Stranger EverOut Presents: Election Survival Guide

October 21, 2020
Sure, the world is on fire and November 3rd is looming large, but don't let election stress get you down! Just take a deep breath and peruse this sponsored list of election survival tools – from spa-like self care and relaxing distractions to delicious food and tasty beverages, you're bound to find something to soothe those jagged nerves.

Ba Bar
Hours of Operation: 
Ba Bar U Village: Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
Capitol Hill: Daily 10am-10pm
Daily Happy Hour 3-6pm 
"Take Comfort this election with Seattle’s Best Phở at Ba Bar!
Nothing soothes the soul like a steaming bowl of Ba Bar’s phở! We use only the best local ingredients like Meyer Ranch prime beef, Washington-raised Draper Valley chicken, Northwest tofu, fresh herbs, and stock that simmers for 24 hours.
Enjoy for lunch or dinner on our heated, tented patio at Ba Bar U Village or indoors at our U Village and Capitol Hill locations! Also available for takeout."

3417 Evanston Ave N #102, Seattle
Open Tue-Sun 4-8pm (Please check website for current hours)
"The Barrel Thief Wine & Whiskey Bar is open during COVID as a bottle shop & to-go restaurant, featuring an eclectic collection of wine, whiskey, other spirits, spirits flights, beer, cider, cocktails & house-made food to-go including delectable pot pies. We have a fantastic selection of holiday gifts, and offer delivery within Seattle.
Thanks for supporting local, independent businesses!"
Always Open at
"Hi Seattle! We’re an online wine retailer based in this magnificent city and specialize in organic, biodynamic and sustainably produced wines.
During this unprecedented moment in time, we’re offering free shipping on orders over $79 to Seattle area customers."
7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island
Open Tue-Sun (check website for seasonal hours)
"It could go either way. But no matter how it goes, this election is going to be stressful. So, where can you go to unplug, regroup, and recharge for another day? Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, just a short ferry ride from downtown Seattle. Gentle trails meander through 150 acres of sculpted landscapes, forests, meadows, water and wildlife habits. Open Tuesday-Sunday, rain or shine.
Come and see what a walk in the woods can do."

Available online only at
"Light a candle. Step into a hot shower. The soap is foamy and cleansing. Slather on cream and emerge from the bathroom a new person. Scrub 2020 off your skin and layer on the cozy and comfort with natural soap, lotion, cream, balm, sugar scrub, bath salts and soy wax candles.
Our products are made in a small studio in Port Townsend between the salty Puget Sound and the peaks of the Olympics."
"New startup to debut in December by a local entrepreneur, Ben Koala & UW alumni. Seeking members and restaurants, chefs & cooks to partner. Members receive discounted meals and help with climate change by delivery aggregation. Restaurants will operate in the traditionally less busy 3pm-5pm timeframe. Orders received by 3pm, picked up by 5pm."
915 E Pine St Fl 2, Seattle
Open Thu-Sat 5-9pm; Sun 11am-2pm; Closed Mon-Wed
"Order delivery, a 'Fancy Picnic Basket' or our “Brand New Bag” for your own election night party!
We feature dinner, including craft cocktails, on Thu-Sat and Brunch on Sun.  Dine-in, take-out or delivery.
And when the election’s over, come dance it off in one our socially distanced social dance classes!"

"'With apocalyptic themes and messages that rival the Twilight Zone, Christopher Hill delivers a progressive and genre-bending view of the future in this lo-fi concept album odyssey. It’s a record that would surely make Daniel Johnston smile." - It’s Psychedelic Baby Magazine

Christopher Hill and TSDC (Seattle, WA) are very much a multi-genre experience but are self-described as “Death-Folk-Rock” and “Post-Psychedelia.” Mason Jennings meets Black Mountain. Bob Dylan meets Radiohead. Listen & buy merch here."

310 Occidental Ave S, Seattle
Open Wed-Sat 11am-4pm
"Clementines is a women's boutique - never stuffy, always fun. They're here to help you through the cold grey months with fall must-haves and masks!
Got a first-time voter in your life? Pick up Clementine's VOTE! Gift Box! They also carry some great little blankets that you can just wrap yourself up in and hope it all goes away soon... Shot glasses and flasks to take the edge off.
Open in Pioneer Square 11-4, Wednesday through Saturday. Virtual visits are available via Zoom as well. Book online!"
Capitol Hill - Ballard - Madrona - West Seattle - Downtown
"Cupcake Royale is passionate about using our tiny superpowers to make a difference for a better community and society, which is why we’re donating 10% to Planned Parenthood to ensure that women have access to health care, birth control.  We do this in honor of RBG and people everywhere fighting for a better tomorrow.
Order online at"

2407 E Union St, Ste D
Open Fri-Sun 12-5pm & By Appointment (Phase 2 hours)
"Cura; verb to curate, to cure
Cura is a conscious lifestyle brand & boutique specializing in highly curated, ethically sourced fashion, beauty, home goods, fine art, and gifts.
Sign up to get 10% off your first purchase. Redeemable at our Central District shop or online at"

"Evergreens is a made-to-order, fast-casual restaurant concept serving delicious salads, wraps, and warm grain bowls. We are known for our fresh, natural cuisine made with premium, seasonal ingredients. Evergreens has multiple locations within the Greater Seattle area. Healthy, satisfying meals that won’t slow you down.
Order on with promo code EGVOTE for 20% off, Oct 21-Nov 3, 2020."
Hot Tub Boats
2520 Westlake Ave N, Seattle
"See Seattle in a completely new way and enjoy the freedom of a boat from the comfort of a spa. Soaking in a Hot Tub is scientifically proven to reduce stress and if 2020 has given us anything, it is stress. Our staff empties the water and sanitizes the boat between rentals to ensure a safe trip.
2125 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle
Open Tue-Sat 12-8pm
"We take beautiful ingredients curated from our local farm and business partners and treat them simply to allow the premium, local products to shine. 
We are passionate about creating intimate dining experiences for our guests whether you join us in our large, socially distanced dining room or pick up one of Chef’s take home date night boxes for two!"

9226 34th Ave NE, Tulalip
Open Mon-Sat 8am-10pm; Sun 9am-10pm
"Tribally owned and operated recreational cannabis dispensary providing the largest selection of Washington's most wanted brands! Just minutes off I-5, we're the perfect dispensary for any occasion. Whether you need high CBD products or traditional flower, we got you covered.
Visit our online store at to see what our sale for the day is, and take a peek at our live inventory!"

9715 NE 119th Way, Kirkland
Open By Appointment Only
Mon-Tue 4-8pm & Wed-Sun 10am-8pm
"Life is stressful right now...we get it!  Relieve stress, relax your joints, reduce pain, avoid your family, or escape the news cycle and have some real time to yourself at Rubicon Float Studio. We offer a highly rated float experience with 60 minute floats and an additional 30 minutes free, giving you more time to reap the many benefits of float therapy.

1100 NW 50th St, Seattle
Open Mon-Sat 10am-8pm
"Relax and unwind at Seattle's only outdoor hydrotherapy spa. Our awe-inspiring outdoor spa pool and sundeck are now open for use by couples and household groups or quarantine pods of 1 to 5 persons. Flat fee of $150 for 90-minutes of exclusive use. Advance reservations required. (Sauna is still off limits until we get state approval.)
Therapeutic massage and acupuncture available six days a week."

Seattle Dance Fitness
Open Daily with Real-Time & On-Demand Classes - View Class Schedule Here
"'SDF is my therapy!' is something our students say ALL THE TIME.  We agree - our live-streamed dance classes are fast, fun and offer a great workout AND mini-escape from it all! Our 'therapy' includes: jumping, thrusting, twerking, shaking, and general werkin’ it to today’s Pop/Hip Hop/World Music. Classes for everyBODY - adults, kids & babies. Shake up 2020!"
1108 NW 52nd St, Seattle
Open Sun-Thu Noon-9pm; Fri-Sat Noon-10pm
"Opened in 2013 by Brad Benson, Lara Zahaba, and Robyn Schumacher, Stoup Brewing is a family-friendly craft brewery located in Ballard’s Brewery District. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all seating is outdoors, masks are required for entry and groups are limited to 6 or fewer! Stoup is open from 12-9pm Sunday-Thursday and noon-10pm on Friday & Saturday.
To learn more, visit"
White Center
"Feeling anxious about the election?
Hypnosis can help reduce stress, manage anxiety, and boost confidence. (And yes, we can take care of that nasty smoking habit, too.)
Find out how to schedule your FREE initial consultation at"
"The Unemployment Law Project is a legal nonprofit that provides free legal representation as well as free advice and counsel to people who have been denied Washington State unemployment benefits or whose award of benefits is being challenged. With offices in Seattle and Spokane, we offer our services to anyone with a Washington State unemployment claim.
The Unemployment Law Project is best able to assist you in your appeal when you contact us early in your appeal process. Please give us a call at 206-441-9178 or 509-624-9178 today to speak with an attorney, or visit us at to learn more!"

11752 15th Ave NE, Seattle
Open for Takeout & Delivery Wed, Fri & Sat 8am-3pm; Thu 8am-2pm
"Election Season Survival with Zylberschtein’s Delicatessen & Bakery
Survive election season (and the lame duck session) with a weekly delivery of Jewish comfort foods. Sign up for Zylberschtein’s Bagel Club, a subscription service for a weekly delivery of fresh bagels, cream cheese and deli favorites - House Smoked Pastrami, Lox, Matzo Ball Soup (the ultimate comfort food), and delectable pastries."

This is a sponsored list of businesses. If you own a business that would like to be included, email for rates.