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Top 5 best Derby watch parties in the Valley

Posted at 11:43 AM, May 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-04 14:43:14-04
It may be "the best two minutes in sports" -- but the parties are going to last a lot longer than that!
 
Put on your best Kentucky Derby-day attire and head out to one of these places that Yelp named the best in Phoenix to watch the race. The 142nd Kentucky Derby is on Saturday, May 7th.
 
Yelp compiled the top five from visitor reviews.
 
You can bet this place will be hopping. Bevvy consistently tops the list as one of the best places to go on Derby day. Try their Woodford Reserve mint julep.
 
If you go: 4420 N. Saddlebag Trail, Suite 100 Scottsdale
 
The party starts at noon at Second Story Liquor Bar -- but you need a ticket. You'll toast the winner in style while enjoying a three-course, Derby-inspired menu and champagne cocktails.
 
If you go: 4166 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale
 
Southern-style eats and hand-crafted cocktails? Yes! But you need a ticket for Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails' Derby bash. It starts at 2 p.m. Derby day.
 
If you go: 5813 North 7th Street Phoenix
 
If a traditional bar or restaurant isn't your cup of tea, where better to watch than the track? Pre-paid reservations are selling out fast at Turf Paradise. There's also fashion judging at what they call the "biggest spring party in town".
 
If you go: 1501 W. Bell Road Phoenix
 
Think you have the best hat, ladies?  Let Kelly's at Southbridge be the judge of that. If you lose, you can drink your sadness away with one of their $8 Jim Beam mint juleps.
 
If you go: 7117 E 6th Ave. Scottsdale