Mardi Gras is here! Excuse my French: Fat Tuesday is coming in hot with Cajun flair to Milwaukee and beyond!
I hope you’re ready to dig into delicious Fat Tuesday dishes, dress up in your Mardi Gras best, get down on the dance floor at festive parties and so much more!
So leave all your Lenten season worries at the door and get your party on this Mardi Gras! And to help, check out the latest raging parties in and around Milwaukee!
Milwaukee Mardi Gras Bar Crawl
Celebrate Mardi Gras this year by crawling your way through the streets of Milwaukee in your Mardi Gras best! PubCrawls.com invites you to purchase tickets to party in style on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 5-11 p.m. throughout Milwaukee! Get a digital bar crawl map to navigate through the city to crawl with hundreds of other Mardi Gras-goers, quench your thirst with themed drinks, take in live music and more!
13327 W. Greenfield Ave., New Berlin, (262) 505-5115
Keep the party going with Balers Lounge this Mardi Gras! Get ready to party on Friday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. and enjoy the full Mardi Gras experience with live music featuring a DJ and karaoke, tasty drinks, dancing, beads and more!
322 Williams St., Waukesha, (262) 896-3540
We are less than a week away from Mardi Gras! To celebrate, Club 400 invites you to get your party on with them this Friday at 9 p.m. Kick off festival season with a happy hour running from 6-9 p.m., complete with live music, a creative Mardi Gras outfit contest, drinks like hurricanes and Abita beer, Cajun wings and more! Then stick around to see who will be crowned Mardi Gras king and queen at 11 p.m.
Live music for Mardi Gras
Crawdaddy’s on Greenfield
9427 W. Greenfield Ave., (414) 788-2228
Dress to your Mardi Gras best and get on that dance floor this Fat Tuesday! Celebrate Mardi Gras at local Cajun icon Crawdaddy’s on Greenfield on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. and be immersed in a full celebration complete with Hot & Dirty Brass Band playing live and getting festive groove on!
Fat Tuesday at Joe’s
Joe Mama’s Bar & Grill
4600 County Line Rd. Q, Colgate (262) 628-9211
Get jammin’ at Joe Mama’s Bar & Grill this Mardi Gras! Come one, come all to Fat Tuesday at Joe’s to dig into mouth-watering specials that’ll transport your taste buds to Bourbon Street with a side of Southern comfort! (Literally, there will be shots of Southern Comfort.) Plus, earn your beads throughout the night and compliment your meal with delicious cocktails that’ll be available all night until the bar closes!
Mardi Gras Beads & Brews Bar Crawl
MECCA Sports Bar and Grill
1134 Vel R. Phillips Ave, (414) 908-0401
Beads and brews? Don’t mind if I do! Bring your friends to The MECCA's Mardi Gras Beads & Brews Bar Crawl on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 5-11 p.m. and get immersed in the Mardi Gras action! Purchase your tickets today to receive a wristband, get free entry to participating venues, quench your thirst with an exclusive drink special, dive into festive-themed food specials and so much more. Click the link above for the full list!
The Feast Before the Fast at Messmer Catholic Schools
2900 N. Menomonee River Pkwy, (414) 264-5440
Messmer Catholic Schools invites you to Feast Before the Fast at Bergstrom Hall at Mount Mary University this Fat Tuesday (Feb. 13) from 5-9 p.m. Dig into NOLA-themed buffets, king cakes, paczkis, drinks, entertainment and more! Plus, Milwaukee legend John McGivern will make a special appearance! Tickets are $97 per person, with attendance benefiting the educational journey of Messmer Catholic School students.
Motor Bar and Restaurant
400 W. Canal St., (414) 287-2778
Motor Bar and Restaurant at the Harley-Davidson Museum is taking Mardi Gras seriously this year! They started the party weeks ago with their food menu, and they invite you to keep indulging in themed dishes and drinks all the way through Fat Tuesday. For instance, get your hands on their Fiesty Crawdad Dip full of spicy Cajun crawfish and andouille sausage, their Cajun Shrimp Po’ Boy, “Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler” beignets and more! Visit and feast today!
Cheers for Wishes Mardi Gras
Marcus Performing Arts Center
929 N. Water St., (414) 273-7121
The Marcus Performing Arts Center will kick of Mardi Gras with Cheers for Wishes on Friday, Feb. 9 from 7-11 p.m. Purchase your tickets and enjoy an evening with Dixieland and Extra Crispy Brass Band, a silent auction, themed appetizers, king cake, casino tables and more! Be sure to dress to your Mardi Gras cocktail best – sparkly outfits, masquerade masks and the colors purple, green and gold are recommended!
Potawatomi Casino Hotel
1721 W. Canal St., (800) 729-7244
The party begins at Potawatomi Casino Hotel this Mardi Gras! Enjoy a sweet, fruity and boozy hurricane like you're down in NOLA as well as other drink specials at Bar 360, The Curve Bar, ElevenHundred Bar & Lounge and throughout the casino floor running Friday, Feb. 9 through Sunday, Feb. 18. Plus, stick around to enjoy table games, slot machines and other themed entertainment all night long!
Unmasked Mardi Gras Gala
The Vault At Historic 625
625 57th St., Kenosha, (815) 901-7280
If you’re looking for another excuse to get dressed up to your Mardi Gras best, here you go! Make your way to the Unmasked Mardi Gras Gala at The Vault at Historic 625 on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. to get your party on. Enjoy a night of themed music, festive dancing, savory food, lively celebration and more! Purchase your tickets today!
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