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Houston’s Best Election Day Restaurant Deals — Voting Will Get You Free Food

17 Spots Offering Crazy Perks for Casting Your Ballot

BY // 10.31.18

It’s election season, and Houstonians are turning out in droves. Harris County shattered the record for the first day of early voting. The air’s buzzing with Beto and Cruz. You can’t deny the numbers.

Ask almost anyone who’s voted, and they’ll tell you democracy’s a pretty sweet deal. And it’s even better when it comes with sweet restaurant deals. Houston eateries are offering Election Day specials on November 6th.

They’re giving kudos to those performing their clutch civic duty with extended happy hours and impressive discounts. And sometimes even completely free food. You’ve just got to sport your I Voted sticker, and it’s all yours.

UB Preserv

Chris Shepherd’s celebrated Underbelly spinoff is offering its usually Sunday-only Power Hour special all day long to voters. Get ready for an order of the famous boudin siu mai, a shot and a beer for just $15.

The Classic All-Day

This classic is going all-out for Election Day. In the special to end all specials, The Classic All Day is giving voters a completely complimentary lunch or dinner. As a token of gratitude for doing your part, you can get a free lunch or dinner — with one entree and even one appetizer.

the classic all day
The Classic All Day is serving up free lunch or dinner — an app and an entree.


Hay Merchant

The Bayou City’s go-to craft beer spot is promising half-off Houston beers on election day. You can choose from a bevy of local breweries’ offerings — Platypus, Buffalo Bayou Brewing, Saint Arnold, Brash, Spindletap, Eureka Heights, Great Heights, Sigma and more.

Feges BBQ

This Greenway spot that coined the surprising-yet-satisfying term “healthy barbecue” is giving a 10 percent off discount to all guests with a voting sticker.

Expect the finest barbecue traditions with a dash of global influences. You can come in for breakfast or lunch and chow down on Texas brisket, North Carolina pork and sides like Moroccan-style carrots with cumin, turmeric and curry.

Goodnight Charlie’s

It’s happy hour all day at this honky tonk for all the lucky voters out there. The goods just keep on coming when it comes to drinks and Mexican-centric eats.

Think $3 for all canned or bottled beers, half-price wine and frozen drinks and three-for-$10 tacos and a beer.

Goodnight Charlies
Goodnight Charlie’s The Blinker is no ordinary drink. (Photo by Ralph Smith.)

Melange Creperie

This one leaves tons of room for you to be inventive. At Melange, you can get $1 off any — we mean any — menu item.

Which way are you going go with your crepe? Sweet or savory? 

Sud Italia

This Rice Village restaurant is pouring up a complimentary glass of wine for voters. Vino and voting, a classic pair.

Molina’s Cantina

This one’s a boozy doozy. Your sticker will score you $6 Molina’s margaritas the whole day long. Frozen or on the rocks, your choice. 

Honeychild’s Sweet Cream

You can satisfy your sweet tooth with a cup of frozen custard for voting and canvassing if you tag Honeychild in an Instagram post. Talk about sweet, sweet publicity.


This Heights coffee house is doing voters a solid with an absolutely free cup of drip coffee to get the morning going. Trust us, you’ll want to stay for a pastry or signature donut.

Houston Watch Company

Hats off to his half-off deal. You can get half-off your first drink, whether it be wine, beer or a cocktail. Plan now — the clock is ticking.


Voting is no small thing, but you can get a small cake for it. Smallcakes is giving out one free cupcake per voter in both its Houston and Pearland locations.

Dessert Gallery

This H-Town classic is handing out one complimentary cookie to those who’ve gone to the ballot box.

Daiquiri’s 2 Go

Are you ready for a wild one? Show off your sticker in exchange for $1 off a large daiquiri. Cheers to you, you voter you.

Boomtown Coffee

Looking for a steal? Boom! This coffee shop’s giving you a fully free drip coffee. Go on. Reward yourself with that free cup of Joe.

One Armed Scissor

This brand new bar’s granting you half-off your first drink. Is it OK to high-five with one arm?

Ooh La La Dessert Boutique

November 6th is the time to take on a sweet, free chocolate chip cookie.

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