Talk Derby to Me


Dress/Polo Jacket?  Check.  Hat?  Check.  Horse? Meh.

Even though it’s Kentucky Derby time (the 137th time around), you can still enjoy the horse festivities without the horse.  The season kicks off next Friday, May 6th and the party continues well into Saturday, May 7th.  Dress up, drink better, mingle, gamble, and be that classy, traditional drinker.

Here are a few events that’ll help you tip your hat:


Talk Derby to Me! at Highland Tap and Burger

Highland Tap and Burger (2219 West 32nd Avenue)

Saturday, May 7 – 1:00 pm through the evening

Your ticket includes food and All-You-Can-Drink. Sip on Well Drinks for $50 or Savor Top Shelf Drinks for only $75.  This will be available from 1-6pm, with any of the 20 beers on Tap included!

Tickets available here.


Denver’s Derby Party

Infinity Park (950 South Birch Street)

Saturday, May 7 – 1pm-6:30pm

Unfortunately, tickets are sold out (there’s a waitlist, though!).  Did you get one?

Max Gill and Grill and Wash Park Grill are the pre/post-party locations if you want to watch the parade.


Derby Days Pub Crawl

Saturday, May 7 – 11:30a

South Broadway (Begin at Sobo 151- 151 South Broadway)

11:30 a.m. @ Sobo 151 – Registration

12:00 p.m. @ Sobo 151

2:00 p.m. @ Skylark

3:00 p.m. @ Irish Rover

4:00 p.m. @ 3 Kings

5:00 p.m. @ Dougherty’s

More details and tickets, click here.


Roller Derby

Fillmore Auditorium (1510 Clarkson Street)

Saturday, May 7th – 7:00pm

For bout or for the Denver PBR Party Bus  (includes bout admission) Tickets, click here.

(ps, free PBR on the bus)


Kentucky Derby Party at The Lobby

The Lobby (2191 Arapahoe Street)

Saturday, May 7 – 1pm through the evening

1:00-4:30 – Derby Buffet and Derby Games

3:00 – Best Dressed (male and female), Best Hat, & Biggest Hat Competition – win Lobby gift cards and other great prizes

3:30 – Last chance to enter the “Derby Raffle”

4:06 MST – Derby Time

4:08 – Collect your Derby winnings

Click here for more details.



And, heck, you can still just dress up, go to a random bar and have a delicious, refreshing Mint Julep.  Cheers!


About Jess Hunter

Jess is a lady and a scholar. If she's not mulling over the various names of famous mustaches and their respective bitter cocktails, she's nibbling on American Craft Singles and Cantillon. Connect with her by email at