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Where to Party for Mardis Gras in NYC
February 21, 2023, 5:34.39 pm ET


Photos: Valerie

Valerie in Midtown East is offering New Orleans classic cocktails and dishes all week long from Feb 20th through Feb 26th. On Fat Tuesday itself (Feb 21st) guests can expect a live Jazz band to make you feel like you’re not too far from Bourbon Street.

Sazerac Cocktail

Cocktails include the Sazerac $18 (rittenhouse rye 100, peychaud bitters, absinthe),

Brandy Crusta

and the Brandy Crusta $18 (dudognon 5 year cognac, giffard triple sec,maraschino liqueur, lemon, angostura bitters).


Photo: Clinton Hall

Spend your Mardi Gras taking on the Clinton Hall Fat Tuesday Food Challenge! It requires a guest to consume a 20 ounce burger topped with bacon, American and yellow cheese, lettuce, tomato, BBQ chicken tenders, onion rings and CH Sauce plus a side of fries and a 16 ounce Gigawatt Beer within a 25 minute time frame. Whoever successfully finishes the massive meal, gets it free! Fat Tuesday Challenge is available at several Clinton Hall location: FiDi (90 Washington St.), 36th Street (16 W. 36th Street), E. 51st Street (230 E. 51st), Bronx (601 E. 189th St.), and Williamsburg (247 Metropolitan Ave.)


Photo: Crystal Lake

Enjoy a wild night at Crystal Lake (647 Grand St.) on Mardi Gras in Williamsburg. The bar will offer beads and a shot for $5 all evening long to spice things up. There will also be special $8 Brooklyn Hurricanes available and a Kings Cake Espresso Martini on the menu for the night.

Photo: Somewhere Nowhere

Party all evening at a Mardi Gras edition of Gotham Jazz at Somewhere Nowhere NYC (112 W 25th St) on Wednesday, February 22nd. The stunning indoor penthouse lounge will play host to this special evening alongside The Somethings and Daily Dose, complete with a swing band, burlesque dancers, live singers and more starting at 5 p.m. To RSVP, visit