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Where to Watch the 139th Kentucky Derby in NYC

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Derby Day is tomorrow, with New Yorkers of all stripes and persuasions looking for that perfect combination of vaguely old-timey-ness, big hats, and free-flowing booze that defines a great Kentucky Derby party. Here, now, are 12 great options for watching and celebrating the 139th Kentucky Derby in New York City.

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Maison Premiere

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Williamsburg's premier cocktail den isn't showing the Derby. Instead, they're airing it on their old-timey radio. Expect a variety of (really killer) Juleps along with food specials like bourbon-cured ham sandwiches.[Will Femia]

Bearded Lady

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This funky Prospect heights hangout will be projecting the race on a screen, with Mint Juleps for seven bucks and oyster specials. Expanded raw bar options launch at 4 p.m. [Photo]

"21" Club

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Both the "21" Club and its counterpart Bar "21" open at 2:30 tomorrow, with the party really launching at 3:30. $45 all-inclusive gets race-watchers two Woodford Mint Juleps, passed hors d'oeuvres, and more. There will also be a "best dressed" competition with unnamed prizes.[Photo]

Pennsylvania 6

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Herald Square newcomer Pennsylvania 6 is celebrating the 139th Derby with $7 Mint Juleps and Oaks Lillies from12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The winner of the "best hat" contest will get $500.[Photo]

Stone Rose Lounge

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The posh bar in the Time Warner Center is throwing down for the Derby, with Bulleit Bourbon specials, Southern food from Marc Murphy, a DJ spinning Southern jazz, and MLE Hagen hats. Women wearing Derby Day hats get a free glass of rosé for the "Running of the Roses."[Photo]

Harding's

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Tickets are still available for the Derby Day party at Flatiron District newcomer Harding's. The party's from 4 to 8 p.m. with passed food from chef Ariel Fox, including Louisville's iconic Hot Brown sandwich. There will also be a number of classic Southern cocktails (including Juleps, of course) from head bartender Trevor Schneider.[Photo]

Boulton & Watt

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The East Village steampunk-y cocktail den is showing the Derby on seven TVs (which are usually hidden), with Mint Juleps and Pimm's Cups on tap. Also: pickles and deviled eggs. Brunch and dinner service are going on as usual, but the Derby party kicks off at 2 p.m. [Krieger]

The Bell House

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Gowanus's favorite venue/bar The Bell House is hosting a Derby Day party starting at 1 p.m. For a $10 cover, this party has everything: Kentucky-style beer cheese, a DJ spinning music, square dancing, hats from Brooklyn's La China Loca, a group singing of "My Old Kentucky Home," prizes for "best dressed" and "best hat," karaoke after the race, and more.[Photo]

The Rum House

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This Midtown cocktail bar is running Derby specials from 5 to 7 p.m., with Larceny Bourbon Mint Juleps and Old Fashioneds for $8 each, the race projected on a big screen, and live music from the piano and washboard/kazoo/vocals duo Chickentown. [Photo]

Brass Monkey

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MePa's Brass Monkey is celebrating all three legs of the Triple Crown—the Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes—with parties starting at 1 p.m. Each table gets its own horse to back, and there will be a number of drinks specials including a Mint Julep, an Oaks Lilly, and a drink called The Stakes Are High. [Photo]

Asellina

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Just in time for the 139th Kentucky Derby, Asellina is launching Saturday brunch parties in both its indoor Taverna and outdoor patio. The Derby brunch is from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Taverna with Mint Juleps and other cocktails, plus a DJ spinning tunes and a free brunch for the person with the best hat.[Photo]

The Windsor

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West Village sports bar The Windsor is showing the race with drinks specials that include a Georgia Mint Julep and Mint Chocolate Bourbon Shots, for $12 each. The same party and deals are also going on at the second, 1,600-square-foot location of The Windsor at the Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel in Midtown East.Photo]

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Maison Premiere

Williamsburg's premier cocktail den isn't showing the Derby. Instead, they're airing it on their old-timey radio. Expect a variety of (really killer) Juleps along with food specials like bourbon-cured ham sandwiches.[Will Femia]

Bearded Lady

This funky Prospect heights hangout will be projecting the race on a screen, with Mint Juleps for seven bucks and oyster specials. Expanded raw bar options launch at 4 p.m. [Photo]

"21" Club

Both the "21" Club and its counterpart Bar "21" open at 2:30 tomorrow, with the party really launching at 3:30. $45 all-inclusive gets race-watchers two Woodford Mint Juleps, passed hors d'oeuvres, and more. There will also be a "best dressed" competition with unnamed prizes.[Photo]

Pennsylvania 6

Herald Square newcomer Pennsylvania 6 is celebrating the 139th Derby with $7 Mint Juleps and Oaks Lillies from12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The winner of the "best hat" contest will get $500.[Photo]

Stone Rose Lounge

The posh bar in the Time Warner Center is throwing down for the Derby, with Bulleit Bourbon specials, Southern food from Marc Murphy, a DJ spinning Southern jazz, and MLE Hagen hats. Women wearing Derby Day hats get a free glass of rosé for the "Running of the Roses."[Photo]

Harding's

Tickets are still available for the Derby Day party at Flatiron District newcomer Harding's. The party's from 4 to 8 p.m. with passed food from chef Ariel Fox, including Louisville's iconic Hot Brown sandwich. There will also be a number of classic Southern cocktails (including Juleps, of course) from head bartender Trevor Schneider.[Photo]

Boulton & Watt

The East Village steampunk-y cocktail den is showing the Derby on seven TVs (which are usually hidden), with Mint Juleps and Pimm's Cups on tap. Also: pickles and deviled eggs. Brunch and dinner service are going on as usual, but the Derby party kicks off at 2 p.m. [Krieger]

The Bell House

Gowanus's favorite venue/bar The Bell House is hosting a Derby Day party starting at 1 p.m. For a $10 cover, this party has everything: Kentucky-style beer cheese, a DJ spinning music, square dancing, hats from Brooklyn's La China Loca, a group singing of "My Old Kentucky Home," prizes for "best dressed" and "best hat," karaoke after the race, and more.[Photo]

The Rum House

This Midtown cocktail bar is running Derby specials from 5 to 7 p.m., with Larceny Bourbon Mint Juleps and Old Fashioneds for $8 each, the race projected on a big screen, and live music from the piano and washboard/kazoo/vocals duo Chickentown. [Photo]

Brass Monkey

MePa's Brass Monkey is celebrating all three legs of the Triple Crown—the Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes—with parties starting at 1 p.m. Each table gets its own horse to back, and there will be a number of drinks specials including a Mint Julep, an Oaks Lilly, and a drink called The Stakes Are High. [Photo]

Asellina

Just in time for the 139th Kentucky Derby, Asellina is launching Saturday brunch parties in both its indoor Taverna and outdoor patio. The Derby brunch is from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Taverna with Mint Juleps and other cocktails, plus a DJ spinning tunes and a free brunch for the person with the best hat.[Photo]

The Windsor

West Village sports bar The Windsor is showing the race with drinks specials that include a Georgia Mint Julep and Mint Chocolate Bourbon Shots, for $12 each. The same party and deals are also going on at the second, 1,600-square-foot location of The Windsor at the Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel in Midtown East.Photo]

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