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Friday, May 2, 2014

The Best Places in St. Louis to Watch the Kentucky Derby

Posted By on Fri, May 2, 2014 at 8:00 AM

The annual Kentucky Derby party at the Royale. | Brian Villa
  • The annual Kentucky Derby party at the Royale. | Brian Villa

Yes, the race only lasts for two minutes, but it is the most exciting two minutes in sports. Plus, we kind of love everything that goes with the Kentucky Derby -- the hats, the clothes and especially the mint juleps. We may not be at Churchill Downs, but we can still party. Here's where to do it.

See also: How to Make a Perfect Mint Julep for Derby Day

A mint julep at the Royale's annual Kentucky Derby party. | Brian Villa
  • A mint julep at the Royale's annual Kentucky Derby party. | Brian Villa

The Royale (3132 South Kingshighway; 314-772-3600)

The Royale's annual Derby party is one of the best. Derby attire is required (that means ties for men and hats for ladies) whether you sign up for the best dressed contest or not. Mint juleps and other cocktails will be on hand, plus live music before and after the race. The party starts at 2 p.m and goes until 8:30 p.m. Advance tickets are available at the Royale for $8; it's $10 at the door.

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