It’s that time of year when Gabrielle Union and Chicago Bulls, Dwyane Wade and everyone else wants to experience NOLA. But, Chicago is so nice right now. Like global warming brought summertime Chi to February nice. So, it might be time to indulge in Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras festivities in Chicago.
We’ve got you covered for the Mardi Gras bar crawls and specials. Now all that’s left is finding some beads and figuring out what to give up for lent.
2017 Mardi Gras Bar Crawl Chicago:
- (2) $5 Gift Cards (Food or Drink)
- Drink Specials ($3, $4 & $5 Specials)
- Limited Masks & Beads Will Be Provided!
- No Cover (You may still have to wait in line)
- Photo Hunt & Online Contest for Best Mask!
- Registration 2-4pm (Please do not be late!)
- Portion of proceeds benefit local charity
Plus, if you are using Lyft for the first time, you can earn $50 in free rides.
Sign-up now for the Mardi Gras Bar Crawl on February 25th!
2017 Mardi Gras Party Bus:
Sometimes, you can’t even crawl, you need a bus to escort you between bars. And, we’ve also got you covered. This event is sponsored by MeetPeopleChicago, which puts on intimate and lively events in the city including this easy dating at one of the most romantic restaurants in the city, The Bedford.
Tickets include the bus that will take you to four bars in four different neighborhoods including:
- Clark Street Ale House/River North
- The Owl/Logan Square
- Original Mothers/Gold Coast
Sign-up now for the Mardi Gras Party Bus on February 25th.
Mardi Gras Booze Cruise:
Tickets ($30-$40) include a Live DJ, Dancing, and A Drink At The After-Party! Catch breathtaking views of the skyline while aboard the booze cruise.
Sign-up for the Mardi Gras Booze Cruise on February 25th!
Sunday Sinners Mardi Gras Brunch:
Learn to make a classic New Orleans brunch including crab cakes with remoulade, grillades and grits and lemon bread pudding with dried cherries & cafe brulot.
Tickets ($80) include:
- Crab Cakes with Remoulade
- Grillades & Grits
- Lemon Bread Pudding with Dried Cherries & Café Brulot
Sign-up for the Mardi Gras Brunch on February 25th!
Mardi Gras Madness:
If you want to start the weekend off with a little madness, go to Merchandise Mart on Friday, February 24th. My fellow Chicago blogger, Chi At A Glance has all the details including the oysters and French 75s for you to sign-up.
If you would like to skip the night of debauchery for one fancy Mardi Gras cocktail or let’s face it, a lot of good seafood, Chicago has you covered as well. Carnival in the West Loop is having a Carnivale celebration on Fat Tuesday with Mardi Gras inspired drinks.
And just a personal tip, before a weekend of partying, plan ahead to indulge on the actual Fat Tuesday, Tuesday, February 28th off with Paczki Day and read about where to get them.
Let me know about your favorite place in Chicago is to get your NOLA vibes.