Kentucky Derby Parties

The Independence
Order up the Bernheim Bugle cocktail, created by barman Vincenzo Marianella and catch the action on bar’s flat screen televisions. Saturday; 205 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.458.2500

The Detour Bistro Bar
Celebrate the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby with Mint Juleps will be flowing and happy hour food specials. Festive hats and colorful attire encouraged. Saturday, noon; 12473 W Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90066; 424.289.8191

Shade Hotel
Enjoy an afternoon of Hudson Whiskey Mint Juleps, Hendrick’s derby-inspired cocktails, small plates along with fun contests. Ladies are encouraged to wear stylish hats and derby attire for the gents. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Richstone Family Center. Saturday, 12-3:30 pm; 1221 N Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266; 310.469.3466

Willie Jane
Catch all the action at this Venice Beach spot where Executive Chef Govind Armstrong will be serving Mucho Mucho Nachos made from house kettle chips, refried black eye peas, smoked brisket, and Pimento cheese sauce. Also nosh on grilled gimlet glazed shrimp. Wash it all down with Derby Coolers and Mint Juleps by Mixologist Derrick Bass. They will be $6 ll day. At 4 pm compete to win the best dandy outfit and the best hat. You could win a $50 gift card.. Saturday, 2:30 – 7pm; 1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA; 310.392.2425

They will be offering a viewing party for those who want to watch the greatest two minutes in sports! View the race on Baltaire’s large projector screen in the bar and lounge as you enjoy the traditional Derby cocktail the Baltaire Julep, a bespoke take on the traditional mint julep, which is customizable based on the guest’s desired spirit. Executive Chef Travis Strickland will also be offering a specialty elevated take on the Hot Brown, the race’s classic Southern sandwich. You are encouraged to dress in their best Derby wear such as big hats, summer dresses, and 1920s style suits and bow-ties. Saturday; 11647 San Vicente Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90049

Seven Grand
They are celebrating with $7 mint juleps, old fashioneds, and whiskey sours. Festive music comes by way of southern ragtime band The California Fleet Warmers, and best-dressed contests will take place throughout the night. Saturday, noon; 2, 515 W 7th St., Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.614.0736




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