The Kentucky Derby, known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports,” is taking place on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Watch the race, enjoy mint juleps and dress the part at one of these Kentucky Derby parties in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas.
The Bulleit Bourbon Derby DayClub
The All New Bulleit Bourbon Derby DayClub: Presented By Sanderson Lincoln returns to Turf Paradise. Produced by the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships, the DJ infused party opens at 10:30 a.m. with live racing at Turf Paradise beginning at 11:30 a.m. The Kentucky Derby itself will be broadcast live at the track and in the DayClub. Inside the exclusive air-cooled tent sponsored by Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, Chandon, Ketel One, Sanderson Lincoln, Highline Autos and the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show you can enjoy the no-host bar featuring mint juleps, beer, wine, champagne and cocktails alongside 55” TVs showing the Kentucky Derby in real time as well as convenient betting machines. Tickets start at $30. Get more information and purchase tickets at ordermytix.com.
Bourbon Steak’s Kentucky Derby Lawn Party
Bourbon Steak at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess will host their annual Kentucky Derby Lawn Party on Saturday, May 4, 2019 1pm to 4:30pm. Experience the “fastest two minutes in sports” during the 145th Run for the Roses on plasma screens both indoors and out. Enjoy festive live DJ, food and drink, a photo booth, lawn games and more. Southern belles and gents, wear your fanciest hats and sharpest suits to compete for prizes in our men’s and women’s Derby hat and fashion contest. The cost is $119 per person plus tax and service charge. Reservations are required. To book, contact Restaurant Reservations at 480.585.2694.
Bevvy Old Town Scottsdale’s Derby Bash
Home to the only Off-Track-Betting (OTB) window in downtown Scottsdale, the Bevvy in Old Town is hosting their annual Kentucky Derby Bash. Doors open at 8am and the party continues until 2am. Get there early to place your bets and stake out your spot either inside this stylish restaurant, or outside on the expanded street-front tent featuring outdoor bars, cozy seating, and most important, even more HD TVs so you can catch all the action. Plus, dig up your biggest derby hat and don your finest Southern attire, as the Bevvy will be hosting Derby-themed contests for “Best Dressed” (male & female) and more, with winners receiving amazing prizes. The Bevvy will also be mixing up special Kentucky Derby Cocktails for the day.
Kentucky Derby At KO’s
KO’Donnells in North Scottsdale is opening up at 9am on May 4th to kick off the day early with brunch and all the mint juleps you can handle. Gallop into KO’s where they will have a decorated entrance so you and your friends can show off your Derby-style! There will also be a “Best Hat” contest with the winner taking home a $50 gift card. They will have two off-track betting booths available on site.
‘Dog and Pony Show’ at Blue Hound
Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails at Hotel Palomar in Downtown Phoenix will be hosting a “Dog and Pony Show” Kentucky Derby View Party on Saturday, May 4th, noon to 4pm. Come dressed to the nines and take in the most exciting two minutes in sports at Blue Hound. There will be cocktail specials featuring Woodford Reserve and Old Forester including Mint Juleps, Old Fashioneds and Whiskey Sours. There will also be raffles and prizes and the races will be down on plasma televisions with audio.
Derby Day Soiree at Padre Murphy’s
On Saturday, May 4, the Valley’s premier Irish pub and off-track betting destination, Padre Murphy’s in Glendale, will be hosting their annual “Run for the Roses” Derby Day celebration. Beginning with breakfast at 8:30am (served until 11:30am), the celebration will also include Derby Day drink specials (mint juleps, peach mimosas and Blue Moon drafts), off-track betting, a live telecast of the 145th Annual Kentucky Derby on 100+ TVs (post time is 3:46pm MST) and a Derby Day hat contest at 2 p.m. Prizes include a $100 happy hour at Padre Murphy’s, a $50 gift card to Gaston Jewelry Store and a dozen red roses.
Arcadia Tavern Kentucky Derby Party
Located on the corner of 48th and Indian School, Arcadia Tavern will be having a Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 4th. Wear your best hat for a chance to win prizes (women prize: gift card for a blowout and men’s prize a gift card to V’s for a cut and style). They will be offering $4 Blue Moons, $7 Bulleit Bourbon Mint Juleps and $5 Wild Turkey Mules all day. Blue Moon will be on site from 1-2pm with giveaways and Bulleit Bourbon will be doing tastings from 1-3pm.
Kelly’s at SouthBridge
Kelly’s at SouthBridge is bringing the Kentucky Derby spirit to Old Town Scottsdale with signature Blue Moon Kentucky Derby cocktails on May 3rd and 4th. VIP lounges and bottle service available upon reservation. Lounges feature a personal 55-inch television. Special themed drinks include the Sweet Kentucky Moon (Blue Moon Belgian White, sweet tea, lemon juice, bourbon) and Moon Mist (Blue Moon Belgian White, Aperol, lemon juice).