And the winner is these San Francisco Academy Awards viewing parties, whether youre on a blockbuster or indie budget.
Your invite toVanity Fairs Oscar party must have gotten lost in the mail, but youve still got plenty of options right here in San Francisco for a glitzy, glam extravaganza for this Sunday nights Academy Awards. Weve listed the San Francisco Oscar-watching parties that will achieve the best original score, so bust out yourballgowns, bingo cards, andwrong envelopesfor a fantastic faux-Hollywood Oscar night affair.
Dont take it from us, take it from the golden Oscar statuette go-go boys seen above the Academy of Friends Oscars viewing party is your most A-list, opulent option to watch Sunday nights ceremonies. Tickets start at $300, but the ticket sales benefit HIV/AIDS organizations, its open bar with a feast of catered food curated byTablehopperherself, and an afterparty featuringPolyglamorous.
Watch the Oscars from high atop Nob Hill at the Fairmont Hotel Penthouse Suite, with an exclusive menu by executive shelf Oscar Gonzalez. This a black-tie affair and tickets begin at $475, but proceeds go to theSt. Francis Foundation.
Funcheaps 2018 Oscars Party: Oscar Bingo & Free Popcorn
Johnny Funcheap busts out the red carpet for a food truck rally at SOMA StrEat Food Park, with big screens, an Oscar betting pool, and a be-nign (get it?) game of Oscar bingo. Admission is free, and the bottomless champagne and mimosa deal is just $25
4 p.m.,SOMA StrEat Food Park, free butRSVP required
Finn Town Presents Funny, You Dont Look a Day Over 89
As the Academy Awards turn 90, the Castros new Finn Town turns to a special array of theme cocktails inspired by Sharon Stone, Benjamin Bratt, and Robin Williams.
Get your Lady Bird Out to Third Street (we stole that joke from them) at Gratta Wines, where Mistress of Ceremonies La Shariff presides over Academy Awards watching, a special Oscars wine pairing menu, and prizes for Best Dressed and Most Correct Ballot.
The Richmonds Balboa Theatre has been playing the Oscars on their big silver screen since Douglas Fairbanks was still sipping phosphates and spinning phonographs, and 2018 will be no exception.Howard the DuckandNash Bridgesstar Reed Kirk Rahlman hosts, prizes and games are in effect all night, and the red carpet gets rolled out early so you can watch the stars fashionably early arrivals.
Your punk rock karaoke Oscars affair at the Knockout features KJ Omar as your personal TiVo with Oscars trivia during the commercials, with ballots and a grand prize for whomever knocks out the most correct predictions.
Academy Awards Ceremony at the New Parkway Theater
Our honorable East Bay mention goes to Oaklands New Parkway Theater, where the red carpet show and the Oscars ceremony get dressed up with all-you-can-eat appetizers and a cash bar.
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