Catch The Thrill: Watch the 2024 Kentucky Derby Live At Mesa’s Top Sports Bar!

Are you ready to catch the thundering excitement of the 2024 Kentucky Derby without traveling to Kentucky? Look no further than your local Mesa horse racing bar! Join us on Saturday, May 4th, as we host a thrilling Derby watch party with all the live action on our big screens. 

Sip on mint juleps, enjoy great food, and cheer for your favorite horses right from the comfort of Mesa’s favorite sports gathering spot. Whether you’re a die-hard racing fan or just looking for a fun day out, here are a few reasons why you should enjoy this horse racing at your local Mesa sports bar

A group of friends celebrating at a sports bar during the Kentucky Derby.

Key Dates & Details: When To Catch The 2024 Kentucky Derby Live!

The 2024 Kentucky Derby is happening on Saturday, May 4th. It’s a big deal in the horse racing world, with lots of excitement and tradition attached to it!

The Kentucky Derby is the longest-running horse race in the United States, dating all the way back to 1875. People get excited about it because it’s not just about horse racing; it’s also a social event where folks dress up, enjoy good food, and have a great time with friends and family.

For horse racing fans, the Derby is like the Super Bowl or World Cup. It’s where you see some of the best thoroughbreds and jockeys in action, competing for fame and glory. Plus, there’s the tradition of the fancy hats and mint juleps, adding a fun and festive atmosphere to the whole affair.

Top Reasons To Watch The Kentucky Derby At Your Local Mesa Sports Bar

Watching the Kentucky Derby at a Mesa sports bar can add a whole new level of fun and excitement to the experience. Here’s why:

  1. Social Atmosphere: Sports bars are known for their lively and social atmosphere. You get to watch the race surrounded by other enthusiastic fans, creating a sense of camaraderie and shared excitement.
  2. Big Screens: Most sports bars have large TVs or projector screens, ensuring you get a clear and up-close view of the action. It’s like having a front-row seat to all the thrilling moments of the race.
  3. Food and Drinks: Let’s not forget about the delicious food and drinks that sports bars like ours offer. Whether you’re craving classic bar snacks, a hearty meal, or specialty cocktails, you’ll have plenty of options to enjoy while cheering for your favorite horse.
  4. Live Commentary: Many sports bars provide live commentary during major sporting events like the Kentucky Derby. This adds to the immersive experience, providing insights and analysis that enhance your viewing pleasure.
  5. Celebratory Vibes: When your chosen horse wins, the celebration at a sports bar is infectious. High-fives, cheers, and maybe even a victory dance or two make the win even sweeter when shared with fellow fans.

Watching the Kentucky Derby at a Mesa sports bar amplifies the thrill of the race and turns it into a memorable and enjoyable outing with friends or fellow racing enthusiasts.

2024 Kentucky Derby Day: What To Expect At Mesa’s Top Viewing Spot

The event starts with live coverage at 2:30 PM ET, and the main race will take place around 6:45 PM ET​​. It will be held at the iconic Churchill Downs in Louisville, a venue known for its rich history and tradition in horse racing.

Visitors will experience the iconic “Run for the Roses,” known for its brief yet thrilling action, often referred to as “the most exciting two minutes in sports.” The Kentucky Derby has a lot of traditional and celebratory activities that make the event so entertaining and unique. 

Attendees at Churchill Downs often participate in the tradition of wearing elaborate hats and sipping mint juleps, a signature Derby drink made from bourbon, mint, and sugar syrup.

You can also expect a field of 20 horses, including top contenders like the impressive Fierceness and the powerful Track Phantom, ready to show their best performances. 

Join The Excitement At O’Kelley’s: Your Kentucky Derby Headquarters in Mesa

Are you ready to enjoy this big event at your favorite Mesa horse racing bar? Be part of our camaraderie at O’Kelley’s Sports Bar! We’re ready to treat you like family.

Let us give you the environment you deserve to enjoy this big day. With delicious food, tasty drinks, and top-premium screens, you’ll have all you need to experience the Kentucky Derby like nobody else! Contact us now to make the reservation.


O’Kelley’s Sports Bar & Grill
2120 W. Guadalupe Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85202

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 480-756-6069

Sundays: 9 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Monday – Saturday: 6 a.m – 2 a.m.