The Kentucky Derby may be a two-minute race, but that doesn’t mean the celebrations can’t last all day. On Saturday, May 6th, Chicagoans will be off to the races at ROOF on theWit ‘s Kentucky Derby Day Party & Best Dressed Runway Contest. This indoor/outdoor venue, located at 201 N State Street, is geared up to host all the best-dressed southern belles and gentlemen for a unique twist on a derby-watching experience.
Those betting on the horses are not the only people who will be entering the winner’s circle on May 6th if they are at ROOF on theWit. All guests present at the Kentucky Derby Day Party are welcome to enter the Best Dressed Runway Contest and a limited number of Derby style icons will be selected to participate. ROOF on theWit is quite literally taking its event prizes to new heights for the Grand Prize and Runner Up winners. The Grand Prize winner will receive an all-expenses paid getaway weekend for two to the Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky and the Runner Up will go home with a private cabana at the ROOF Memorial Day JetSet Kickoff Celebration.
While enjoying the races and runway contest, guests are invited to sip on classic Mint Juleps, as well as specialty Maker’s Mark cocktails including The Home Stretch, a house fusion featuring Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Bianco Vermouth, Elderflower, Sicilian Blood Orange, Raspberry, Wild Mountain Strawberry and Lemon and the Frozen Kentucky Mule, a mix of Maker’s Mark Bourbon, lime mint, Angostura bitters and ginger beer.
“ROOF’s Kentucky Derby Day Party is surrounded by spectacular city views and allows guests to enjoy the Derby experience in a stylish venue, complete with first class DJs performing throughout the day,” says Beatriz Jara, ROOF Events Manager. “The event isn’t just a viewing party, but an interactive experience with fashion, food, and beverage as the focus. Guests can also expect to taste an all new menu by Executive Chef Nathan Sears, bite-sized sweets from award-winning pastry chef Toni Roberts and ROOF twists on classic Derby Day cocktails.”
The Kentucky Derby Day Party begins at 2 P.M. Sign ups for the Runway Contest will be at 4 P.M. and the contest will begin at 6 P.M. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Private ‘Millionaire’s Row’ Cabanas are now available for $1,500 per cabana. No cover charge during event. For reservations, please call 312.239.9502.
Regular hours of operation for ROOF on theWit are Mon – Fri: 4 pm – 2 am, Sat: 2pm – 3am, Sun: closed. Summer hours of operation (beginning on Memorial Day weekend) are Mon – Fri: 2 pm – 2 am, Sat: 2pm – 3am, Sun: 12 pm – 8pm. To join theWit mailing list to keep up-to-date of upcoming events or for additional information and reservations, please visit www.roofonthewit.com.