Oscar Parties in NYC (2016)

The 88th Academy Awards take place on Sunday, February 28, 2016. The nominees are… [here]

Sure, the big parties are out in L.A., but if you are reading this, chances are you are not in Hollywood, and would like to see some suggested viewing locations in NYC. Well, thank you for reading MurphGuide, and here you go: Our annual list of where to watch the Oscars in NYC…


brasserie-magritte-oscarparty2016brasserie-magritte-oscar-party2016Sunday, February 28, 2016
Oscar Viewing Party at Brasserie Magritte
annual black tie Oscar Charity Party
Benefiting The Lillie Devereaux Blake School P.S. 6 PTA
Sentient Creatures Animal Rescue NY & Urgent Pets on Death Row

$100 in advance, $120 at the door
admission includes:
Hor d’oeuvres, cocktails, gift bags, raffles
and of course the watching the Oscars.
Call for reservations: 646.449.0606
Brasserie Magritte
1463 Third Ave. (between 82nd & 83rd St.)
New York, NY
(646) 449-0606


Sunday, February 28, 2016
The New York Social Network
Oscar Viewing Party at The Playwright
A special section set aside for the group to watch the show on dozens of huge screens.
-Separate checks for all
-Ice breaker games
-A pick the winners contest
-Drink specials
7pm red carpet, 8:30pm telecast
The Playwright
27 W. 35th St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 268-8868

QED_logoSunday, February 28, 2016
Oscar Viewing Party at Q.E.D.
Hosted by Kambri Crews & comedian Christian Finnegan
$10 admission includes:
one ballot, popcorn and catered snacks. Prizes awarded throughout the night based on random drawings, trivia and ballot results.
Drink specials, Prizes include an Amazon gift certificate, QED gift certificate, and a ton of other stuff
RSVP via facebook
starting 6pm
27-16 23rd Ave. (between 27th & 28th St.)
Astoria, NY
(347) 451-3873

bigquizthing_oscar-partySunday, February 28, 2016
The Big Oscars Quiz Thing
A live Oscars trivia bonanza, plus a deluxe screening of the entire Academy Awards ceremony
Quizmaster EdP leads an all–Academy Awards–themed edition of the Big Quiz Thing‘s unique multimedia team-trivia spectacular
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St.
(between Thompson & Sullivan St.)
New York, NY.
(212) 505-FISH

murrayhill_oscarpartySunday, February 28, 2016
Murray Hill Oscar Party
with special guests
featuring impromptu performances, impersonations of the nominated stars, movie spoofs, interviews from the fake red carpet, movie trivia games and lots of prizes. In what has become a downtown OSCAR tradition, Murray provides his infamous running commentary during commercial breaks
$25 admission [tickets]
doors open 7pm
7pm-7:30pm Red Carpet coverage from E!
7:30-8pm Red Carpet coverage from ABC
8pm show & live commentary begins
Joe's PubJoe’s Pub
425 Lafayette St. (Astor Pl.)
New York, NY
(212) 967-7555

the-harp-exteriorSunday, February 28, 2016
Oscar Viewing Party at The Harp
showing the Oscars with sound
The Harp Raw Bar & Grill
729 Third Ave. (between 45th & 46th St.)
New York, NY.
(212) 818-0123

south4th_oscar-party2016Sunday, February 28, 2016
Oscar Viewing Party at South 4th
showing on the big screen with theatre seating & sound
Oscar ballot competition with grand prize
best dressed awards
free snacks & popcorn
movie based specialty drink menu
RSVP via facebook
South 4th
90 South 4th St. (Berry St.)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 218-7478

230fifth_oscars-party2016Sunday, February 28, 2016
Oscar Viewing Party at 230 Fifth
$35 per person [tickets]
Champagne, beer, & wine open bar 7pm – 9pm
Hors d’oeuvres station 7pm – 9pm
doors open 6pm
230 Fifth
230 Fifth Ave.
(between 26th & 27th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 725-4300

unionhall_oscar-party2016Sunday, February 28, 2016
A Night at the Oscars at Union Hall

featuring improv during the commercials from:
Tessa Hersh, Jon Braylock, Alise Morales, Griffin Newman, Morgan Miller, David Bluvband, Caroline Martin, Shawtane Bowen, Elena Skopetos, Sam Rogal
$7 in advance, $10 day of show [tickets]
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
Union Hall
702 Union St. (Fifth Ave.)
Park Slope, Brooklyn
(718) 638-4400

every-single-word_oscar-party2016Sunday, February 28, 2016
Every Single Word: The Oscars
hosted by Dylan Marron (Welcome to Night Vale; creator of Every Single Word).
with real-time commentary from comedians, writers, and pop culture experts:
Franchesca Ramsey (MTV’s Decoded; Creator of “Shit White Girls Say to Black Girls”)
Danielle Henderson (creator of Feminist Ryan Gosling)
Sean Rameswaram (WNYC Host)
Crissle West (co-host of The Read; Drunk History)
Naomi Ekperigin (writer for Broad City & Difficult People)
Bowen Yang (Broad City)
100% of the evening’s profits will be donated to the “Made in NY” P.A. Training Program that provides low-income New Yorkers the opportunity to establish careers on film sets.
$15 admission [tickets]
Doors: 7pm / Show: 8pm
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St. (between Bowery & Christie St.)
New York, NY
(212) 533-2111


the-ellington_oscar-party2016Sunday, February 28, 2016
Oscar Viewing Party at The Ellington
Showing The Oscars live with sound.
winner of their Oscar challenger gets a $100 gift card
The Ellington
936 Amsterdam Ave. (106th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 222-4050

and then on Wednesday, don’t miss…

trivworks-pat-kiernan3-2-16Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Trivworks presents…
Pat Kiernan’s Red Carpet Trivia Night
A Celebration of Pop Culture’s Greatest Award Winners
$15 admission [tickets]
Event is mixed seating/standing – please arrive early for best seating options.
doors 7pm, showtime 7:30pm
The Bell House
149 7th St. (between 2nd & 3rd Ave.)
Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 643-6510

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