No, Milwaukee is certainly not New Orleans. But, the spirit of Mardi Gras will spread throughout the city tonight, and here are five places to take it all in.
1. 88Nine Radio Milwaukee Mardi Gras Party
Turner Hall, 1034 N. 4th St.
Milwaukeeâ€™s largest Mardi Gras celebration will take place at Turner Hall tonight. Herman Astros and Extra Crispy Brass Band will keep you movinâ€™ and groovinâ€™ all night. Your $14 admission will also get you dinner provided by Maxieâ€™s and the cityâ€™s largest King Cake.
6732 W. Fairview Ave.
Sample flavors from throughout the region all night tonight plus all the Hurricanes, Abita Beers and bourbon you can handle. Maxieâ€™s will be open at 2 p.m. for you to start your party early in the heated outdoor tent with live bands and plenty of beads.
3. Riverwest Mardi Gras Parade Pub Crawl
Uptowner (starting bar)
1032 W. Center St.
If fire dancers and a band of costumed merriment makers is your thing, then the Riverwest Mardi Gras Pub Crawl could be the place for you tonight. It kicks off at 7 p.m. at the Uptowner, moves to the Gig, then Milwaukee Beer Bistro, over to Linemann's and ends at Art Bar.
4. Black Sheep
216 S. 2nd St.
The party gets started around 4 p.m. at Black Sheep in Walker's Point. Black Sheep will be serving locally sourced Jones Island Jambalaya and King Cake while you jam out to the sounds of â€˜Nawlins. Try the Southern Comfort Hurricane drink or take advantage of beer specials all night.
1832 E. North Ave.
The North Avenue bar Vitucciâ€™s has decided to bring the Mardi Gras feeling to you in its newly updated bar. You can enjoy drink specials all night such as $4 Bacardi Mixers and $4 Soco Hurricanes.
Have fun, and be safe!Â
No Talkbacks for this article.
Post your comment/review now
Disclaimer: Please note that Facebook comments are posted through Facebook and cannot be approved, edited or declined by OnMilwaukee.com. The opinions expressed in Facebook comments do not necessarily reflect those of OnMilwaukee.com or its staff.
Recent Articles & Blogs by Carolynn Buser
Published Nov. 20, 2015
When I got the opportunity to try a Lash Lift from CORA Beauty + Spa, I literally jumped at the chance. When I learned I could get my lashes lifted - and tinted - without getting extensions put on I was quite intrigued.
Published Nov. 19, 2015
Frankie MacDonald, who has autism, gives a weather warning in a boisterous fashion (via YouTube) that I cannot stop smiling at. And, he's just in time for our first snow event of the season.
Published Nov. 17, 2015
Nothing can ever replace "Sex and the City." But a new show starring Sarah Jessica Parker is filming currently in New York - aka "Sex and the City" land - and will be premiering next year on HBO.
Published Nov. 16, 2015
Milwaukee's Eiffel Tower -- erected near Cathedral Square Park each year for Bastille Days -- will be resurrected at City Hall for a 5:15 p.m. vigil today to honor the victims of Paris.
Published Nov. 14, 2015
There are numerous reasons to take a staycation and there are just as many to make your home away from home during it The Iron Horse Hotel in Walker's Point. Read on for where to go, what to try and more!
Published Nov. 10, 2015
Ian Abston is leaving NEWaukee to pursue a new chapter in his career. He has been a face of the organization, and of young professionals in Milwaukee, since the group was formed more than 6 years ago.
Published Nov. 4, 2015
For nearly 90 years WE Energies has put out its annual Cookie Book. It has been a tradition for my family for decades and it could be in yours too!
Published Oct. 29, 2015
Uber is delivering you purrfect cuteness today from the Elmbrook Humane Society. Want to learn how to get your cuteness overload? Read on.
Published Oct. 28, 2015
We stopped in for a lunch at contemporary Asian restaurant Lucky Ginger. How was the Historic Third Ward newcomer? Read on to find out.
Published Oct. 26, 2015
Milwaukee's Iron Horse Hotel scores a top ranking among CondÃ© Nast readers.