The Mardi Gras Go Go: Where to “laissez les bons temps rouler….”

alligator stomp
Alligator stomp….

Grab your feathers, your beads and your crazy and get your Fat Tuesday on at the following fetes, cher!

Fat Tuesday at The Little Easy —  If you need that Sazerac sooner rather than later, head to DTLA’s iconic Bourbon Street transplant for an all-day party starting at noon with food and drink specials and New Orleans style music & live bands including Big Bill’s Medicine Show and Critical Brass.

Fat Tuesday at Amoeba — FREE!  L.A.’s iconic record store throws their annual Mardi Gras bash with DJs, Congo Square Dancers and a parade with masks, beads, floats and musicians.  Grab your krewe and your kazoo, stick or skins and join in on When the Saints…” procession.

Let the good times roll....
Let the good times roll….

New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band at Union Station —  FREE!   Grab your parasol and join the second line as this traditional NOLA style brass band meanders from Union Station East to Union Station West.

Mardi Gras at R0yal — This Louisiana themed bar on Hollywood Boulevard is pulling out all the stops: a Crawfish Boil with all the fixins’, king cake, a beignet truck, beads, masks, DJ’s and discounted Hurricanes, Hand Grenades and Cyclones plus Abita Purple Haze.

Mardi Gras at the Original Farmer’s Market -FREE!  Eddie Baytos & the Nervous Brothers start the party!  Hit up the Gumbo Pot, L.A.’s long-time spot for Cajun cuisine, for NOLA soul food.

Mardi Gras at Sassafras — Check out the new cocktail menu AND burlesque on the balcony of this French Quarter styled bar. The Mudbug Brass Band, the Rayford Bros. and Dj Smiles bring the sweet sounds; burlesque artistes Ashley Hayward, Donna Hood, and Miss Miranda bring the bodacious. There’s a happy hour crawfish boil & cocktail specials from Mount Gay Rum, Distilleerderij Rutte, Mandarine Napoléon, & Abita Brewing Company.

Best bead dropping in town....
Best bead dropping in town….

Clifton’s at Night: Cabinet of Curiosities — For a setting rivaling a Mardi Gras float, head to DTLA treasure Clifton’s at Night for brass band extraordinaire Marquis & The Rhythm Howlers, DJ’s The Dapper DJ and Aubrey Henderson & Lady Sinclair, and the Second Line Burlesque.

U Know U Want 2….

 

 

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