Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/17/22
The 148th Run for the Roses is just around the bend on Saturday, May 7
Also Amazing Cinco De Mayo events 5/5 or 5/7
Raise a glass and tip hats, all HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern locations— Brookhaven, Perimeter, Halcyon, and Atlantic Station—are hosting Kentucky Derby parties starting at 5 p.m. Features include mint juleps, HOBNOB Old-Fashioned and pimento and bacon sandwiches. Come dressed for the winner’s circle; the best-dressed couple wins a $300 gift basket. The contest starts at 7 p.m. Reserve tables online.
Taco Mac boasts locations in neighborhoods all over the state for Kentucky Derby viewing. For those seeking a bourbon fix, Taco Mac’s Peachtree Proper mixes Buffalo Trace bourbon, maple syrup, peach bitters, and black walnut bitters—a perfect pair to the eatery’s award-winning chicken wings, juicy burgers, and more.
The Southern Gentleman hosts its annual Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 7 from 3:30-7 p.m. on the patio. Everyone is in the winner’s circle with Derby-inspired cocktails including mint juleps, A Lady’s Companion with Ford’s gin and apricot liqueur, and Horseshoe margarita; traditional Southern appetizers such as Kentucky hot brown sliders, fried catfish, and Benedictine tea sandwiches; and race viewing on multiple screens. Guests should come dressed to impress for a chance to win prizes in the Derby Day Hat and Best Dressed contests and other competitions. Tickets are $65 per person and include passed bites, two Derby-inspired beverages, and a branded julep cup to take home. View more details and purchase tickets on Eventbrite.
Sat., May 7, 3:30-7pm – Hampton + Hudson’s Kentucky Derby Party
Hampton + Hudson’s Kentucky Derby celebration is back! The Inman Park restaurant will be pouring Mint Juleps, Brown Derby cocktails, featuring Elijah Craig, salted honey syrup & sparkling grapefruit, and more to celebrate the most exciting two minutes in sports history.
Boone’s, a dynamic restaurant overlooking the Bobby Jones Golf Course with high-quality service and first-rate cuisine, is hands-down one of Atlanta’s best dining spots. Not even wild horses can drag guests away, because on Saturday, May 7th, horse racing fans are invited to watch the Kentucky Derby at Boone’s on the large-screen TV throughout the restaurant. Amidst all of the excitement, racing enthusiasts can cheer on their favorite horse while sipping on Boone’s mint julep special cocktail. Served at the Kentucky Derby since 1938, the mix of bourbon, sugar, and mint on ice is best known for being The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports’ signature drink. Guests are also welcome to immerse themselves in Boone’s expansive menu. Boone’s is open to the public and can be located at Bobby Jones Golf Course at 2205 Northside Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30305. For more information, please call 770.835.4267 or visit boonesatl.com.
Place Your Bets and Watch the Kentucky Derby at Dantanna’s
Hold your horses, the Kentucky Derby is on its way! Giddy over to Dantanna’s to watch the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 7th. Starting at 11 a.m. Derby fanatics are invited to rein it in and enjoy Dantanna’s mint julep cocktail special while watching the coveted race. Cozy up inside the iconic Atlanta sports watching restaurant to watch the race or enjoy their expansive, dog-friendly patio. Calm the pre-race jitters down with libations and mouthwatering cuisine created by Executive Chef Brad Parker that includes a selection of starters, salads, burgers, sandwiches, steaks, pasta, desserts, and more. Dantanna’s also offers a wide selection of cigars that guests can explore at The Buckhead Cigar Store inside the restaurant. For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.dantannas.com or call 404.760.8873.
CINCO DE MAYO
Fiesta the night away at Chido & Padre’s this Cinco de Mayo. The celebration starts at 4 p.m. and runs until late at night with chef-driven Mexican cuisine, killer margaritas, and the hottest patio in Buckhead.
With jumbo margaritas and show-stopping tacos, HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern is the perfect place for a festive Cinco de Mayo. Celebrate all night long with live Latin music, dancing, and margarita and taco specials at all locations of the neighborhood eatery. Free tickets are available to gain priority entrance and minimize the wait at the Atlantic Station and Halcyon locations. Make reservations online.
Johnny’s Hideaway gets in on the Cinco de Mayo celebration with a festive meal and beer special. Before hitting the dance floor of Atlanta’s iconic nightclub, guests can fuel up on shrimp tacos and Spanish rice for $14.95 and add a Modelo for just $4.
On May 5, Marlow’s Tavern Duluth is partnering with Don Julio to host a tequila dinner. The four-course dinner with tequila-based cocktail pairings starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $75 per person. Menu highlights include Tavern salad with esquites, tequila-lime shrimp ceviche, tequila-braised pork and Ferrero Rocher chocoflan. For reservations call 770-622-2033.
Cinco de Mayo is too fun for one day of festivities. Tin Lizzy’s is celebrating with Cinco Days of Cinco running May 4-8. Specials include $7 Herradura margaritas and $4 Dos Equis drafts. Bring the fiesta home with the cantina’s Cinco party packs to go all week long. Check out the menu or find a location online.
Go Loco and Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Red’s Beer Garden
Cinco de Mayo is nacho average holiday! On May 5, 2022, Red’s Beer Garden is offering loco taco and beer specials that will leave partiers with something to taco ‘bout. Try one of Red’s Gringo Taco specials: A fun spin on Taco Bell’s soft tacos, one with ground beef and another with veggie crumbles. Guests can pair their tacos with a selection of draft beers or choose a can or bottle from one of the 300 beverages in the self-serving coolers. Red’s Beer Garden will offer Arches Mexican Empire on draft to celebrate the occasion. To take the fiesta to the next level, for any Arches beer purchase, draft or can, customers will be entered to win a $100 gift card to Arches Beer. Sunday hours are from 4 to 10 p.m. Red’s Beer Garden is located at 1328 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30315. For more information, visit www.redsbeergarden.com
Bring on the tacos and tequila, and let the Cinco de Mayo celebrations commence! There are plenty of great spots to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Atlanta this year, and Puttshack is one of the best. After enjoying a few rounds on Puttshack’s creative, tech-infused mini golf courses with games like life size PacMan and giant Beer Pong, golfers can get in the spirit of Cinco de Mayo with one of Puttshack’s mouthwatering margaritas. Guests can shake things up with Puttshack’s Spiced Pineapple Mezcal Margarita, or keep it classy with their Ultimate Top Shelf Margarita. Puttshack is open on Cinco de Mayo from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. for holiday festivities all day long. Puttshack Atlanta can be located at 1115 Howell Mill Rd. Atlanta, GA 30318. For more information, please call 404.738.7888 or visit puttshack.com.