Earn Those Beads! 7 Phattest Fat Tuesday Parties in NYC

February isn't all about Valentine's Day, you guys. It's also Mardi Gras month!

Want to throw down New Orleans style, but can't afford a plane ticket? It’s easy to party like you’re in the Big Easy in the Big Apple. 

We’ve compiled a list of the fattest parties in NYC for your Fat Tuesday (February 28th) throw down.

And you don't even have to leave the island! Unless you're going to Brooklyn. Which you should! There are some dope parties going down in Brooklyn.

So grab yo' masks, grab yo' beads, 'cus they're celebrating Mardi Gras everywhere this year.

1. Mardi Gras Bash @ The Bell House (149 7th Street, Brooklyn)


This all-night NOLA style dance party at The Bell House features the Hungry March Band, NYC's award-winning brass ensemble band that blends New Orleans second lines, New York punk, Detroit Funk, Latin American samba, and more.

Also featuring Gordon Webster, and top-notch soul DJ Jonathan Toubin, and MC for the evening Tanya Solomon.


Dancing! Gumbo! Get your tickets now!

2. 5th Annual "Funky Fat Tuesday" Celebration with George Clinton (237 West 42nd Street)


Head to B.B. King Blues Club & Grill to celebrate with the king of funk, George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic!

Bust out your platform boots, bbs. This fat tuesday party is about to get rull funky rull quick.

Make a reservation before it sells out!

3. Bourbon Street Bar & Grille (346 West 42nd Street)

It makes sense that the bar that celebrates Mardi Gras year round would go ALL OUT for the real Mardi Gras. 

If you want to feel like you're stumbling down the real life Bourbon Street in NOLA, Hurricane in hand, you're gonna wanna hit up Bourbon Street Bar & Grille.

Specials include $5 Bud Lites, $5 Hurricanes, $5 Abitas, shot specials, 1/2 Price Jambalay, plus tons of free beads and masks!

Just please... Keep your shirts on... You're not really on Bourbon Street.

4. The Hall at MP (470 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn)


Can you say, Crawfish Boil? We can! CRAWFISH BOIL!!!!!

The Hall at MP loves Mardi Gras so much, they're celebrating all month with multiple concerts and, that's right, crawfish boils.

Check out the schedule for all the events they're hosting, but definitely check out the Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Madness Crawfish Boil featuring Milo Z & the Z Funk Band.

Get your tickets now!

5. Maison Premiere (298 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn)


Lookin' for a classy way to celebrate Mardi Gras?

Transport yourself to a dreamy salon in the French Quarter at Maison PremiereThis swanky oyster house/cocktail den serves up some of the best and most authentic Sazerac's in the city. 

6. Bagatelle (1 Little West 12th Street)

The Meatpacking District's modern French bistro Bagatelle will be transforming their monthly Allons Enfants de la Partie event into a lavish Mardi Gras theme party. 

The event will feature fun theatrics and dancers, along with decadent dishes such as Blanquette, Couscous Poulet $36 and Goat Cheese Tartine $16.


Make your reservations ASAP!

7. Village Pourhouse (64 3rd Avenue)


Want to celebrate Mardi Gras all month long, NOLA style?

Village Pourhouse is celebrating "Mardi Gras Month" by offering $4 Abitas everyday and $6 Hurricane drinks every Tuesday for the month of February.

Plus, they'll be raffling off a Yeti cooler filled with Abita beer at the end of the month! NEVER. STOP. CELEBRATING. 

[Feature Image Courtesy mattforney.com] 

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