Almost like watching from Churchill Downs, Jack Rose Dining Saloon will once again be Washington, DC’s premiere destination for Kentucky Derby festivities on Saturday, May 6 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
On the sunny rooftop terrace and whiskey-surrounded indoor Saloon, guests and race fanatics are invited to don their finest derby attire at the bar’s 11th Annual Kentucky Derby Celebration + Viewing Party, complete with mint juleps, complimentary Southern bites, plenty of Kentucky bourbon, and a live viewing of the 2023 Run for the Roses.
Commemorating “the greatest two minutes in sports,” Jack Rose will host its 11th Annual Derby Day Viewing Partyon two levels: its first-come, first-served open-air Rooftop Terrace and ticketed reserved seating in its spacious indoor Saloon, surrounded by thousands of bottles of whiskey.
The bar will be open early at 3pm, with both floors offering an a la carte menu of classic Mint Juleps made with Bardstown Fusion Series, other Southern-inspired cocktails like a spiked sweet tea punch & brown derby. Complimentary Derby hors d’oeuvres will be passed throughout the afternoon.
Saloon Reservations are available for $50/person (excluding tax & gratuity) which guarantees each party two-hour indoor reserved seating with direct views of the race on an extra-large projector screen with sound, plus a welcome pour of Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series, one round of classic Bardstown Bourbon Company Classic Mint Juleps, and a Derby Platter for the table (cucumber sandwiches, KY hot browns & biscuits). Pre-paid Saloon reservations are available via Resy, for seatings between 5-6pm (just in time for the race’s 6:57pm post time).
And the bar’s Rooftop Terrace will also play host to a walk-ins-only viewing party, airing the Derby on six flat-screen TVs with sound. The Terrace party is free to attend, first-come first-served, with table and bar seating and standing room available. Guests are encouraged to don their Derby best – bow ties, seersucker, and big hats!