Last Saturday (the first Saturday in May) was the Kentucky Derby. There were several events going on in Boston, but I decided weeks ago to attend the Back Bay Social Club viewing party.
It was in the lower level of the BBSC. It was my first time there. The room was already pretty crowded with lots of ladies in hats. Pam and I forwent the dressing up- it was a chilly day in Boston.
Our bartender was even dressed up:
The ingredients of a mint julep: mint leaf, bourbon, sugar, water, and ice. The first few sips were strong, but then you slowly sipped as the ice melted and it turned into a pretty nice drink. It was even served in the official glass.
It was a little bummed that it was so dark and loud in the place. They were blasting music until the actual start of the race. I was hoping to talk to a few people and find out if there were any other Kentuckians there.
Thanks to the Back Bay Social Club for hosting the party!