San Diego Hot Spots to Watch the Kentucky Derby


The Kentucky Derby is racing through barleymash on Saturday, May 6th, and guests can look forward to food and drink specials, along with tons of raffle prizes! Sip on specialty cocktails like Mint Juleps with Old Forester, house mint syrup, and crushed ice, and $1 of proceeds per drink will go to Project Save-a-Bullie, a local dog rescue organization that matches dogs with amazing people. Pair your cocktails and champagne with barleymash’s finger-licking food specials. Grab a Hot Brown: Woodford Reserve brined Roasted Turkey on Avocado Toast with poached eggs and a roasted pepper hollandaise served with side salad, or Burgoo Stew and Grits with Woodford stewed pork, short rib, and chicken with vegetables over creamy grits. Come sporting your best attire as barleymash will host its annual ‘Best Dressed’ contest. Pick the winning horse in their raffle to win big prizes including golf bags, cooler backpacks, Woodford Reserve gift baskets, and much more. 600 Fifth Avenue, 92101

On Saturday, May 6, Miss B’s Coconut Club will offer Mission Beach visitors and locals a spot to catch all the Kentucky Derby action with a Caribbean flair. Race over to celebrate the 149th Kentucky Derby’s Run for the Roses and enjoy Caribbean-inspired bites, drink specials, and of course – a hat contest; winner takes home a $100 Miss B’s gift card! Drink specials include the Traditional Mint Julep with bourbon, mint, simple syrup, and bitters. Or feel the tropical breeze flow through your hair as you indulge in Miss B’s Mint Julep with bourbon, mint, pineapple simple syrup, and bitters. 3704 Mission Blvd, 92109

Louisiana Purchase

Looking for a spot to celebrate the greatest two minutes in sports? Louisiana Purchase is hosting a Big Hat Brunch on Saturday May 6th in honor of this year’s Kentucky Derby. Place your bets and grab your biggest hat- you won’t want to miss these derby day deals. Located in North Park, guests are welcomed to Indulge in days’ worth of brunch and betting. Chef Quinnton Austin relocated from Nola to San Diego in 2018 and brings an exciting wealth of knowledge that defines southern cuisine. From 12-3pm enjoy a brunch menu and exclusive derby day drink deals!  Start your morning with a derby day tradition, the Mint Julep. This bourbon- based cocktail features fresh mint leaves, savory sugar, crushed ice, and a history like no other. For $10 each, this southern sipper is begging you to post that selfie to the gram. Looking for something a little bubblier? Enjoy $15 bottles of traditional Cava as you cheer on your favorite horse. Place your bet on this sparkling wine that brings a tradition synonymous to the derby. The zesty citrus flavors will have you cheering for more! Head down to Louisiana Street for a day full of Derby deals. 2305 University Avenue San Diego, CA 92104

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