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Oscars viewing parties: Where to watch in San Diego

Posted: 5:50 PM, Feb 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-01 01:50:29Z

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - It's not too late to get in on one of San Diego's 90th annual Academy Awards watch parties this Sunday.

If you don't want to sit at home and throw popcorn at the TV after every Oscar snub — not that you should somewhere else — head out to an Oscar viewing party.

While there's the swanky option in San Diego Film Festival's annual romp, there are also smaller venues where you can enjoy the show.

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Here are some options around town this weekend:

San Diego Film Festival's Oscars in the Ranch

Where: Private Estate Rancho Santa Fe; Cost: $175

SDFF's glitzy party at a private estate in Rancho Santa Fe includes a Champagne toast, dishes created by award-winning San Diego chefs, and more. Proceeds benefit the SDFF.

Oscars Party at THE LOT

Where: La Jolla and Liberty Station THE LOT locations; Cost: $16 - $20

Luxury movie theater THE LOT will host viewing parties at their Liberty Station and La Jolla locations at 3 p.m. Guests can walk the red carpet in their best attire and enjoy food and drinks during the viewing on the big screen.

San Diego Gay Men's Chorus Red Carpet Party

Where: True North Tavern; Cost: $25 - $1,500

True North Tavern will house the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus Red Carpet Party, hosted by "Days of Our Lives" star Jeff Castle and Kickxy Vixen-Styles. Guests can enjoy live entertainment, Hors-d'oeuvres, raffles, and more. Proceeds benefit the chorus.

Oscars Party at Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp

Where: Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp

Head over to Union Kitchen & Tap and enjoy the Oscars with Champagne cocktails, a popcorn buffet, games, and more while watching the awards. 

A Night at the Oscars at Uptown Tavern

Where: Uptown Tavern

Uptown Tavern is hosting the Academy Awards with a viewing party complete with themed drinks and a red carpet. Guests are encouraged to dress their best and invited to enjoy complimentary snacks.

Academy Awards Party in Temecula

Where: Gershon Bachus Vintners

Temecula's Gershon Bachus Vintners invites locals to watch the Oscars in style. The cost? Bring a dish, no outside alcohol and grab a bottle of wine. That's it!


Jimmy Kimmel will host the 90th annual Academy Awards Sunday, March 4, on ABC10.