By: Andrew Silverstein

Chicagoans will be able to welcome the newest themed bar and grill, Derby, to Lincoln Park come late October.

Bringing a Southern twist to the great Midwest, Derby will serve up traditional bar and grill fare inspired by the beloved bluegrass state.

Enjoy signature Kentucky-bred drinks like the mint julep with crushed ice, strawberry vodka sweet tea, and the Arlington with maple syrup, rye whiskey, grapefruit juice and syrup soaked cherries.  Derby will also boast a huge selection of craft and tap beers including 24 beers on draft.

Multiple flat screens around the restaurant will make watching the big game a breeze and their huge patio will provide the best in outdoor drinking and dining.  Special events at Derby include Kentucky Derby watch parties as well as live pinewood derby races with the opportunity to buy your own pinewood derby care.

Menu fare at Derby includes variations of cheese grits and mac & cheese, Kentucky hot brown, fried pickles, corn bread skillet and much more.  Finish off with great deserts including apple pie a la mode and crumb cake.

Keep your eyes and ears open for Derby's grand opening in October.  We'll keep you posted here at as well.