If you can't make it to the Kentucky Derby but still want to experience this glorious spring race, try one of these D.C. Derby Day parties.

City Tap House at Penn Quarter

WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2019 | Brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Watch Party 4-6 p.m.
WHERE: City Tap House Penn Quarter | 901 9th Street NW | Washington, D.C.
TICKETS: $35 for an open bar from 4-6 p.m.

Come for brunch and stay for the Kentucky Derby watch party. Simply purchase a ticket for their open bar and nibbles to watch the race with your friends and neighbors. You'll enjoy beer, wine, mixed drinks, pimento cheese sandwiches, and fried green tomatoes. Yum!

For more information, visit the City Tap House event page.


Courtesy of City Tap House Penn Quarter

Jack Rose Dining Saloon

WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 3-7 p.m.
WHERE: Jack Rose Dining Saloon | 2007 18th Street NW | Washington, D.C.
ADMISSION: FREE, open to the public

Grab a hat and head up to the rooftop bar at Jack Rose Dining Saloon. No tickets are needed -- just enjoy the mint juleps, flights of bourbon, and Southern delicacies.

For more information, check out the Jack Rose Dining Saloon Facebook page.

Jack Rose Dining Saloon

Courtesy of Jack Rose Dining Saloon

Bow Ties and Bonnets at The Willard InterContinental

WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 4-7 p.m.
WHERE: The Willard InterContinental | 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW | Washington, D.C.
TICKETS: $99 per person, available for purchase here.

Dine on a lavish buffet of Southern favorites presented by Executive Chef Luca de Marchis and Executive Pastry Chef Jason Jimenez. Unlimited beer and wine will flow, and each ticket comes with two mint juleps per person.

See and be seen at this posh event, the 32nd of its kind at this incomparable hotel.

mint julep

Courtesy of The Willard InterContinental

Logan Tavern

WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 4 p.m. to close
WHERE: Logan Tavern | 1423 P Street NW | Washington, D.C.

Enjoy Kentucky Derby-themed specialties like Hot Brown sandwiches, $9 mint (and fruit!) juleps, and fried green tomatoes. Reservations are suggested, so make one today!

Will you be dressing up and going out, or hosting your own Kentucky Derby party this year? Let us know in the comments!