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8 Places Where You Should Celebrate Mardi Gras in Cincinnati

Laissez le bon temps rouler! It's Mardi Gras and Cincinnati is getting down with the festivities. If you're looking to celebrate Fat Tuesday in style, here are our top party picks.

Mardi Gras at Brew River Gastropub

Mardi Gras at Brew River Gastropub

BrewRiver GastroPub is, literally, bringing New Orleans to Cincinnati, flying in live crawfish from NOLA along with several rare beers from Abita Brewing and the King Cake beer from Brink Brewing. Pair that with live music and you’ve got one of the best parties in town.

When: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: BrewRiver GastroPub, 2062 Riverside Dr, East Walnut Hills.

Cost: Whatever your tab is.

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Mardi Gras for Homeless Children

Mardi Gras for Homeless Children

Endless food, drinks, music and more helping raise money for the Welcome House shelter for homeless women and children.

When: 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W Rivercenter Blvd, Covington.

Cost: $70

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Mardi Gras on Madison

Crawfish and Shrimp Boil at Mardi Gras on Madison

If you’re looking to eat like you’re in NOLA, Mardi Gras on Madison is the place to be. $65 gets you: Boiled Crawfish, Cajun Corn, Shrimp, choice of Beer, Wine or Hurricane, Beads and other Mardi Gras Throws. Just email shrimppoboys@gmail.com to get your tickets.

When: 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Mardi Gras on Madison, 1524 Madison Road, East Walnut Hills.

Cost: $65

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Fat Tuesday, East Walnut Hills Style

Fat Tuesday, East Walnut Hills Style

The whole neighborhood of East Walnut Hills will be partying with events happening at Mardi Gras on Madison, the Woodburn Brewery, the Growler House and more. If you’re looking for an area to hop around, this is the place.

When: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: East Walnut Hills

Cost: Whatever your tab is.

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Mardi Gras at Hotel Covington

Mardi Gras at Hotel Covington

Hotel Covington will be dishing out plenty of New Orleans inspired cocktails and plates on Fat Tuesday like Creole Crab Cake, Shrimp Jambalaya, Cajun smoked sausage and more. Pair it with a Ramos Gin Fiz or maybe a frozen Hurricane and you’re in for a good time at their restaurant, Coppin’s.

When: 5 p.m. – Midnight

Where: Hotel Covington, 638 Madison Ave, Covington

Cost: Whatever your tab is.

 

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Fat Tuesday at Grand Central Delicatessen

Fat Tuesday at Grand Central Delicatessen

With a special menu including vegan Po’ Boys, creole shrimp and grits, muffulettas and more, Grand Central Delicatessen is yet another spot where you can eat to your heart’s content and put the “fat” in Fat Tuesday.

When: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Where: Grand Central Delicatessen, 6085 Montgomery Rd, Pleasant Ridge

Cost: Whatever your tab is.

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Fat Tuesday at Nine Giant

Fat Tuesday at Nine Giant

Right next door you’ll also find a great celebration going on at Nine Giant Brewing, who are infusing a special keg of their Uptown-Avondale stout with praline, in true Big-Easy fashion. They’ll also keep their burger night tradition going with a special Cajun version with creole shrimp, and even beignets!

When: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Where: Nine Giant Brewing, 6095 Montgomery Rd, Pleasant Ridge

Cost: Whatever your tab is.

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Fat Tuesday at Allyn's Cafe

Fat Tuesday at Allyn's Cafe

Allyn’s in Columbia Tusculum will be parting all night with an Abita tap takever, NOLA inspired vibes, dishes, drinks and more.

When: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Where: Allyn’s Cafe, 3538 Columbia Pkwy, Columbia-Tusculum

Cost: Whatever your tab is.

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