New Orleans is the official capital of Mardi Gras, and anyone that knows me knows I LOVE Nawlins!
But there is NO reason to travel nine hundred miles, when you can celebrate in Chicago! Explore all of what Chicago has to offer during Mardi Gras Bash 2016!
There are soooo many options to take advantage of see below and please enjoy responsibly!
Mardi Gras Crawl at Navy Pier (600 East Grand Avenue)
Bars, restaurants, and magnificent views of Lake Michigan in one location! Navy Pier is hosting Mardi Gras Crawl, the world’s largest indoor bar crawl! Enjoy drink specials, live entertainment, games, and prizes, while never stepping outside in the cold! Guests must arrive prior to 4:00 P.M. with valid identification for entry. Saturday, February 6th, 2:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Mardi Gras Booze Cruise (600 East Grand Avenue)
Check out the beautiful Chicago skyline from a yacht, as you will be surrounded by five-hundred people enjoying a light buffet, live DJ, dancing, and a complementary beverage at the after party. Relax with drink in hand, with a cash bar on board the yacht. Mardi Gras Booze Cruise will be boarding at Navy Pier at 11:30 A.M. Saturday, February 13th, 12:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Mardi Gras Magic (The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court)
No need to board a plane or train. New Orleans style dining, along with gambling, cocktails, along with a silent auction will take place at Mardi Gras Magic. Bring your mask and cos-tumes for a “Big Night in the Big City”! No denim allowed at this event. Saturday, February 6th, 11:00 P.M. – 1:00 A.M.
Kids Mardi Gras Masquerade Samba Dance Party (2515 West North Avenue)
Creative minds and kinetic energy comes together, as children will create their own masks, while learning how to Sam-ba Dance at Duet Dance Studio. Samba is a traditional Brazilian dance and is performed during the Carnival celebrations. Make Sunday a funday! Sunday, February 7th, 1:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
MVie (1372 W. Grand Ave)
Fat Tuesday Celebration
Frontier (1072 North Milwaukee)
Fat Tuesday Shrimp Boil
End Mardi Gras with a bang! Frontier’s famed, annual shrimp boil is back!
When: Tuesday, February 9th, 2015. Starts at 6 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-serve.
Price: $35/Person (sales tax not included)
Also on the menu:
*$10 Red Beans & Rice
*$13 Shrimp Po’Boys
*Complimentary King cake (and plastic baby if you’re lucky)
*Music from the Four Star Brass Band
Fremont Chicago (15 W Illinois)
Fat Tuesday Crawfish boil
$35 all you can eat
Norman’s Bistro (1001 E 43rd St)
$20 per person (which will be applied to drink or menu items)
Untitled Supper Club’s Fat Tuesday extravaganza (111 W Kinzie St)
Join us as we bring New Orleans to Chicago with the The Low Down Brass Band swinging from 7-10, our staff slinging the best craft cocktails and beads all night long. Not only that, but Executive chef Bryan Collante has created a menu full of Fat Tuesday treats including beignets, po’boys, etoufee, and a classic head–on shrimp boil for the event, not to mention an extra-special burlesque performances for the event. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
RSVP for Priority Entry to the party (does not include seating) or Call 312.880.1511 for Dinner Reservations
Beads for hope
Let the good time (and vibes) roll at this festive Fat Tuesday benefit for the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
The event will feature authentic Cajun food, an open bar and interactive games, so you can eat, drink and be Mardi.
Division Street becomes Bourbon Street
Street artists, stilt walkers and a roaming brass band will take over Division St on Fat Tuesday, as revelers celebrate at the Lodge Tavern, She-nannigans, Bootleggers, The Hangge-Uppe, Mother’s Too, and the Original Mother’s. Each venue will be offering up entertainment and food with a New Orleans twist, including jambalaya and stand-up comedy.
Do it yourself (DIY)
Now you can always have your own Fat Tuesday celebration at home! Grab all your fav seafood items and do a boil, make some hurricanes below are a few recipes to help you along the way!
Seafood boil recipe