Mary Norwood: The former councilwoman, mayoral candidate, and unsuccessful Fulton County Commission hopeful will be praying to the gods that she reclaims her old Post 2 At-Large seat at her Ormewood Park headquarters. The address is 1153 Ormewood Ave., SE.

Aaron Watson: The Post 2-At Large incumbent and sustainability champion will mingle with supporters at Park Tavern on the edge of Piedmont Park.

Andre Dickens: The political newcomer and contender for the Post 3 At-Large seat will join friends, family, and supporters - maybe former Mayor Shirley Franklin will make an appearance? - at Manuel's Tavern in Poncey-Highland. Polls close at 8 p.m., but they're not expecting things to kick off until around 9 p.m.

Alex Wan: The District 6 incumbent, who's facing challenges from self-employed sports agent Tracy Austin and businessman Mike Boyle, will watch election results at the Colonnade Restaurant starting at 7:30 p.m.

John Paul "J.P." Michalik: The District 5 candidate and Hulk Hogan doppelganger will be with friends at the Old Fourth Ward's Drafting Table bar starting at 6:30 p.m.

Christian Enterkin: The Kirkwood candidate will be with campaign supporters at the Pullman Restaurant at 1992 Hosea Williams Drive beginning at 8 p.m.

Felicia Moore: The District 9 incumbent, who's facing a tough re-election campaign against Ricardo Mosby, will spend the evening with supporters at Westside Pizzeria located at 2341 Marietta Blvd.

Matt Rinker: The District 5 candidate will watch results from home with supporters.

Still no word on where Councilman H. Lamar Willis will wait and learn whether he'll keep his seat. Or if Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong will be throwing her own event. Know of a party not listed above? Send us a line or let us know in the comments.

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