Mint Juleps, majestic hats and minor bankruptcy… that’s right, the first Saturday of every May heralds a century old ritual of betting and bourbon as the entire country suddenly remembers there are gentrified people in Kentucky who enjoy good dentition and designer shoes.
Louisville may be more than four hours away, but there are plenty of places in St. Louis ready to celebrate the Kentucky Derby this Saturday. If your heart is with the crazy infield party, you can visit the mouse races at 90 Degrees West while if you’re more in the mood for formal dress and a dramatic hat, the Royale is the place to be. You can even attend an authentic Louisville Derby style gala. We give you the lowdown on parties across the city.
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