Election night events and freebies

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Lots of local bars and restaurants are offering drink specials and free or reduced price food to entice election watchers. Some good bets:

Sheffield's will be roasting a pig (no mention of whether it'll sport lipstick). It's free if you buy a cocktail--options include Obama Bombs and Take the Pain Away McCain shots. 5 PM, 3258 N. Sheffield, 773-281-4989.

Sushisamba Rio has a selection of sushi, chicken wings, calamari, taquitos, and other small bites for $2-$4 (available at the bar only), and Obamarama and Maverick cocktails ($11). 504 N. Wells, 312-329-1268.

Whiskey Blue is offering $4 drink specials including the Ciroc Obama, Democra-Sea Breeze, and Absinthee Voter. 6 PM-midnight, 172 W. Adams, 312-782-4933.

Moonshine's drink specials include $3 McCains ("mystery booze--random crap left over from the last four years") and $3 Palins ("Wild Turkey American Honey--starts out sweet with a ruthless finish"); they're also offering a free hot dog bar. 1824 W. Division, 773-862-8686.

Old Town Pub has $3 domestic beers, $2 Jagermeister shots, and a free pizza buffet. 4 PM, 1339 N. Wells, 312-266-6789.

The Fifty/50 offers people with a voting receipt one free beer; there'll also be trivia and prizes. 4 PM, 2047 W. Division, 773-489-5050.

Adobo Grill is offering $5 martinis (red or blue), plus 20.08% off carryout orders picked up before 8 PM. 2005 W. Division, 773-252-9990; 1610 N. Wells, 312-266-7999.

Fulton's on the River has $2 domestic drafts and half off on the bar menu. 315 N. LaSalle, 312-822-0100.

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