To the Races! Fun Events for the Kentucky Derby


Some fabulous hats at the Starlight Room’s Kentucky Derby party, 2012. Photo from Facebook.

Got a big hat and a mint julep ready? Excellent. It’s time for the Kentucky Derby on Saturday May 4th, and here are some places to sit high on the horse and enjoy yourself, honey.

First up is a the Second Annual Kentucky Derby Brunch at ~THE STARLIGHT ROOM~ from 1pm-4pm. The event includes a Southern-style buffet, mint juleps and mimosas, and live bluegrass. There are also prizes for the best dressed couple and the best hat, so get your finest attire ready. Tickets are $50 and include tax and tip. 450 Powell St. at Sutter, 415-395-8595.

You can score a julep at ~ELIXIR~ during its Derby Day party, where there’s an entire menu dedicated to riffs on the cocktail. Derby attire is, of course, encouraged, and there will also be a pot of Kentucky burgoo stew. 1pm-6pm. 3200 16th St. at Guerrero, 415-552-1633.