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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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1. Maison Premiere

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298 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(347) 335-0446
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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]

2. Bearded Lady

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686A Washington Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(469) 232-7333
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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]

3. "21" Club

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21 W 52nd St.
New York, NY 10019
(212) 582-7200
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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]

4. Pennsylvania 6

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132 West 31st St.
New York, NY 10001
(212) 727-3666
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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]

5. Stone Rose Lounge

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10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
(212) 823-9769
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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]

6. Harding's

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32 E 21st St.
New York, NY 10010
(212) 600-2105

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]

7. Boulton & Watt

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5 Avenue A
New York, NY 10002
(646) 490-6004
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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]

8. The Bell House

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149 7th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 643-6510
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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]

9. The Rum House

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228 W 47th St
New York, NY 10036
(646) 490-6923
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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]

10. Brass Monkey

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55 Little W 12th St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 675-6686
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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]

11. Asellina

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420 Park Ave. S
New York, NY 10014
(212) 317-2908
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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]

12. The Windsor

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234 W 4th St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 206-1208
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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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1. Maison Premiere

298 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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]

298 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

2. Bearded Lady

686A Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238

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]

686A Washington Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238

3. "21" Club

21 W 52nd St., New York, NY 10019

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]

21 W 52nd St.
New York, NY 10019

4. Pennsylvania 6

132 West 31st St., New York, NY 10001

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]

132 West 31st St.
New York, NY 10001

5. Stone Rose Lounge

10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

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]

10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019

6. Harding's

32 E 21st St., New York, NY 10010

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]

32 E 21st St.
New York, NY 10010

7. Boulton & Watt

5 Avenue A, New York, NY 10002

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]

5 Avenue A
New York, NY 10002

8. The Bell House

149 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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]

149 7th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215

9. The Rum House

228 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

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]

228 W 47th St
New York, NY 10036

10. Brass Monkey

55 Little W 12th St, New York, NY 10014

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]

55 Little W 12th St
New York, NY 10014

11. Asellina

420 Park Ave. S, New York, NY 10014

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]

420 Park Ave. S
New York, NY 10014

12. The Windsor

234 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014

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]

234 W 4th St
New York, NY 10014

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