By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Apr 27, 2021 at 10:01 AM

Dust off your seersucker suits, flowery dresses, over-the-top hats and eye-catching bowties and get ready for a socially distanced celebration.

SportClub, 750 N. Jefferson St., will be hosting a “Bubbles and Bowties” Kentucky Derby party on Saturday, May 1.


Ladies, show us what you got! We have stacks of cash and bar tabs for the most impressive, big ass hats of the day! Posted by SportClub on Thursday, April 22, 2021


The festivities kick off at 11 a.m. and include broadcasts of the 147th run of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, a live DJ and over $1,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded for best dressed, best bow tie, best mask, and biggest hat. 

Even with SportClub’s socially distanced quarters, guests will have access to great views of the Derby action thanks to 25 televisions inside and a large-screen view on the SportClub patio.

During the party, SportClub will also feature $7 mint juleps, $7 bloody marys with pony chasers, $17 bottomless mimosas (all day long) plus $30 bottles of Campo Viejo. SportClub’s full food menu will also be available.

Reservations for indoor seating in the Boot Room (private pub accommodates 25), Stadium Bleachers (accommmodates 15)  or Baller Booths (12 seats) are encouraged. Email Dave at to reserve a spot for your social pod.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.