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Best Mardi Gras Parties in Phoenix

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Most people celebrate Mardi Gras every year but most don’t even know why they’re celebrating, including me before I wrote this post!

According to a quick Google search, Mardi Gras Mardi, also called Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday, in English, refers to events of the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany (Three Kings Day) and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, reflecting the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season.

Now that you’ve had your history lesson, let’s go on to why you’re really reading this… Where you can party on Tuesday!

Fat Tuesday

It’s no surprise that a bar called Fat Tuesday would have a pretty big event going on. Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 marks the 26th year that Fat Tuesday Tempe will throw the biggest Mardi Gras celebration in Arizona. Laissez les bon temps rouler or Let the good times roll has been their motto for the last 26 years.

The festivities will kick off at 11am with zydeco music and Cajun Lunch with gumbo and jambalaya and Po-Boy Sandwiches. Wash it down with one of 30 flavors of New Orleans Original Daiquiris on tap. After lunch and dinner, party all night and dance your ass off on our two dance floors. Our Djs will be spinning todays hottest dance music until 2am.

Bring your own beads or catch some of ours during one of the many bead throws throughout the night. Prizes go the the best Mardi Gras Masks. So, go all out and lets see your best Mardi Gras mask.

Address: Centerpoint on Mill, 680 S Mill Ave #106, Tempe, AZ 85281
Price: $10-$15

Southern Rail

Come celebrate Fat Tuesday at Southern Rail! We are offering a Mardi Gras Social Hour menu from 11:00am – 6:00pm with drink and food specials. The rest of the night you can enjoy our Southern dinner menu and drinks. We have beads and are ready for a great time. Dress up Mardi Gras style and you can win a prize!

Address: 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85013


From Friday, February 24 through Tuesday, February 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. celebrate with New Orleans style food. Offering Crawfish & Shrimp Tacos, along with Jambalaya. Drink specials that include $5 Hurricanes and $1 Jell-O Shots.

Address: 21001 N. Tatum Blvd. Phoenix

El Hefe

“Beads & Beer-Garitas” with $2 Tacos, $3 Draft Dos XX, Live DJ. Fully decorated with beads, hats, feathers, balloons, and more.

Address: 610 South Mill Ave., Tempe
Address: 4425 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale




Join them at the Lustre Rooftop Bar for an amazing Mardi Gras celebration. It’s Fat Tuesday and they’re going to party like’s it’s the last Tuesday EVER!!!

They’ve got their New Orleans group together and they’re real funky and ready to get DOWN!!!

Joe Costello – drums, Will Goble – bass , Dennis Monce on trumpet, Dan Puccio on banjo/sax & Adam Roberts on clarinet/sax

So where will you end up this Mardi Gras on Tuesday?




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