Even though the 85th Annual Academy Awards are taking place in Los Angeles, New York plans to celebrate too. Check out our roundup of the city’s hautest Oscar viewing parties below!
Oscar Night 1929 at KTCHN: Relive the first Academy Award celebration with the ceremony’s original 1929 Oscars dinner menu, reinterpreted by KTCHN’s Executive Chef, Dale Schnell. The restaurant will also host an Oscar forecasting contest with prizes, edible Oscar statues, champagne, a live DJ and more. (508 W 42nd St.)
The Ainsworth: Sip champagne as you watch the Academy Awards from one of the establishment’s 40 flat-screen televisions. (122 W. 26th Street).
Oscar Nite at TOY: Enjoy a prix-fixe menu by chef Doron Wong and Oscar-themed cocktails while watching the show on a giant projection screen. A live DJ will play music after the show. (18 Ninth Avenue)
SideBar Oscar Party: Catch all the excitement of the Academy Awards from a ringside seat at SideBAR, where you can watch the show on multiple TVs. The venue will also host a ballot competition and award a gift certificate to the winner. (118 E. 15th Street).
Murray Hill Oscar Party: Enjoy a full night of Oscar celebration, including commentary and a best and worst dressed contest at Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette Street).
XL Nightclub Oscar Party: Dress up in costume at watch the show at this 14,000 square foot nightclub, where $1,000 in cash prizes is up for grabs. All event proceeds benefit Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids. (512 W. 42nd Street).