It’s that time of the year again to break out the mint juleps and don your Derby hat for the Kentucky Derby Day on May 5. From free watch parties to julep specials all day long, we’ve got you covered for the big race. Place your bets and saddle up to your favorite bars around town!
Booth One || ‘Bourbon & Brims’ Derby Watch Party
WHEN: Saturday, May 5 from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Join us in the Library Bar at Ambassador Chicago for a ‘Bourbon & Brims’ Derby Watch Party from 2:00 PM ’til 6:00 PM. We’re serving up $8 Mint Juleps, Derby snacks, horse racing games, prizes for best-dressed guests and live music by DJ Con-Text! Even if you know nothing about horses, here’s your excuse to don your favorite seersucker suit, sundress or elaborately decorated hat and spend a day drinking mint juleps! Admission to the party is free; please RSVP in advance by calling Booth One at 312-649-0535. Click here to view our website for more information.
Make a reservation at Booth One
Bub City – Rosemont & River North
WHEN: Saturday, May 5
What better way to spend Derby Day than at Bub City? Don your Southern attire and oversized hats (we’re looking at you, ladies!) and stop in at either location in River North or Rosemont to catch the festivities. Enjoy Hot Brown Sandwiches alongside $8 Four Roses Mint Juleps, $5 Not-Your-Fathers Bourbon, Founders Kentucky Bourbon Stout and lots of Derby swag.
Make a reservation at Bub City River North
Make a reservation at Bub City Rosemont
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab || Triple Crown Burger
WHEN: Tuesday, May 1 – Thursday, May 31
The Triple Crown Burger with an eight-ounce ground beef patty, topped with pimento cheese, bourbon maple bacon, red onion, fried green tomato and lettuce, served on a buttery biscuit bun with a side of French fries. Created in honor of the greatest accomplishment in Thoroughbred Horse racing – winning the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes. Whichever race you’re watching, come to Joe’s and enjoy this Southern-inspired burger.
Make a reservation at Joe’s Seafood