Where to Party for Mardi Gras

mardi grasBayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery Block Party
1515 North Courthouse Rd
Arlington, VA

Bayou Bakery invites you to march on into the “Quarters” of the Courthouse neighborhood for a Storyville-style parade of food and roadie-sized drinks for one night only. Bayou Bakery will be closing off the street from 5 to 11 p.m. and expanding the festivities outside for the first-ever Bayou Gras Block Party on 15th Street [adjacent to the restaurant] and continuing the party indoors ‘til last toast. Click here for more info.

12th Annual Bourbon Street Bash at Rumors
1900 M Street, NW
Washington, DC

$2 Coors, $3 Blue Moon, $4 Bacardi drinks and $5 hurricanes. Live music by Higher Hands plus tons of beads, masks, dancing and Cajun food. 4 p.m. to close. $5 cover.

Sign of the Whale
1825 M Street, NW
Washington, DC

$5 Hurricanes, $4 Soco and Lime Shots and $3 Miller Lites. $50 bar tab to the person with the most beads every hour. They will also have beads, giveaways and dancing.

18th Amendment
613 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Washington, DC

Beads, music, dancing, Abita on tap, giveaways and specials all night.

Cafe Citron
1343 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Free beads, $7 Avion Tequila, $5 Malibu Red, $6 Redbull & Vodka.

901 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC

3:30 p.m. to close – $5 Specialty Cocktails: Category Five, Louisiana Tea, Basil Belle, Pimm’s Cup, Dark and Stormy, and a selection of wine & 12 oz. draft beer. Food – basket of house-made Cracklin’ $2, southern sliders $2, Louisiana crawfish bread $4, cajun pop-corn shrimp $5, and frog legs $10.

Town Tavern’s Mardi Gras Beads, Babes & Booze Party
2323 18th St., NW
Washington, DC

Specials include: 2-for-1 Hurricanes all night, $5 Yard Glasses 5-10 p.m., $10 open bar from 8 to 10 p.m. with RSVP. After 10 p.m. enjoy $2 jello shots & Kamikazes, $3 domestic bottles & Mixed Rails and $10 domestic beer buckets.

Hot N Juicy Crawfish
2651 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC

$200 prize for the winner of a crawfish-eating contest. Free beer or soda with every pound of crawfish purchased. $1 beers as part of their normal happy hour special.

1319 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC

Half off drafts and Shrimp Po’Boy with Cajun Fries for $9.

Clarendon Mardi Gras Parade

For the 16th consecutive year, the Washington area’s largest Mardi Gras celebration, the Clarendon-Courthouse Mardi Gras Parade will take place on Fat Tuesday, February 12, starting at 8 p.m. The parade route runs along Wilson Boulevard from North Barton Street to North Irving Street.

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