Chicago Kentucky Derby Parties

Updated July 3, 2017

Bring your fancy hat. Join in the fun, find a Derby party near you!


If you're looking to Derby for a cause (with some drinks and prizes on the side), River Shannon is hosting a Derby hat party that supports After School Matters, a non-profit organization for teens to become paid apprentices or club members in arts, sports, technology, and communications programs.


Lottie's Pub will be hosting a Derby happy hour from 3-6pm on Saturday the 7th. Specials include: 

  • $4 Kentucky's Best Bourbons, including Buffalo Trace, Bulliet, Lexington, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, 1792, Early Times, Bird Dog and 1776
  • $5 Mint Juleps all day
  • Best Derby Hat Wins Woodford Reserve Derby Bottle

The Pony Inn Will have a live band all day on Saturday, May 7th from 3PM - 6PM. Tickets are $45 and include unlimited food and Woodford Reserve Mint Juleps, Pony Punch Cocktails, wine and draft beer. There will be live music all day and $100 for the Best Dressed and Best Hat contests.