Where to Celebrate Mardis Gras in Los Angeles

You don’t have to make the long trip to New Orleans on March 4th to enjoy Mardis Gras this year. There are some great spots in Los Angeles that will be celebrating Fat Tuesday and Splash Magazines Worldwide has put together a few of our favorites.

On Mardis Gras the House of Blues on Sunset Strip, will be offering a unique version of their world-famous Gospel Brunch items at DINNER time! They will have a special menu just for that night so guests can experience Fat Tuesday with Sunday’s best to satisfy all the great gluttonous cravings before lent.

Special Menu Items will include:


Etouffe of shrimp and crawfish over rice

Grillades and grits


After having Gospel Brunch for dinner at Crossroads Restaurant, guests will be invited to experience the Foundation Room on the third floor for a Michael Jackson themed Mardis Gras party which is fittingly called “Bead It”.  Of course there will be festive beads around the restaurant to get everyone in the spirit.

-Specialty Michael Jackson themed cocktail named "The Thriller"

-Michael Jackson costume contest

-Michael Jackson dancing contest


-Prizes: Grammy Museum tickets, HOB Ticket Package

In Addition to the regular menu, the House of Blues will feature the following dishes:

Crawfish tartlet

Lobster po-boy

Muffeletta sliders

Seafood gumbo

Finally, there will be a DJ spinning the best of MJ and other great pop hits.

For more information visit House of Blues Sunset Strip

Foundation Room at HOB


If you aren’t heading to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras, no problem!  This year, bring out your masks, beads and Mardi Gras costumes for Fat Tuesday and celebrate at Pearl’s Masquerade Party in West Hollywood at 8 p.m.!  Pearl’s will transport you to Bourbon Street with its two-story outdoor deck overlooking the Sunset Strip, making it the perfect place to celebrate a traditional Mardi Gras carnival!  Eat, drink and be merry with “Best of the Bayou” food specials and a special New Orleans-inspired cocktail menu created by Mixologist William Figueroa.  Sip on the Pearl’s Hurricane or the Southern Belle while you nosh on Louisiana-inspired grub like Jambalaya, Gumbo, Oysters and even a Seafood Boil.  Complimentary after-dinner treats will be provided for guests to enjoy, including cotton candy and theater-style popcorn! Mardi Gras masks will be available, but why not get creative and show your flare with a mask of your own!


Southern Belle

Peach whiskey, Campari, orange juice and lemon with an orange garnish

The Nark

Vanilla vodka, lime, ginger juice, spiced simple syrup, mint, jalapeño and soda


Crème de menthe, crème de cocoa, cream and grated chocolate garnish

Pearl’s Hurricane

Dark rum, light rum, passion fruit puree, orange juice, lime and grenadine topped with Lillet Blanc and pineapple foam


High West Double Rye whiskey, Peychaud’s bitters, flamed orange and sugar

For more information visit Pearl’s Liquor Bar

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