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The 5 best bars for watching the Tony Awards

Looking for a show while you watch a show about other shows? Then this list is for you.


It’s fun to watch the Tony Awards, and it’s even more fun to watch them while drinking. For those staying home, we’ve created the ultimate (by which we mean life-threatening) Tony Awards drinking game, but for people who want to see the show while out on the town, these are the five most fun joints at which to catch the action.

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The Stonewall Inn

Bars Lounges West Village

Return to the Stonewall Inn for their sixth annual Tony Awards party, starting at 7pm. Hosted by Lavinia Draper and Chocolatina, there are also be special guest performers, drink specials and a trivia contest. The $10 suggested donation goes to Empty Cages Collective, which supports animal rights.

Musical Theatre Factory

Theater Midtown West

Support the Musical Theatre Factory either in person, watching the awards on their giant projection screen, or online, through their $10 Tony pool, with a cash prize for the winner. Both the $5 cover and 75 percent of pool entry fees go to support the company and performance artists developing new musicals. 


Sid Gold's Request Room

Bars Lounges Chelsea

Warm up your vocal cords for the piano-led sing-alongs during Tony commercial breaks at this new Chelsea spot. Prepare your own acceptance speech, but don’t get played off, as the audience will be voting on their favorite. The sing-along continues until 2am.

Union Hall

Bars Pubs Park Slope

Not everyone loves musicals, but everyone loves prizes. This event is cohosted by a musicals fan and a nonfan and is dedicated to “celebrate and mock” Broadway. There are Disney-musical swag giveaways, a raffle for dinner for two at the Marshal, and tickets to live theater on Broadway and at the Cherry Lane Theater. The cover is $8 in advance and $10 at the door.


Brickyard Gastropub

Bars Gastropubs Hell's Kitchen

You're guaranteed a view of the awards ceremony at this mega Midtown joint, which has both a projection screen and additional televisions in the bar. Reservations for the tables are filled, but there is first-come, first-served seating in the bar, which offers the same Broadway-themed food specials. (A waitlist fills no-show seats at 8pm sharp.) A Tony ballot contest gives away food and drink prizes to the top three entrants.


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