I'm linking/copying right from Zagat Buzz. 3 places worth going to for the "greatest two minutes in sports." I wish I was in the country to watch, don't forget to bet the Win on your favorite horse.
On May 1, celebrate the greatest two minutes in sports, aka the Kentucky Derby, at these local spots.
Bucktown’s The Southern will be offering a few specialty Woodford Reserve bourbon cocktails, such as the Lily (a lemonade, bourbon and cranberry juice concoction) and the Lazy Boy (made with bourbon, bitters and soda). Classic mint juleps and peach tea will also be available, and all drinks cost $7. If you’re feeling hungry, order Kentucky’s famous Hot Brown, an open-face sandwich piled high with turkey, bacon and avocado, smothered in Mornay sauce and served with a mixed greens salad for $12 (3–6 PM; 773-342-1840).
Everyone’s a winner at the Gold Coast American LuxBar. Attendees who fill out a race card and choose the winning horse will get a $25 gift certificate, while those with losing cards will receive $5 off their next visit. There will also be $5 Maker’s mint juleps, as well as a contest to see who has the best Derby hat, with the winner taking home a $250 cocktail voucher (3:30–5:30 PM; 312-642-3400).
Starting at 9 AM Derby Day, Stretch Run will be offering $6 mint juleps, $5 Cosmos, $3.50 Miller Lite bottles and $4 Coors Light and Miller Lite 20-oz drafts. From 10 AM–6 PM there will be a VIP party on the second floor for $75, while general admission to the first floor costs $5. Come the day before and place an advance wager on the race, and be automatically entered into a special raffle (entry on Friday costs $2, 312-644-4477).