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Top Spots For The Kentucky Derby In Philadelphia

May 1, 2014 3:36 PM

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Ladies, don your Lilly, and gents, it’s time to rock the pastels. The 140th Kentucky Derby is Saturday, May 3rd, meaning mint juleps and outrageous hats are an absolute must! For a race day with Southern flair, head to one of these Philly area Derby specials and events. – Chelsea Karnash

3rd Annual Kentucky Derby Party

Paramour

139 E Lancaster Ave
Wayne, Pa.

4 – 6:30 p.m., $50 per person

Party it up on the outdoor veranda at Paramour in Wayne. For $50, you get access hors d’oeuvres, sweets, wine and (of course!) mint juleps, and all proceeds benefit the Radnor Conservancy.

Derby Day

Farmers’ Cabinet

1113 Walnut St
Philadelphia, Pa.

Pay as you go

Go old school and listen to the Kentucky Derby at the Farmers’ Cabinet. Proceeds from all those mint juleps you’re downing will go towards animal rescue The Last Chance Ranch.

Kentucky Derby Cocktails

DelFrisco’s

1426-28 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, Pa.

All day, $15

You can almost hear the horses galloping by as you sip on three Triple Crown-inspired cocktails at DelFrisco’s. First up, it’s the Derby staple, the Mint Julep, followed by a Black-eyed Susan for The Preakness and a Belmont Jewel for The Belmont. Cheers!

Derby Day Specials

Rex 1516

1516 South St
Philadelphia, Pa.

Pay as you go

Nosh on shrimp po’ boys, pimento grilled cheese and other Derby Day specials, then wash it all down with a couple $8 mint juleps.

Kentucky Derby Party

The Twisted Tail

509 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, Pa.

2 p.m., pay as you go

Old City bourbon house The Twisted Tail couldn’t let a Kentucky Derby go by without some corresponding festivities. Stop by all day Saturday to watch the race on six televisions, drink Woodford Reserve mint juleps and potentially win the prize for the best hat. Proceeds from the event benefit PAWS.

Run for the Roses

Pub & Kitchen

1946 Lombard St
Philadelphia, Pa.

3 – 7 p.m., pay as you go

Pretty up and head to Pub & Kitchen in your Derby Day attire for Kentucky cuisine and ice cold mint juleps.

Xfinity Live! Derby Days and Fiesta Nights

Xfinity Live!

1100 Pattison Ave
Philadelphia, Pa.

2 – 9 p.m., pay as you go

Celebrate two holidays in one party at Xfinity Live!’s massive fiesta. The party begins with race day coverage on Xfinity’s huge screen television – complete with discounted juleps – and continues into the noche with Mexican food and margs in honor of Cinco de Mayo.

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