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Eat and Drink Your Way Through Mardi Gras

Celebrate Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday in Las Vegas with jambalaya, hurricanes, and beads

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That annual bacchanalia known as Mardi Gras kicks off with Fat Tuesday celebrations on February 21. Bars and restaurants in Las Vegas are hosting everything from sit-down dinners with Creole favorites to all-night parties with hurricane cocktails and live music. Here’s a look at nine ways to eat and drink your way through Mardi Gras.

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Lola’s serves Cajun food nightly and will be open on February 21 for digging into Louisiana-style favorites like the Mardi Gras combo with a fillet of catfish, two deep-fried oysters, two shrimp, and a Louisiana-style crab cake.

Legacy Club

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Circa’s rooftop lounge hosts a Mardia Gras party with music, carnival beads, and hors d’oeuvres. The Krewe de Legacy party will have a live jazz band, cuisine inspired by Creole, Cajun, and soul food, a king cake display, and an open bar with southern-style cocktails. Tickets start at $120 per person and can be purchased online

Màs Por Favor Taqueria y Tequila

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Mas Por Favor hosts a Taco Tuesday Mardi Gras celebration on February 21 with welcome shots, beaded necklaces, and masks. The drink of choice is the hurricane along with Fruity Pebble fried ice cream. Reservations are encouraged.

Delmonico Steakhouse

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On Fat Tuesday, Emeril Lagasse’s steakhouse whips up broiled oysters with spinach pernod sauce and crispy bacon ($25), crawfish orecchiette pasta with smoked tomato sofrito, chicory, and parmesan cheese ($45), and king cake with cream cheese frosting, fresh berries, and caramel sauce ($14), among other one-day specials.

Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux

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The Baton Rouge-based sports-themed restaurant at Harrah’s Las Vegas celebrates Mardi Gras with a king cake martini made with Rumchata, Kahlua, vodka, vanilla syrup, and colorful sprinkles.

A white martini with purple, green, and yellow sprinkles.
Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux
Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux

The Front Yard

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The Front Yard inside of Ellis Island Hotel and Casino hosts a Mardi Gras brunch with shrimp po boys, chicken jambalaya, and beignets. Brunch is available February 18 – 21 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Shrimp po boys, chicken jambalaya, and beignets.
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The Front Yard

Emeril's New Orleans Fish House

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In addition to Creole seafood specials on Fish House’s revolving market board, enjoy mini king cakes made with cinnamon praline cream cheese filling, royal icing, and buttery brown sugar syrup for $16.

1923 Prohibition Bar

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On Friday and Saturdays in February, 1923 Prohibition Bar brings the bayou vibes with its New Orleans Nights. Each “NOLA Night” features a live musical performance by Troy Romzek and burlesque dancers.

Freed's Bakery

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For a Vegas spin on a classic, Freed’s makes king cakes in three flavors including cinnamon sugar, cream cheese, and cream cheese with strawberry. Every king cake gets sprinkled with three colors of crystal sugar and decorative beads — tiny baby included. Cakes start at $32.95.

Lola's

Lola’s serves Cajun food nightly and will be open on February 21 for digging into Louisiana-style favorites like the Mardi Gras combo with a fillet of catfish, two deep-fried oysters, two shrimp, and a Louisiana-style crab cake.

Legacy Club

Circa’s rooftop lounge hosts a Mardia Gras party with music, carnival beads, and hors d’oeuvres. The Krewe de Legacy party will have a live jazz band, cuisine inspired by Creole, Cajun, and soul food, a king cake display, and an open bar with southern-style cocktails. Tickets start at $120 per person and can be purchased online

Màs Por Favor Taqueria y Tequila

Mas Por Favor hosts a Taco Tuesday Mardi Gras celebration on February 21 with welcome shots, beaded necklaces, and masks. The drink of choice is the hurricane along with Fruity Pebble fried ice cream. Reservations are encouraged.

Delmonico Steakhouse

On Fat Tuesday, Emeril Lagasse’s steakhouse whips up broiled oysters with spinach pernod sauce and crispy bacon ($25), crawfish orecchiette pasta with smoked tomato sofrito, chicory, and parmesan cheese ($45), and king cake with cream cheese frosting, fresh berries, and caramel sauce ($14), among other one-day specials.

Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux

The Baton Rouge-based sports-themed restaurant at Harrah’s Las Vegas celebrates Mardi Gras with a king cake martini made with Rumchata, Kahlua, vodka, vanilla syrup, and colorful sprinkles.

A white martini with purple, green, and yellow sprinkles.
Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux
Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux

The Front Yard

The Front Yard inside of Ellis Island Hotel and Casino hosts a Mardi Gras brunch with shrimp po boys, chicken jambalaya, and beignets. Brunch is available February 18 – 21 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Shrimp po boys, chicken jambalaya, and beignets.
The Front Yard
The Front Yard

Emeril's New Orleans Fish House

In addition to Creole seafood specials on Fish House’s revolving market board, enjoy mini king cakes made with cinnamon praline cream cheese filling, royal icing, and buttery brown sugar syrup for $16.

1923 Prohibition Bar

On Friday and Saturdays in February, 1923 Prohibition Bar brings the bayou vibes with its New Orleans Nights. Each “NOLA Night” features a live musical performance by Troy Romzek and burlesque dancers.

Freed's Bakery

For a Vegas spin on a classic, Freed’s makes king cakes in three flavors including cinnamon sugar, cream cheese, and cream cheese with strawberry. Every king cake gets sprinkled with three colors of crystal sugar and decorative beads — tiny baby included. Cakes start at $32.95.

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