Kentucky Derby Parties and Specials Around San Diego

It’s a busy weekend! As if Cinco de Mayo isn’t enough of a party, it’s also time to gear up and celebrate at the Kentucky Derby parties in San Diego!

San Diego bars and restaurants are offering food and drink specials this Saturday, May 6th, before, during, and after the races.

Be sure to don your most outrageous Derby hats and outfits!

Monarch Ocean Pub

Perhaps the hottest Kentucky Derby party in San Diego will be at Monarch Ocean Pub in Del Mar! It’s proximity to the track and unbeatable ocean views make it the perfect place to celebrate the races in style!

Click here for ticket info.

Miss B’s Coconut Club

Race to Mission Beach for a day of drinks, Caribbean bites, and outrageous hats at Miss B’s Coconut Club to celebrate the Kentucky Derby. The 149th Kentucky Derby’s Run for the Roses calls for drink specials and a hat contest – winner gets a $100 Miss B’s Gift Card.

Sip on a Traditional Mint Julep with bourbon, mint, simple syrup, and bitters. Or, sip Miss B’s way with a Miss B’s Mint Julep, mixing up bourbon, mint, pineapple simple syrup, and bitters.

Louisiana Purchase

Louisiana Purchase is hosting a Big Hat Brunch in honor of this year’s Kentucky Derby. Chef Quinnton Austin relocated from NOLA to San Diego in 2018 and he brings an exciting wealth of knowledge that defines southern cuisine.

From 12PM–3PM enjoy the Instagrammable Mint Julep, a bourbon-based cocktail featuring fresh mint leaves, savory sugar, crushed ice, and a history like no other. Looking for something a little bubblier? Enjoy $15 bottles of traditional Cava as you cheer on your favorite horse at the North Park eatery.


The Kentucky Derby is racing through barleymash, and guests can look forward to food and drink specials, raffle prizes, and its annual ‘Best Dressed’ contest. Sip on specialty cocktails like Mint Juleps with Old Forester, house mint syrup, and crushed ice as $1 of proceeds per drink will go to local dog rescue Project Save-a-Bullie. 

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.

Pick the winning horse in their raffle to win big prizes including golf bags, cooler backpacks, Woodford Reserve gift baskets, and much more.

Fifth & Rose

Kentucky Derby San Diego

Mint Juleps for everyone! Come take in the Kentucky Derby classic on May 6 at Gaslamp quarter’s stylish and elegant cocktail bar, Fifth & Rose – the perfect setting for a Kentucky Derby party!

Delight in a special showing of the Kentucky Derby paired with specials like Kentucky Butter Cake topped with Maldon sea salted caramel and candied pecans, Veuve Clicquot, artisanal bourbon cocktails and of course a refreshing mint julep.

To view the special menu, please click here.

See you there!

Save the date and don’t miss the fun and excitement in one of these San Diego hotspots as they bring you each of their Kentucky Derby specials.

See you there!

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