Feb 22, 2017

Where to Watch the 2017 Oscars in Astoria and Sunnyside

The 89th Annual Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, are almost upon us! The program starts at Sunday at 8:30pm, but of course there is the anticipation just before, the (…)

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The 89th Annual Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, are almost upon us! The program starts at Sunday at 8:30pm, but of course there is the anticipation just before, the fashion, and the banal yet fun banter by the network folks. The Oscars are, thankfully, more diverse this year, too. Here’s where you can watch the event with your neighbors.

Albatross Bar
36-19 24th Avenue, Astoria

Come join us for Hollywood’s biggest night! We’ll have a red carpet, tuxedos and dresses (optional), custom Oscars styled drink specials, LOADS of Champagne and we’ll be giving out ballots out at the start of the show—we’ll have prizes for the winners! So save the date, iron that tux/dress, invite your friends, spread the word and come celebrate with us!! FREE SHOT IF YOU DRESS UP! See you here!


Claret Wine Bar
46-02 Skillman Ave, Sunnyside
7pm start time

Join us for our annual Oscar Party! Download your ballot here or collect at Claret on the night and enter to win prizes! Themed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.


45-17 28th Avenue, Astoria
7pm to done

This Sunday night we will be hosting our annual Oscar’s Party!!!!! This year’s MC and host will be Steve Wargo. It’s going to be as fun as always with prizes everywhere! Hope you can make it, tell your friends bring your friends!!!


CUI & Flattopps: Watch The Oscars
33-06 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria

Since nobody has a TV anymore, best friends Cinema Under the Influence and Flattopps are teaming up to screen the Oscars on Flattopps beautiful and underused projection system. Come and get drunk! Heckle the rich and famous from the comfort of Astoria! Food and drink specials all night, bingo and booze games toooooooo!


Oliver’s Astoria
37-19 Broadway, Astoria

Hey Actoria! Come watch the Oscars with us! We’ll be airing the Awards and Red Carpet with sound! We will have ballots with prizes for the highest score and Great Drink Specials throughout the broadcast.


QED Oscar Watch Party
27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
6:30pm, doors for red carpet arrivals and pre-show hang out
$12 admission

Dust off your party clothes and hit the red carpet for the Oscars at QED. Admission price is for one ballot and all-you-can-eat popcorn and catered snacks. Drink specials & prizes awarded throughout the night based on random drawings, trivia and ballot results. The Oscars are always more fun to watch when you’re with others! Join us, won’t you?
Prizes from:

  • Accomplice the Show
  • Frames New York
  • The Brass Owl
  • Brooklyn Loft Party
  • Plus pint glasses from HBO’s new show “Crashing” with Pete Holmes!

Don’t worry, we don’t talk during the telecast…only during select commercial breaks.


Raven’s Head
38-04 Broadway, Astoria
7-8pm Trivia, 8pm live event coverage


William Hallet
36-10 30th Avenue, Astoria

Party Time! Sunday 2/26 is our 4th Annual Oscar Party! Oscar Bingo, photo booth, and Oscar cocktails while you watch the Oscars in the BIG SCREEN with sound. We’ve had such a blast with you crazy kids the last few years!!


About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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