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It’s not the party, it’s the after party: Where Tampa candidates will be on Election night

Win or lose, candidates will be celebrating their efforts at local bars and restaurants.

After many months of campaigning, for some even longer, Election Day is the culmination of exhausting canvassing and fundraising.

This year’s mayoral campaign in particular has been a marathon for candidates who, for most of the last couple of months, have had forums nearly every night.

Win or lose, candidates will be celebrating their efforts at local bars and restaurants throughout the city.

Here’s where to find them.

Jane Castor

The Vault

611 N. Franklin Street

7-11 p.m.

Hors d’oeuvres and beverages provided; cash bar


David Straz

Lowry Park Zoo

1101 W. Sligh Ave.

7 p.m..

Free admission and parking; tram available from parking to event

Dick Greco Jr.

The Tree House

1809 W. Platt St.

7 p.m.

Harry Cohen

Pane Rustica

3225 S. MacDill Ave.

7 p.m.

Mike Suarez

Rick’s on the River

2305 N. Willow Ave.

6:30-9:30 p.m..

Ed Turanchik

Tentative: Mole & Abuela

1202 N. Franklin St. (rooftop)

7 p.m.

1920 E. 7th Ave. Ybor

7-9 p.m.

Topher Morrison

No response.

City Council District 1

Joe Citro

Gengiz Khan Mediterranean Grill

3114 Bay to Bay Blvd.

7-11 p.m.

Alan Clendenin

No public get-together.

David Loos

Bel Mar Tavern

4328 W. El Prado Blvd.

6:30 p.m.

Craig Newman

No response. 

Walter Smith II

Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant

3636 Henderson Blvd

City Council District 2

John Godwin

No public get-together.

Charlie Miranda

Vincent & Tampa Cigar Co.

3101 N. Howard Avenue

7 p.m.

Joe Robinson

No response. 

City Council District 3

John Dingfelder

No public get-together.

Nicholas Glover

No public get-together.

Stephen Lytle

New York Kitchen and Lounge

4606 W. Boy Scout Blvd.

6:30-10 p.m.

Vibha Shevade

Whiskey North

11921 N. Dale Mabry Highway #7

7 p.m.

City Council District 4

Bill Carlson

Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection

1207 S. Howard Ave.

7-10 p.m.

Sal Guagliardo Jr.

No public get-together.

Lee Lowry

Molly Malone’s Irish Pub

304 Davis Blvd.

7 p.m.

City Council District 5

Ella Coffee

Hampton Station

5921 N. Nebraska Ave.

7 p.m.

Todd Cole

No response. 

Orlando Gudes

Zydeco Brew Werks

1902 E. 7th Ave. Ybor

7-11 p.m.

Jeffrey Rhodes

No response. 

Ralph Smith

No public get-together.

City Council District 6

Guido Maniscalco

C. 1949 Florida Beer Garden

6905 N. Orleans Ave.

6:30 p.m.

Wendy Pepe

No public get-together.

City Council District 7

Luis Viera

Mission BBQ

13612 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.

6-8 p.m.

Quinton Robinson

No response. 

Janelle Irwin Taylor has been a professional journalist covering local news and politics in the Tampa Bay area since 2003. Most recently, Janelle reported for the Tampa Bay Business Journal. She formerly served as the sole staff reporter for WMNF News and previously covered news for and various local neighborhood newsletters. Her work has been featured in the New York Daily News, Free Speech Radio News and Florida Public Radio and she's been interviewed by radio stations across the nation for her coverage of the 2012 Republican National Convention. Janelle is a die-hard news junkie who isn't afraid to take on big names in local politics, including Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, the dirty business of trash and recycling in St. Pete and contentious issues surrounding transit. Her work as a reporter and radio host has earned her two WMNF awards including News Volunteer of the Year and Public Affairs Volunteer of the Year. Janelle is also a devoted wife and mother to three brilliant and beautiful daughters who are a constant source of inspiration and occasional blogging fodder.

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