Celebrate Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp
By Annie Abrahamson
Pull out the beads, dust off the masks, and get ready for a festival fit for a king! Mardi Gras is around the corner and San Diegans are already starting to feel the carnival spirit. Starting this weekend, and on (Fat) Tuesday, February 25, dine, drink, and dance your way through the Gaslamp during this fun-filled celebration!
Saturday, February 22
The Big Easy Booze Bites & Beads Tour is BACK! Grab life by the beads while you eat and sip your way through 15+ Mardi Gras-inspired small plates and 15+ Carnival Cocktails. Collect beads from ten Gaslamp hotspots and then show them off at the Mad House Comedy Club for VIP entrance to the exclusive after-party! Grab your tickets and get more information here.
On Friday, Saturday and Fat Tuesday starting at 6 p.m., enjoy entries to 20+ restaurants, bars, and clubs, a map with pre-planned/suggested routes with meet-up points, live entertainment, live music, DJ’s, dancing, face painting, extended Happy Hour on food and drinks at selected venues, Play & Stay Hotel deals, $3 off parking at LAZ parking (707 Broadway) with an overnight parking option at no additional charge, plus more mardi party perks. Choose your night, grab your tickets and get more information here.
To celebrate Mardi Gras, House of Blues is throwing the greatest Fat Tuesday party west of Bourbon Street. “Bring On The Beads” with Happy Hour from 4-6pm, live music by Madame Leroux & Krewe at 6 p.m., interactive entertainment, giveaways, and more! All ages are invited. Make dinner reservations here or call 619.299.2583.
San Diego Club Crawl
San Diego is called “New Orleans West” for good reason! San Diego Club Crawl will let the good times roll at four of Gaslamp Quarter’s most popular clubs in one night! Saturday, February 22, beginning at 9:30 p.m. at American Junkie the party be on! Guests receive a free welcome shot at each location, Mardi Gras beads, VIP express entry at each club and more. Get your tickets here.
Sunday, February 23
For those planning to celebrate all weekend long, Tin Roof will be serving up a heaping scoop of Hangover Brunch! On Sunday, February 24 starting at 11am, enjoy drink specials and a live brass band – the perfect combination for a proper Mardi Gras Sunday Funday!