It's that time of year again! Our favorite celebs will take to the red carpet, cross their fingers tight, and Meryl Streep wins all the awards. The filmmakers of 2014 have given us some great flicks: The Wolf on Wall Street, American Hustle, Gravity, Dallas Buyers Club. While the actors and filmmakers anxiously await the winners, Chicagoans have plenty of great options to watch the celebration and have a fun filled time with family and friends (and maybe even dress up in character themselves). And the 86th Annual Academy Award place to be goes to...

Nellcote (833 W Randolph)

If you're the fashion guru that's more focused on what your celebrities are wearing on the red carpet than the films they were in, Nellcote is the spot for you. This year, Nellcote is pairing up with Garmental to live post about the best and worst dressed this Academy Awards. Enjoy getting your picture taken on Nellcote's red carpet and mingling and gossiping with the other fashion lovers. Don't forget to enjoy their Oscar inspired food and drink menu!

Old Town Social (455 W North Ave)

Old Town Social

Always wanted to walk a red carpet like the celebrities? Old Town social will be have a paparazzi filled runway ready for you this Sunday so you can feel like a star. Waltz in and make sure you are dressed to the nines, because there will be prizes for the best dressed party-goers.

The Bar on Buena (910 W Buena)

Maybe all the glitz and glam isn't for you. If you're like me, maybe you don't feel like dressing in anything other than jeans or sweatpants on Sunday. The Bar on Buena is a great casual spot to catch the Oscars this year. Bar on Buena specializes in their big beers, and they're not going to change their trademark for the Oscars. Enjoy a selection of over eighteen beers on tap and a slew of big bottled beers.

Untitled Chicago (111 W Kinzie)


Now on the other hand, dressing up is some people's favorite thing to do. If this is the case, be sure to go to Untitled! This upscale bar will be hosting a "Dress to Impress" type Oscar viewing party. The theme this year is Vintage Hollywood Glamour, so be sure to add a vintage look to your fashion Sunday. And of course, no Hollywood Glamour gown is complete without a cocktail in hand.

Sedgwick's (1935 N Sedgwick St)

With twenty flat-screens and a 106" HD projection screen, believe me, you'll find a good seat. Nothing goes better with movies than popcorn and at Sedgewick's, the popcorn is free! Sedgwick will be mixing up some signature Oscar-themed concoctions like the "Golden Statue Cocktail" that will be sure to put you in the award season mood! This neighborhood style bar and grill is a great place to check out with friends and there's no need for reservations!