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May 2, 2011 11:36 AM

Where to watch the Kentucky Derby near west side of Prospect Park?

My wife and I (horeracing fans) have to attend our granddaughter's birthday party in Prospect Park this coming Saturday. It will probably go past 6PM. We want to sneak off a Park Slope bar and watch the race. Suggestions please.


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  1. I've never seen a hore race, but it's sounds like fun!!!

    1. Likely ANY bar will gladly put it on for you...after all, it's "The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports!

      Close to the Park, try Johnny Mack's on 12th Street or better yet, the bar around the corner from 12th Street Cafe (also 8th Avenue).

      Other possibilities would be the place on 8th Street and 7th Avenue or Farrell's on the Windsor Terrace side (16th Street and PPW).

      Archarcharch, Pants on Fire, Uncle no particular order.

      12th Street Bar & Grill
      1123 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

      Johnny Mack's
      1114 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

      Farrell's Bar & Grill
      215 Prospect Park W, Brooklyn, NY 11215

      Old Carriage Inn
      312 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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      1. Commonwealth has hosted an annual Derby Day event since it opened. Owner Ray Gish is a native Kentuckian. There's always plenty of mint juleps, "harmless gambling" and, apparently, a new TV this year!

        497 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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        1. re: noisejoke

          Thanks. That sounds like a winner. (Kindly note pun.)

          1. re: Stuartmc910

            Cool! I'll see you there. (But, do enjoy the grandkids!)