Off to the races!
Scroll to see what each Derby stop is offering for drinks, appetizers, and activities. And see the map below for walking directions to participating locations, photo stops, and parking.
Eat, Drink & Play!
ARENDELL ROOM BAR
Calling all craft cocktail lovers! Stop by Arendell Room to try the "Derby Smash" for $10, and enter to win their Best Hat Contest during the event.
Don't miss the "Grapefruit Cosmo" for $10! Plus lots of yummy apps & an extensive bourbon selection.
Enjoy a Derby Day feast with Floyd's! Try one of their yummy specials (listed below) paired with a "Fascinator" - a refreshing cocktail made with Woodford Reserve, ginger beer, cherry juice, and orange bitters.
Kentucky Peach Bourbon Chicken Wings
Gentleman's Whiskey Bacon Onion Jam Burger
Bourbon Pecan Pie
P.S. The patio is the perfect spot to hang out with a group!
JACK'S III FLOOR
Head upstairs to Jack's III Floor for sweeping waterfront vistas, to play our raffle, and enjoy yummy drinks on the deck! Don't miss the "Derby Daze" - a Jack's Juice with a fizzy pop of champagne - $7, and perfect for sipping along with race day coverage.
Want to get in on the Derby action? Pick your favorite horses with our raffle! We will have jar's labeled for each of the 20 horses running the race, and you can drop your raffle ticket(s) in the jar of the horse you think will win!
After the race, we will draw prizes for the first, second, and third place horses - and a fourth consolation prize will be drawn from all the remaining raffle tickets!
Tickets will be available for sale at check-in and at Jack's throughout the event. Tickets are $5 each, or 5 for $20.
Prizes include the limited edition, 2023 Kentucky Derby Woodford Reserve bottle, plus Derby-themed goodies from our downtown businesses and licensed, vintage Kentucky Derby memorabilia and merchandise!
Brand new in downtown MHC! Show some support during the Derby, and stop by King Mackerel's anytime after 4:30pm for drinks, food, and fun specials, including:
$5 Kentucky Gentleman
$7 Kentucky Mule
$7 Mint Julep
$12.95 Kentucky Bourbon Barbecue Wings
PORTSIDE MARINA SHIP STORE
The race starts here! Stop by from 2:00-4:00pm for check-in, and enjoy participating in the Best Dressed Lady, Most Dapper Gentleman, & Best Hat contests.
Stay awhile for photo opportunities, live music, and lots of great drink options. Check out the specials below:
Smoke Show: a Ginger Mule inspired cocktail to start the event with a kick! $10 (tax included)
Out the Gate: a classic mimosa for easy, daytime drinking. $10 (tax included) for a single serving or $24 (tax included) for a bottle that serves 4-6 and comes with souvenir cups!
Red & White Wine Selection - $10 (tax included)
Assorted Beer Selection $4 (tax included)
PROMISE LAND MARKET
Pair a "Frozen Horseshoe" ($11) with Promise Land's "Hot Brown" Crustinis ($10) for a winning combination. And while you're on a lucky strike, play a round of cornhole with your friends!
RED FISH GRILL
Info coming soon
TAPS & TACKLE
Try a Churchill Downs classic - the Oaks Lily - for $10 from Taps & Tackle while enjoying a round of cornhole or ring toss with your crew.
TIGHT LINES PUB
Share an order of Pork Belly-Dusted, Bacon, Cheddar & Jalapeno Deviled Eggs while you sip a house brewed, "Boat Day" draft for $5 or the "Tight Lines Pink Lily" for $10. Stay for the photo booth and Derby giveaways offered throughout the event!
Refreshing cocktails and waterfront views? Sign us up!
Stop by Yellowfin for a Blush Lily cocktail, or a classic Mint Julep made with fresh mint and mint-infused simple syrup. They're $10 each and are sure to be a special Derby treat!
CIRILA COTHRAN REAL ESTATE
Check out one of the best views in all of downtown with a horse inspired photo booth and Derby themed giveaways!