Mint Juleps & More Bourbon: How to Celebrate Derby Day in Nashville

By Kellie Walton

Mint juleps, seersucker suits, and jockey silks are in the air as we approach the 150th annual Kentucky Derby, which runs this year on May 4. The Run for the Roses has been called the most exciting two minutes in sports, so finding the perfect spot to celebrate must be done in advance to not miss a second of the action. We’ve gathered all the Nashville bars and restaurants celebrating the Derby in style this year, from watch parties to food and drink specials and plenty of prizes for over-the-top get-ups.

Von Elrod’s

Germantown’s beer hall is swapping its steins and lederhosen for silver cups and fascinators this Saturday, May 4, with a Derby-themed party beginning at noon. Throughout the day, enjoy specials on mint juleps, and contests for highest hats and best dressed taking place at 5 p.m.
1004 4th Avenue N, Nashville, TN 37219
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