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Where to Celebrate Mardi Gras in Washington, D.C.

Where to Celebrate Mardi Gras in Washington, D.C.

Didn’t make it down to Louisiana for Fat Tuesday this year? Have no fear, D.C.’s got enough Mardi Gras celebratin’ going on to make New Orleans blush. Okay, that may be a slight exaggeration, but check out this roundup of pre-Lenten bacchanalia, get dressed in your best gold, green and purple and get ready to enjoy the night like a Bourbon Street boss.

18th Amendment: $4 Abita beers; $3 shooters; cajun food specials

Acadiana: $45 four-course Mardi Gras feast; $5 wines & specialty cocktails; $4 12-oz. drafts; special bar menu including cracklings, crawfish bread & frog legs

Bayou: $4 Abita drafts; $5 hurricanes; $25 all you can eat buffet with live jazz

Bayou Bakery: $21 “Brew D’at” card includes choice of 3 of Abita Draft, Abita Bottle, punch and a special cup; Rappahannock River Oysters will be shucking free oysters all night

Black Jack: $3 Abita drafts; $7 hurricanes; po’ boys; free beads

Ceiba: $5 Caipirinhas; $5 Brazilian snacks including black-eyed pea and shrimp fritters

Central: Live New Orleans jazz music at 7 PM; $11–$13 New Orleans cocktails; complimentary beads

Jackson 20: $7 hurricanes, Crescent City fizzes, Abita “Mardi Gras” Bock, Abita Purple Haze, Abita Restoration, Dixie Lager, Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager; live music at 8 PM

Rumors: $2 Coors Light bottles; $3 Blue Moon bottles; $4 Bacardi drinks; $5 Bacardi hurricanes; face-painting, beads and more

Smith Commons: Mardi Gras food & drink specials – just ask!

Photo via Flickr user andy castro

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