Are you a Kentucky Derby (May 3) aficionado but can’t make the trip to Churchill Downs this year? Worry not. Catch (and be part of) the action at these 3 local spots.
The Wayne Hotel’s Paramour restaurant invites fans to root for their favorite horses during the 3rd annual Kentucky Derby Party, an event that also marks the official opening of the venue’s al fresco Veranda. Dress in your Derby best and sample an array of Southern inspired fare, mint juleps, and wine selections. Event proceeds will benefit the Radnor Conservancy. 4-6:30 p.m. $50. 139 East Lancaster Ave., 610-977-0600; for tickets, click here
Bank and Bourbon
Bank and Bourbon, the new restaurant located on the ground floor of the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, invites guests to watch the spectacle on the 16-screen TV wall while sipping on a signature Breakfast Julep—a combination of blueberry infused whiskey, maple syrup, and mint. 1200 Market St., 215-231-7300; loewshotels.com
Libertè Lounge Woodford Reserve, the official sponsor of the Kentucky Derby for decades, will send a spokesperson to the Sofitel’s Libertè Lounge to offer libation samples to guests until post time. Also, leading up to Derby Day, enjoy exclusively priced Woodford Reserve Mint Juleps and Double Oak Manhattans. 120 S. 17th St., 215-569-8300; libertelounge.com
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF PARAMOUR; BANK AND BOURBON; SOFITEL PHILADELPHIA (LIBERTE)