Oscar Parties and Awards Season Specials

Sip The Red Carpet cocktail at Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air.

Los Angeles is the epicenter for Oscar Weekend. Celebrate the 85th Annual Academy Awards with watch parties, cocktail specials and more!

The Envelope Please at The Abbey
Feb. 24. Don your black tie best and head to the Abbey to sip Belvedere Vodka cocktails and Moët & Chandon Champagne, followed by a seated dinner during the Oscar telecast. Celebrity hosts Pauley Perrette (NCIS) and Becca Tobin (Glee) along with David Cooley (founder of The Abbey) take you through the night and will also host a live auction during the commercial breaks of the telecast. Following the telecast, the public is welcome to stop by The Abbey for an after-party, featuring a DJ set by Dawna Montell. All ticket proceeds benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles. 692 North Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.289.8410. apla.org/oscars

Public Kitchen & Bar
Feb. 24. Watch a live telecast of the Academy Awards at Public Kitchen & Bar, located in the legendary Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel – the site of the very first Academy Awards in 1929. The ceremony will be projected on large flat screen televisions installed around the main dining room. A limited number of guests can reserve a seat with a view and enjoy Executive Chef Tim Goodell’s three-course prix-fixe menu featuring signature items such as Wagyu Beef Tartare; Dover Sole; and Lemon Napolean with honey ginger ice cream ($99 per person, excluding tax and gratuity). A selection of á la carte items will be offered to diners looking to enjoy the overall experience in the remainder of the restaurant. Champagne and bottle service, in addition to a selection of oysters, and sushi will be offered in the main lobby where the ceremony will be screened on a 15-foot display. 5 p.m.-Midnight. 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. thompsonhotels.com

Red O
Feb. 24. Stop by for an extended Street Food Social Hour menu and to view the Oscars on large projector screens. For those guests that are particularly adept at predicting winners, Red O is offering a $100 gift card to whoever correctly guesses the highest amount of Oscar winners. Menu highlights include oysters, classic guacamole, street food trio (smoked chicken taquitos, quesadillas and plantain sopes). Social hour from 4-9 p.m. 8155 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323.655.5009. redorestaurant.com

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air
Through Feb. 24. The man behind the menu toasts Awards Season with themed cocktails and bites that can be enjoyed while watching the Oscars live from The Bar. Chef Wolfgang Puck has created a small bites menu inspired by the menu at the Oscars. A perfect match for these plates, libations such as The Red Carpet with Ketel One Citroen, Cointreau, lemon juice, simple syrup and raspberry puree and the Best Dressed with Skyy Citrus, Cointreau, lime juice, passion fruit puree and cranberry juice, will also be offered. 701 Stone Canyon Road, 310.909.1644. hotelbelair.com

The Bazaar
Through Feb. 24. The Golden Trio takes center stage, featuring the award worthy Philly Cheesesteak that will be decorated for the occasion with fine gold dust, Golden Chocolate Bonbons from The Patisserie, and a Spanish Golden Ale cocktail with sherry, gin chocolate bitters, gold dust, tonic and lemon air. $25/pp. 465 South La Cienega Blvd, 310.246.5555. thebazaar.com

Parq Bar
Sip on a delicious beverage in homage to your favorite film of the year, all while listening to live entertainment in Parq Bar off the Beverly Canon Gardens. And the nominees are: the Canadian Caper (Argo), the Blue Velvet Suit (Django Unchained) with tequila, blue curacao, lime, egg white foam and cayenne pepper; Honest Abe (Lincoln) with single shot of West Virginia produced Smooth Ambler “Old Scout” bourbon; and many more. 225 N Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, 310.860.7800. montagebeverlyhills.com

Oscar Glow Massage at Spa Montage
Through Feb. 28. Your inner celebrity is sure to shine brighter after this very special experience. Oscar Glow includes a 45-minute, purifying and balancing Body Shimmer Scrub; an indulgent dusting of Naked Princess’s 24-karat gold powder to enhance your healthy glow; a classic manicure; use of all Spa Montage facilities; and complimentary valet service. $180/pp. 225 N Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, 310.860.7840. montagebeverlyhills.com

Whiskey Blue at W Los Angeles – Westwood
Cinephiles to toast this year’s top films by sipping Oscar-themed drinks like Le Mis (Avinka vodka, ginger syrup, lime, soda), Django’s Girl (Svedka Clementine, honey syrup, lime, mint); The Skyfall (Caorunn Scottish gin, apple juice, lemon, ginger beer) and many more. 930 Hilgard Ave., L.A., 310.208.8765. wlosangeles.com




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