Where to Celebrate the Kentucky Derby in Midtown

Get out your seersucker suits and big hats and get ready for the most exciting two minutes in sports with the 143rd renewal of the Kentucky Derby, check out these Midtown Derby parties in Manhattan.

Midtown Kentucky Derby Parties

Blue Smoke

Blue Smoke New York City

They will be serving Blue Smoke’s own special Maker’s Mark that they will be serving in their Top Shelf Mint Julep and raffle off a 20-yr bottle of Pappy Van Winkle. You will get one raffle ticket for every julep ordered. Meanwhile, listen to The Gilberts Band plus Spiff Wiegand will perform live from 3-7

116 E 27th St, New York, NY 10016

HandCraft Kitchen & Cocktails

Handcraft Kitchen and Cocktails

The race will be televised and they are doing $50 open bar special from 4 pm to 7 pm. The open bar includes well drinks, wine, draft beer and Woodford Reserve Mint Juleps.

367 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

Jack Doyle’s

Jack Doyles New York City

Jack Doyle’s is already the home to Kentucky Basketball in New York City. You can expect a Kentucky-themed menu, people dressed in their best Derby outfits, and of course, Mint Juleps.

240 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001

Tanner Smith’s

Tanner Smith's Kentucky Derby Party

They are hosting their annual Derby party with Mint Juleps and live bluegrass music from 4 pm to 6 pm, and DJs to keep the party going all night.

204 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019


Juniper Bar Midtown

They will be hosting a Derby event with Southern Jazz and a DJ playing. There will be prizes awarded for Best Dressed Male & Female and Hat of the Day. They will also be raffling off Pappy Van Winkle. You can drink Mint Juleps off of the specialty menu, or indulge in some rum punch.

237 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001

Rock & Reilly

Rock'n Reillys NYC

Rock & Reilly’s will be doing thematic fare, games and a live DJ and awarding prizes for the best hat. They will have a showing the derby on all of their 35 televisions and there will be a Make-Your-Own Julep station.

218 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001

Lovage Rooftop


The Lovage Rooftop will be showing the Kentucky Derby and offering complimentary mint julep from 2-3 pm. Derby attire recommended as they will be offering food and drink specials along with a Best Hat contest. Make reservations at reservations@lovagenyc.com

350 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

The Monarch Rooftop

Monarch Hotel

They will be hosting the most creative hats and ensembles contests, they will be showing the Derby on their rooftop.

71 W 35th St, New York, NY 10018

PS 450

PS 450 Midtown

The race will be showing on all TVs in the venue plus one projector screen. They will be featuring $9 Woodford Reserve Mint Juleps all day along with a limited sampling of Woodford Juleps (first come, first serve.) They have a $50 prix fixe 2-hour bottomless brunch party with a live DJ from 12 pm to 7 pm.

450 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016

FishBowl at Dream Midtown

FishBowl at Dream Midtown

Get your Searsucker and hats ready for the newest venue at the Dream Midtown: they are hosting a Derby party where guests can bet on the horses and win up to a $500 credit to any TAO Group venue. If the Derby isn’t your thing you then you can distract yourself with one of their games like mini-bowling, skeeball, and Pac-Man.

210 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

The Roof at the Viceroy

The Roof at the Viceroy Midtown

The roof will have a DJ playing Southern Jazz along with a Mint Julep bar that will serve classic and frozen Mint Juleps and Raspberry Juleps. There will be a chance to win tickets to the Belmont Stakes.

Viceroy New York, rooftop, 124 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

21 Club

21 Club Kentucky Derby Party

Celebrate the Derby in style at this Midtown institution (there are even jockey statues out front, guys!), whose Derby party features two classic Maker’s Mark Mint Juleps, two hours of Southern Hors D’oeuvres and games all day. Guests can also indulge in the ’21’ Club’s signature Triple Crown cocktail. Tickets are $65.
21 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019

8th Annual SSMAC

8th Annual Soldiers Sailors Marines

Doors open at 2 pm at the SSMAC Club on Saturday. They offer a GA & Vineyard Vines Drawing Tickets. They will have a catered brunch and open bar with mint juleps, brunch cocktails, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. They will be hosting a SSMAC Derby Hat and Bow Tie contest, horse race game and raffles.

283 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

Brickyard Gastropub


This Midtown sports bar will be toasting the Derby all day long, with a party featuring drink and food specials – Mint Juleps and a “Best Derby Hat” & Outfits contest chosen by the staff.

785 9th Avenue, New York, NY — Hell’s Kitchen

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