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2 May 2017 – The 2017 Kentucky Derby is set for Saturday, May 6 this year, marking the 143rd running of the annual race. These Philadelphia bars and restaurants are celebrating the exhilarating race with themed cocktails, menus, and even prizes for wearing your best derby day attire!

Devil’s Den

Devil’s Den, Philadelphia’s premier craft beer bar and restaurant, will celebrate the Kentucky Derby with Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company’s Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ales on May 6. Guests can enjoy mint julep freeze pops and compete in a Kentucky Derby hat contest for a chance to win Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale prizes!

1148 S. 11th St | | 215.339.0855

Rex 1516

Guests looking to get the full Derby Day experience should head to South Street’s Rex 1516. The Southern-inspired restaurant and bar will be shaking up classic Mint Juleps ($6) all day on Saturday, May 6. Guests can watch the race and enjoy authentic, quality cuisine from one of Philadelphia’s best Southern-inspired restaurants.

1516 South St. | | 267.319.1366

Square 1682

Rittenhouse Square’s Square 1682 is serving up an alternative Louisville classic during this year’s Kentucky Derby. Guests can enjoy The Seelbach, a Great Gatsby-inspired bourbon-based cocktail mixed with Bluebird Distilling Four Grain Bourbon, for $10 all day on Saturday, May 6.

121 S. 17th St | | 215.563.5008

The Twisted Tail

The Twisted Tail’s annual Kentucky Derby Party is back and bigger than ever. Guests donning the best Derby hat or bowtie will be rewarded with awesome prizes! Starting at 3pm, Mint Juleps will be on special and guests can cheers to the races. Additionally, all attendees will be entered into a raffle for the winning horse.

509 S. 2nd St | | 215.558.2471

Le Méridien Philadelphia

aMuse, Le Méridien Philadelphia’s French-inspired brasserie, is picking Lucky #7 this Derby Day. Guests can enjoy Knob Creek Mint Juleps, Margarita Pizza, and sparkling wine for only $7 all day!

1421 Arch St | | 215.558.2471


The Kentucky Derby may only be a few minutes long, but MilkBoy Philly & MilkBoy South Street is celebrating all day with $6 Mint Juleps all day race day. Guests can cheers and be dandy while enjoying a classic Southern sipper.

1100 Chestnut St | | 215.925.6455

Ocean Prime

Diners at Ocean Prime, one of Center City’s most stunning Seafood and Steak houses, can enjoy their specially made Derby Day Mint Julep. Priced at $14, this cocktail uses classic ingredients mixed with Old Forester.

124 S. 15th St | | 215.563.0163

Red Owl Tavern

Red Owl Tavern’s Lead Bartender Kyle Darrow is offering zigging to the zag of Derby Day cocktails with custom juleps rocking seasonal berries, herbs and other ingredients for $10. Guests will also have the option to upgrade to premier bourbon at an additional cost.

422 Chestnut St | | 215.923.2267

– Blake Pertl