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Where to Watch the Kentucky Derby in South Florida

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It’s called the most exciting two minutes in sports. While that may be debatable, the revelry of the Kentucky Derby is not. Between the wide-brimmed hats, bourbon-filled drinks and decadent Southern-inspired cuisine, it’s hard not to be enthusiastic about horse racing — even if it’s only for two minutes. Here’s where to watch the big race in style throughout South Florida.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino

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901 S Federal Hwy
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
(954) 454-7000
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This Kentucky Derby watch party will boast mint juleps, food stations, attire contests, horse race raffles, photo booth, casino free play and more. Purchase tickets here.

2. The Citadel

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8300 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33138
(305) 908-3849
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 Sip on mint julep specials from 4 to 7 p.m. on the Citadel’s rooftop, and guests are encouraged to dress in their Derby best with Best Hat Contest wins a Citadel Bar gift card.

3. StripSteak by Michael Mina

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4441 Collins Avenue Fontainebleau, Chateau Lobby
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 674-4780
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Guests can watch the race while enjoying celebratory Kentucky Derby hors d’oeuvres, fried chicken thigh sliders, and Benedictine tea “Sammy’s” while sipping on $5 mint juleps. The StripSteak staff will be decked out in full Derby gear and will be hosting an array of events including a “Best Dressed” contest for Men and a “Best Hat” contest for ladies. And Derby Day ballot ticket will allow guests to bet on the Derby winner and whoever guesses the first, second and third place horses will win a dinner at StripSteak 

4. Beaker & Gray

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2637 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 699-2637
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Beaker & Gray’s bar team will be serving up Mint Juleps with a “twist” on May 4, and as a keepsake of the party, bargoers who order the cocktail will be able to take home the signature copper cups. 

5. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

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1600 Lenox Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 538-5220
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At this Southern-inspired eatery, sip on $6.50 mint juleps while cheering on your favorite horse, and dress to impress with your best bow ties and fanciest hats, because the best dressed will take home a $250 gift certificate.

6. Lost Boy

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157 E Flagler St
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 372-7303
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At Lost Boy’s Derby party, kicking off at noon, it will be serving up mint juleps and will boast Derby-inspired festivities, such as best dressed competitions, best hat contest and best couple award.

7. The Wharf Miami

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114 SW North River Dr
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 906-4000
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Head to the Wharf for its Derby Day party with  $12 mint juleps, specials on Woodford Spires and Rye Mojitos from noon to 7 p.m., best dressed contest and a live viewing of the race.

8. American Social

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690 SW 1st Ct
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 223-7004
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From 3 to 8 p.m. guests can channel their inner Southern gentleman or belle, and sip on $6 Kentucky Bourbon Ale and $8 Maker’s Mark Mint Juleps. And the first 50 people to register through Eventbrite will receive a complimentary mint julep. Register here.

1. Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino

901 S Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

This Kentucky Derby watch party will boast mint juleps, food stations, attire contests, horse race raffles, photo booth, casino free play and more. Purchase tickets here.

901 S Federal Hwy
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

2. The Citadel

8300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138

 Sip on mint julep specials from 4 to 7 p.m. on the Citadel’s rooftop, and guests are encouraged to dress in their Derby best with Best Hat Contest wins a Citadel Bar gift card.

8300 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33138

3. StripSteak by Michael Mina

4441 Collins Avenue Fontainebleau, Chateau Lobby, Miami Beach, FL 33140

Guests can watch the race while enjoying celebratory Kentucky Derby hors d’oeuvres, fried chicken thigh sliders, and Benedictine tea “Sammy’s” while sipping on $5 mint juleps. The StripSteak staff will be decked out in full Derby gear and will be hosting an array of events including a “Best Dressed” contest for Men and a “Best Hat” contest for ladies. And Derby Day ballot ticket will allow guests to bet on the Derby winner and whoever guesses the first, second and third place horses will win a dinner at StripSteak 

4441 Collins Avenue Fontainebleau, Chateau Lobby
Miami Beach, FL 33140

4. Beaker & Gray

2637 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127

Beaker & Gray’s bar team will be serving up Mint Juleps with a “twist” on May 4, and as a keepsake of the party, bargoers who order the cocktail will be able to take home the signature copper cups. 

2637 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127

5. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

1600 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

At this Southern-inspired eatery, sip on $6.50 mint juleps while cheering on your favorite horse, and dress to impress with your best bow ties and fanciest hats, because the best dressed will take home a $250 gift certificate.

1600 Lenox Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

6. Lost Boy

157 E Flagler St, Miami, FL 33131

At Lost Boy’s Derby party, kicking off at noon, it will be serving up mint juleps and will boast Derby-inspired festivities, such as best dressed competitions, best hat contest and best couple award.

157 E Flagler St
Miami, FL 33131

7. The Wharf Miami

114 SW North River Dr, Miami, FL 33130

Head to the Wharf for its Derby Day party with  $12 mint juleps, specials on Woodford Spires and Rye Mojitos from noon to 7 p.m., best dressed contest and a live viewing of the race.

114 SW North River Dr
Miami, FL 33130

8. American Social

690 SW 1st Ct, Miami, FL 33130

From 3 to 8 p.m. guests can channel their inner Southern gentleman or belle, and sip on $6 Kentucky Bourbon Ale and $8 Maker’s Mark Mint Juleps. And the first 50 people to register through Eventbrite will receive a complimentary mint julep. Register here.

690 SW 1st Ct
Miami, FL 33130

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