Are you a major movie buff? Think that Get Out will win Best Picture, or are you rooting for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri or The Shape of Water? Why not battle your friends for Oscar gold in style this coming Sunday night, as several locations across Manhattan will be hosting some incredible Oscars-type viewing parties.
Kick back, relax, enjoy your popcorn (with some delicious drinks) and make a reservation at one of the Oscars hotspots.
Winnie’s Jazz Bar
Winnie’s Jazz Bar (63 W 38th St) is hosting their First Annual Viewing Party for this year’s Oscars. Guests are encouraged to dress to impress as they walk the red carpet and past photographers to the lounge on the ground floor of Refinery Hotel. Tickets for the evening are just $40 and include a Moët & Chandon champagne toast, complimentary popcorn and candy, live jazz, a photo booth, and a front row seat to one of two big screens set up for the evening. Each guest will be invited to fill out an official Oscars ballot for the chance to win one night’s stay at Refinery Hotel and dinner at Parker & Quinn. Red carpet will be from 6-8pm and the main event from 8-11pm. Space is limited, so get your tickets early here.
Boulton & Watt
Boulton & Watt (5 Ave A) is bringing a bit of that Dolby Theater magic to Avenue A. Though there will be a red carpet and pint-sized golden Oscars on hand, guests are invited to enjoy a casual evening of bubbles, snacks, games, and prizes. The pre-show and awards will be shown on 7 HD TV’s throughout the bar. Nibble complimentary, custom popcorn paired with $25 bottles of prosecco as you celebrate your favorite films, actors, fashion, and Kimmel jokes. Guests who fill out a ballot before the show will be entered to win one of seven Boulton & Watt gift cards. The festivities begin and 6pm and reservations are highly encouraged to ensure you and your friends get a primo spot. For reservations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (646) 490-6004.
This Flatiron district hot spot equipped with two hi-def video walls and a funktion one sound system is the perfect spot to enjoy the show. Slate will offer its patrons a glass of complimentary champagne upon entry and the night will be full of buy one get one free Oscar themed cocktails and fresh warm cookies during commercial breaks. For more information visit slate-ny.com.
Catch the Oscars at the hottest multi-level restaurant and bar in the East Village. The VNYL will be screening the awards, projected on two massive 36 ft. screens with surround sound. Sip on themed hand-crafted cocktails for a discounted $12 and enjoy complimentary popcorn (multiple flavors!).
The Roof at Viceroy Central Park
Catch the Oscars in style at The Roof at Viceroy Central Park, one of the most lavish rooftop bars in the city, enclosed during the colder season of course. Located in the heart of Midtown, The Roof overlooks Central Park and gives guests stunning views (and we aren’t talking about those red carpet looks) all while sipping on discounted $15 themed cocktails and munching on complimentary popcorn. They will also host the annual Pick the Winners Contest, where guests can make their Oscar predictions by filling out a ballot prior to the start of the awards ceremony and be entered for a chance win some great prizes!
The Rag Trader
Brand new Midtown hotspot, The Rag Trader, will be screening this year’s Academy Awards on a large projection screen in their main dining room. Swing by for cocktails, bites, and the potential to win much much more. The restaurant will be hosting an Oscar ballot competition costing $10 to participate and whoever guesses the most categories correctly will be going home with the full cash pot!
Osteria Morini will offer a late night happy hour to celebrate the Oscars this year. All guests will have the chance to win a $100 OM gift card by entering their predictions for the evening on a ballot. Additionally, guests can enjoy the “90th Oscars – 90 minute Happy Hour” which will be offered restaurant-wide from 8:30PM-10pm.
Mr. Purple at Hotel Indigo Lower East Side
Located on the 15th floor of Hotel Indigo Lower East Side, Mr. Purple’s “Cabin in the Sky” Winter pop-up (open through March) will allow you to watch the Academy Awards among sweeping 360 degree views of Manhattan. Take in the funky winter lodge vibes – think purple deer heads and digital fireplaces – while enjoying complimentary popcorn and catching this year’s Oscars on their large projection screen. Discounted at $15, Mr. Purple is also offering a trio of goldesque drinks, all that give a nod to the golden age of Hollywood and/or symbolize the award itself.
Watch the biggest moment in film this year on Irvington’s huge projection screen in their main dining room. Located at the W Union Square, Irvington is offering up themed cocktails for a discounted $15 and complimentary popcorn for patrons coming to enjoy the big night in film.