Place your bets on Saturday and head out in your fabulous hats and seersucker suits to toast the races with a proper bourbon cocktail in hand. Not sure where to go? Leave that to us, here's our picks for the best Kentucky Derby parties around town:
Idle Hands Bar (also known as the bar with the biggest bourbon selection) will be getting their derby party started at 4pm. Enjoy Mint Julep specials and Tecate specials for those looking to get into the Mexican fiesta mode a day early.
Put on your best hat and head to The Vault at Pfaff’s (pictured) for the races at 4pm. Enjoy complimentary southern hors d'oeuvres while enjoying some bluegrass music. They’ll be serving up three versions of the julep and there will be contests so do wear your most dapper duds!
Head to Willimasburg for Maison Premiere’s Annual Kentucky Derby Party starting at 12pm. The $9 Mint Juleps feature Four Roses Bourbon and the kitchen will be cooking up some special southern bites. Their popular house band will be playing 3-7pm and there will be a Derby Day Fashion Challenge so dress to impress.
And they’re off…!