Let’s face it: Mardi Gras is just another excuse to drink and eat delicious food for most of us. We’ve got you covered with where to celebrate Fat Tuesday in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
The Quarter Bar
When: 11 a.m.
Where: 3301 McKinney Ave, Dallas, Texas 75204
What: Start your day with a complimentary New Orleans-themed buffet, $3 Abitas, and $3 Hurricanes.
Hook, Line and Sinker
When: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: 17602 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252
What: Free beads, giveaways, $2 domestic long necks, $3 Hurricanes, $3 margaritas, and half-off Mexican shrimp cocktails all day.
When: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: 3301 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75204
What: Try tasty Mardi Gras theme treats like King Cake, iced sugar cookies, cupcakes, and cake balls.
When: 11 a.m.
Where: 4050 Beltline Road, Addison, TX 75001
What: They say their $3 beer, $5 Hurricanes, $10 “McFadden’s-style” grenandes, and Crawfish Boil will “make you feel like your on Bourbon Street in NOLA!”
The Grapevine Bar
When: 3 p.m. until 2 a.m.
Where: 3902 Maple Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75219
What: It’s a beads and booze party – free beads, all-day happy hour, more free beads and a native Louisianan as the special host.
When: 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Where: 2401 N. Henderson, Dallas, Texas 75206
What: Grab a bowl of gumbo or shrimp po boys with $4 Abita draft beer. “Don your Mardi Gras masks and beads.”
When: 5 p.m.
Where: 2508 Maple Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75201
What: The featured specials are $8.99/lb. crawfish, $15.99/lb. snow crab, $6.99/lb. sausage, and $2.49 for three of each corn and potatoes. Add a kick with one of three sauces: mild, spicy or radioactive for the brave. Sisu advises everyone to come hungry and thirsty.
When: 5 p.m.
Where: 18020 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75287
What: Phat Tuesday “Mature Gras” celebration with free crawfish until 7 p.m. Drink specials plus live music by Nu Breed and Core DJ Flip.
The Free Man Cajun Café & Lounge
When: 6 p.m.
Where: 2626 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas 75226
What: March through Deep Ellum in New Orleans-style followed by a Crawfish Boil. Other menu options like crab stuffed jalapenos, shrimp etouffeee, jambaylaya, and red beans and rice are available.
The Alligator Cafe
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: 2912 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas 75226
What: Join their 2nd annual Crawfish Boil with corn, potatoes, and draft beer specials. Regular menu items such as boudin balls, alligator tail, frog legs, po boys and fried okra are available 11 a.m. through 9 p.m.
When: 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: 4900 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75205
What: “Let the good times roll with a jazz band, dinner specials and signature New Orleans cocktails.”
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