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Good LA spot for watching the Kentucky Derby?

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Hey everyone - I'm new to LA and looking for a good bar or restaurant to watch the Derby this Saturday. Nothing fancy -- interested in some decent pub food and a mint julep or two, but would love to watch at a place that has a dedicated big screen and a crowd that's into the race, and not just somewhere that has it playing on a tiny set in the corner.

Any suggestions? Sorry if that's vague - still learning the city and don't know where to find the nicer, non-horrible sports bars in town. Thanks!

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  1. frontrunners at santa anita park. they have satellite wagering as well.

    1. I'd call The Derby in Arcadia to see if they'll be showing it. My guess is yes. It's an old-school steakhouse, once owned by one of Seabiscuit's jockeys, and is a real hang for race people. Lots of atmosphere.