Spirt of Philadelphia First Friday 2017 Leaderboard

Where to Celebrate Mardi Gras 2015 in Philadelphia

Where to Celebrate Mardi Gras 2015 in Philadelphia

The Christian season of Lent is quickly approaching. But let’s not rush those 40 chocolate and porn free days. We still have one big Fat Tuesday to look forward to. So grab a bag full of beads, throw on something glittery and bring your carnival spirit to one of these great places.

Bourbon Blue
Bourbon Blue has all of your Mardi Gras essentials, from beads, masks, and live entertainment featuring Kyle Herring and Hot-D. They’ll also be serving up hurricane drink specials all night. Live music starts at 7 PM. (2 Rector St.; 215-508-3360)

Bridget Foy’s
$5 Hurricanes drinks and specials on New Orlean’s style fare including Muffulettas, Crawfish, Blackeyed Pea Soup, Blackened Catfish and Bridget Foy’s Abita Turbo Dogs. (200 South St.; 215-922-1813)

Catahoula
Start celebrating early with an Abita Tap Takeover, special cocktails, and New Orleans inspired food specials from now until the 16th. On the 17th, join Catahoula for a night of beads and gifts. (775 S Front St.; 215-271-9300)

Chris’ Jazz Cafe
Listen to The Hoppin' John Orchestra ($15) while sippin’ on drink specials all day, and munchin’ on Louisiana delectables like Jambalaya, Gumbo, Crawdads and King Cake. Get your tickets here. Don’t choke on the baby. (1421 Sansom St.; 215-568-3131)

Copabanana
$5 Hurricanes and Oyster Shots, Louisiana classics including Oysters, Shrimp and Catfish Po’Boys, and Beignets. Starts at 11 AM. (344 South St.; 215-923-6180)

Field House
From 5 PM on, the Reading Terminal Market bar will serve $4 Abita and Soco and Lime shots. There will also be a DJ. (1150 Filbert St.; 215-629-1520)

Interstate Draft House
Interstate’s Fat Tuesday party starts at 7 PM with $5 Hurricanes, $4 Drafts and $1 Po-Boy Sliders. Masks and beads will be provided. (1235 E. Palmer St.; 267-455-0045)

Khyber Pass Pub
NOLA Brunch starting at 10 AM, $3 Abita Mardi Gras Bock bottles all day, and $5 Frozen Mint Juleps until 6 PM. (56 S 2nd St.; 215-238-5888)

McGillin’s Olde Ale House
An Irish Bar? Why not? Enjoy Hurricanes, Po Boys, Muffulettas, Spicy Jambalaya, Blackened Catfish Sandwiches and Cajun Pot Pie, plus the usual Tuesday specials: $6.50 PBR pitchers, $7 Bud Light pitchers, $7.75 Miller Lite and Yuengling Light pitchers, $1 mugs throwback beer (5 pm 'til keg kicks), 35¢ jumbo wings and $4.50 pickle backs. (1310 Drury St.; 215-735-5562)
Enjoy New Orleans themed food specials all day at this Manayunk bar. Dishes include Turkey Gumbo, Flatbread Crawfish Etouffee, Jambalaya and more. Also enjoy $1 off all Abita drafts. (177 Markle St.; 215-483-5535)
 
Chef Jorge Chicas will be serving up Cornmeal Crusted Catfish, South Louisiana Crawfish and Andouille Grits and Beignets along with Nor'Easters from the bar, which are Red Owl's take on the classic New Orleans Hurricane. (433 Chestnut St.; 215-923-2267)
 
Rex 1516
Snag $6 Hurricanes and other drink specials, plus a menu featuring Andouille Carolina Gold Rice, Shrimp Po’Boys and the City Wide Burger on a King’s Cake Roll. (1516 South St.; 267-319-1366)
 
Sassafras
Bartenders here will be serving up $8 Hurricanes all day long. (48 S 2nd St.; 215-925-2317)

The Twisted Tail
Enjoy Cajun classics like Po Boys, Crawfish Etouffe, a Crayfish Boil and Biegnets. Wash it down with an Abita bucket while enjoying live music starting at 7:30 PM. (509-511 S 2nd St.; 215-558-2471) 

Photo: Danya Henninger


Tags: Beer, Cocktails, Holiday, Parties, Spirits
Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
2SP to Release Alternative Facts Blonde Stout

2SP to Release "Alternative Facts" Blonde Stout

Delaware County's 2SP Brewing has released 'Alternative Facts,' a blonde stout made with vanilla and coffee beans, throughout the Philadelphia area....read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Mar 23, 2017
This Bartender Made Real-Life Versions of Cocktails from 'The Simpsons'

This Bartender Made Real-Life Versions of Cocktails from 'The Simpsons'

Have you ever dreamt of trying a cocktail only seen before in a cartoon, like the 'Flaming Homer' from The Sim...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Mar 23, 2017
Behind the Bar: Camille Ralph Vidal, Global Brand Ambassador for St. Germain

Behind the Bar: Camille Ralph Vidal, Global Brand Ambassador for St. Germain

In this installment of Behind the Bar, we were lucky enough to interview Madame St. Germain herself, Camille V...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Mar 23, 2017
SPONSORED
Skybrunch Rectanlge Ad
Things No One Asked For: Prosecco-Flavored Nail Polish

Things No One Asked For: Prosecco-Flavored Nail Polish

If you're the kind of alcoholic who needs to have booze on your person at all times, Groupon has just the product for you: prosecco-flavored nail poli...read more ›

by Ryan Hudak Mar 22, 2017
The Sobro Refrigerator Coffee Table Means You Never Need to Get Up Again

The Sobro Refrigerator Coffee Table Means You Never Need to Get Up Again

A recent IndieGoGo campaign has resulted in a coffee table with everything you could want: the Sobro Refrigera...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Mar 22, 2017
Check Out These Can't Miss Philly Wine Week Events, March 19-26

Check Out These Can't Miss Philly Wine Week Events, March 19-26

Philly Wine Week is in full swing from Sunday, March 19 through Sunday, March 26. Here are some of the can't miss events this week, featuring awesome ...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Mar 20, 2017
Drink Locally at the First Annual Pennsylvania Spirits Convention, March 23

Drink Locally at the First Annual Pennsylvania Spirits Convention, March 23

On Thursday, March 23, Philadelphians will have the chance to drink local at the first ever Pennsylvania Spiri...read more ›

by Drink Philly Mar 18, 2017
Cold Brew Hard Coffee is Coming to Stores in May

Cold Brew Hard Coffee is Coming to Stores in May

Soon, you'll be able to enjoy cold brew coffee with the alcohol percentage of a strong beer with Bad Larry's Cold Hard Coffee. ...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Mar 17, 2017
 The Rittenhouse Hotel & Lacroix are Hosting a Ruinart Champagne Dinner, March 23

The Rittenhouse Hotel & Lacroix are Hosting a Ruinart Champagne Dinner, March 23

Lacroix at the Rittenhouse Hotel, one of Philadelphia's premier fine-dining establishments, is hosting a Ruina...read more ›

by Drink Philly Mar 17, 2017
Enjoy All-American Spirits at the Pennsylvania Spirits Convention & the American Whiskey Convention, March 23 & 24

Enjoy All-American Spirits at the Pennsylvania Spirits Convention & the American Whiskey Convention, March 23 & 24

Philadelphia is welcoming two incredible spirit conventions back to back - specifically, the Pennsylvania Spir...read more ›

by Drink Philly Mar 17, 2017
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close