Are you bereft about not having an Oaks or Derby ticket, and no good party invites? Hustle on down to Hilton Garden Inn, 350 W. Chestnut St., and take the special elevator to 8UP, where you can watch the races live on the roof-top bar, overlooking Louisville skyline.
There will be a large outdoor video wall to watch from the patio’s lounge furniture, Inside, there will be overhead screens to watch from booths, or at the wrap-around bar.
8UP Derby featured Derby cocktails include Blackberry Julep (made with blackberry jam), Strawberry Cheesecake, (made with Goddard Gin, Giffard Creme de fraise des bois strawberry liqueur, lemon juice, rich syrup and ricotta cheese), and a Contratto Collins (made with Contratto Bianco Vermouth).
A selection of small bites will also be available all afternoon. No reservations required.