Tomorrow marks the running of the 136th Kentucky Derby, which is the first leg of the Triple Crown, the most prestigious set of horse races in the U.S. We all can’t be in Louisville to watch the race live. However, we can all tip a glass, while watching the Derby at a couple of neighborhood watering holes.
- CDNews Sponsor Bottleneck Lounge is hosting its 3rd annual Run for the Roses Party. Doors open at 1:30 pm and the race begins at 3 pm & will be shown on 2 large flat screen televisions. They are offering a $50 prize (Bottleneck gift certificate) for the Best Hat Award and the Seattle Slew Dressed for Overall Derby Excellence Award. Winners will be announced at 4 pm. Chef Ashlyn Forshner (of Belltown’s Tilikum Place Cafe) will prepare pulled pork sliders & veggie mac and cheese. And of course, Maker’s Mark Mint Juleps will abound.
- Tavern Law, located on the Capitol Hill/Central District borderline that is Madison Street is also throwing a Derby Day party. Doors open at 2 pm and Maker’s Mark will subsidize the bourbon drink specials Tavern Law will be offering all day. Additional drink specials between 3 and 5 pm. Like Bottleneck, Tavern Law is offering a prize for best dressed. Here is the invite.