The Belmont Stakes races are happening Saturday. If you're not up for trekking out to the track in Elmont, Long Island, there are plenty of city bars that will be screening the races. Here are a few:
► Triple Crown Ale House, 330 7th Ave., Chelsea
This bar is Triple Crown-themed and plays host to many a sporting event watch party. There are TVs everywhere, and a full menu of burgers including one called The Triple Crown, served with bacon, cheese, sautéed onion and mushroom.
► Mustang Harry's, 352 7th Ave., Chelsea
Mustang Harry's is for anyone who prefers watching the race with a huge array of snacks — from fries to homemade guacamole to artichoke dip. They also have a happy hour every day from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
► 21 Club, 21 W. 52nd St., Midtown
If you're searching for a fancier fête in honor of the Stakes, 21 Club is the place to be. The Belmont Stakes is one of the few occasions in the year that televisions are even found inside the club. Go to their website to make a reservation and be sure to dress in business casual attire as per the preferred dress code. Entry costs $55, but that comes with food and two Belmont Jewel cocktails.
► Mad46 Rooftop Lounge, 45 East 45th St., Midtown
Mad46's ritzy watch party will include a live DJ from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. along with appetizers and drinks.
► Brickyard Gastropub, 785 9th Ave in Hells Kitchen
This sports bar is great for racing fanatics who are also foodies. Crispy duck confit salad, poutine and many other fancy snacks are on the menu, as well as over 50 different beers.
► Sweetwater Social, 643 Broadway, West Village
This subterranean social club and lounge is for the "hip" horse racing fan. You can play foosball while waiting for the races to begin. They also take reservations if you want to be sure that you'll have a seat for the night.
► Courtyard Ale House, 40-18 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside
This Queens establishment is great for any beer lover who's looking for a casual environment in which to view the stakes. The Courtyard boasts a huge variety of well-known and local beers and ciders and is right off the 40 St. 7 train stop.