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Kentucky Derby 2016: Where to Watch in NYC

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The 142nd Kentucky Derby is this Saturday, May 7. It's maybe one of the best sporting events of the year, because even if you don't care about horses, the race is only two minutes long. Plus: It involves mint juleps and Southern food. Here's a map of 10 places where you can celebrate Derby Day in New York. Don't forget your big hats and seersucker suits.

[Restaurants are listed by geography: south to north in Manhattan, north to south in Brooklyn].

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Boulton & Watt

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The Avenue A bar will be broadcasting the two-minute race on seven big screen TVs on Derby Day. There will be $8 mint juleps and a bourbon punch option. Prizes will be given out for the best hat.

Saxon + Parole

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This Bowery restaurant, which gets its name from two racehorses, honors its namesakes every year with a Derby party. Tickets are $90 per person and include unlimited mint juleps, rosé, beer, bubbles, and Derby-inspired bites. A bluegrass band will be playing, and there will be prizes. Tickets are available here.

Sweetwater Social

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The underground Noho bar is hosting a Derby party from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free, and specials include a bourbon flight, frozen juleps, an ice luge, and "Southern-inspired" bites. There will be prizes for best dressed and best hat. Sweetwater Social's Derby Party is reservation-only.

Ribalta

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At the Neapolitan pizzeria, guests can watch the big race from a large projector while they feast on pizzas like the Parma with mozzarella, tomatoes, prosciutto di parma, and shaved parmesan. Other options include spaghetti with clams, rigatoni with eggplant, and pesto gnocchi.

Blue Smoke

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Both locations of Union Square Hospitality's barbecue restaurant are serving original and strawberry mint juleps for $10 on Derby Day. The restaurant is also offering a large format julep option for groups. Plus: There's a Derby Pie, a Kentucky original walnut and chocolate dessert. Those guests who go dressed in Derby hats and seersucker suits will receive 20 percent off their bill.

21 Club

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The bar at 21 Club is hosting its annual Derby party for $65 per person. Entry at bar '21' includes two mint juleps or two glasses of Champagne, and assorted bar bites. Options on the menu include fried oysters, shrimp and grits, and mini Derby pecan pie. Throughout the broadcast, there will be lots of games and prizes, plus the chance to win a dinner for two at the bar.

Humboldt & Jackson

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Entry is free at Humboldt & Jackson's annual Derby Party. The event space/restaurant will be playing the race on a 120″ projection screen while serving free cheese and charcuterie. Plus: the team has partnered with Four Roses to offer special mint juleps. There will be a contest for best dressed. RSVPs should be sent to humboldtandjackson@gmail.com

Maison Premiere

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Fresh off winning the James Beard for Outstanding Bar Program, Maison Premiere is hosting its annual Kentucky Derby party on Saturday. From 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. there will be live music, a live broadcast of the race, and plenty of festive mint juleps. The bar also promises chef's specials.

The Regal

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This diner and cocktail bar from the Hotel Chantelle team is hosting its first Derby party. At The Regal, guests can sip $10 mint juleps while they watch the race from projectors. The regular brunch menu will be available, including items like chicken and waffles, ricotta-stuffed French toast, and a latke Benedict. No tickets required, but the team recommends making a reservation.

Crown Heights mega beer hall Berg'n is partnering with Brooklyn-based brewing company Other Half for Derby Day. The party starts at 12:00 p.m. and features plenty of Other Half beer and mint juleps. Derby attire required.

Boulton & Watt

The Avenue A bar will be broadcasting the two-minute race on seven big screen TVs on Derby Day. There will be $8 mint juleps and a bourbon punch option. Prizes will be given out for the best hat.

Saxon + Parole

This Bowery restaurant, which gets its name from two racehorses, honors its namesakes every year with a Derby party. Tickets are $90 per person and include unlimited mint juleps, rosé, beer, bubbles, and Derby-inspired bites. A bluegrass band will be playing, and there will be prizes. Tickets are available here.

Sweetwater Social

The underground Noho bar is hosting a Derby party from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free, and specials include a bourbon flight, frozen juleps, an ice luge, and "Southern-inspired" bites. There will be prizes for best dressed and best hat. Sweetwater Social's Derby Party is reservation-only.

Ribalta

At the Neapolitan pizzeria, guests can watch the big race from a large projector while they feast on pizzas like the Parma with mozzarella, tomatoes, prosciutto di parma, and shaved parmesan. Other options include spaghetti with clams, rigatoni with eggplant, and pesto gnocchi.

Blue Smoke

Both locations of Union Square Hospitality's barbecue restaurant are serving original and strawberry mint juleps for $10 on Derby Day. The restaurant is also offering a large format julep option for groups. Plus: There's a Derby Pie, a Kentucky original walnut and chocolate dessert. Those guests who go dressed in Derby hats and seersucker suits will receive 20 percent off their bill.

21 Club

The bar at 21 Club is hosting its annual Derby party for $65 per person. Entry at bar '21' includes two mint juleps or two glasses of Champagne, and assorted bar bites. Options on the menu include fried oysters, shrimp and grits, and mini Derby pecan pie. Throughout the broadcast, there will be lots of games and prizes, plus the chance to win a dinner for two at the bar.

Humboldt & Jackson

Entry is free at Humboldt & Jackson's annual Derby Party. The event space/restaurant will be playing the race on a 120″ projection screen while serving free cheese and charcuterie. Plus: the team has partnered with Four Roses to offer special mint juleps. There will be a contest for best dressed. RSVPs should be sent to humboldtandjackson@gmail.com

Maison Premiere

Fresh off winning the James Beard for Outstanding Bar Program, Maison Premiere is hosting its annual Kentucky Derby party on Saturday. From 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. there will be live music, a live broadcast of the race, and plenty of festive mint juleps. The bar also promises chef's specials.

The Regal

This diner and cocktail bar from the Hotel Chantelle team is hosting its first Derby party. At The Regal, guests can sip $10 mint juleps while they watch the race from projectors. The regular brunch menu will be available, including items like chicken and waffles, ricotta-stuffed French toast, and a latke Benedict. No tickets required, but the team recommends making a reservation.

Berg'n

Crown Heights mega beer hall Berg'n is partnering with Brooklyn-based brewing company Other Half for Derby Day. The party starts at 12:00 p.m. and features plenty of Other Half beer and mint juleps. Derby attire required.

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