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Ten Stylish Places to Watch the 2016 Oscars in Los Angeles

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Now that we know how celebs get fit for the Oscars and what trends superstar stylists hope to see on the holy grail of red carpets, it's almost time to watch it all go down live. If you didn't score a ticket to this Sunday's show and are ready to say peace out to your pajamas and couch, throw on a party dress and some lipstick and hit the damn town, like the vivacious mover and shaker that you are.

Given that LA is the epicenter of celebrity culture, our city is stacked with places to watch the Academy Awards in a group setting, from boutique hotels to legendary haunts to starry restaurants to members-only clubs. Here, we've rounded up ten of the coolest spaces screening the show while offering themed treats and a truly festive vibe. Be forewarned that not all of them are open to the public, but we know you have connections.

Photo: Soho House West Hollywood

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1. Cecconi's

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8764 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 432-2000
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Screens at this popular celebrity hot spot will be set up throughout the restaurant and patio so guests can watch both the red carpet arrivals (4pm) and awards show (5:30pm). Enjoy a complimentary glass of prosecco upon arrival, along with special menu items and beverages created specially for the night, in addition to the standard menu. Friends of Cecconi's will receive 25% off. Call (310) 432-2000 to book. [Photo: Courtesy]

2. Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

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300 S Doheny Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 273-2222
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Mercedes-Benz is hosting its annual viewing party in partnership with the African American Film Critics Association. 4:30pm through 9:30pm. Strictly invite only. [Photo: Courtesy]

3. Hotel Casa Del Mar

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1910 Ocean Way
Los Angeles, CA 90402
(310) 581-7714
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The iconic beachfront property invites guests to view via an 80" TV in the lobby while enjoying a selection of champagne, including Perrier Jouet Brut and Heidsieck Monopole, Rose ($15 each), and a dozen oysters for $20. Semi-private group cabanas are also available and start at $400. Call (310) 581-7714 to book. [Photo: Courtesy]

4. Ivory on Sunset

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8440 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 848-6000
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Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez's favorite Sunset spot at the Mondrian Hotel has created a custom cocktail for the night—the $15 Golden Era—which stars Old Tom Gin and Carpano Antica vermouth. Note: Ivory doesn't have a screen to view the show, but they invite you to enjoy this themed drink to kick off the festivities. Call (323) 848-6000 to book a seat. [Photo: Courtesy]

5. Kevin Hart @ W Hollywood

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6250 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 798-1300
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Superstar comedian Kevin Hart is teaming up with Maserati to host an Oscars party starting at 8:30pm, which will feature DJ sets by The Roots's Questlove and friends, as well as surprise performances. The black tie affair is apparently invite only, but Hart invited fans on Twitter, so we're sure you can charm the door. [Photo]

6. Mama Shelter

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6500 Selma Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 785-6666
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Watch the big show in the sports bar while sipping on Oscars-inspired cocktails with clever names like Spotlight, Hateful8, and The Boycott (yup). Bites will include avocado hummus and pita chips, Mama’s meatballs with parmesan toast, burrata and cherry tomato salad with salsa verde, and steak tartar on grilled sourdough. Mmm. (Wearing your best food-baby look is highly recommended.) Call (323) 785-6666 to book. [Photo: Courtesy]

7. Ocean Prime

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5959 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 859-4818
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This Beverly Hills favorite is hosting a screening in the lounge, paired with their legendary truffle popcorn. Guests can also stay for the restaurant's beloved $60 Sunday Supper, which features steak and seafood. Call (310) 859-4818 to book. [Photo: Courtesy]

8. Soho House

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9200 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 432-9200
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This members-only mainstay will be screening the red carpet arrivals and awards show all around the house. Seating is first-come and first-serve, so there are no reservations for tables. Perks include complimentary Peroni and mini Moet drinks. Strictly invite only. [Photo: Courtesy]

9. Taste on Melrose

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8454 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 852-6888
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This Melrose go-to will show the ceremony in its new Atrium expansion. Attendees can enjoy $6 happy hour cocktails—including the famed Taste Cooler, Mango Mojito, Lychee Martini, and Cosmopolitan—alongside a selection of beers and house red and white wines. The restaurant will also be passing out ballots for guests to make their predictions. The winner will receive a gift card. Call (323) 852-6888 to book.

10. V.F. Social Club @ Platform

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8840 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
Vanity Fair has taken over Culver City's highly-anticipated Platform development to offer various social media stars and VIP influencers a space to unwind and socialize with fellow tastemakers. Starting at 3pm, the V.F. Social Club's Oscars screening will feature a Stella Artois bar, a social shop where guests can Instagram or Tweet #VFSC to receive free gifts, and more. Strictly invite only. [Photo: Courtesy]

1. Cecconi's

8764 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Screens at this popular celebrity hot spot will be set up throughout the restaurant and patio so guests can watch both the red carpet arrivals (4pm) and awards show (5:30pm). Enjoy a complimentary glass of prosecco upon arrival, along with special menu items and beverages created specially for the night, in addition to the standard menu. Friends of Cecconi's will receive 25% off. Call (310) 432-2000 to book. [Photo: Courtesy]
8764 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90069

2. Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

300 S Doheny Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Mercedes-Benz is hosting its annual viewing party in partnership with the African American Film Critics Association. 4:30pm through 9:30pm. Strictly invite only. [Photo: Courtesy]
300 S Doheny Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90048

3. Hotel Casa Del Mar

1910 Ocean Way, Los Angeles, CA 90402
The iconic beachfront property invites guests to view via an 80" TV in the lobby while enjoying a selection of champagne, including Perrier Jouet Brut and Heidsieck Monopole, Rose ($15 each), and a dozen oysters for $20. Semi-private group cabanas are also available and start at $400. Call (310) 581-7714 to book. [Photo: Courtesy]
1910 Ocean Way
Los Angeles, CA 90402

4. Ivory on Sunset

8440 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez's favorite Sunset spot at the Mondrian Hotel has created a custom cocktail for the night—the $15 Golden Era—which stars Old Tom Gin and Carpano Antica vermouth. Note: Ivory doesn't have a screen to view the show, but they invite you to enjoy this themed drink to kick off the festivities. Call (323) 848-6000 to book a seat. [Photo: Courtesy]
8440 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

5. Kevin Hart @ W Hollywood

6250 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Superstar comedian Kevin Hart is teaming up with Maserati to host an Oscars party starting at 8:30pm, which will feature DJ sets by The Roots's Questlove and friends, as well as surprise performances. The black tie affair is apparently invite only, but Hart invited fans on Twitter, so we're sure you can charm the door. [Photo]
6250 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

6. Mama Shelter

6500 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Watch the big show in the sports bar while sipping on Oscars-inspired cocktails with clever names like Spotlight, Hateful8, and The Boycott (yup). Bites will include avocado hummus and pita chips, Mama’s meatballs with parmesan toast, burrata and cherry tomato salad with salsa verde, and steak tartar on grilled sourdough. Mmm. (Wearing your best food-baby look is highly recommended.) Call (323) 785-6666 to book. [Photo: Courtesy]
6500 Selma Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028

7. Ocean Prime

5959 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
This Beverly Hills favorite is hosting a screening in the lounge, paired with their legendary truffle popcorn. Guests can also stay for the restaurant's beloved $60 Sunday Supper, which features steak and seafood. Call (310) 859-4818 to book. [Photo: Courtesy]
5959 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

8. Soho House

9200 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
This members-only mainstay will be screening the red carpet arrivals and awards show all around the house. Seating is first-come and first-serve, so there are no reservations for tables. Perks include complimentary Peroni and mini Moet drinks. Strictly invite only. [Photo: Courtesy]
9200 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

9. Taste on Melrose

8454 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
This Melrose go-to will show the ceremony in its new Atrium expansion. Attendees can enjoy $6 happy hour cocktails—including the famed Taste Cooler, Mango Mojito, Lychee Martini, and Cosmopolitan—alongside a selection of beers and house red and white wines. The restaurant will also be passing out ballots for guests to make their predictions. The winner will receive a gift card. Call (323) 852-6888 to book.
8454 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069

10. V.F. Social Club @ Platform

8840 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
Vanity Fair has taken over Culver City's highly-anticipated Platform development to offer various social media stars and VIP influencers a space to unwind and socialize with fellow tastemakers. Starting at 3pm, the V.F. Social Club's Oscars screening will feature a Stella Artois bar, a social shop where guests can Instagram or Tweet #VFSC to receive free gifts, and more. Strictly invite only. [Photo: Courtesy]
8840 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232