While award shows, big games and political debates are probably best enjoyed on the couch at a house party, we can’t expect to play host or receive invites for every nationally televised spectacle. If you don’t have plans to stay in and watch the Academy declare their verdicts for the 89th year, here are a few bars around town showing the Oscars this Sunday night, with food and drink specials, red carpets and movie trivia to boot.
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the skint partners with Gowanus bar and venue Littlefield to host their third annual free Oscars party. Get there early because they’re rolling out their own (literal) red carpet. Rock your best look for the photobooth and bring your predictions (winner gets a prize). Complimentary champagne and all the popcorn accompany themed drink specials. Littlefieldnyc.com, 622 Degraw, 7-midnight, free
This East Village sports bar has a ($40) open bar from 7:30-9:30 that should get you through the opening monologue. You can also RSVP for free online for a free drink ticket. Choose from 20 flat screens to watch the show while filling up on bar eats like tatchos, wings and burgers. Village Pourhouse, 64 3rd Ave., Free admission/ $40 open bar
For a fun and challenging Oscars pregame, put your inner film nerd to the test at Le poisson rouge, which hosts their fifth annual live movie-trivia game show. Bring a team of competitors and have a go at it for a chance to win prizes/impress each other. Then enjoy the show on the big screen, while partaking in the full food and drink menu. Purchase tickets at bigquizthing.com. Le poisson rouge, lpr.com, 158 Bleecker St, 5:30 p.m., $10 adv/$15 day of
At Crown Heights’ spacious beer hall and event space, watch the Oscars on the big-screen while enjoying bites from food vendors Mighty Quinn’s BBQ, Lumpia Shack, DUB Pies and Landhaus. Imbibe courtesy of a massive beer list, including drink specials for the party. Berg’n, 899 Bergen St., 7-11 p.m., free
Astoria’s cafe/comedy/coworking/event space hosts a trivia and watch party. $12 admission gets you endless popcorn, a voter ballot, and the chance to win prizes for trivia/Oscar votes. Bonus: take home pint glasses from comedian Pete Holmes’ HBO show “Crashing.” Q.E.D., qedastoria.com,27-16 23rd Avenue,6:30-til, $12