The Derby Piano and Dessert Bar inside The Kentucky Grand Hotel & Spa features upscale gourmet bites and desserts and live piano players every night of the week.  The menu includes signature drinks such as “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” and food items such as the “Winning Colors Mixed Green Salad with Pickled Watermelon Rind” and the “Big Browns Triple Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake.”  The grand piano positioned above the main bar is one of the striking decorations to the ornate room that holds 65 patrons.  The 1940s-looking bar contains beautifully framed images of race horses and five stunning chandeliers. The servers are dressed in dark vests, red ties, and white shirts with black armbands.  Long, golden drapes hang over the windows, and cushy seating areas are scattered around the room.

Come and see why we are being called by many national industry insiders as  “one of the best bars anywhere in the United States!”

The Derby Piano & Dessert Bar is open Monday through Thursday from 5 to 10 P.M. and on Friday and Saturday from 5 P.M. to midnight.  Closed on Sunday.

 

MENU:

 

STARTING GATE

Gourmet Pretzel Twist and Beer Cheddar Sauce $9

Our cheese lovers’ delight—cheddar sauce mixed with a dark ale.

Derby Sweet Potato Fries $8

Topped with Hoisin sauce, white sesame seed, and green chives. Served with a sweet Thai chili sauce.

Kentucky Hot Brown Bites $11

Our take on this great state’s classic dish. Served in a tart shell and topped with delicious homemade Mornay sauce.

Sir Barton Caesar Salad $8

Fresh, crunchy Romaine greens tossed in our house Caesar dressing and topped with cherry tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and bacon.

 

ENTREES

 

Kissin’ George Bison Sliders $16

Many call our bison sliders the best “burger” in Bowling Green. Ground bison, roasted corn, pimentos, oregano, pepper jack cheese, and tobacco fried onions served on a dainty pretzel bun.

The Barbaro Charcuterie Board $19

A striking display of cheeses, cured meats and fruit. Served with toast points

Brie & Apple Grilled Cheese $10

Featuring brie cheese, fresh greens, Granny Smith apples, and a blackberry jam.

The Sir Barton Beef Wellington $16

Marinated beef medallions wrapped in a puff pastry and served with our homemade red wine sauce with an additional side of Jalapeno dill cream sauce.

Final Stretch Hot Chicken Plate $14

Two juicy fried chicken breasts coated in a sweet and spicy brown sugar sauce and served over sourdough bread and a bed of homemade slaw.

Apollo Club Sandwich $12

Three-layer toasted club with turkey, ham, and Applewood bacon. Topped with cheddar and swiss cheese, fresh sprouts, avocado, and tomato. Served on sourdough bread and accompanied with a homemade Mango Honey Mustard.

 

DESSERTS

 

Acey-Duecy Apple Bomb  $10

Poached gala apple stuffed with walnuts, butter, and cinnamon—wrapped in a house made pastry shell, then covered in a warm caramel syrup.  Served with Bernoulli’s vanilla ice cream.

Big Brown’s Triple Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake  $12

A rich chocolate trio of the classic dessert.

The Derby Tart  $10

Served with Bernoulli’s bourbon chocolate chunk ice cream.

Chocolate Tart Trifecta  $12

Pure cacao indulgence with a medley of fresh berries.

Salted Chocolate Bourbon Cake  $10

A delicious slice with bourbon frosting, bourbon maple drizzle, a candied bacon garnish, and topped with Bernoulli’s bourbon chocolate chunk ice cream.

Godiva White Chocolate Cheesecake  $12

A signature cheesecake with a cherry bourbon reduction topping.

Seabiscuit’s Seasonal Cobbler  $9

The classic treat topped with handmade biscuit crumble and served with Bernoulli’s                              small batch ice cream.

Add a scoop of Bernoulli’s small batch ice cream to any dessert for $2.50.

Live entertainment is compliments of the house.  There is no cover charge.

Consumption of raw eggs may result in foodborne illness.  Some menu items may contain nuts and shellfish.  Please ask a server for more details.

 

SIGNATURE DRINKS

Bourbon Cream Alexander $12
Our take on the classic cocktail. John Lennon’s favorite with a bluegrass twist.
Mule $12
A Kentucky style mule with a barrel aged brandy you’d be hard-pressed to say wasn’t bourbon.
Sidecar $12
The true litmus test of a bartender’s ability. Fresh citrus in an elegant classic.
Starry Night $12
Acai-blueberry vodka and sparkling rose come together for a delicate and refreshing aperitif.
Pecan Pie Mudslide $12
A decadent dessert in a glass.
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds $12
Blood orange and full-bodied brandy create a mind-bending treat.

Peanut Butter Cup Martini  $12

A sweet and creamy cocktail based with Vanilla Vodka and Hazelnut liqueur, finished with cream and garnished with a peanut butter treat.

 

CLASSICS WITH A TWIST

Martini $10
Ice cold immature brandy from Copper & Kings creates one of the most unique and flavorful martinis you will ever have the pleasure of imbibing. Try with bleu cheese olives.
Mojito $10

Muddled mint and lime create the intense flavors of this archetypal cocktail.

Try with muddled blackberries.
Old Fashioned $10
The Butchertown craft Brandy is nearly a perfect beverage with a dash of black walnut bitters and some cracked ice. Try this one Wisconsin style with muddled Luxardo cherries and a slice of orange.
Manhattan $10
Our take on this immortal concoction utilizes Dolan’s sweet vermouth and Cherry Heering.

Sazerac  $10

Our twist on the New Orleans classic, featuring Michter’s Rye with an absinthe-coated glass and muddled sugar cube.  Finished with an orange twist.

Aviation  $10

This old school gin cocktail is as blue as the sky.  Features a violet liqueur and Maraschino liqueur, accompanied by lemon juice and cherry garnish.

French 75  $10

A classic champagne cocktail featuring Hendrick’s Gin, garnished with Lemon Twist.

Bourbon

 

ELIJAH CRAIG SB   $11                                        MAKER’S 46  $10

OLD FORESTER 1897  $11                                    MAKERS  $9

OLD FORESTER  $9                                               BASIL HAYDEN  $12

WELLER RESERVE  $12                                      1792 SMALL BATCH  $11

ANGEL’S ENVY  $12                                             WILLET  $12

BOOKERS  $8                                                          KNOB SINGLE CREEK  $11

COOPERS  $8                                                          FOUR ROSES SINGLE  $12

BULLEIT 10YR  $12                                                BUFFALO TRACE  $9                               

BLANTONS   $12                                                    E.H. TAYLOR SMALL BATCH  $12    

WOODFORD DOUBLE OAK  $12                      RABBIT HOLE  $10

MICHTERS SMALL BATCH  $12                       BLADE & BOW  $10

EAGLE RARE  $10

Ballotin

 

TRY A FLIGHT IN EDIBLE SHOT GLASS  $16

ORIGINAL CHOCOLATE                                   MINT CHOCOLATE

CARMEL TURLE                                                    BOURBON BALL CHOCOLATE     

Rye

 

HIGH WEST  $12                                                    MITCHER’S RYE  $12

WHISTLE PIG OLD WORLD 12YR  $18          

Whiskey

 

CROWN XR  $25

 

Scotch

 

HIGHLAND PARK 18YR  $25                             LAGAVULIN 16YR  $25

MACALLAN 18YR  $30                                         LAPHROAIG 10YR  $16

OBAN 18YR  $30                                                     DIMPLE PINCH 15YR  $14

DALMORE 15YR  $25                                            HEDONISM BLEND  $18

DALMORE CIGAR  $27                                        SHEEP DIP  $9

BALVENIE DOUBLE 17YR  $25                          MONKEY SHOULDER  $14                                            

 

Got a big birthday coming up?

 

Book what many are calling the nicest room in Bowling Green, The Derby & Piano Dessert Bar, on any given Sunday for your special private party or event.

Call The Kentucky Grand Hotel & Spa at (270) 779-8988 for more information.

Add a half Caesar Salad or half Derby Fries order to any entrée for $4.

 

Live entertainment is compliments of the house. There is no cover charge.