The 2022 Kentucky Derby is on Saturday, May 7th this year, and horses such as Epicenter, Zandon, and White Abarrio will be competing for the win in hopes of eventually completing a Triple Crown. To help prepare for the festivities, we rounded up a list of restaurants and bars in Montclair and around Essex County where you can view the Derby and indulge on some food and drink specials. Read on to learn which of these North Jersey spots are celebrating The Kentucky Derby.
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Cloverleaf Tavern | 395 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell
Cloverleaf Tavern will be serving mint julep cocktails, broadcasting the Derby on all TVs, and offering “Derby Discounts” The discounts are as follows: all patrons at the spot for race time will receive a ticket with a number, and if that horse number comes in the top 3, they will receive a special offer. A win earns a free burger, a place wins a free appetizer, and a show wins $5 off your bill. Stay updated on Instagram.
Egan + Sons | 118 Walnut Street, Montclair
Any of the races that are on during Egan + Sons’ normal hours of operation will be shown. Stay updated on Instagram.
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McLoone’s Boathouse | 9 Cherry Lane, West Orange
View all of The Kentucky Derby races at McLoone’s. Stay updated on Instagram.
Six Points Pub | 547 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield
Six Points Pub is having a viewing event for The Kentucky Derby. Details are TBD. Stay updated on Instagram.
The Fox + The Falcon | 19 Valley Street, South Orange
The Fox and The Falcon will be showing the derby on 10 TVs. The spot will also be offering two drink specials that will be available one hour before the race and one hour after for $10 each — a Derby Italiano with Kentucky Bourbon, Amaro Braulio, lemon honey, and angostura, and a Strawberry Basil Smash with vodka, fresh strawberry, Thai basil, lemon, and Demerara sugar. Stay updated on Instagram.
The Shillelagh Club | 648 Prospect Avenue, West Orange
Details are TBD. Stay updated on Instagram.
Town Pub of Bloomfield | 378 Broad Street, Bloomfield
Customers can request any of the derby races to be put on the TVs in the bar room only, as long as it does not interfere with the MLB games being shown. There will also be $14 white sangria pitchers and $12 red sangria pitchers available. Stay updated on Instagram.