Wondering if there are still Kentucky Derby parties happening in Saratoga for 2021? We’ve got the inside scoop on who’s offering what for this Saturday, May 1, but you have to make reservations as soon as possible! And, check out a to-go box and more celebratory fun for home.
Make a Reservation for a Derby Party
Derby Party at Morrissey’s Lounge & Bistro
Derby Party at 15 Church
15 Church will host a Derby Party on their gorgeous patio. Reservations are $135, which includes a $100 food and beverage credit.
Derby Party at The Ice House
Check out a mint julep menu, a BBQ menu, couch seating for their 12-foot jumbo-tron TV, over 20 outdoor TVs, and more at The Ice House’s Derby Party. (So far the weather looks dry and sunny on Saturday!)
Derby Party at Taverna Novo
Taverna Novo will have racing action going on all day for their Derby Party, along with a Derby-themed menu and giveaways for attendees.
Bonus: Derby Day at O’Toole’s
Although not in Saratoga, O’Toole’s in Albany is a great Derby Day choice. They’re hosting their first piano brunch in their backroom lounge on May 1 from 10am to 2pm, there will be food and drink specials, and you can watch or wager from the restaurant, as they’re a Capital OTB location.
Plan the Perfect Watch Party at Home
Everything Derby at Home
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will launch a “Derby at Home” page on their site from April 29 through May 1, featuring all the items needed to plan a fun celebration at home. Explore recipes, handicapping tips, Kentucky Derby history, giveaways, family-friendly activities, fashion suggestions, party supplies, and more.
Derby Box to Go
Forno Bistro is offering a Derby Box for $55 that they say will feed four, although the impressive spread sounds like it’s fitting for a larger family: 8 Kentucky Brown Sliders, 8 Pieces of Southern Kentucky Fried Chicken, 8 Southern Bourbon Balls, Kentucky Black & Blue Salad, and you can add a 16oz mint julep for an additional $15.
Where to Get the Goods
Purdy’s Discount Wine & Liquor is where we recommend you pick up any cocktail ingredients you need. Their friendly staff will be happy to help you out with any recommendations.