The 142nd Kentucky Derby will take place May 7. Check out this list of viewing parties and etc. for this year's first leg of the Triple Crown.
CELEBRATE KENTUCKY DERBY AT MINUS5 ICE BAR
To celebrate the upcoming Kentucky Derby, Minus5 Ice Bar at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place and the Monte Carlo will offer Mint Juleps with a twist, served in a glass made of 100% pure ice, all within the beauty of a -5° Celsius (23° Fahrenheit) stunning ice environment. The refreshing cocktail will feature a blend of bourbon, mojito rum and topped with soda. To complete the celebration, guests will also be able to view the all-new hand-carved horse sculpture, created by Minus5’ award-wining master ice carvers, at the “coolest” bars in Las Vegas.
KENTUCKY DERBY SEMINAR AT COSMOPOLITAN -- MAY 6
If you can’t make it to Churchill Downs, but still want a piece of the betting action, the newly opened Race & Sports Book at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is the place to be. On May 6 at 1 p.m., The Cosmopolitan will host a complimentary Kentucky Derby betting seminar. Panelists will discuss the basics of horse racing and how to bet on the sport, including a review of the major bet types such as: Win, Place, Show, Exacta, and Boxed Exotic Bets. Additionally, the event will break down details about the racetrack and offer insight on the horses who qualified to race in the Kentucky Derby.
KENTUCKY DERBY HANDICAPPING SEMINAR AT SOUTH POINT -- MAY 6
The South Point Race Book will hold a “Kentucky Derby Handicapping” seminar from 6 to 7 p.m. May 6. Hosted by John Kelly, the seminar gives race enthusiasts a preview of the competing horses with a thorough breakdown of the each horse’s racing history. This seminar features top handicappers Patrick McQuiggan and Toby Turrell. This event is free and open to the public.
KENTUCKY DERBY WEEKEND PARTY AT MONTECRISTO CIGAR BAR -- MAY 6-7
Caesars Palace’s newest cocktail destination, Montecristo Cigar Bar, is the place to be to catch all the Kentucky Derby weekend action. Montecristo will be celebrating both May 6 and May 7. Guests are encouraged to secure a premier spot, and with VIP registration, will receive complimentary Miller Lite and Coors Light, as well as Woodford Reserve and Woodford Reserve Mint Julips, Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label Brut Champagne, Sonoma- Cutrer Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, well brand cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages and light appetizers. Guests will also receive complimentary party favors including Derby hats and bow ties, as well as a personal sized custom Montecristo Cigar Bar at Caesars Palace engraved bottle of Woodford Reserve. Seating will begin one hour before the start of the race and conclude at race end. Register here: https://loungereserve.com/caesarscristo/
KENTUCKY DERBY VIEWING PARTY AT EL CORTEZ -- MAY 7
Join El Cortez for a Kentucky Derby viewing party on May 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feel like you are watching the race from the infield with $5 traditional Mint Juleps. Located in the Fiesta Room; free admission.
KENTUCKY DERBY VIEWING PARTY AT SOUTH POINT -- MAY 7
Horse racing fans will take over the South Point Grand Ballroom for the Kentucky Derby Viewing Party at 9 a.m. May 7. Throughout the day, food specials will be available and guests can enjoy free drinks with bets at designated wagering stations. Fans will also have the opportunity to learn some betting tips from professional handicapper, Patrick McQuiggan. This event is free and open to the public.
ROOFTOP KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY AT BEER PARK -- MAY 7
BEER PARK at Paris Las Vegas will host a rooftop Kentucky Derby viewing party sponsored by Veuve Clicquot champagne on May 7. Simultaneously, BEER PARK will bring a piece of Las Vegas to Churchill Downs with a pop-up bar experience at the Kentucky Derby. Guests dressed in traditional Kentucky Derby style will receive a complimentary glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne. To truly emulate the spirit of the race, BEER PARK will also offer an exclusive special in honor of Derby Day with the Kentucky Hot Brown, made with shaved oven-roasted turkey, aged Kentucky ham, Mornay sauce, parmesan cheese and tomato, sandwiched between two slices of toasted bread.
ULTIMATE DERBY PARTY AT BOUND BY SALVATORE -- MAY 7
Bound by Salvatore at The Cromwell will host the Ultimate Derby Party, beginning at noon. Break out your hats, fascinators and seersucker suits as guests are encouraged to dress in their Derby best to partake in the "The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports" fun. In addition to Bound’s award-winning cocktail menu, Mint Juleps will be buy one, get one free for $14.
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KENTUCKY DERBY AT JERRY'S NUGGET RACE AND SPORTS BOOK -- MAY 7
Throughout the day, place a $10 Derby wager and receive a Kentucky Derby Commemorative Glass. Those making a $25 wager on the Derby Matchup Parlay Card will receive a $10 Jerry’s Nugget Dining Card. Limit 2 glasses and 1 dining card per guest, while supplies last. Additional treats include free morning coffee and donuts, $2 Track Sandwiches served from noon to 4 p.m., and red-stemmed roses given to all the ladies. MoreClub members making a pari-mutuel bet all year-round get $1 in comp for every $25 wager. That’s a 4% comp return on all race wagers. Use comp dollars at the Jerry’s Nugget Gift Shop, restaurants, snack bar or the Main Bar. Comp shopping even extends through the thousands of merchandise found on Zappos.com. Orders are exclusively placed at the MoreClub’s very own Zappos.com Kiosk. Bettors must show their MoreClub player’s card at the betting window to earn comp.
SPECIALS AT THE VENETIAN AND THE PALAZZO -- MAY 5-7
Available during Kentucky Oaks from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5 and 6 and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Kentucky Derby May 7
Fried Green Tomatoes with Cold Remoulade $10
Kentucky Hot Brown & Creole Seasoned French Fries $13
Fried Chicken Biscuits, Bourbon BBQ Sauce with Fried Pickles & Creole Seasoned French Fries $15
1/2 off Woodford Reserve all day on May 7. The official bourbon of the derby.
Buddy V’s Ristorante
$5 Mint Julip, Prosecco and Sangria in our bar and lounge for the entire day.
Rockhouse we will be offering guaranteed seating and an all-day open bar valid through midnight for well cocktails, domestic draft beers and house wines as well as a specialty Mint Julip. Reserved seating and pre-paid purchases can be made at THEROCKHOUSEBAR.com
B&B Burger & Beer
Mint Julep Milk Shake
DRINK SPECIAL AT LA CAVE WINE & FOOD HIDEAWAY
La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway at Wynn Las Vegas will celebrate with the "Kentucky Mule" made with Eagle Rare Bourbon Whiskey, Fever Tree ginger beer, mint leaves and lime wedges on May 7. Cost is $16.
KENTUCKY DERBY SPECIALS AT ALIANTE -- MAY 5-8
Specials at Aliante hotel-casino May 5 though 8 include a prime rib slider car at the race and sports book. $3 mint juleps, $2 beers and $3 Jack Honey, Jagermeister or Fireball shots with purchase of any beer on May 7.
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