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Best Kentucky Derby Celebrations in Seattle

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Saturday, May 7 is the day for big hats and mint juleps.  And we don’t even have to be in Kentucky to celebrate.

Shelter Lounge
4910 Leary Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
206.829.8568
http://www.theshelterlounge.com

It’s a Kentucky Derby Soiree. Wear your biggest, brightest hat and try to outdo the Royal wedding. Happy hour pricing from 11am – 6pm with special drink promos going on all day!

Bottleneck Lounge
2328 Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98112
206.323.1098
http://www.bottlenecklounge.com

Lots of hats, formal wear and plenty of mint juleps. There are discounts on top shelf Bourbons, which is great for anyone that prefers their bourbon unadorned. Mint juleps will be served all day. Post time for the race is 3pm. Food will be available for sale from the Skillet food truck from 2pm – 4pm, and there will be prizes for best hat and best dressed at 4pm.

Tavern Law
1406 12th Avenue
Seattle WA 98122
206.322.9734
http://www.tavernlaw.com

It’s a Kentucky Derby Party sponsored by Maker’s Mark Bourbon. There will be Maker’s Mark drink specials all night and a special prize for the best-dressed derby goer. It all starts at 1:00pm, with a viewing of the races at 3:00pm.

Liberty Bar Capitol Hill
517 15th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98112
206.323.9898
http://www.libertybars.com

The party gets started about 2:00pm with specials on Four Roses bourbon and a big screen tv for the races at 3:00pm.

Luc
2800 E. Madison
Seattle, WA 98112
206.328.6645
http://www.thechefinthehat.com/luc/

In honor of the Kentucky Derby, the bar manager at Luc has come up with a special cocktail, just for the day, called The Affirmation. It includes Pimm’s Cup, Cucumber Liquor, Cucumber Dry Soda, Ginger Beer & Chive Blossom. Luc’s invites you to put on your hat and join them for a Derby Day cocktail.

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