Good news, cable cutters—you won't have to go frantically searching for a livestream to watch this Sunday's Golden Globes telecast. Instead, take in the star-studded festivities from the comfort of one of these NYC restaurantsand dive bars, where the booze will be flowing and there’ll be plenty of folks to commiserate with when your favorite nominee doesn't make it to the podium.
From 8 to 11pm on Sunday night, the Hell's Kitchen sports bar will show full coverage of the awards on their flatscreen TVs and a movie-style projection screen. Along with dinner specials like a smoked-duck salad with orange-marmalade vinaigrette and seared bigeye tuna with baby arugula, the bar will also hold an awards-ballot competition complete with prizes, including a free entree and happy-hour drinks, so choose your nominees wisely!
Watch the telecast the way your parents used to: on a 1980s-era television set rigged with old-school bunny ears. The communist-themed East Village bar is also asking revelers to dress in their tackiest '80s best as they sip on $9 Long Island Iced Tea and $7 Sex on the Beach cocktails.
Venue says: “WHISKEY WEDNESDAYS! Half Off Jameson and $1.00 Whiskey Wings.”
Make like a red-carpetgoer at the Lower East Side haunt’s Hollywood glamour–themed bash, which will feature $7 glasses of prosecco, as well as champagne and specialty cocktails. The soiree will be held from 7pm until close and is open to the public, but if you get hungry for truffle-mushroom pizzas and lobster tostadas, you’ll have to reserve a table for dinner.
Join your fellow film and TV fans at the Williamsburg cinephile den, which is screening red-carpet coverage at 6pm and the ceremony starting at 8pm on an 11-foot-wide projector screen with surround sound. The fete features an interactive twist: You can test your TV and movie knowledge with video questions and lightning rounds on MOGU, a free-to-play mobile trivia game show. Get yourself a few pop-culture–savvy teammates, and download it to your iPhone or Android to participate.
Top-notch ingredients flown in from the motherland ramp up the authenticity quotient at this Peruvian stronghold in Park Slope. Start with a pitcher of potent fruit-stocked burgundy sangria, fortified with imported Inca Cola and pisco—you’ll need it to take the edge off the heady food to follow. Tart ceviches and toothsome small plates like pulpo al olivo (rosemary-seasoned octopus in an olive sauce) are a fine way to kick things off. A rotisserie oven pumps out moist, crisp-skinned birds; seafood offerings, like the delectable cau cau de mariscos—a garlicky shellfish stew—are not to be missed.
Venue says: “Happy Hour: 4-7pm, 2 for 1 cocktails. Monday thru Thursday. Come to try our new Pisco Cocktails”