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Best Places to Watch the Oscars in DC!

It's Oscar weekend and the usual scramble of where to watch it has commenced. While sitting on the couch and cheering with food in your mouth is always an option, you may consider going out to one of these watch parties in DC. Dressing up is optional. Here's where to watch the 86th Annual Academy Awards:

Where to watch the Oscars in DC

Commissary (1443 P Street, NW)

Come to Commissary's Red Carpet Happy Hour from 4 PM to 8 PM to watch the Oscars this Sunday on their full wall projector. Enjoy complimentary Oscar inspired cocktails and a popcorn bar. Ballots will be provided for a chance to win gift cards to Commissary and tickets to The Studio Theatre shows! Call 202-299-0018 and make your reservation for a front row seat for the Academy Awards!

Hotel Helix (1430 Rhode Island Avenue, NW)

Helix Lounge is rolling out the red carpet for the people of DC on Academy Awards night with its annual Oscars Happy Hour featuring a lineup of worthy nominations. They plan on giving patrons their “15 Minutes of Fame” by inviting locals and hotel guests alike to celebrate Hollywood’s biggest night in the heart of the District. Fans can watch the glitz and glam of the red carpet on Helix Lounge’s 46” flat-screen TV while enjoying Oscar themed specialty cocktails and burger sliders throughout the evening. Available from 5 PM to 11:00 PM the menu includes:

Red Carpet Cosmo: DC patrons can give their own critique of the red carpet and Oscar happenings while enjoying this house specialty. ($8)

The Wall Street: Relax with this Wolf of Wall Street spin on a classic Manhattan featuring Knob Creek whiskey, sweet vermouth, and Agnostura bitters. ($8)

The Undercover: Get your American Hustle on! It includes Zonin Prosecco, Triple Sec, and Cranberry Juice. ($8)

Cowboy Cocktail: Saddle up and and grab a Dallas Buyers Club-inspired cocktail to sip on while you watch 86th Annual Academy Awards. This cocktail, featuring Hornitos tequila, agave nectar, fresh muddled lemon and lime, and a splash of soda, will help guests have a big time. ($8)

Out of This World Burgers: Defy Gravity with these tasty burgers during the Oscars. Enjoy gourmet beef sliders topped with bacon jam, blue cheese crumbles, arugula and horseradish aioli. ($3 each)

U.S. Navy Memorial's Burke Theater (701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW)

If getting dressed up for Oscar night is intimidating, this one is for you: DC Shorts throws an Oscar pajama party. From the red carpet to the final award, DC Shorts aims to recreate the experience of watching from the comfort of your own home...only this home has a 2-story HD screen and serves up delicious foods and fancy drinks.

The event, Snuggle With the Stars!, will take place at the Navy Memorial’s Burke Theater and includes champagne, cocktails, snacks and pizza. Doors open at 6 PM for the Red Carpet show and the Oscar broadcast begins at 7 PM.

The event will benefit both DC Shorts and the Washington Jewish Film Festival. General admission is $25 and includes snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks. A VIP ticket can be purchased for $50 and includes all the general admission fare plus pizza, specialty cocktails and a special gift. For a complete schedule and for more information on the performers, visit

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