“This Kentucky Derby, whatever it is—a race, an emotion, a turbulence, an explosion—is one of the most beautiful and violent and satisfying things I have ever experienced.”
On the first Saturday in May, we celebrate the annual rite that is the Kentucky Derby, known as “the fastest two minutes in sports.” For the owners, a lifetime of dreams plays out as 20 horses stampede down the stretch of Churchill Downs for the first time, and then gradually separate themselves until one stands alone, wearing a blanket of roses, in the winner’s circle.
Where can you celebrate such a beautiful, violent and satisfying thing? Why, where you celebrate all things you associate with beauty, violence or satisfaction – Brickyard Gastropub. We’ll be hosting our annual, epic Kentucky Derby Party on May 7.
With nine giant screens, we’re one of the very best bars in New York City to watch the Kentucky Derby.
We will be showing the other races from Churchill Downs all day long, and serving $5 Mint Juleps as well. We’ll be serving our regular menu, including our bar menu. Of course, we encourage you to wear your finest Derby Hat!
We expect a large crowd, so call us today at 212-767-0077 to reserve your table, and come early.
How to Bet the Kentucky Derby in New York City:
As you may know, New York City OTB closed its doors recently. The only way to legally bet on the Kentucky Derby in New York City is to go to Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens on Friday or Saturday, or to open up an account online with one of the four services we list below.
Read findingDulcinea’s “How to Pick the Winner of the Kentucky Derby” for a tutorial on how to handicap the Derby.
The four online wagering providers listed below are the most reliable sites that permit same-day funding of a new account. There are other legitimate providers, such as Autotote and ones associated with racetracks, but most do not allow same-day funding of a new account. Be wary of any other operator; they may be located offshore and may not be legally permitted to accept wagers from U.S. residents.
NYRA Rewards is operated by The New York Racing Association, which operates New York’s three major thoroughbred racing tracks; it offers free, instant accounts to residents of New York and Connecticut.
is managed by Churchill Downs Incorporated and offers wagering on races at Churchill Downs to all U.S. residents.
is a horse racing television network that allows people in 15 states to bet online, by phone and television remote.
offers wagering online and by phone to residents in 32 states.
If you’re hosting a Kentucky Derby Party at home, this software, Backyard Bookie
, allows you to offer “parimutuel wagering,” in which the odds for each horse are determined by how much money you and your guests bet on each one. You’ll also want to serve your guests plenty of the finest craft beer on tap, so come by the Brickyard before hand and we’ll fill your growler, or sell you one of ours, with a half-gallon of anyone of our 24 craft beers on tap.