Smack dab in the middle of Horse Country - it only make sense that we take a day at the races. It wouldn't be true Bourbon Social style, though, without mixing in a little Bourbon!
This unique tailgate event offers indoor and outdoor seating (tented, so weather can't slow us down), brunch buffet, open bar, bourbon tastings, croquet and other yard games, live music, handicapping with the experts, and more!
Tickets also include general admission entry and a program.
**You DO NOT have to be 21 to attend this event or enter Keeneland, but you DO have to be 21 years old (or older) to consume alcohol. Please have a valid ID ready at check in.**
**The brunch tailgate is being held at Ballantrae Horse Farm - 4200 Old Frankfort Pike, in the Big House. Please see below for shuttle details, but you are welcome to drive to Ballantrae if you prefer. A shuttle will run from Keeneland to Ballantrae throughout the event for those wanting to come and go - this shuttle will pick you up at the parking area, and drop you at the Track**
Brunch tailgate includes bourbon tastings by Old Forester, open bar (including bourbon Mary's, champagne cocktails, seasonal cocktails, West Sixth Beer, Lovers Leap wines, water, soda and more), live music, yard games - professional handicapper Ellis Starr will be on hand to teach and talk betting and racing with those who are interested. He will also share insight on his picks for the day, starting around 12:15PM. Tickets include entry into the track and a program, you will receive this upon arrival.
Doors open at 11:00 AM (Tailgate from 11a-1p, Keeneland entry until the last race)
Parking/Shuttle: The shuttle will pick up at the Entertainment Barn, first loading at 10:50AM. Please park by the Entertainment Barn or by "The Hill" and look for the Gold Shield bus with the large Bourbon Social sign. Alyssa will be by the bus and can help should you have questions, her cell is 859-559-1201. This bus will run to and from Ballantrae from 11a-1:30p, picking up at the Entertainment barn, and dropping at the Track gate upon return.
Tickets - you should have received an eventbrite ticket, you can print this out and show it at the door, we can scan this ticket electronically from your phone, or we can look you up by last name (of the person who ordered the tickets).
Attire - Entirely up to you, Keeneland see folks dressed for all occasions. Some will come dressed up, some will come dressed casual - please just no jeans and tennis shoes.
Special thanks to our sponsors and partners, without whom we could not make this possible. The 2017 series is presented by Liquor Barn, and is also powered by Kentucky Proud, Beyond Grits , Common Grounds Coffee and Baumann Paper Company.
The Bourbon Social, its brands and its partners ask that you please, drink responsibly.
Hotbrown Strata | Caprese Strata | Crispy Bacon | Fresh Fruit | Biscuit Bar with Jellies, Jams, Honey, Butters, Sausage Gravy | Juice, Coffee, Tea | Cocktails
**This event sells out every year, tickets in advance are required**