How to Have the Best Derby in Washington, DC

Grab a Derby mint julep or an Oaks lily cocktail and you are set to be rollin’ in style and betting on horses like you’re at Churchill Downs. Here are some exciting ideas on how to spend your Derby day in DC!

City Tap Dupont

1250 Connecticut Ave NW

Washington, DC 20036

www.citytap.com/location/dupont

202-878-8235

Kentucky Derby Drag Brunch & Open Bar at City Tap Dupont – Saturday, May 4

Come for drag brunch, stay for the Kentucky Derby. Join Ba’Naka and her queens for a Down ‘n’ Derby brunch from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, May 4. Those wanting to keep the celebrations going can purchase a ticket to Dupont’s open bar for a selection of beer, wine, mixed drinks, and small bites from 4pm to 6pm. $100 gift card will be awarded for the best hat. Purchase your $35 open bar ticket here. For more information on City Tap Dupont’s Kentucky Derby celebrations, visit here.

City Tap Penn Quarter

901 9th Street NW

Washington, DC 20001

www.citytap.com/location/penn-quarter

202-733-5333

Kentucky Derby Brunch and Open Bar at City Tap Penn Quarter – Saturday, May 4

Don your favorite hat or make your own at City Tap Penn Quarter, and watch the fastest two minutes in sports! On Saturday, May 4, join the team for brunch from 11am to 3pm with complimentary hat decorating. $100 gift card will be awarded for the best hat. From 4pm to 6pm, enjoy an open bar with a selection of beer, wine, mixed drinks, and small bites. Purchase your $35 open bar ticket here. For more information on City Tap Penn Quarter’s Kentucky Derby celebrations, visit here

Dirty Habit DC

555 8th St NW, Washington DC 20004

https://www.dirtyhabitdc.com/

202-449-7095

Kentucky Derby Brunch Juleps – Saturday, May 4

On Saturday, May 4, guests may enjoy brunch with Dirty Habit’s classic bourbon Mint Julep ($12), or grab seats with friends and make an afternoon of horse-race watching and sipping on Dirty Habit’s everlasting Peach Julep Brunch Punch featuring bourbon, peche de vigne, chamomile yuzu tea and mint ($18).

Roofers Union

2446 18th St NW

Washington, DC 20009

www.roofersuniondc.com

202-232-7663

Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Slushies – Saturday, May 4

Not only is Roofers Union featuring your classic mint julep, better yet it’s a slushy mint julep! Enjoy Derby Day at the rooftop bar of Roofers Union overlooking Adams Morgan.

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