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Kentucky Derby NYC 2022 Soirees & Parties

Get ready to dress dapper and sip on some mint juleps, Kentucky Derby style. Here are the best Kentucky Derby NYC 2022 parties and soirees to celebrate the momentous afternoon.

Kentucky Derby NYC 2022 Soirees & Parties
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Somewhere Nowhere 

Celebrate Derby Day at Somewhere Nowhere!  Somewhere Nowhere (112 W 25th St) in Chelsea will host an over-the-top Derby Day Party on Saturday, May 7th.

Kentucky Derby NYC 2022 Soirees & Parties
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Cheer on your favorite horse while sipping on Mint Juleps and vye for a $1000 cash prize by showing off your fanciest Churchill Downs look.

This over-the-top event in its 11th year will feature over 2,000 real roses across the entirety of the venue, a curated menu of light bites and cocktails, immersive experiences, burlesque dancers, NYC’s best live DJ’s, Jazz Bands, a trumpet player to announce when the race is about to take place and more.

Open-bar admission includes a 1-hour vodka open bar from 2pm – 3pm with access to both floors and VIP table reservations feature expedited entry, a VIP Hostess, bottle service and a dedicated VIP waitress with access to both floors as well.

For more information or to purchase your ticket, visit


Roam (107-12 70th Rd) will host their 1st Annual Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 7th.  The kickoff starts at 12pm with sounds by NYC Joey Sik and Resident Roam DJ Beezy. Be sure to dress your best for a chance to win brunch for four. Reservations are highly recommended for both indoor and outdoor seating. Call 917-733-8513 to reserve your spot! 

Kentucky Derby NYC 2022 Soirees & Parties

Ten Hope

Ten Hope (10 Hope Street) in Williamsburg will celebrate the Kentucky Derby with specially priced Mint Juleps for $10 and Chef Travis McGinty’s Southern Derby Pies infused with Bourbon. Dine alfresco all day and come inside to watch the best three minutes in sports.  Everyone who comes wearing a hat of any kind will be entered into a raffle to win a $100 gift certificate to come back to Ten Hope.

Refinery Rooftop

It’s time to grab your seersucker blazers, floral dresses, bright pastels, and wide-brimmed hats as the Refinery Rooftop saddles up to Run for the Roses with the return of its annual Kentucky Derby Party.

On Saturday, May 7th (3:30 – 6:30pm ET), you and your readers can channel your inner Southern Belle and join in on the following:

  • Open bar
  • Passed appetizers and desserts
  • Live entertainment and streaming of the Derby
  • A contest for the best dressed Derby outfit

The highly-anticipated event, which is sponsored by Woodford Reserve, also features a signature cocktail created specifically for this event (the Woodford Reserve® Spire), live DJ’s and music, and hours of Derby fun. 

Tickets can be purchased here for $150.

Refinery Rooftop

Tanner Smiths

Throw your fanciest, Churchill Downs-ready hat on and place your bets on a horse with the wittiest name for the 2022 Kentucky Derby party at “Tanner Smiths.” Located in Midtown Manhattan right by Central Park, you can celebrate your wins (or mourn your losses) in style, by watching “the greatest two minutes in sports” with a blast from the past.

The prohibition-themed cocktail bar and esteemed event space will feature a four-hour open bar for Derby Day, so you can sip traditional Mint Juleps, Kentucky bourbon, and signature themed cocktails expertly crafted by the Tanner Smith mixologists before and after the main event. A sprawling, roaring 20s bar with outdoor space and vintage vibes, a menu of unique small plates, and a Mint Julep in lace-gloved hand is the perfect way to safely celebrate the Kentucky Derby in NYC with sophistication and a tip-of-the hat to tradition.

-Blue Plate Special Band Live from 3pm – 5pm
-Live DJ 3pm – ??

Premium Open Bar Includes:

-Venue choice of spirits, wine, beer, and champagne
-Derby Themed Cocktails:

  • Woodford Reserve Mint Juleps
  • Cucumber Mule
  • Blackberry Thyme Bourbon Lemonade

Food Platters will consist of:

  • Everything Pretzel (IPA Cheese Sauce & Spicy Mustard)
  • Thai Deviled Eggs served on Curried Toast
  • Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls (Blue Cheese Dip, Buffalo Sauce.)

VIP Admission

Includes all the above PLUS:

  • Bottle service at your table (choice Absolut Vodka, Beefeater Gin, Woodford Bourbon, and Teelings Irish Whiskey)

**Please note, inclusive amenities will be based on group size and gratuity is included.

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