May 6th marks our 134th anniversary, and we have a lot going on to celebrate, including a fun Derby viewing party where you are invited to come with your embellished Derby hat!
Join us for Derby, Drinks & Divine Hats. Sport your lush fascinators and bowlers and enjoy a mixed drink from one of the many bourbon distilleries we carry.
Derby streaming begins at 5 PM. The race will take place at 6:45 sharp. Seating in the Lounge is on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Our hotel has certainly seen its share of Kentucky Derby travelers, possibly dating as far back as our opening when derby-goers would trek the Ohio River all the way to Louisville. The KY Derby is the longest-still-running sporting event, dating back all the way to 1875. “Hotel Blennerhassett” opened its doors less than a decade-and-a-half later in 1889.
In line with the Victorian time period, we will also be serving Mint Juleps, a drink that KY Senator Henry Clay helped popularize on a national level starting in the 1840s.