The winners are chosen and now its time for Hollywood to celebrate da date!
Thankfully, viewing the Oscars doesn’t have to be a chore as there are cool venues around NYC where you can kick back some beers in your best dress while having a laugh with your friends.
Below are five of the best places to enjoy the antics of host Neil Patrick Harris and co.
230 Fifth’s Oscar Viewing Party
A $25 ticket gets you champagne, beer and wine plus a boatload of sliders and finger foods at this Manhattan rooftop party from 7 to 11pm. Two hours of hors d’oeuvres also includes chicken strips. Who doesn’t like chicken? More details here.
Littlefield X The Skint Oscar Party
Cross the bridge and head into Brooklyn for this free Oscar viewing party sponsored by Littlefield and hosted by The Skint. While the tickets for free champagne are sold out, free, regular tickets are still available for non-champagne having trivia happy folks like yourself. Even if you did RSVP for champagne, there’s no guarantee you’ll get any, so there’s that to ponder. Be sure to dress your ass off because there will be a red carpet and you will be interrogated by Joan Rivers ghost about what or who you’re wearing. Reservations, directions: here.
Videology’s Oscar Shindig
Back room theaters in NYC used to mean sticky floors, questionable aromas and dollar tokens for a five minute peep-show. Videology’s name might fool you into thinking those times are back but you’re wrong: it’s a Williamsburg bar for movie buffs with happy hour drink specials. Sad face/happy face. Tacos, popcorn and nachos are par the course on Oscar night. Watch the telecast on a giant screen. Free.
The Oscar Party at Singl
Singl is a bar and lounge near Union Square. For $38 you can enjoy a three course meal while watching the Academy Awards on multiple flatscreen TVs. Gourmet popcorn and oysters are also on the menu at this speakeasy inspired venue. We recommend going as Bonnie and Clyde to get into the spirit.
The Big Oscar Quiz Thing at (Le) Poisson Rouge
Big trivia buff, movie lover and really competitive? Then The Big Quiz Thing at bar/lounge (Le) Poisson Rouge might be the venue for you this Sunday. With an admission fee ranging from $10-$15, you can compete for prizes or just enjoy the show. Reservations/tickets here
Gansevoort Oscar Viewing Party
Hotels are soooo much fun because the possibilities of what’s happening in the rooms are endless. Who’s shooting a porno or making a drug deal? Who’s meeting whom for an affair? Sounds like a plot from a movie, right? If intrigue and fun is what you’re after, the Gansevoort has plenty to offer on screen and on its premises this Sunday night at its Oscar viewing party. Specialty cocktails, popcorn and more are on deck. A BOSCO GIF booth will be on hand so dress your best. Reservations here.
Following the last award of the night, 1,500 guests will make their way inside the official after party, which will feature more than 2,000 select images from the Academy’s photo archives with a nod to Old Hollywood. Wolfgang Puck oversees the menu including spicy tuna tartare, chicken potpie, lobster “BLT” with bacon and potato latkes with smoked salmon. Classy beverages will be provided by Piper-Heidsieck and Sterling Wines.