Oscar-viewing parties in Washington, DC roll out the red carpet with drinks specials and prizes. Here are some suggestions of lively places to watch the Oscars when they air on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Know of any others? Leave a comment below.
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- Helix Lounge - 1430 Rhode Island Ave, NW Washington DC (202) 462-9001. Helix Lounge is rolling out the red carpet on Academy Awards night with its annual Oscars Happy Hour featuring a lineup of award-worthy libations. Patrons can watch the glitz and glam of red carpet on Helix Lounge's 46" flat-screen TV and feel like a celeb themselves while enjoying themed specialty cocktails and burger sliders throughout the evening. Available from 5 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., the menu includes: Red Carpet Cosmo, The Wall Street, The Undercover, Cowboy Cocktail and more.
- Commissary DC - 1443 P Street NW Washington DC. 4-11 p,m. The viewing party will kick-off with an extended Red Carpet Happy Hour from 4-8 p.m. Featuring Oscar-themed cocktails such as Rosalyn's Nail Polish (American Hustle) or the Wolfberry Mojito (The Wolf of Wall Street), the red carpet arrivals will show on a full wall projector followed by the 8 p.m. awards. This year's event offers each guest a complimentary Oscar cocktail as well as a popcorn bar, featuring five different gourmet flavors such as Cinnamon Bun and Siracha. Oscar inspired food specials will be offered all night and attendees are eligible to win prizes such as Commissary gift cards and tickets to upcoming Studio Theatre shows.
- Arlington Cinema Draft House - 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA. (703) 486-2345. Watch the Oscars on a full-sized movie screen and enjoy drink specials.
- DC Shorts - SNUGGLE WITH THE STARS! - Navy Memorial Theatre, Washington DC. Lounge in your favorite pajamas, experience the broadcast on a giant 45-foot HD screen, while sipping the champagne and cocktails and munching on snack food and pizza. Admission: $25.