A Few Oscars Watching Options

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From an email:

Commissary [1443 P St. NW] will host its second annual Oscar’s viewing party on Sunday, March 2, from 4:00pm to 11:00pm. The viewing party will kick-off with an extended Red Carpet Happy Hour from 4:00 to 8:00pm. 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 8:00pm awards. This year’s event offers each guest a complimentary Oscar cocktail as well as a $5 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.”


“On Sunday, March 2nd, Boqueria DC (www.boqueriadc.com) will host an Oscars Viewing Party, featuring unlimited tapas and drinks. Tapas offerings will be divided in two categories, with “Supporting Role” dishes including Pan con Tomate, Pinxtos de Tortilla, and Patatas Bravas, and “Leading Role” dishes like Gambas al Ajillo, Coliflor Rustida (caramelized cauliflower, yogurt, mint, raisins, garlic and pine nuts), Mejillones con Chorizo (Blue Bay mussels, chorizo, thyme, garlic white wine), and Albondigas (lamb meatballs, tomato sauce, sheep’s milk cheese). The viewing party will conclude with a sweet treat of Churros con Chocolate, the traditional Spanish fried dough with thick hot chocolate dipping sauce. Unlimited drinks will include red, white, and rose sangria, draft beer, and cava.

The dinner will cost $45 per person, and reservations can be made by calling 205-558-9545.”


Helix Lounge [1430 Rhode Island Ave, NW] is rolling out the red carpet for Washingtonians on Academy Awards night, Sunday, March 2, with its annual Oscars Happy Hour featuring a lineup of award-worthy libations. Helix Lounge invites locals and hotel guests alike to celebrate Hollywood’s biggest night in the heart of the District. 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: DC fashionistas can critique the A-listers’ gowns throughout the night, while sipping on this house specialty. ($8)

· The Wall Street: After a long day making millions, relax with this Wolf of Wall Street spin on a classic Manhattan featuring Knob Creek whiskey, sweet vermouth, and Agnostura bitters. ($8)

· The Undercover: Hustle on up to the bar and get ready to party with this cocktail, no disguise needed. Influenced by American Hustle, it includes it includes Zonin Prosecco, Triple Sec, and Cranberry Juice. ($8)

· Cowboy Cocktail: Howdy there partner! Mosey on over and grab a Dallas Buyers Club-inspired cocktail to sip on while you watch the city folk on television. 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: These tasty burgers will have Oscar fans defying Gravity for more. Enjoy gourmet beef sliders topped with bacon jam, blue cheese crumbles, arugula and horseradish aioli. ($3 each)