Seafood gumbo is on the Mardi Gras menu at Serpas True Food.
Photo: Serpas True Food
Photo: Serpas True Food

Celebrate Mardi Gras at these 11 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 (March 5) at these metro Atlanta bars and restaurants.

Big Easy Grille. Kick off the season with Mardi Gras parties both March 2 and 5.  The Saturday party will feature live acoustic music while Wasted Potential Brass Band will play on Tuesday. Both parties will offer Hurricanes, boiled crawfish, beads, king cake and Abita beer specials.

1193 Collier Road NW, Atlanta. 404-352-2777,

Bon Ton. It’s regular menu is already filled with Cajun favorites, but Bon Ton is kicking it up a notch with a “1st Annual Cocktail Parade” cocktail list and king cake through March 5. Expect to see drinks inspired by the original Krewes, including Bacchus, Zulu, Rex, Muses, Endymion, Chewbacchus and Iris, and if you find the hidden baby in your king cake, you’ll win a gift certificate for more cocktails. 

674 Myrtle St. NE, Atlanta. 404-996-6177,

C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar. The restaurant will do it up on March 5 with specials including gator bites, crawfish beignets, gator etouffée and king cake as well as beer from New Orleans-based Abita Brewing and $10 Hurricanes and live music.

3240 Cobb Pkwy SE, Atlanta. 770-272-0999,

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 starting at 5 p.m. on March 5 featuring a special Mardi Gras menu including boiled crawfish, paneed alligator and a shrimp sampler, Hurricanes, Mardi Gras Punch and Crash N’ Burn cocktails, king cake cheesecake and live music.

3101 Cobb Pkwy SE, Atlanta. 770-612-3311,

Guac y Margys. Celebrate on the Eastside Beltline with events from Feb. 26-March 5 including a Masked Mardi Gras Ball on March 1, a N’awlins Brunch on March 3 and Fat Taco Tuesday on March 5. 

661 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-343-4691,

Hugo’s Oyster Bar. The restaurant will do it up on March 5 with specials including gator bites, crawfish beignets, gator etouffée and king cake as well as beer from New Orleans-based Abita Brewing and $10 Hurricanes and live music.

10360 Alpharetta St., Roswell. 770-993-5922,

Mardi Gras Midtown. Midtown Promenade restaurant Tapa Tapa has transformed into a Mardi Gras-themed pop-up, open Tuesday-Saturday through March 5. Look for New Orleans dishes including jambalaya, shrimp and oyster po’boys, crawfish beignets and alligator bites, as well as drinks such as Sazeracs, Vieux Carres, Hurricanes and King Cake Martinis. The space will be decked out with Mardi Gras decor and a photo booth, with a DJ every night and live music on select nights. 

931 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta. 

Petite Violette. The restaurant will serve its New Orleans Food Festival Menu every night from 4-9:30 p.m. through March 9. Menu items include cajun seafood gumbo, crawfish etouffée, chicken and seafood jambalaya and New Orleans bread pudding with whisky sauce. 

2948 Clairmont Road, Atlanta. 404-634-6268,

Red Sky Tapas & Bar. Get ready for a five-day Mardi Party featuring New Orleans-inspired tapas, Bourbon Street cocktails, live jazz and brass bands and themed decor from March 1-5. Menu items include crawfish egg rolls, cajun baked rice and shrimp pasta with cocktails such as Hand Grenades, Hurricanes and Vieux Carre cocktails. Highlights for the five days include a Mardi Gras Jazz Brunch featuring music from PR3 Project from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 3 and music from Blair Crimmins & The Hookers from 7-9:30 on March 5. $60 packages are available each day for four people that include beads, feather masquerade masks, party hats and a round of Hurricanes or Hand Grenades. 

1255 Johnson Ferry Rd., Marietta. 770-973-0100,

Serpas True Foods. Serpas will host a Fat Tuesday celebration from 5:30-10 p.m. March 5  featuring live music, decor, masks, beads and traditional Hurricane specials at the bar, plus a Second Line at the end of the night. The evening’s menu will include flash fried oysters, crawfish pie, seafood gumbo and shrimp po’boys, plus beignets and king cake. 

659 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-688-0040,

Watchman’s Seafood & Spirits. The Krog Street Market spot is featuring eight special Mardi Gras cocktails through March 5 including Hurricanes, Sazeracs, Milk Punch and the Shark Attack, served in a swizzle glass with a shark toy filled with cherry bitters and made with tropical and herbal gin sour.

99 Krog St., Atlanta. 404-254-0141,


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