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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


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