The GofG Kentucky Derby Party Guide 2011

by Samantha Hui · May 6, 2011

Whether you watch for the excitement of the bet or just need a reason to sip on mint juleps in your derby best, here's a list of places in the city doing the best viewing parties!


Esquire Magazine's Kentucky Derby Party When: Saturday, May 7, 3pm-7pm Where: Invite Only Why: Don your derby best for the party hosted by Esquire and Maker's Mark [Details]

Third Annual Kentucky Derby Party at Mad46 Rooftop When: Saturday, May 7, 4pm-8pm Where:  Mad46 Rooftop Lounge, 45 E 46th St Why: Sip Mint Juleps at the top of the Roosevelt Hotel [Details]

Cheek'd Kentucky Derby Party When: Saturday, May 7, 3:30pm-7:30pm Where: Gaslight, 39 9th Ave New York, NY Why: The open party is featuring $5 mint julep and bloody mary drink specials all day [Details]

Kentucky Derby Rooftop Party When: Saturday, May 7, 4pm Where: Invite Only Why: Private rooftop party hosted by the board of Concord 51 [Details]

Kentucky Derby Viewing Hosted by American Cancer Society When: Saturday, May 7, 4pm-8pm Where: Van Diemens, 383 3rd Ave Why: $15 donation will include a free drink ticket and a wristband for drink specials [Details]

Kentucky Derby Party at Village Pourhouse When: Saturday, May 7, 4pm-8pm Where: Village Pourhouse Why: Open bar features unlimited access to a mint julep station [Details]


Kentucky Derby Infield Party at Sidebar When: Saturday, May 7, 4pm-7pm Where: Sidebar Why: Fill up on the Kentucky Bourbon Mint Julep at Sidebar's 3 hour open bar [Details]

Kentucky Derby Day at Starr Boggs When: Saturday, May 7, 4:30-6:30pm Where: Starr Boggs, 6 Parlato Dr Westhampton, NY Why: For those of you heading east this weekend, Starr Boggs is having a pretty sweet derby party [Details]

DBD Social's Kentucky Derby Day Party When: 2pm-7pm Where:Tribeca Grand Salon Why: Festivities will kick off at 2pm and continue well into the races. [Details]