Eight Kentucky Derby 2019 Parties in Seattle

Where To Watch The Races, Wear Fancy Hats, and Drink Mint Juleps
May 3, 2019
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Mint juleps are frothy, fancy, and perfect for staying cool while cheering on equine champions. (Shutterstock)
Can't make it to the Bluegrass State for the 145th Kentucky Derby this weekend? Don't retire your floppy hat just yet. Below, we've compiled all the places to go for viewing parties, games, and Derby-inspired fare this Saturday, May 4, ranging from Emerald Downs to Witness.

BottleNeck Lounge
Get in a derby mood by sipping Maker's Mark mint juleps, entering fancy hat and best-dressed contests, and rooting for your favorite equine champion.
Capitol Hill

Emerald Downs
Pick a winner for the 45th Run for the Roses at Seattle's own horse race track. Once the excitement is over, celebrate your win or mourn your loss by dancing to a live set from the Herding Cats.
Auburn

Fog Room
Catch the brief-but-action-packed Kentucky Derby over mint juleps and themed bites. Hats are not required, but they're very much encouraged.
Downtown

Heartwood Provisions
Watch those horses race around the Churchill Downs track while you enjoy Michter's Whiskey cocktails and free snacks in your hats and bowties. 
Downtown 

Nine Hats Wines
You don't have to go to Louisville to place bets on your favorite horse and wear a fancy outfit as you watch the most exciting two minutes in sports—this derby party will have raffles and half-off wine tastings for those wearing a floppy hat.
Sodo

Re:Public
Feast on classic brunch offerings like eggs benedict, brioche French toast, and chicken-fried steak before getting shuttled to Emerald Downs for even more Derby festivities. 
South Lake Union

W Bellevue
Dapper equestrian enthusiasts can watch the Kentucky Derby live. Look forward to special cocktails, a hat contest, an auction benefiting the Little Bits Therapeutic Riding Center, vendor booths, and a cute photo station. 
Bellevue

Witness
Bet on the steed with the coolest name to win cool prizes (we like Improbable and Long Range Toddy) and watch the action with a WhistlePig mint julep in hand. Awards will also be given to the best dressed attendees.
Capitol Hill