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Where to Watch the Oscars in New York City

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1111212_3_storm12008_10_hasmaps.jpgHere's a guide to 12 solid bars and restaurants that are hosting Oscars parties this evening. Some of these places are holding contests where you can win free food or drinks by guessing the winners correctly.

— Elizabeth Chadwick


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Osteria Morini

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Starting at 5 p.m., Michael White's Soho favorite will be screening the red carpet festivities, followed by the Oscars telecast at 8 p.m. The regular menu will be served all evening.

Pennsylvania 6

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This new American restaurant near Madison Square Garden will be showing the Oscars on several TV screens and one large projector screen. The menu includes things like fried Ipswich clams, roasted chicken, a burger, and a lobster roll.

KTCHN Restaurant

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Chef Dale Schnell will serve a version of the original 1929 Oscars dinner menu. Guests can enjoy a cocktail hour before the show with no cover, plus complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

Joe's Pub

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Comedian Murray Hill will be hosting the Oscars party at Joe's Pub, with festivities beginning at 7:30 p.m. Ballots will be handed out, and guests can compete for "best" and "worst" dressed partygoer. The "Three Sheets to the Wind" award will also be given out to the most intoxicated audience member.

Humphrey at The Eventi

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Diners can sit back and watch the Oscars on one of New York City's largest LED screens (16'x30') at Humphrey, the second floor restaurant at the Eventi Hotel. Get there before 4 p.m. to compete in an Oscars pool for a free bottle of champagne, or arrive at 6 p.m. for themed-drink specials and full red carpet coverage.

Ardesia

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Head to Mandy Oser's casual Hell's Kitchen wine bar to watch this year's Oscars telecast. Share bubbly, small plates, and gossip starting at 6 p.m.

The Bell House

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Dave Hill will MC the 85th Annual Academy Awards at this Gowanus bar, and there will be a live-feed of commentary from other comedians and writers. Ballots and prizes can be won, and themed-drink specials, such as "Affleck's Beard" and "Abraham Drinkin," will be available throughout the screening for $8.

This stylish Williamsburg bar will host its first ever Academy Awards viewing party, with red carpet coverage starting at 7 p.m.

Southern Hospitality

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Complimentary Oscars-inspired treats will be served at this Hell's Kitchen barbecue restaurant during its Oscars party. Southern Hospitality will show the awards program on several flat screens.

Brooklyn Winery

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This popular Williamsburg bar/winery will be hosting an Oscars party in its Atrium space, with no cover. Ballots will be on hand to keep track of the night's winners.

SideBAR

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$10 gets you into the low-key Oscars viewing party at this Union Square bar. Compete in an Oscars ballot competition for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate, while watching the awards on one of the bar’s many HD TVs. The party starts at 6 p.m.

Professor Thom's

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Show off your current movie knowledge while watching the Oscars on a high-definition projector screen. The party is free to enter, and trivia begins at 6 p.m., with plenty of prizes and craft beer to go around.

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Osteria Morini

Starting at 5 p.m., Michael White's Soho favorite will be screening the red carpet festivities, followed by the Oscars telecast at 8 p.m. The regular menu will be served all evening.

Pennsylvania 6

This new American restaurant near Madison Square Garden will be showing the Oscars on several TV screens and one large projector screen. The menu includes things like fried Ipswich clams, roasted chicken, a burger, and a lobster roll.

KTCHN Restaurant

Chef Dale Schnell will serve a version of the original 1929 Oscars dinner menu. Guests can enjoy a cocktail hour before the show with no cover, plus complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

Joe's Pub

Comedian Murray Hill will be hosting the Oscars party at Joe's Pub, with festivities beginning at 7:30 p.m. Ballots will be handed out, and guests can compete for "best" and "worst" dressed partygoer. The "Three Sheets to the Wind" award will also be given out to the most intoxicated audience member.

Humphrey at The Eventi

Diners can sit back and watch the Oscars on one of New York City's largest LED screens (16'x30') at Humphrey, the second floor restaurant at the Eventi Hotel. Get there before 4 p.m. to compete in an Oscars pool for a free bottle of champagne, or arrive at 6 p.m. for themed-drink specials and full red carpet coverage.

Ardesia

Head to Mandy Oser's casual Hell's Kitchen wine bar to watch this year's Oscars telecast. Share bubbly, small plates, and gossip starting at 6 p.m.

The Bell House

Dave Hill will MC the 85th Annual Academy Awards at this Gowanus bar, and there will be a live-feed of commentary from other comedians and writers. Ballots and prizes can be won, and themed-drink specials, such as "Affleck's Beard" and "Abraham Drinkin," will be available throughout the screening for $8.

Tuffet

This stylish Williamsburg bar will host its first ever Academy Awards viewing party, with red carpet coverage starting at 7 p.m.

Southern Hospitality

Complimentary Oscars-inspired treats will be served at this Hell's Kitchen barbecue restaurant during its Oscars party. Southern Hospitality will show the awards program on several flat screens.

Brooklyn Winery

This popular Williamsburg bar/winery will be hosting an Oscars party in its Atrium space, with no cover. Ballots will be on hand to keep track of the night's winners.

SideBAR

$10 gets you into the low-key Oscars viewing party at this Union Square bar. Compete in an Oscars ballot competition for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate, while watching the awards on one of the bar’s many HD TVs. The party starts at 6 p.m.

Professor Thom's

Show off your current movie knowledge while watching the Oscars on a high-definition projector screen. The party is free to enter, and trivia begins at 6 p.m., with plenty of prizes and craft beer to go around.

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