The most exciting two minutes in sports will come and go tomorrow. Where will you (and your cute hat) be spending those precious 120 seconds? How about one of these spots, which are all hosting a derby-themed soiree?
Sure it skews college-y, but this joint is a classic. Dig the cozy beer garden in summer. Food is a notch above most pub grub.
A handsome upscale watering hole with all the usual craft beer suspects and some tasty sustenance. Try out the mix-n-matchable "mini-wiches" and mini tacos. (And yes, you should get that skillet cookie for dessert!)
In a city saturated with Irish pubs (and there's nothin' wrong with that!), Mrs. M's stands out for its polished interior and upscale food that makes it more dinner destination than drinking hole. Try the shepherd's pie, which is chock full o' tender lamb.
Go for the rib-sticking Southern fare during the week (the mac & cheese is legendary) and for the busy bar action on weekends. The open-air summer scene is especially nice.
Southern-style indulgence at its finest. The complimentary goat cheese biscuits are reason enough to walk in the door. Go gangbusters and get the fried chicken. And DO NOT skip dessert.
Chest-bumping bros are drinking their Bud Lights and missing out on some of the most phenomenal charcuterie and sandwiches in town.
A stellar spot to watch the game (go upstairs for the projection screen) or drink al fresco. Come hungry because the food is both creative (kangaroo pops up on the menu) and tasty.
I'd never met fancy pants BBQ before I stepped into this handsome Gold Coaster. The chef has won scores of awards, and for good reason. Hushpuppies and ribs are both must-trys.
Oh, how I love sweet Maria's. A well-stocked front liquor shop (great for craft beer!) gives way to a stellar bar with one of the best beer lists in the city. Check out the back patio if weather allows.