Where to Watch the 141st Kentucky Derby in Philadelphia

Where to Watch the 141st Kentucky Derby in Philadelphia

On Saturday, May 2, the Kentucky Derby celebrates its 141st anniversary. After all this time, you may have established your own watching traditions, but if you’re not headed to Churchill Downs, why not make one of these places your Old Kentucky Home away from home, where you can raise an expertly mixed Mint Julep, or drink of your choice, to the most exciting two minutes in sports. Have you picked out your hat yet?

Bainbridge Street Barrel House

Enjoy barrel-aged Mint Juleps while watching the race. Come dressed in your finest Derby attire and get a 10% discount on drinks. (625-27 S 6th St.; 267-324-3553)
 
Bottle Bar East
Watch all the action from Churchill Downs from 4–7:30 PM and enjoy $7 Mint Juleps all day. (1308 Frankford Ave.; 267-909-8867) 

Field House

Enjoy $4 Yards Drafts and $5 Mint Juleps all day, plus live music by Secret Service. Make sure you wear your Derby best because you could be the winner of the $250 prize for best hat. (1150 Filbert St.; 215-629-1520)

London Grill
Enjoy $8 Woodford Reserve Mint Juleps and $5 house bourbon. (2301 Fairmount Ave.; 215-978-4545)

McGillin’s Olde Ale House
Settle into McGillin’s for Mint Juleps and brown derby sandwiches. Make sure to bring your best hat for the Fancy Hat contest too. (1310 Drury St.; 215-735-5562)

Paramour

It’s Paramour’s 4th Annual Kentucky Derby Party from 4–6:30 PM. Sample savory Southern-inspired hors d’oeuvres and sweet treats along with mint juleps and reserved wine selections. The race will be aired live in the Lobby Lounge and out on the Veranda. The Best Dressed for the Derby contest awards prizes for first, second and third place for both women and men. Tickets are $50 per person and all proceeds support the Radnor Conservancy. Tickets can be purchased online or in person at Paramour. (139 E Lancaster Ave.; 610-977-0600)

Pennsylvania 6

From 2–6 PM, Pennsylvania 6 will be serving up classic Derby cocktails and bites for the occasion, such as Kentuckyaki Wings and Lollipop Lamb Chops. There will also be a Best Hat and Bowtie contest, so be sure to come dressed to impress. (114 S 12th St.; 267-639-5606)

Percy Street BBQ

The Percy Street crew will be offering $5 Mint Juleps all day. (900 South St.; 215-625-8510)
 
Red Owl Tavern
If you're looking for a spin on the classic Julep, head to Red Owl where bartenders will be serving up $10 Rhubarb Mint Juleps all day. (433 Chestnut St.; 215-923-2267)
 
Sip special seasonal Juleps for $8 while the Kentucky Derby is on. (1516 South St.; 267-319-1366)
 
Sassafras
Grab a Mint Julep here for $8 all day long. (48 S 2nd St.; 215-925-2317)
 
Square 1682
$6 Jim Beam Mint Juleps will be available from Noon through Post Time and the race. (121 S 17th St.; 215-563-5008)

Twisted Tail
The Twisted Tail and Woodford Reserve are hosting a Kentucky Derby Party starting at 2 PM. Sip on Mint Juleps and bourbon flights while watching the race events. There will be prize giveaways all day and a Best Hat contest. (509 S 2nd St; 215-558-2471)

Photo via Flickr user Bill Brine


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