The Ultimate Kentucky Derby Experience at Hail Varsity Club

The Kentucky Derby, also known as the “Run for the Roses,” is an iconic American sporting event that has captivated audiences for over a century. This prestigious horse race is held annually on the first Saturday of May and marks the start of the Triple Crown racing season. For those who can’t make it to Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, the best place to experience the excitement and energy of this momentous occasion is at Hail Varsity Club in Omaha, Nebraska. In this blog post, we’ll delve into why our sports bar is the ultimate destination for watching the Kentucky Derby.

A Lively Atmosphere with a Southern Twist

Hail Varsity Club prides itself on offering a one-of-a-kind atmosphere that perfectly captures the spirit of the Kentucky Derby. Our sports bar is decked out in festive decorations that evoke the charm of the South, complete with roses, horseshoes, and classic race day imagery. From the moment you walk in, you’ll be transported to Churchill Downs, ready to cheer on your favorite horses and jockeys as they vie for victory in the most prestigious horse race in the United States.

Exciting Derby Day Promotions and Contests

One of the most thrilling aspects of the Kentucky Derby is the chance to test your luck by betting on your favorite horse. At Hail Varsity Club, we bring that excitement to Omaha with our exclusive Derby Day promotions and contests. Take part in our “Pick the Winner” competition, where you can make your predictions for a chance to win fabulous prizes. Or, try your hand at our trivia contest, testing your knowledge of Kentucky Derby history and horse racing facts for a chance at bragging rights and special rewards.

Themed Food and Drink Offerings

No Kentucky Derby viewing party would be complete without indulging in some traditional Southern fare and classic race day cocktails. Hail Varsity Club offers a special Derby-inspired menu featuring delicious items like Hot Brown sandwiches, Kentucky bourbon-glazed chicken wings, and Derby pie. Wash it all down with our expertly crafted Mint Juleps, the official cocktail of the Kentucky Derby, or try one of our many other themed drinks, like the Black-Eyed Susan or the Belmont Jewel.

Multiple Viewing Options for an Unparalleled Experience

At Hail Varsity Club, you’ll never miss a moment of the action thanks to our state-of-the-art viewing experience. With multiple large-screen TVs and a high-definition projector screen, you can watch the race from any angle in the sports bar. Plus, our top-notch sound system ensures that you’ll feel like you’re right there at Churchill Downs, immersed in the electric atmosphere of the Kentucky Derby.

A Dedicated and Friendly Staff

Our team at Hail Varsity Club is committed to making your Kentucky Derby experience unforgettable. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff members are always available to answer any questions you may have about the race or to help you place your bets. They’ll also keep the festivities going throughout the day, ensuring that the excitement of the Derby never fades.

A Chance to Show Off Your Derby Style

Embrace the spirit of the Kentucky Derby by donning your finest race day attire when you join us at Hail Varsity Club. Ladies, grab your most extravagant hats and colorful sundresses, while gentlemen, sport your dapper seersucker suits and bow ties. Our sports bar will be hosting a “Best Dressed” competition, so don’t be shy about going all out with your outfit! The winners will receive special prizes and, of course, bragging rights for having the most stylish Kentucky Derby attire in Omaha.

Socialize and Network with Fellow Horse Racing Enthusiasts

One of the best parts about watching the Kentucky Derby at Hail Varsity Club is the opportunity to meet and mingle with other horse racing fans. Share your predictions, discuss your favorite jockeys and horses, and make new friends while enjoying the lively atmosphere of our sports bar. Who knows – you may even find yourself forming a lifelong bond with fellow enthusiasts who share your passion for this exhilarating sport.

A Fun and Memorable Experience for the Entire Family

The Kentucky Derby is a celebration that brings people of all ages together. At Hail Varsity Club, we strive to create an enjoyable and family-friendly environment, making our sports bar the perfect destination for a fun-filled day with your loved ones. With our diverse menu, exciting contests, and engaging activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy as you watch the fastest two minutes in sports unfold.

Capture the Moment with Photos and Keepsakes

Remember your fantastic Kentucky Derby experience at Hail Varsity Club with photos and keepsakes. Our sports bar will have a designated photo booth area where you can pose with friends and family, capturing the fun and excitement of the day. Plus, be sure to pick up some Hail Varsity Club Derby-themed merchandise, so you can always remember the incredible time you had at our Kentucky Derby party.

An Annual Tradition You Won’t Want to Miss

Once you experience the Kentucky Derby at Hail Varsity Club, it’s sure to become an annual tradition you’ll eagerly anticipate each year. Our sports bar is dedicated to making your Derby Day unforgettable by offering an unparalleled atmosphere, delicious food and drinks, engaging activities, and a welcoming community of fellow horse racing fans. Join us this year and see for yourself why Hail Varsity Club is the go-to destination in Omaha for the Kentucky Derby.


Hail Varsity Club offers a truly unique and unforgettable experience for those looking to celebrate the Kentucky Derby in Omaha. From our festive Southern-inspired atmosphere and themed food and drink offerings to our exciting promotions and family-friendly environment, there’s no better place to immerse yourself in the excitement of the most prestigious horse race in the United States. So, gather your friends and family, put on your best Derby attire, and join us at Hail Varsity Club for an experience you won’t soon forget!

About Hail Varsity Club:

Hail Varsity Club is Omaha’s premier destination for college sports enthusiasts, offering an unmatched atmosphere and viewing experience for all major sporting events, including March Madness. Powered by Hurrdat Sports and Hail Varsity media programming, Hail Varsity Club has in-house events, programming, and athlete and talent appearances no other sports bar in Omaha has ever offered. With an elevated sports bar menu, in-house mixology, and multiple large-screen TVs, Hail Varsity Club provides a welcoming and exciting environment for fans to come together and cheer on their favorite teams. For more information, visit our website at or follow us on social media: twitterInstagramTiktokfacebook, and YouTube.