Where to watch the Kentucky Derby

May 2, 2012

John Velazquez rides Animal Kingdom to victory during the 2011 Kentucky Derby. Will there be another big surprise this year? (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Yesterday, we looked at the Cinco de Mayo celebrations; today, it’s all about seersucker, big hats and mint juleps: Our guide to the area’s best places to watch the Kentucky Derby, from fancy spreads to rooftop soirees (with julep-flavored snowcones) to parties that raise money for charity.

Where will you be watching the race? Tell us about your favorite mint julep — and any tips for the winner — in the comments below.

Fritz Hahn has covered bars, drinks and nightlife for the Washington Post Weekend Section since 2003, but he also writes about everything from Civil War battlefields to sailing classes. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram.
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