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More than a dozen ways to celebrate Mardi Gras at metro Atlanta restaurants and bars 

Tis the season to let the good times roll. Mardi Gras is in full swing, and the party will continue through Fat Tuesday (Feb. 25) at these metro Atlanta bars and restaurants.

Atkins Park. King cake slices lead the daylong procession of food and drink specials on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Expect Louisiana favorites like beads, beers, po’boys, gumbo, hurricanes and crawfish.

Feb. 25. 794 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-876-7249, atkinspark.com/

Pardi Gras at Best End Brewing. Best End is turning its Kitchen Bar into a year‐round multi‐themed pop‐up bar, with Pardi Gras up first featuring jazz music and Mardi Gras decor as well as a New Orleans‐themed food menu 

and classic Carnival cocktails, raffles, the nightly crowning of a King and Queen and social media contests. Pardi Gras will be held Wednesdays-Sundays through Feb. 25, with a Fat Tuesday celebration on Feb. 25. 

its debut on February 5th and will wrap up festivities with a giant Fat Tuesday celebration on 

6 p.m.-close, Wednesdays-Sundays through Feb. 25. 1036 White St. SW, Atlanta. bestendbrewing.com/

Big Easy Grille. Kick off crawfish season with Big Easy Grille’s annual bash to celebrate Mardi Gras on Feb. 22 and 25, featuring hot boiled crawfish, live music and Abita beer and hurricane drink specials. 

1 p.m. Feb. 22 and 4 p.m. Feb. 25. 1193 Collier Road NW, Atlanta. 404-352-2777, bigeasygrille.com/

Mardi Gras Musical at Bon Ton. Running regular restaurant hours through Feb. 25, Bon Ton, Midtown’s Viet-Cajun restaurant and bar will offer libations inspired by classic NOLA music such as George Lewis’ “Down by the Riverside,” Rebirth Brass Band’s “Do Whatcha Wanna” + “I Feel Like Funkin’ It Up,” and The Dixie Cups’ “Iko Iko”, as well as modern takes on classics such as the Hurricane and Pimm’s Cup. 

Through Feb. 25. 674 Myrtle St. NE, Atlanta. 404-996-6177, bontonatl.com/

C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar. The restaurant will do it up on Feb. 25 with food and drink specials including boudin balls, gator bites, barbecue shrimp and crawfish beignets and more will be available as well as live music.

6 p.m. Feb. 25. 3240 Cobb Pkwy SE, Atlanta. 770-272-0999, candsoysterbar.com/

Copeland’s on New Orleans. It’s Mardi Gras year-round at Copeland’s, but the restaurant is celebrating with a special Fat Tuesday celebration Feb. 25 featuring a special Mardi Gras menu and live music.

3101 Cobb Pkwy SE, Atlanta. 770-612-3311, copelandsatlanta.com/

Garden & Gun Club. Try menu specials in honor of Mardi Gras including turkey neck gumbo, barbecue shrimp, beignets and king cake as well as a Hurricane cocktail special.

Feb. 25. 2605 Circle 75 Pkwy, Atlanta. 770-726-0925, gardenandgunclub.com/ 

Guac y Margys. Celebrate on the Eastside Beltline with events from Feb. 12-25 including a Mardi Gras masquerade ball on Feb. 21 and a Fat Taco Tuesday Feb. 25 featuring drink specials and specialty tacos.

Feb. 12-25. 661 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-343-4691, guacymargys.com/

Honeysuckle Gelato. Find a twist on the classic king cake with Honeysuckle’s praline cheesecake king cake gelato sandwich with cream cheese and New Orleans-style pralines stuffed between two cookies topped with glaze and sprinkles, and, if you’re lucky, a baby hidden inside that will bring good luck and a free serving of gelato.

Feb. 22-25. 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. Atlanta. 404-228-7825, honeysucklegelato.com/

Hugo’s Oyster Bar. The restaurant will do it up on Feb. 25 with food and drink specials including boudin balls, gator bites, barbecue shrimp and crawfish beignets and more will be available as well as live music.

10360 Alpharetta St., Roswell. 770-993-5922, hugosoysterbar.com/

Legarde American Eatery. The new New Orleans-inspired spot in Chamblee is celebrating Mardi Gras Feb. 22-Feb. 25, serving a variety of traditional New Orleans and Mardi Gras cocktails including Hand Grenades, Hurricanes and King Cake Martinis as well as food specials including jambalaya and crawfish pies. Get even more festive with beads, dubloons and Zydeco music. 

5090 Peachtree Blvd., Chamblee. 470-385-3533,lagardeusa.com

Mardi Gras Midtown. For the third year, Midtown Promenade restaurant Tapa Tapa has transformed into a Mardi Gras-themed pop-up, open Tuesday-Saturday through Feb. 25. This year’s pop-up is  inspired by the New Orleans Mardi Gras celebration, as well as five other carnivals around the globe in cities including Rio de Janerio in Brazil and Venice in Italy. 

Bon Ton will provide a Mardi-Val on Monroe: Parade of Cocktails, an eight drink menu specific for the pop-up, with drink names drawing inspiration from Mardi Gras Krewes. Traditional New Orleans food will also be served.

5 p.m.-midnight through Feb. 25. 931 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta. popup-atl.com/mardi-gras-in-midtown-atlanta

McCray’s. Enjoy live entertainment, a king cake eating contest, Abita beer pong tournaments and cajun food and drinks.  

1 p.m. Feb. 25. 100 N. Perry St., Lawrenceville. 770-407-6754, mccraystavern.com/

Petite Violette. The restaurant will serve its New Orleans Food Festival Menu every night during dinner from Feb. 19-March 7, featuring a Cajun soup and several entrées plus a New Orleans dessert.

Feb. 19-March 7. 2948 Clairmont Road, Atlanta. 404-634-6268, petitevioletterestaurant.com/

Red Sky Tapas & Bar. Head to Red Sky on Feb. 25 for a Mardi Gras party featuring New Orleans-inspired food and drink specials. 

1255 Johnson Ferry Rd., Marietta. 770-973-0100, redskytapas.com/

The Roof at Ponce City Market. Celebrate with beads, cajun favorites such as Louisiana gumbo, Hand Grenades and Hurricanes and live music. Until 2 p.m., enjoy family activities including face painting and arts and crafts, and at 3 p.m., a crawfish boil will be held for an additional charge. From 7-10 p.m., the crawfish boil is 21+ only. 

Feb. 22. $35-55. 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. poncecityroof.com/

SweetWater Brewing Company. Head to SweetWater for a Fat Tuesday crawfish boil, SweetWater brews and live music. Tickets are available for 5, 6, and 7 p.m. time slots.

5-7 p.m. Feb. 25. Single plates for $15, table spreads for $50. 195 Ottley Drive NE.  404-691-2537, bit.ly/2S0MiPy

The Village Corner German Restaurant. Enjoy Mardi Gras-themed live music, dinner and drink specials, costume contest, free raffle and giveaways.

6-9 p.m. Feb. 22. 6655 James B. River Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain. 770-498-0329, germanrestaurant.com/

Beads and Booze in Virginia Highland. Break out the beads in Va-Hi with a bar crawl that includes New Orleans themed shots and food and drink specials at bars including Fontaine’s Oyster Bar, Neighbor’s Pub and George’s.

6 p.m.-1 a.m. Feb. 22. $15. Multiple locations. AtlantaBarTours.com

The Whiskey Project. Bring the French Quarter to Roswell at Whiskey Project with cajun dishes, New Orleans drink specials and giveaways.

11 a.m.-11 p.m. Feb. 25. 45 Oak St., Roswell. 678-373-1981, twpatl.com/

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