You don’t have to travel to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras. Jersey City has a variety of places that are holding events and festivities the Big Easy style. Whether you love New Orleans for the decadent food, specialty cocktails, music scene, or traditions, here are some fun Jersey City places to check out this Fat Tuesday.
Jersey City’s South House will be hosting a Fat Tuesday Party all day on February 28th. The bar will be stocked with Fat Tuesday drinks including Carnival punch, hurricanes, “swamp water” shots, and Abita Purple Haze drafts. Popular for its great live music, South House will host Brooklyn’s High and Mighty Brass Band in the house. This dynamic group of talented musicians has shared the stage with famous artists like Galactic, DJ Logic, Dr. John, and Trombone Shorty. They have the unique ability to combine classic New Orleans Funk and R&B with more modern Afro-Beat and Hip Hop influences. Their live performances are coined “a party in progress” since they leave you extremely entertained and inspired.
Enjoy traditional Creole, Cajun, or Authentic NOLA inspired cuisine as a way to celebrate. Crawfish is a New Orleans specialty that is always on the menu at Just Beclaws in Jersey City. For beer lovers who want a more casual atmosphere, check out Zeppelin Hall’s Cajun food fest featuring a dozen Cajun dishes that will be available through March 12th. Pizza fans can observe the holiday at Two Boots with Jambalaya and limited edition Swamp Witch pizza made with Andouille and alligator sausage.