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What your (planned) mayoral victory party says about you.

Posted by Hilary Sargent  September 24, 2013 03:53 PM

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At least 11 of the 12 Boston mayoral candidates have victory celebrations planned for tonight. Of course, only two of the 11 planned parties will end up being "victory" parties. But the parties have to be planned just the same! Just two of the 11 candidates are opting for fancy downtown hotels. The rest of the gatherings will be at neighborhood joints -- restaurants, an Elks lodge, a "lounge," a VFW hall, and more.

Here's the full rundown.

Felix Arroyo
Coco's Lounge (Jamaica Plain)
This bar and restaurant (which sounds a bit like a strip club but apparently isn't) reportedly serves up a drink "involving a pair of upside down Coronas dunked in a giant margarita glass." Here's a photo. That sounds pretty awesome. Bottoms up, Felix!

John Barros
Restaurante Cesaria (Dorchester)
Barros will entertain supporters from this family-friendly Cape Verdean restaurant, which he happens to co-own. It's safe to say Barros is probably getting a pretty good deal.

Charles Clemons
Boston Police VFW Post #1018 (Dorchester)
Clemons told the Dorchester Reporter he plans to hold his celebration here.

Dan Conley
Seaport Hotel (Waterfront)
Conley plans to celebrate in the hotel's Lighthouse Ballroom, described as an "elegant" space with a glass staircase (!) and "breathtaking panoramas." Because what you want is half of West Roxbury driving downtown, drinking for hours, and then driving home.

John Connolly
Hibernian Hall (Roxbury)
This facility was built in 1913 by the Ancient Order of Hibernians. The Ancient Order of Hibernians, in case you didn't know (how could you not know?) is the country's oldest Irish Catholic fraternal organization.

Rob Consalvo
Elks Lodge (West Roxbury)
The website refers to this location as "The Mother Lodge of New England." The MOTHER LODGE. Sounds huge and awesome.

Charlotte Golar Richie
Fairmount Copley Plaza (Back Bay)
This "luxury downtown Boston landmark" is a "symbol of the city's rich history and elegance." Also it's not in Golar Richie's neighborhood and kind of a pain for supporters who want to attend and park and not pay an exorbitant amount.

Mike Ross
Boston Chops (South End)
This restaurant -- sorry, "urban steak bistro" -- offers a raw bar and 20-foot ceilings in addition to a "towering 2,000-bottle glass wine room" and a bar made of "reclaimed wood."

Bill Walczak
Savin Bar and Kitchen (Dorchester)
Ross isn't the only one to have a reclaimed wooden bar at his victory party. Walczak's celebration will feature a bar "hand crafted by locals from salvaged Vermont oak." What, is there no salvageable Massachusetts oak? Also, Walczak's party is being held just a block or two from Marty Walsh's house. So if the Walsh house gets toilet-papered tonight, I think we know which camp is to blame.

Marty Walsh
Venezia (Dorchester)
Enjoy Italian fare while checking out views of the Boston skyline from a "white-marbled foyer" and a "spacious patio deck overlooking the harbor."

David James Wyatt
Who knows? No I mean, really, does anyone know? Unless we hear otherwise, let's assume this will be a private party involving a couch, some Internet, and an old pair of sweatpants.

Charles Yancey
Still working on finding out the victory celebration location.

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