Things to Do Oscars viewing parties in NYC: Where to watch the award show By amNY.com staff Updated February 20, 2019 11:28 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email This year's Oscars is jam-packed with nominated films that have rocked us ("Bohemian Rhapsody"), thrilled us ("Black Panther") and made us weep ("A Star is Born"). But, there are only a few that will actually take home the title of "best." It all comes to a head on Feb. 24, when the 91st Academy Awards -- set to air at 8 p.m. on ABC -- brings out Hollywood's finest to the red carpet as stars vie for the coveted titles of best actor, best actress and more. So, grab a front-row seat at these bars, restaurants and theaters to see how well your favorite flick of the year -- from "Roma" to "The Favourite" -- fares on Oscars night. Ocean Prime Photo Credit: Alex Staniloff Watch the show at Ocean Prime's lounge, where you can fill out an awards ballot for a chance to win a $150 gift card to the restaurant and other gifts from Remy Cointreau, step and repeat for photo opps and enjoy any one of its special cocktails made for the night -- "The Queen's Favourite," "The VP," "The Limelight," "Wakanda Welcome," "And All That Jazz" (pictured left), and "The Mercury" (pictured right). (7 p.m. to midnight, 123 W. 52nd St., ocean-prime.com) QED Astoria Photo Credit: QED Astoria Get your friends and head to QED, which is offering pizza, popcorn and a ballot for each ticket. There will also be drink specials and prizes awarded (from Frames New York, 92Y and more) through the night based on random drawings, trivia and ballot results. ($12, 7 p.m., 27-16 23rd St., qedastoria.com) Sir Henri Penthouse Photo Credit: Sir Henri Guests to this swanky lounge will get free gourmet popcorn and fill out ballots to compete for prizes, like a two-night stay at Hotel Henri, dinner for two at the new Greek restaurant Rodos or two rounds of free drinks at the penthouse. Additionally, the bar is offering special cocktails ($15) inspired by the nominated films -- "A Star is Born," "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Black Panther," "Roma," and "The Favourite." (37 W. 24th St., sirhenriny.com) LeGrande Lounge at The Time New York Photo Credit: LeGrande Lounge at The Time New York Head to The Time New York's mezzanine floor cocktail lounge to enter your Oscar picks for the ballot competition for the chance to win a $100 voucher to LeGrande at The Time New York. Guests will be able to enjoy a special themed cocktail menu during the evening, including a "Jackson Maine," an old fashioned inspired by "A Star is Born," "Spiked Lee," a French 75 inspired by "BlacKkKlansman" and more. (7:30 to 11 p.m., 224 W. 49th St., thetimehotels.com) Cecconi's Dumbo Photo Credit: Cecconi's Dumbo The Italian eatery with views of the Manhattan skyline is hosting its own viewing party that'll give guests a free glass of prosecco at the start of the red carpet show. The show will be on screens throughout the restaurant and the menu will be a la carte. (6:30 p.m, 55 Water St., cecconisdumbo.com) Refinery Rooftop Photo Credit: Refinery Rooftop Dress to impress at this Pre-Academy Awards Awards event hosted by Lauren Scala of New York Live, Carl Radke from Bravo's Summer House, and Travel and Spirits Journalist Céline Bossart. The hosts will select winners for Best Dressed, Best Supporting Shoes, Most Instagrammable Ensemble, Outstanding Achievement in Accessories, Best Pattern Mixing and Best Original Outfit. Attendees will be able to fill out an Oscars ballot before the show begins. Each correct ballot will be entered into a raffle to win a one night staycation at Refinery Hotel, dinner for two at Parker & Quinn, and drinks for two at Refinery Rooftop. The dress code is "Red Carpet Chic" and guests are welcome to stay and watch the Oscars and can make reservations through email@example.com. ($25, 6 to 8 p.m., 63 W. 38th St., universe.com) Mr. Purple Photo Credit: Jon Lugo Mr. Purple's "Clicquot Chalet" winter pop-up is offering $15 themed cocktails, like the "Bohemian Rhapsody" (rosemary infused Cynar, Barolo and clubs oda with Chandon Brut) and complimentary popcorn for its viewing party, which will project the show on a large screen. (180 Orchard St., mrpurplenyc.com) The Roof Photo Credit: Jon Lugo The Roof is offering five themed cocktails, such as "A Star is Born" made with Boodles gin, fresh lemon juice, apricot liqueur and prosecco, pictured, "Black Panther" made with bourbon, honey and lemon juice, and "Roma" made with Mezcal, Penfolds Red Blend, Cointreau, lime juice and simple syrup, and free complimentary popcorn as it streams the show. (124 W. 57th St., theroofny.com) Boulton & Watt Photo Credit: Boulton & Watt Enjoy a night of bubbles, snacks, games, prizes and more at Boulton & Watt. The pre-show and awards will be shown on seven TVs throughout the bar and complimentary, custom popcorn paired with $25 bottles of prosecco will be available as you watch. If you fill out a ballot before the show begins, you will be entered to win one of a handful of Boulton & Watt gift cards. Reservations are encouraged at firstname.lastname@example.org. (6 p.m., 5 Avenue A, boultonandwattnyc.com) The Oscar experience at Oscar Wilde Photo Credit: Celtic Developers Groups, Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde is showing the Oscars on multiple screens as it serves up eight themed cocktails inspired by this year's nominees. There will also be a Hollywood-style red carpet background for photo ops. For those who want to reserve a table, Oscar Wilde is offering a limited early bird special for $78 (tax and gratuity included) for a table of four, which includes four themed cocktails, theater popcorn and guaranteed seating. To reserve, email email@example.com. (Free otherwise, 7 p.m., 45 W. 27th St., eventbrite.com) Wolfgang's Steakhouse Photo Credit: Wolfgang's Steakhouse The ceremony will be shown in the bar of each of Wolfgang's bars across the city, which will also be offering "The Red Siren" for $18. The cocktail is made with Stoli vodka, grenadine, lime juice and triple sec. (Times Square: 250 W. 41st St., 212-921-3720; Tribeca: 409 Greenwich St., 212-925-0350; Park Avenue: 4 Park Ave., 212-889-3369; Midtown: 200 E. 54th St., 212-588-9653 and Gotham: 16 E. 46th St., 212-490-8300; wolfgangssteakhouse.net) DiWine Photo Credit: Joe Kanta DiWine Restaurant & Wine Bar in Astoria is putting the show on a big screen and serving up a special cocktail named "It's Oscar Thyme" for $13, made with bourbon, thyme, lemon, Benedictine and prosecco and rimmed with edible gold glitter. (41-15 31st Ave., 718-777-1355, diwineonline.com). Arlo SoHo Photo Credit: Arlo SoHo Arlo SoHo 's Living Room is screening the show with free hors d'oeuvres, such as smoked salmon cucumber cups, avocado toast and lamb kebabs from Harold's and Oscars-themed specialty cocktails ($16) including the "City of Stars" (made with Avion Reposado Tequila, strawberry, pecan, rhubarb and lime) and the "Red Carpet Kickoff" (made with coconut oil-washed bourbon, Amontillado Sherry, blueberry, clove and Angostura bitters). You can win free prosecco by filling out a nomination ballot, too. RSVP is not required. (Free, 7:30 p.m., 231 Hudson St., arlohotels.com/arlo-soho) 'Red-Carpet Ready Viewing Package' at Kimpton Ink48 Hotel Photo Credit: Kimpton Ink48 Hotel If you want to splurge on your Oscars night, this private viewing party and overnight for two people starts at $5,000. The package includes a red carpet for pre-show glamour shots; a "Gold Statue" cocktail with Champagne and edible gold luster dust, pictured, as well as unlimited nonalcoholic drinks; replica award statues for each attendee to keep; "expansive" food options and award show ballots for guests to complete before the show starts. (653 11th Ave., 212-757-0088, ink48.com) Comedy and trivia at Threes Brewing Photo Credit: Threes Brewing Comedians and actors Kendra Cunningham and Stephen Sheffer will host a night of Oscars fun, which will include Oscars-themed trivia during the commercial breaks. Prizes will be awarded and both individuals and groups are welcome. (Free entry, 7 p.m., 333 Douglass St., threesbrewing.com) By amNY.com staff Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.