Kentucky Derby Events in the Cincy Region

Check out where to watch the races and celebrate Derby Day in the Cincy Region.

Horse racing a huge part of Kentucky culture - meaning it is also woven into the fabric of the Cincy Region! From sipping on a locally crafted mint julep and diving into a derby pie, to sporting your best fascinator and bow tie - here are ways to locally watch (and bet on!) the "greatest two minutes in sports". 

Marquee Events

Raise your glass 

What goes better with a day of horse racing than a glass of Kentucky's finest? Northern Kentucky and Cincy both boast a plethora of different fantastic bourbon bars - the perfect place to cozy up at with something strong and locally distilled. 

Check out the B-Line while you're here, a self-guided bourbon tour that highlights a variety of bourbon-centric bars, restaurants and local distilleries. 

New Riff Distilling

  • 24 Distillery Way
  • (859) 261-7433

Knowledge, ambition and absolute drive for quality - these are the hallmarks of New… Read More

Tousey House Tavern

  • 5963 North Jefferson St
  • (859) 586-9900

We invite you to experience our hospitality and southern cuisine in a relaxed and… Read More

Wiseguy Lounge

  • 603 Main Street
  • (859) 916-5209

One of the most intriguing eras in human history was the Roaring Twenties. Many… Read More


  • 600 Washington Ave.
  • (859) 581-3065

80 years of home cooked Italian foods. Rustic dining rooms, casual atmosphere… Read More


  • 521 Main Street
  • (859) 491-6678

Celebrating 20 years, Otto's is a mainstay in Covington's historic Mainstrasse… Read More

Purple Poulet

  • 846 York Street
  • (859) 916-5602

Purple Poulet is a southern bourbon bistro located in the historic, and beautifully… Read More

Wenzel Whiskey

  • 15 Tobacco Alley

Wenzel Whiskey is a whiskey blending warehouse as well as event space, located in… Read More

Sundry and Vice

  • 1214 Vine St.
  • (513) 721-8423

Located in historic Over-the-Rhine, Sundry and Vice is Cincinnati's premier… Read More

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