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Celebrate the most anticipated two minutes in sports - the Kentucky Derby - on Saturday at these New York bashes. Don't forget to wear your hat - the bigger, the better.

Johnny Utah's: Prizes will be doled out for the best-dressed. Specials include half-price fried chicken and $4 mint juleps. 25 W. 51st St., btwn Fifth and Sixth aves., 212-265-8824

Union Hall: This all-day bash features a corn-hole toss, prizes for best hat, $5 Maker's juleps and BBQ fare off the grill. 702 Union St. at Fifth Ave., Park Slope, 718-638-4400

Mad46: This bar atop the Roosevelt Hotel is rolling out the red carpet to greet its decked-out partygoers. The best-dressed at the bash — which features all the classic food and drink staples — take home prizes. 45 E. 46th St., at Madison Ave., 212-885-6095

Pine Box Rock Shop: Go bourbon-crazy with Pine Box Rock Shop's bourbon flights ($18). Also: prizes for the best hats. 12 Grattan St., btwn Bogart St. and Morgan Ave., Bushwick, 718-366-6311 

Southern Hospitality: Expect some true Southern hospitality at this joint, which invites guests to dress up for the occasion. Frozen mint juleps and food specials are available. 1460 Second Ave., at Second Ave., 212-249-1001; and 645 Ninth Ave., at 45th St., 212-265-1000

Dive Bar: For $50 bucks, partygoers can taste beer alongside cheese, meat, fish, game and other treats — or for $18, just the booze. For Derby purists, mint juleps are available, and a hat contest will take place. 732 Amsterdam Ave., at 96th St., 212-749-2358

 

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