If nothing else, the Kentucky Derby is an excuse to dress your preppiest and enjoy a Mint Julep. We may not be in Louisville, but the best Kentucky Derby parties are taking place in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Put on your foam-mesh trucker’s cap and dust off the monogrammed slim-fitting t-shirt, it’s time get in touch with your inner-hipster. If you’re looking for indie music, oddly named drinks, and a consistently artsy crowd, these are the bars for you.
Next time you raise a glass at a Manhattan bar you may be getting more than you expected — and not in a good way. How about mandatory gratuities for drinks at champagne rates!