Throw on your beads and head to Patio Grill for drink and shot specials, DJ beats, and tasty grub such as mudbugs and shrimp gumbo. Party starts at 2 pm.
The Grapevine Bar
Beads and cheap booze is the theme of this party. Throw on your plastic necklaces and order a $2 well drink or $3 premium beverage. 3 pm.
Mardi RA Masquerade Party
RA's throwing a big bash, with a dinner party and dance, DJ music, holiday-themed drinks, and sushi rolls. The fun kicks off at 7 pm.
Dick's Last Resort
Dick's bash begins with happy hour from 4-7 pm, with $2.75 hurricanes. Later, The 11th Hour band cranks out live music during an indoor parade and costume contest. The winner is awarded double his or her weight in dollars. Party starts at 4 pm; live music and parade begin at 8 pm.
Alligator Cafe hosts a tent bash and crawfish boil with live music by the Hashbrown Band and singer Miss Marcy. Plus, free beads and a clown to keep the kiddos entertained.
Hotel Capri is bringin' it: live fire girls, $2 shot specials, $4 beer and wine, half-price bottle service, and free champagne for the ladies until midnight. 9 pm.
The Greenville Avenue hot spot is offering $4 hurricanes all day long. Live music by SylvinShine starts at 10 pm. Drink specials start at 11 am.
Duke's (Addison, Bedford)
Both Duke's locations are throwing a Fat Tuesday bash under huge heated tents, with beer, beignets, live music, and a crawfish-eating contest. Starts at 8 am.
Bourbon Street Meets BlackFinn Addison
BlackFinn is offering drink specials all day long, including $2 domestic drafts, $4 bombs, and $5 hurricanes. Also, free face painting and a complimentary buffet from 9-11 pm. Starts at 11 am.
Plush is celebrating Fat Tuesday with live music, exotic dancers, flame throwers, half-price bottles, and $3 hurricanes all night long. DJ Silver brings the beats. Bash time: 10 pm.
Vickery Park (Dallas, Plano)
Vickery Park is serving $4 hurricanes and a special Cajun menu, with gumbo, etouffe, red beans and rice, and po' boys.
The Irish pub is celebrating with a shopping cart parade, a bead toss, $4.50 hurricanes, and live music by Big Daddy. 11 am-2 am.
Absinthe is serving good food, King cake, and drink specials: $2 drafts, $3 wells, $4 calls, and $5 martinis. DJ Chuck Gee is on the decks from 4 pm-2 am.
Fox & Hound
All locations are featuring DJ beats and $2 drafts all day.
Best DJ in Dallas candidate DJ Avi is bringing the beats to Lotus for Fat Tuesday. Plus, $5 premium drink specials and $150 bottles. Starts at 9 pm.