This year, the Kentucky Derby falls on Saturday, May 6th — and whether you’re an equine expert or are simply in it for entertainment (no judgment), there’s nothing quite like viewing a sports event from the barstool of a local spot. 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 in 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.
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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 serving up Mint Juleps and other drink specials. Stay updated on Instagram.
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The Shillelagh Club | 648 Prospect Avenue, West Orange
The Shillelagh Club will have bourbon + beer specials from 4PM – 7:30PM. This spot advises guests to show up in their fanciest attire. Stay updated on Instagram.