Sure, you could always watch the Oscars on your couch with a bottle of bubbly. But if you’re looking for something a little bit more social this Sunday, March 2, for the Academy Awards, head out to one of these bars and restaurants — all holding Oscar screening parties that’ll be a little more exciting than your living room. Here are five to check out.
Where better than a movie theater for an Oscars screening? This Williamsburg theater-cum-restaurant-cum-bar is throwing its third annual Ultra-Mega Oscars, where you can watch the show on the big screen, with food and drink specials inspired by the nominated films. The party starts at 6:30pm; a $25 food-and-drink voucher reserves a seat. 136 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, 718-384-3980, nitehawkcinema.com
Looking for a great meal alongside your Academy Awards viewing? At Michael White’s rustic SoHo restaurant, the Oscar party kicks off at 7pm with the red carpet before the 8:30pm show. Expect the usual Northern Italian a la carte menu with specials — and no prix-fixe or cover charge. Call ahead to reserve a spot. 218 Lafayette St., 212-965-8777, osteriamorini.com
Not looking for a full meal? Head instead to the Altamarea group’s TriBeCa bar The Butterfly, where the Oscars will be screened with $10 cocktail specials from acclaimed mixologist Eben Freeman, fried chicken and more from Michael White, plus Oscar trivia (with prizes to boot). 225 W. Broadway, 646-692-4943, thebutterflynyc.com
This Williamsburg winery is throwing an Oscar party for the fourth year running, with specialty cocktails, small plates to nibble, and screenings of both the red carpet and the awards show itself. No cover; seating is first-come first-served. 213 N. 8th St., Brooklyn, 347-763-1506, bkwinery.com
For a more laid-back bar setting without too much fanfare, watch the Oscars at TBD Brooklyn in Greenpoint; there’ll be complimentary snacks, drink specials and four screens showing the awards. No cover, no minimum spend. 224 Franklin St., Brooklyn, 718-349-6727, tbdbrooklyn.com