Kentucky Derby Party in NYC
In the 1950s, Sports Illustrated asked a few famous novelists to attend, and write about, the Kentucky Derby. The one and only John Steinbeck weighed in with this report:
“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.”
Every 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 5.
Join us also for the Kentucky Oaks, on Friday, May 4 at 5:00 pm.
With nine giant screens, Brickyard is 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 all day. We’ll be serving our regular menu, including our bar menu.
We are also offering these Kentucky Derby-themed appetizers and dessert:
- Andouille and Black Eyed Peas Salad - Roasted andouille sausage tossed with cooked black eyed peas and colorful vegetables(red onion, carrot, celery, yellow and red bell pepper) in balsamic vinaigrette.
- Mini Hot Brown – A mini version of the original Kentucky Hot Brown (the name stems from the Brown Hotel in Louisville,KY where it was created) - Hot Turkey, mushroom and sliced tomato on a toasted brioche slider bun topped with thick creamy Parmesan sauce baked to golden brown.
- Kentucky Burgoo with cornbread - Three meat stew (pork, beef, chicken) with potato, corn, Lima beans and tomato…this traditional Derby stew is thick and little bit spicy…served in bowl with a piece of house made southern style savory cornbread.
- Derby Pie (Dessert) - Pecan chocolate chip and Kentucky bourbon baked individually in a tart shell drizzled with butterscotch.
There will be a prize for best Kentucky Derby attire, so 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.
See below for information on how to bet the race by opening an online betting account. It is difficult to do this on Derby Day; if you want to bet the race online, open and fund your account today!
How to Bet the Kentucky Derby in New York City:
As you may know, New York City OTB closed its doors. The only way to legally bet on the Kentucky Derby in New York City is to go to Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens or Belmont Park in Elmont, NY 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, 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.
InterBets is operated by Catskills OTB and operates the nearest OTB branch to the Brickyard – this is important if you want to go collect your winnings in person! Even better, Interbets is offering Brickyard customers $77 in free bets after they deposit $77 or more. Just use code BRICKYARD77 on your online application.
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.
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.