Cue the fancy orchestral intro music.... THE 89TH ACADEMY AWARDS ARE ON SUNDAY! Hollywood's biggest night of the year will be hosted by America's roly poly sweetheart, Jimmy Kimmel.
Want an excuse to get dressed up in your red carpet best? Get off your couch and check out one of these Oscar viewing parties!
We all know correctly guessing the winners is way more satisfying when you can brag to a room full of people about it, and believe it or not, it's more fun to make fun of red carpet looks in person than on Twitter.
Okay, a good Twitter zing is pretty dang satisfying. But still, there are way too many dope parties going down this Sunday night to stay home.
So grab your arm candy, prep your acceptance speech, and hop in your limo to one of these shindigs!
1. shay&ivy (39 West 24th Street)
shay&ivy is (literally) rolling out the red carpet for their Oscar party.
Guests can snap pictures on their red carpet and then head back to the private garden room to watch the show on the large screen, nosh on complimentary homemade flavored popcorn, and then wash it down with one their specialty themed cocktails (The Winner Is or The Red Carpet).
Best of all, the full menu will be available, so you can dine like a celeb!
You can also fill out ballots before the show starts with your winner predictions and win raffle prizes like gift cards, shirts, hats, and more! WHO NEEDS A SHINY GOLD STATUE, YOU COULD WIN A HAT?!
2. Village Pourhouse (64 3rd Avenue)
With over 20 HD flat screen TVs, Village Pourhouse may be the best place to ogle at Meryl in all her glory on Sunday night.
The party kicks off with an optional open bar from 7:30PM - 9:30PM ($40). Every guest gets a ballot to cast your vote on winners, and the guest with the most correct votes will win a free one hour open bar!
RSVP online and receive a free drink upon arrival. OooOOOooo. Freeeee.
3. Syndicated (40 Bogart Street, Brooklyn)
Syndicated, the Brooklyn movie theater/bar is, OF COURSE, pulling out all the stops for the Christmas of the movie world. This is a special ticketed event for seats in the dining room, in the theater, and in the VIP booths. Seats at the bar and the drink rail are FREE but limited to 40 people on a first come, first serve basis.
Expect custom cocktails and an Oscar winner prediction contest with prizes!
4. Bagatelle (One Little West 12th Street)
Guests will have the opportunity to win prizes throughout the night for picking the winners correctly. Merde, we just love winning.
5. The Stonewall Inn (53 Christopher Street)
Voted one of the best Oscar parties in NYC, it's The Annual Oscars Party at The Stonewall Inn! Doors open upstairs for the epic party at 6pm, and the evening will be hosted by Lavinia Draper & Chocolatina.
With a special happy hour until 8 PM, special guests, snacks, games, and ballots, it's sure to be a blast.
6. Videology Bar & Cinema (308 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn)
If you can't go to Hollywood for the Oscars, you might as well go to Brooklyn. Try Brooklyn's other movie theater/bar, Videology!
The big night will be shown in the bar and the screening room, with doors opening for the theater at 5:30pm.
7. 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar (230 Fifth Avenue)
What's more glamorous than New York's largest rooftop garden bar?
Okay so this deal is kind of amazing. For just $35 per person, 230 Fifth will hook you up with a champagne, wine, and beer open bar, as well as an hor d'oeuvres station from 7 PM to 9 PM.
And dressing up is required. Which we were totally planning on doing anyways.
8. The Roof (124 West 57th Street)
Want to get red carpet ready before hitting the party?
The Roof is teaming up with LookBooker and Cyc Fitness to offer free polish changes and braids before the viewing party on Sunday night! All you have to do is download the LookBooker app, search "Red Carpet Glam" and book yourself into a time slot from 6:30 - 8:30PM.
Discounted Oscar-themed drinks and complimentary popcorn will also be available throughout the evening, and if you fill out a ballot prior to the start of the awards predictions, you will be entered for a chance to win a Cyc 5-class package and swag!
The best part is that the event is FREE, but space is limited so RSVP today!
9. Q.E.D. (27-16 23rd Avenue, Queens)
Looking for an Oscars party in New York's hottest neighborhood?
Q.E.D. in Astoria is hosting an Oscar Viewing/Trivia night! Admission price is for one ballot and all-you-can-eat popcorn and catered snacks. Drink specials & prizes will be awarded throughout the night based on random drawings, trivia and ballot results.
And being one of the go-to places for comedy in the city, it makes sense that they'll be giving away pint glasses from stand up comic Pete Holmes' new HBO show, 'Crashing'![Feature Image Courtesy Cinema Blend]