Nothing like drinking away the campaign stress, rubbing elbows with Asheville’s newly crowned City Council members or gossiping your way around town on election night.
Assuming that’s your thing, here’s where to go after the polls have closed:
Trying to decide between dropping in on Jan Davis, Dwight Butner or Bill Russell? You don’t have to: They’re all hanging together tonight and flitting back and forth between Vincenzo’s and Magnolia’s. Davis says he won’t show until after he’s had a chance to watch the returns roll in at the Board of Elections, but the triple-bash is just a short walk from there.
Not so far away (distance-wise, that is), Elaine Lite and her camp will be partying down at Scully’s.
For Brownie Newman fans, the party is at Jack of the Wood pub.
And Bryan Freeborn is holding it down on the West side with his post-election gathering at the Westville Pub, a location he chose with his West Asheville-based campaigners in mind. His advice, however, is sound for anyone attending a bash at a bar this evening: “Please,” he says, “Walk home responsibly.”
— Rebecca Bowe, contributing editor