If you secretly have an acceptance speech that you practice every year on Oscar night, go out and celebrate with the other "someday" winners. These spots are rolling out the red carpet this Sunday night, whether you choose to dress to impress, or go casually cool and mysterious. Who knows? Your Oscar knowledge may even win you free food or drinks.
Want to feel like a star for the night? 230 Fifth is all posh service, amazing views and a spectacular (and most importantly heated!) rooftop bar; I like to hang in the west lounge. The $25 ticket includes Champagne, beer and wine open bar from 7-11 p.m. and from 7:30-9:30 p.m. there will be an hors d'oeuvres station as well. This is definitely the type of place that impresses locals and tourists alike.230 Fifth Ave.
Its 40 TVs make The Royal a good choice if you don't want to miss a beat. You can enjoy the show a la carte, or $25 will get you an open bar from 7-8 p.m. with appetizers. Visit during the week from 4-8 p.m. to score $5 drafts and $6 wine and well drinks, and there are trivia nights, too.127 Fourth Ave.
You can expect a swanky yet comfortable viewing experience here. The glamorous seating area will be decked out with cozy couches to lounge on, specialty cocktails to sip on and gourmet popcorn to munch on as the awards show plays on multiple flat-screen TVs. The evening will open with games like Guess the Winner, and a complimentary dozen seasonal oysters will be offered with any purchase from SingL's wine list.80 E. 13th St.
Monica DiNatale is a Deals Expert and Author of “365 Guide New York City,” a treasure trove of restaurant deals and bar specials in New York. Monica has been featured as the Dining Expert for PIX 11 and Good Day New York and has hosted segments for The New York Chocolate Show and The New York City Craft Beer Week Festivals. “365 Guide New York City” is available in paperback and e-book.