Laissez les bons temps rouler! Whether you want to celebrate Mardi Gras early this weekend or on Fat Tuesday, the Gaslamp Quarter has got you covered! Check out below for 8 ways to celebrate Mardi Gras in the historic heart of San Diego!

PARKING:

Parking is as little as $1 per hour and no more than $15 per day at the 6th & K Parkade (289 Sixth Ave) and Park It On Market (614 Market Street). Learn more at gaslamp.org/parking.

Mardi Gras Big Easy Bites & Booze Tour

Don’t want to wait until Fat Tuesday to get your Mardi Gras festivities started? We have you covered! This tasting event with a NOLA touch is set to take you on a tantalizing tour of delicious Mardi Gras inspired bites and sinful sips throughout Downtown San Diego. Indulge the offerings from some of the Gaslamp Quarter’s finest hotspots all while collecting BEADS, BEADS, and more BEADS just in time to deck yourself out for Fat Tuesday. Tickets for this delicious self-guided stroll start at just $25!

Use code GQA for $5 off tickets!

When: Saturday, March 2 1PM – 5PM

Where: Check-In: Mad House Comedy Club: 801 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Mardi Gras Big Easy Bites & Booze Tour

2019 Gaslamp Mardi Gras | Fat Tuesday Celebration

A fun, unique and progressive Pre-Mardi Gras experience planned to perfection with you in mind!

Presented by the top 20 nightclubs, bars and restaurants, this 3-day celebration offers event guests FREE ENTRIES to masquerade themed parties, live entertainment, bands, DJ, dancing, hosted libations, Hurricane cocktail specials, New Orleans inspired bites and more Fat Tuesday fun! Dress Festive in Mardi Gras colors (purple, gold and green). Put on your comfy dancing shoes!
All the presenting parties are along Fifth Avenue and within walking distance from each other.

When:

  • -Fri. March 1, 6pm – 2am
  • -Sat. March 2, 6pm – 2am
  • -Fat Tuesday, March 5, 6pm – 2am

Where: Begins at American Junkie: 628 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: 2019 Gaslamp Mardi Gras | Fat Tuesday Celebration

barleymash

Beads, Brews & Bacardi

The Gaslamp Quarter’s barleymash will get the celebration started with their Beads, Brews & Bacardi Mardi Gras Party on Tuesday evening at 10:00 p.m. Not only can you enjoy a live saxophonist and DJ, but the upbeat restaurant and bar will be featuring specialty New Orleans-inspired food and drinks! Bites, available all day, include a tasty Shrimp Po Boy, with golden fried shrimp, and flavorful Gumbo – yum! Sip on cocktails like The Nola, with Bacardi Superior Rum, raspberry and lime, or Bourbon Street – a unique mix of Teeling whiskey, coconut, coconut milk and nutmeg.

When: Tuesday, March 5 10PM

Where: 600 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: barleymash

ginger’s

Fat Tuesday Karaoke

Just below barleymash is ginger’s, a trendy cocktail lounge with Fat Tuesday Karaoke. Belt your heart out to your favorite tunes starting at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5th and enjoy classic martinis such as The Cosmo, a sultry blend of Skyy Citrus Vodka, Cointreau, fresh lime and cranberry juice. Bar bites can also be ordered from barleymash’s menu upstairs, so settle into a booth and get ready for a fun-filled night of entertainment.

When: Tuesday, March 5 8PM

Where: 600 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: ginger’s

Loft 25 – Jolt’n Joe’s Gaslamp

Mardi Gras Party – Blues Buffet

Join us for a Mardi Gras party with live Blues Jazz featuring Zydeco Music and an authentic cajun creole buffet!

When: Tuesday, March 5 8:30PM

Where: 354 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Loft 25 – Jolt’n Joe’s Gaslamp

The Smoking Gun

Fat Tuesday Crawfish Boil

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler at The Smoking Gun for Mardi Gras this year! Check out the Gaslamp Quarter spot, located on the corner of Market Street and Sixth Avenue, for their $25 All-You-Can-Eat crawfish boil. Get ready to get a little messy as you must “suck da head, squeeze da tail” of each shellfish. Wash it all down with specialty cocktails, wine, beer or boilermakers (a beer and shot) such as the Ramrod – Henebery Whiskey and a pint of Cali Creamin’.

When: Tuesday, March 5 4PM

Where: 555 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: The Smoking Gun

Hotel Indigo San Diego-Gaslamp Quarter

Celebrate Mardi Gras!

Try a specialty cocktail and receive free beads! All you need is love and some really nice beads!

Spicy Shrimp & Sausage Gumbo Soup
Bowl $12 | Cup $7

Show Mardi Gras ticket and receive 20% off in restaurant

When: Tuesday, March 5 12PM – 10PM

Where: 509 Ninth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Hotel Indigo San Diego-Gaslamp Quarter

House of Blues San Diego

Bring on the Beads! Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Celebration

House of Blues will be bringing New Orleans to life this Mardi Gras. Starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5th (Fat Tuesday), during the last day of the Carnival season, House of Blues will unmask the magic with its “Bring On The Beads Mardi Gras Party” taking place inside the Restaurant & Bar and adjoining Voodoo Room.

Mardi-goers can plan to laissez les bons temps rouler as the House of Blues ignites with:
– Live music by Madame Leroux & Krewe
– Circus and interactive entertainment
– Featured drink and food menu
– More to Come!

“Bring On The Beads Mardi Gras Party” is open to the public.
No cover for entrance.
All-ages permitted.

When: Tuesday, March 5 4PM

Where: 1055 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: House of Blues San Diego

Mad House Comedy Club

801 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

American Junkie

628 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

barleymash

600 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

ginger's

600 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Loft 25 – Jolt’n Joe’s Gaslamp

354 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

The Smoking Gun

555 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Hotel Indigo San Diego-Gaslamp Quarter

509 Ninth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

House of Blues San Diego

1055 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101