mardis gras

Mardis Gras in Louisville

Fat Tuesday and Galentine’s Day fall on the same day this year, and I’m tempted to crack the joke that women everywhere will be quick to call it PHAT Tuesday (Pretty Hot And Tempting), but that’s a joke with a limited audience. You can read a few suggestions for Galentine’s Day here, but today we’re flashing some Fat Tuesday and other Mardis Gras celebrations for your wild abandon.

Copper and Kings, 1121 E Washington St, 7 p.m.   FRIDAY, February 9

Mardi Gras Masquerade with proceeds to benefit St. Joseph Catholic Church – Louisville KY Save The Steeples Campaign. Classic New Orleans cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks, delicious food, live entertainment & more – all benefitting a Butchertown neighborhood cause.  $10 Entry (10 years+) includes food,  cash bar

Crescent Hill Craft House, 2636 Frankfort Ave Tuesday, February 13

There will be a few Cajun specialties on the menu including Peel and Eat Shrimp (by the 1/2 lb and lb) and Oysters on the Half Shell paired with Braxton Brewing Company beer!

All month long you can enjoy $4.50/pints and $7.25/flights of Braxton brews including:

Revamp India Pale Ale (IPA), 6.5% ABV, Haven Hefeweizen, 5.2% ABV, Dead Blow Tropical Stout brewed w/ Starter Coffee, 7.2% ABV, Braxton Labs Berliner Weisse, 4.8% ABVGraeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout, 7% ABV

Lou Lou Food + Drink, 108 Sears Ave, 11 to 11 p.m. (Music 6 p.m.) Tuesday, February 13

* We strongly suggest making your reservations early @ cafeloulou.com or call 502-893-7776

Food, spirits, beer, and live music (Trippin Roots.). Authentic Cajun Menu All Day including: Crawfish Etoufee, Red Beans and Rice, Jambalaya, Seafood Gumbo, Shrimp Po Boy, Shrimp and Grits, Muffuletta And Chef Jon Pauly’s surprise Cajun Dishes with cocktails like hurricanes, Punch, Paradise, Bloody Sundays, Abita Beer

Magnolia Bar, 1398 S 2nd St, 9 p.m.Tuesday, February 13

Featuring drink specials, beads, music and Roy’s Famous Crawfish Boil.

Red Herring, 1757 Frankfort Ave – 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 2-13

Live jazz and traditional zydeco music featuring Kiana & the Sun Kings. Chef Jacob Coronado’s themed menu includes chicken jambalaya, shrimp and grits, tasso ham gumbo and king cake. In addition, drink specials for French Quarter favorites like Erin Rose’s frozen Irish Coffee, Fernet Ramos Gin Fizz, fish bowl Hurricanes for three, King for the Day and Sazerac will be offered. Guests who find a baby in their king cake slice will win a Red Herring gift card. The Mardi Gras specials will also be available for lunch starting at 11 a.m.