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Feb. 15 election night party roundup

Supporters of the school board recall gather at Manny's on Nov. 4, 2021. | Sophie Bearman
Supporters of the school board recall gather at Manny's on Nov. 4, 2021. | Sophie Bearman

Masks off. Ballots cast. Party hats on! On Tuesday evening, the night before the city lifts its universal indoor masking mandate, politically minded San Franciscans will gather to raise a glass—either in celebration of a hard-won victory or to wash down the bitter pill of defeat—as the results of the Feb. 15 special election come in.

San Franciscans are voting on whether to recall three members of the local school board. It’s the first time a recall for a local office has been held in almost 40 years. In addition, those who live on the eastern side of the city, in District 17, are voting in a primary for their state assemblymember. 

We’ll be busy tapping on our keyboards, working the phones and scurrying around the newsroom to keep you informed as the night unfolds. We hope you’ll keep an eye on our coverage as you rub elbows with city politicos at one of the following election night watch parties. Results should start to trickle in around 8:45 p.m. Depending on how close the election is, final results may not be known until the next day.

This is by no means a complete list, but we aim to keep it updated, so please send in any parties that we’ve missed. 

Bilal for Assembly 2022 Election Night Party

Red's Place, 672 Jackson St.
Tuesday, Feb. 15 @ 8-10 PM  | Free (Register on

Bilal Mahmood, one of the assemblymember candidates in district 17, will be hosting an election night party at a local business which bills itself as the oldest bar in Chinatown. Mahmood supporters can enjoy food and drinks indoors or in the parklet out front.

School Board Recall Election Night Volunteer Appreciation Party

Manny’s, 3092 16th St.
Tuesday, Feb. 15 @ 8-10 PM  
| Free (Register on

School board recall campaign volunteers will gather to socialize and hear initial election results at Manny's, the political venue in the Mission. This event is open only to campaign volunteers and the press; RSVPs are necessary.

Matt Haney’s Election Night Party

District 6, 428 11th St.
Tuesday, Feb. 15 @ 8-10 PM  
| Free

Matt Haney, SF’s current District 6 supervisor and a candidate for the state assembly, will hold his election night party at—wait for it—District 6, which was formerly the SoMa StrEat Food Park. After a management change and a rebrand, the food park is now being billed as a “premium open-air creative event space.” We will update this post when we hear more details on timing. The event will be outdoors.

Thea Selby Election Night Party

Woods Lowside, 530 Haight St.
Tuesday, Feb. 15 @ 8 PM  | Free

Thea Selby, one of the assemblymember candidates in district 17, will be hosting an election night party at Woods, a local brewery known for its experimental brews like its Girl Scout inspired beers. There are multiple locations in the city, so make sure to go to the right one.

GrowSF Election Night Victory Party

Teeth, 2323 Mission St.
Tuesday, Feb. 15 @ 7-10 PM  | Free (Register on Eventbrite)

GrowSF, a new political advocacy group that produces voter guides for moderate voters and runs a super PAC, is hosting an election night party at Teeth, a popular Mission District watering hole known for its laid back vibes and comfort food menu. The kitchen is open until 11 p.m. and attendees have the option of schmoozing indoors or out on the back patio.

SF Parents Election Night Party

Standard Deviant Brewing, 280 14th St.
Tuesday, Feb. 15 @ 7 PM  | Free

The San Francisco Parent Coalition, a group of 4,000 local public school parents, are holding a party at a local brewery.

This story has been updated from a previous version.