Batch New Southern Kitchen and Makers Mark are giving away Thousands on Derby Day
Ft. Lauderdale’s hottest new restaurant throws a massive derby party, with cash prize costume contests and three exclusive whiskey releases
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (April 29, 2022) – On Saturday, May 7, Batch New Southern Kitchen and Tap in Ft. Lauderdale will throw the biggest Kentucky Derby party in South Florida, partnering with Makers Mark to give away thousands of dollars in prizes and releasing three special house-made whiskeys. The fun kicks off when Batch opens at 11 a.m. and runs through the race at 7 p.m. and beyond. Guests are invited to dress in their Derby finest and compete to see who can dress the best.
Batch will bring scores of big-screen projection TVs to its sunny outdoor patio and indoor bar, where the day’s full program of racing will be broadcast live. Those who’ve chosen to dress tet part can compete in contests for best dressed, best hat, and more, with over $1,000 in prizes going to the winners. Guests can also try and pick the Derby trifecta – the first, second, and third place horses – and if they’re successful Batch will reward them with a $1,000 gift card.
“We wanted to make this super interactive and fun. It’s a zero-investment bet,” says Batch Founder and CEO Kevin Danilo. “Churchill Downs can’t even beat that.”
This year’s Derby party will also mark the official release of three new exclusive house-infused whiskeys – Classic Mint Julep, Watermelon Mint Julep, & Chocolate Mint Julep. Each will be available for shots and cocktails, as well as in bottles to take home.
“We’re really excited about these new infusions, it’s an awesome collaboration between ourselves and Maker’s Mark, and part of the proceeds will benefit our favorite charity, Patches PPEC, which supports medically complex children whose families don’t have the means to afford the necessary care.”
Batch’s usual Sunday brunch menu will also be available, alongside special Derby-themed entrees. Large crowds are expected, so those who would like to attend are encouraged to reserve a table in advance on the website, www.batchsouthernkitchen.com/ftl, or by calling 754.757.0000.
About Batch New Southern Kitchen
Set in Ft. Lauderdale’s booming Flagler Village, Batch New Southern Kitchen offers fresh, locally-sourced Southern cuisine and an extensive menu of whiskey and craft cocktails. Guests can enjoy Ft. Lauderdale’s best southern food inside or on its sunny outdoor patio, indulging in decadent dinners or lazy weekend brunches. Menu items range from house-smoked burnt ends to chicken and waffles, complemented by Batch’s legendary burger and mac and cheese, both of which are regularly listed among the best in South Florida. Weekly Happy Hour specials make it a social hub for locals, as well as a welcoming place for visitors. Batch New Southern Kitchen Ft. Lauderdale is open Monday through Sunday, with lunch and dinner during the week and brunch on the weekends. Its address is 525 N. Federal Hwy, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla 33308.
About Batch Hospitality
Batch Hospitality began in 2013 with Batch Gastropub, and quickly became the heartbeat of Brickell nightlife and the go-to spot for sports and happy hours. It was the pioneer of cocktails on tap and touchless bathrooms and spread its reach to a second Gastropub concept in Delray Beach. Later, Batch shifted gears and opened its first New Southern Kitchen on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach, bringing an extensive menu of Southern food and rare whiskeys to the Palm Beaches. Then opened a second NewSouthern Kitchen in Ft. Lauderdale in fall 2021.