While Mardi Gras celebrations might be best known in New Orleans, that does not mean the festivities will be lacking in South Florida. This year, Mardi Gras will be on Tuesday, Feb. 2. This celebration is also known as Fat Tuesday. Don’t miss out on these great celebrations and places to hang out this Mardi Gras.

The Fish House

10000 S.W. 56th St., Suite 41
Miami, FL 33165
(305) 595-8453

Hosted from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m., The Fish House’s Mardi Gras celebration is sure to be a great time. The lineup of live music will include jazz in New Orleans style by David Leon, vocals by Melinda Rose, Michael Wainright & The Fish House Blues Band, Motel Mel and Mac & Ring Binders. Be sure to get in on all the great food offerings such as the crawfish boil Louisiana style and oyster roast. Be sure to check out the Facebook event for more details and updates.

Shuck-N-Dive Cajun Cafe

650 N. Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 462-0088

This will be the 18th year that Shuck-N-Dive will be hosting a Mardi Gras celebration! Given the many years they have partied on Fat Tuesday, this location has it down to an art. They even have a Mardi Gras countdown on their website. Head here from noon to midnight for all the Cajun Fat Tuesday classic foods from shrimp and grits to crawfish boil and even fried green tomatoes.

Rosey Baby

4587 N. University Drive
Lauderhill, FL 33351
(954) 749-5627

Where better to celebrate Mardi Gras than at a true New Orleans restaurant? They, of course, have boiled crawfish but also offer a full menu with a variety of other authentic options, and even a kids menu. The daily drink special on Fat Tuesday includes $4 Smirnoff cocktails. For more information and updates, visit their Facebook page.

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Mardi Gras Crawl 2016

311 N.W. 23rd St.
Miami, FL 22127
(305) 375-0179

Hosted by Grub and Pub Tour, the Mardi Gras Crawl 2016 will kick off at SHOTS Miami. It will last from 4:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6. It is sure to be a fun and festive event. Visit the Event Bright page to purchase tickets and for more event details.

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Cork And Stogie

1218 Duval St.
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 517-6419

Enjoy a Key West style Mardi Gras at Cork and Stogie. They will offer a large variety of wine, beer and Mardi Gras food specials all day on Tuesday, Feb. 9 from noon until 10 p.m. Be sure to visit the Facebook event for more updates on this fun event. Also “like” their Facebook page for even more information on Cork and Stogie and their specials.

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