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Oscars viewing parties in NYC: Where to watch the award show

The year's Oscars ceremony is jam-packed with nominated films that have scared us ("Get Out"), thrilled us ("Dunkirk") and made us nostalgic ("Lady Bird"). But, there are only a few that will actually take home the title of "best."

It all comes to a head on March 4, when the 90th Academy Awards -- set to air at 8 p.m. on ABC -- bring 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 "The Post" to "I, Tonya" -- fares on Oscars night.

Oscars + Chill at Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC

Those who want a little staycation this weekend
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Those who want a little staycation this weekend can check into the Gansevoort Meatpacking hotel for an "Oscars + Chill" experience. For $30 on top of the cost of your room, you'll get a specially made dark chocolate Oscar from Li-Lac Chocolate, a bottle of prosecco, a large bag of popcorn, a take-home novelty popcorn holder and an Oscar ballot to cast your vote. Use the code ACADEMY when you book. (18 Ninth Ave., gansevoorthotelgroup.com)

The Happiest Hour

Watch the Oscars on four screens around the
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Watch the Oscars on four screens around the bar and enjoy a signature cocktail inspired by old Hollywood Glam -- The Ingrid Bergman ($16). It's made with grapefruit bitters, absinthe, lemon syrup, Cedrat and beer distillate. There will also be mac n' cheese bites with a jalapeño dipping sauce, a smoked fish dip with fennel, celery and crackers and more. (8 p.m., 121 W. 10th St., happiesthournyc.com)

Treadwell Park

Cicerone Anne Becerra has paired craft beers with
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Cicerone Anne Becerra has paired craft beers with some Oscar picks: Bell's Brewery Berliner Style weisse oarsman for "Lady Bird"; a Yonkers brew for Mary J. Blige in "Mudbound"; Italian beer for "Call Me By Your Name"; the "Fake News" by Defiant Brewing for "The Post"; the Carakale Brewing Dead Sea-rious beer for "Get Out"; and a Portland beer for "I, Tonya." There will be free popcorn all night, too. (8 p.m., 1125 First Ave. and 301 South End Ave., treadwellpark.com)

Sugar East

Catch the Oscars on two giant projector screens
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Catch the Oscars on two giant projector screens at Sugar East and cast your ballot to predict who will take home the golden statues. The bar will have Champagne specials ($75 Moet Chandon) and free popcorn at every table. (8 p.m., 1125 First Ave., sugareast.com)

Caveat's The Big Oscars Quiz Thing

The Big Oscars Quiz Thing is back at
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The Big Oscars Quiz Thing is back at Caveat, so brush up on your pop-culture and film knowledge before heading to this live multimedia movie trivia game show. The game takes place before the Oscars begin, so don't worry about missing it. ($15, 5:30 p.m., 21 A Clinton St., caveat.nyc)

DiWine Restaurant and Wine Bar

As you watch the show on DiWine's big
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As you watch the show on DiWine's big screen, sip on its Oscar Sparkler cocktail ($8) made with Prosecco, gin, berry syrup and thyme, or if you're a wine drinker, glasses will be available at happy hour prices. (8 p.m., 41-15 31st Ave., Astoria, facebook.com)

VNYL

The show will be projected on two 36-foot-tall
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The show will be projected on two 36-foot-tall screens with surround sound. Enjoy free popcorn and cocktails for $12. Flavors include "Call Me By Your Name," "Lady Bird," "Daniels Debutant (Phantom Thread)," and "Shape of Water." (8 p.m., 100 Third Ave., thevnyl.com)

Osteria Morini

Enjoy a 90-minute happy hour with $28 bottles
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Enjoy a 90-minute happy hour with $28 bottles of Lambrusco, $5 draft beer, $7 draft wine, $8 draft cocktails and $12 French 75s. All guests will have the chance to win a $100 gift card to the restaurant by entering their predictions on a ballot. (8:30 p.m., 218 Lafayette St., osteriamorini.com)

The Roof at Viceroy

Watch the Oscars while you look over Central
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Watch the Oscars while you look over Central Park and sip on themed cocktails ($15), including the "Get Out," pictured, made with Hennessey, honey and lemon juice, "The Shape of Water," made with Titos, Cointreau, white cranberry juice and simple syrup, and "The Post," which is Basil Hayden, Aperol and Antica. If your Oscar predictions are correct, you could win a prize. (6 p.m., 124 W. 57th St., facebook.com)

Atwood Sports Bar & Lounge

Enjoy free popcorn and two-for-one draft beers while
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Enjoy free popcorn and two-for-one draft beers while Atwood screens the awards show on its 12-foot projector. (8 p.m., 986 Second Ave., atwoodny.com)

Parklife

This Gowanus bar will start screening the show
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This Gowanus bar will start screening the show at 6:30 p.m. on two of its screens and plans to offer drink specials and will take your predictions for a chance to win a prize -- while the show is underway. (636 DeGraw St., Brooklyn, facebook.com)

Mr. Purple

Watch the award show with a 360-degree view
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Watch the award show with a 360-degree view of the Manhattan skyline, fireplaces, free popcorn and a large projection screen. Its specialty cocktails for $15 each include the "Uncle Oscar" bourbon, the "Four for Katharine [Hepburn]," pictured, made with Creme de Peche, orange bitters, Domaine Chandon and gold flakes, and "Wings in the Moonlight," which is Darjeeling infused Belvedere, lemonade and Highball. (8 p.m., 180 Orchard St., facebook.com)

Boulton & Watt

Walk the red carpet and get a small,
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Walk the red carpet and get a small, golden Oscar at this party. The show will be screened on seven TVs throughout the bar, and there will be free custom popcorn and $25 bottles of Prosecco. Those who fill out a ballot before the show begins will be entered to win a Boulton & Watt gift card. RSVP to info@boultonandwattnyc.com. (6 p.m., 5 Avenue A, boultonandwattnyc.com)

Winnie's Jazz Bar

Dress to impress and walk down Winnie's red
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Dress to impress and walk down Winnie's red carpet past photographers to this lounge that is on the ground floor of Refinery Hotel. Tickets include a Moët & Chandon champagne toast, free popcorn and candy, live jazz, a photo booth, and a front row seat to one of two big screens set up for the evening. You'll also get a ballot to bet on who will win the awards -- the winner will get a one-night stay at the hotel and a dinner at Parker & Quinn. ($40, 6 p.m., 63 W. 38th St., universe.com)

Northern Territory

This Meryl Streep-themed party will include Streep decor,
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This Meryl Streep-themed party will include Streep decor, trivia and chances to win prizes. "Taste of Streep," an Instagram totally devoted to the actress, will co-host the event. (6:30 p.m., 12 Franklin St., Greenpoint, facebook.com)

Anti-Oscars benefit at Union Hall

If you're really about that red carpet and
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If you're really about that red carpet and want to do something good this Oscars season, check out the "Seeing Red on the Red Carpet" Drunk Education show. Writers, comics and artists (Mita Jouhari, Nicole Silverberg and Liza Treyger) will present slideshow presentations about the Academy Awards, detailing how they see the entertainment industry marginalizing women and people of color. The show will benefit RAINN (the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network). The actual Oscars will be on, if you want to watch that too. ($12, 8 p.m., 702 Union St., Park Slope, facebook.com)

Threes Brewing

Test your Oscars knowledge with some trivia to
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Test your Oscars knowledge with some trivia to win an award (beer, koozies, dinner and a movie) and catch the show with beer in hand. The bar will give 10 percent of its draft beer sales and its "Don't Despair" cocktail to Times Up Now Legal Defense Fund. (7 p.m., 333 Douglass St., Carroll Gardens, facebook.com )

Irvington

Enjoy one of the restaurant's $15 specialty cocktails
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Enjoy one of the restaurant's $15 specialty cocktails while watching the show on its projection screen. Drinks include the "Lady Bird," pictured, with Nolets, Maraschino liqueur, Violette and lemon juice, "The Shape of Water," made with Nolets, Green Chartreuse, Maraschino liqueur and lime juice, and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," made with two jalapenos, Casamigos Blanco, Aperol, grapefruit juice, lime juice and simple syrup. (8 p.m., 201 Park Ave. S., irvingtonnyc.com)

Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse

Inspired by the Oscar-nominated actors, Davio's has created
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Inspired by the Oscar-nominated actors, Davio's has created three new cocktails to sip during its viewing party at its bar: the Margot Robbie (Cognac, mint leaves, pulverized sugar, berries, ice and sliced lemon), the Meryl Streep (prosecco, Aperol, seltzer and sliced orange) and the Daniel Day-Lewis (Jack Daniel's whiskey, dry and sweet vermouth and bitters) for $15 each. (8 p.m., 447 Lexington Ave., davios.com)

The Knickerbocker Hotel

The hotel's lounge Charlie Palmer at The Knick
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The hotel's lounge Charlie Palmer at The Knick will celebrate Oscars night with a viewing party, a themed drink (the Golden Pear) and light bites from Chef Palmer. (7 p.m., 6 Times Square, facebook.com)

Brooklyn Winery

You'll want to head to this Williamsburg spot
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You'll want to head to this Williamsburg spot early -- space in the parlor room will be limited. Brooklyn Winery is hosting an intimate viewing party, featuring its very own wine, as well as craft beer and appetizers. The event has a two-drink minimum, and seating is first-come, first-served. (Doors open at 6 p.m.; screening at 7 p.m., 213 N. Eighth St., Brooklyn, bkwinery.com)

Ocean Prime New York

The restaurant is offering a slew of
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The restaurant is offering a slew of "red carpet cocktails," including the Get Out Gimlet, the Crimson Rye, Tonya, The Shape of Whiskey and Kimmel Clover. Fill out an Oscars prediction ballot before the show for a chance to win a $150 gift card to Ocean Prime New York. (8 to 11:30 p.m., 123 W. 52nd St., Manhattan, ocean-prime.com)

The Rag Trader

Watch the show on a large projection screen
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Watch the show on a large projection screen while enjoying cocktails, bites and more. You'll be able to win a cash prize if you guess right on your ballot, which costs $10 to participate. (8 p.m., 70 W. 36th St., ragtradernyc.com)

Stonewall Inn

Your hosts Lavinia Draper and Chocolatina will be
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Your hosts Lavinia Draper and Chocolatina will be keeping the party going with games, prizes and special guests throughout the ceremony. Sip on happy hour-priced drinks until 8 p.m. There is a two-drink minimum. (7 p.m. to midnight, 53 Christopher St., facebook.com)

Videology Bar & Cinema

The Williamsburg film-obsessed bar and theater space will
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The Williamsburg film-obsessed bar and theater space will be screening the Oscars in its back room as well as at the bar. Arrive early for a spot in its screening room, as seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a drinking game and drink specials, too. (5:30 p.m., 308 Bedford Ave., Williamsburg, videologybarandcinema.com)

Syndicated

The Bushwick theater, bar and restaurant will be
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The Bushwick theater, bar and restaurant will be playing the Oscars in all three of its spaces. Seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. The bar will have an Oscar prediction contest with free drinks and prizes for the winners. If you splurge for $150 VIP tickets, you'll get a five-person booth, which includes a bottle of champagne and snacks. (6:30 p.m., 40 Bogart St., Bushwick, syndicatedbk.com)

Q.E.D.

Wear your finest party clothes to Q.E.D.'s event
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Wear your finest party clothes to Q.E.D.'s event -- or not, that's fine, too. Each ticket includes an Academy Awards ballot, as well as all-you-can-eat popcorn and snacks. Enjoy drink specials and prizes throughout the evening from Frames New York, Victory Brewery, 92Y and Flattopps. ($12, 6:30 p.m, 27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria, qedastoria.com)

230 Fifth Penthouse

Dress up like you're going to the Oscars,
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Dress up like you're going to the Oscars, but get a beautiful view of the city instead, while watching the show from afar. The ticketed party will have a champagne, beer and wine open bar with hors d'oeuvres from 7 to 9 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served. ($35, 230 Fifth Ave., 230-fifth.com)

Littlefield

This Oscars party is filled with freebies. Your
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This Oscars party is filled with freebies. Your RSVP gets you a complimentary glass of champagne and bag of popcorn. Inside, there will be a photo booth and red carpet. (7 p.m., 635 Sackett St., Carroll Gardens, littlefieldnyc.com)

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