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Derby, Opening Tonight, By the Numbers

It's been a little more than seven months since Eater first learned that Derby would take over the former Charlie's Ale House space on Webster. But in that time, the Big Onion Tavern Group (404 Wine Bar, Jack's Bar & Grill) has spent a considerable amount of money and effort into completely overhauling the space to create a new British American grill with a focus on horse- and car racing.

The new space, which officially opens tonight, is flooded with flat-screen TVs, Derby-themed art and artifacts (including three wooden jockey statues near the doors), large blue leather tufted booths, lots of wood (especially the gorgeous wood bar in the front room), a bunch of beers on tap, a spacious A-frame room with a second bar and a four-season patio. What else will Derby offer, besides a menu full of Southern-inspired pub grub? Read on ...

So what will you find when you head to Derby to imbibe?

36 flat-screen TVs, 11 in the main bar
2 bars
8 skylights
7 framed posters highlighting Triple Crown winners dating back to 1919
1 DJ booth
24 beers on tap
35 beers in bottles
10 beers in cans
15 different types of bourbon
3 jockey statues, two at the front door, one near the beer garden door
1 Kentucky Hot Brown open-faced turkey, ham and bacon sandwich
1 Mint Julep for $9

· Derby Moving into Former Charlie's Ale House Space [~EChi~]
· Derby [website]


1224 W. Webster, Chicago, IL