The First Turn

    Whether enjoying a front row seat for the races or just relaxing on a cool evening, there is no better place than THE FIRST TURN patio bar. Step inside our elegantly appointed lounge and bar with heated balcony overlooking the racetrack. We feature a fine selection of Bourbon and Scotch. Be sure to try one of our signature cocktails like the Sweet Tea Mint Julep featuring Oaklawn’s very own Woodford Reserve Signature Blend, muddled mint, and sweet tea or the refreshing Citrus Peach Blossom made with Ketel One Botanical Peach & Orange Blossom vodka and blood orange liqueur mixed with lemon, lime and orange juices. We also feature wines from around the world and are located adjacent to The Bugler. Wherever your taste may lead you, the First Turn has an array of choices for you and your friends.