The Best NYC Bars to Watch the 2011 Kentucky Derby

The Best NYC Bars to Watch the 2011 Kentucky Derby

Dust off your seersucker suits, flowery dresses and ridiculous hats -- it's Kentucky Derby time again!

Can't make it to Louisville for the Run of the Roses this year? The Kentucky Derby is called the most exciting two minutes in sports -- and we don't want you to miss out on the action. Where We Watch offers the city's best guide to the Derby.

With Uncle Mo under the weather and stuck in the 18 post, the race is wide open. Dialed In, the morning line favorite at 4-1, will try to become Nick Zito's third Derby winner. The whole draw can be viewed here: http://es.pn/iRwVPv.

It's not quite the Churchill Downs infield. But then again, the view is better, the weather is better... and you never actually have to step foot in Kentucky.

New to the Kentucky Derby? Here's a couple articles to help you out:

Where We're Watching

Brickyard Gastropub

Brickyard Gastropub

785 9th Avenue (Between 52nd and 53rd Street)

Enjoy $5 mint juleps all day. Make sure to pick up of a growler of one of their many craft beers before you leave!

Dive Bar

Dive Bar

732 Amsterdam Ave (Between 95th and 96th Street)

This Upper West Side bar is offering a $50 prix-fixe beer tasting lunch for the occasion. Each brewery selection will also be paired with a bar snack. They will also be having a hat contest preceding the 6 p.m. race.

Johnny Utah’s

Johnny Utah’s

25 West 51st Street (Between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue)

They will be having $4 mint juleps and 1/2-priced fried chicken. There will also be prizes for the best derby hats.

If you get bored during the build-up to the race, take a ride on their mechanical bull.

Playwright Irish Pub

Playwright Irish Pub

27 West 35th Street (Between 5th and 6th Avenue)

They got an OTB within the bar, what more could you want?

Sidebar

Sidebar

120 E 15th St (Between Irving Place and Third Ave)

Sidebar is featuring a $45 three hour mid-shelf open bar including Kentucky Bourbon Mint Juleps

Win a $100 Gift Card for Best Dressed!

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SNAP

SNAP

248 West 14th St. (Between 7th Ave and 8th Ave)

This trendy Meatpacking District bar will be featuring Mint Julep Drink specials.

Southern Hospitality

Southern Hospitality

1460 Second Ave (Between 76th and 77th Street)

SoHo will be offering $6 frozen mint juleps (trust us - these are deceptively strong) and fried chicken specials during the races

Village Pourhouse - East Village

Village Pourhouse - East Village

64 Third Ave (Between 10th and 11th Street )

Village Pourhouse will have a $40 three hour mid-shelf open bar including Kentucky Bourbon Mint Juleps

Win a $100 Gift Card for Best Dressed!

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Brother Jimmy’s BBQ - Union Square

Brother Jimmy’s BBQ - Union Square

116 E 16th Street (Between Park Avenue S. and Irving Place)

Galway Hooker

Galway Hooker

7 East 36th Street (Between 5th and Madison Avenue)

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