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Saddle up NYC, It’s Kentucky Derby Day, and Here’s How You’re Going to Spend it

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Saddle up NYC, It’s Kentucky Derby Day, and Here’s How You’re Going to Spend it

We get it, you’re still nursing that Cinco de Drinko hangover, but it’s Kentucky Derby so You’ll have to Man/Woman up. Don’t worry too much, Derby Day is all about the big name race horses, elite jockeys, big weird hats, oh yeah, and endless Mint Juleps. Here are our picks for the winners for the best ways to spend the day in NYC:

 Kentucky Derby Open Bar Party
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  • Where – SideBAR – 118 East 15th Street, 10003
  • When – 5 PM
  • Price – $19

This Kentucky Derby Party though, we are skipping the horses and just going for the endless Mint Juleps. Saddle up and double time it to SideBar for a Kentucky Derby themed party where you’ll be getting a 2-hour open bar and party favors. Set in the heart of Union Square, rows of bars and attentive staff will be at your service to help you drink in style as a live DJ spins… READ MORE

Downtown Derby at SoHo Cigar Bar
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  • Where – SoHo Cigar Bar – 32 Watts St, Manhattan, 10013
  • When – 4 PM
  • Price – $30

Join NYC cigar and whiskey aficionados in this Kentucky Derby cigar and scotch viewing event at SoHo Cigar Bar! Watch your favorite horse go for gold as you pair cigars from Alec Bradley, including the Cigar Aficionado #1 Cigar of the Year in 2011. There will also be a raffle with tons of special items, including Hudson Whiskey and a special grand prize! Don’t worry, wearing a big ridiculous hat is not mandatory here… READ MORE

Kentucky Derby Open Bar @ Pinks
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  • Where – Pinks – 242 E 10th St New York, NY 10003
  • When – 5:00 PM
  • Price – $39

Pinks is going for gold with a three-hour open bar bash that is making Louisville parties a bit envious. Although we are miles away from Kentucky, we can still enjoy the booziness, the excitement, and the thrill of the Kentucky Derby! Known for its charming hospitality, music-inspired cocktails, and vintage California vibe, Pinks will give the Kentucky Derby a cool West Coast flair. You’ll be amazed by their 1950s inspired bar equipped with a motorcycle chain chandelier… READ MORE

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NYC’s Annual Kentucky Derby Day Party @ Gansevoort Park
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  • When – 13:00–22:00
  • Where – Gansevoort Park – 420 Park Ave S, New York, 10016
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The 10th Annual Derby Day Party at Gansevoort Park is going to be their best event yet! Both roof decks open will be open at the spectacular Gansevoort Park, where special guest DJs, a live jazz & swing band will be leading the entertainment. Not to mention some fine slow batched mint juleps of course. The Derby Day organizers promise some BIG surprises, and we can’t wait to see what they have in store… READ MORE