2023 Kentucky Derby Watch Party at Tanner Smiths

Throw your fanciest, Churchill Downs-ready hat on and place your bets on a horse with the wittiest name for the 2023 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.

kentucky derby watch party at tanner smith's nyc

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.

Price increase warning: Super Bowl Viewing ticket prices often go up significantly the closer you get to the night of the NYC Super Bowl Party. Also note that many Super Bowl Events will sell out well in advance of the date. About your Tickets:  (1) Show up early and help reduce the wait time, (2) Make sure to have either a print out or e-ticket on hand because you will need to show it to the door staff to gain entry, (3) You accept the risks and agree to adhere to the NY State mandated regulations and venue's rules of conduct for the evening, (4) Large crowds should be expected.