Mardi Gras Shenanigans You Can Get Into Through Fat Tuesday

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It's mudbug season.

Nothing like free Cajun food on Fat Tuesday. Hang out at the Filling Station Tap Room for a New Orleans feast, plus Abita beer specials and music from the city’s iconic past.

Free, 3-11pm, 701 S. St. Mary’s St., (210) 444-2200.

Party at Fast Eddies Embassy Oaks for handcrafted Mardi Gras-influenced cocktails French 75 and Irish Hurricane to sip alongside your gumbo and Jameson Caskmates Barmbrack dessert.

$20, $30 for two, limited seating, 8-10pm, 502 Embassy Oaks, (210) 545-1086.

Jazz, TX’s first Fat Tuesday promises to be a classy affair, with specialty drinks and New Orleans menu by guest chef John Russ (previously at Luke) featuring la Grande Vie and oysters en brochette. Kyle Keener, Curtis Calderon and friends play during happy hour (5:30-7:30, no cover) and Doc Watkins will be on stage 8:30-11:30 ($20 per guest).

Free admission during happy hour, $20 after 8:30pm, 5:30-11:30pm, 312 Pearl Pkwy., Building 6 #6001, (210) 332-9386.

Party like a true New Orleans native with multi-day beer, bugs and blues at Willie's Grill & Icehouse (San Pedro location). The shindig starts Thursday through Tuesday with live music each night (Dr. Zog, Hamilton Loomis, The Groove Doctors, Brent Michael Wood, Finding Friday), Louisiana crawfish by the pound ($7.99), featured cocktails and Frozen Yards made just for the occasion. Enjoy a Big Willie, Voodoo Daddy or frozen Jack & Coke for $12 each in 24-ounce yards.

Free admission, prices vary, 15801 San Pedro Ave., (210)  490-9220.

On Tuesday, February 28, the San Antonio Zulu Association hosts its 8th annual SAZA Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Party with food trucks, giveaways, and music by OMG Sounds. The party’s BYOB but beer, wine and setups are provided.

$10, 4-11pm, 10 10th St., [email protected].

Les bon temps roules at Burleson Yard Beer Garden, which hosts the Pinch Boil House and Bia Bar guys for some Vietnamese-style seafood for purchase, and drink specials for the night. Roll through with the SATX Social Ride.

Prices vary, 7-11pm, 430 Austin St., (210) 354-3001.

Take the gang to Mardi Gras in Travis Park for festivities, food, music, and more. Live soul, R&B grooves by VILLELA from 5-8pm. Bonus: It’s Downtown Tuesday so all city-operated parking garages will be free to park.

Free, 5-8pm, 311 E. Travis St.,

Celebrate Fat Tuesday on the Main Strip with a green-gold-and-purple-hued bash on Tuesday, February 28. The party starts at Knockout and weaves its way to Sparky’s Pub so come ready to mingle and enjoy Mardi Gras cocktails and plenty of beads.

No cover, 9pm-2am, 1420 N. Main Ave., (210) 227-7678.

Across town at the Brass Tap at the Rim, snack on a spicy crawfish boil on Tuesday, February 28. Crawfish, shrimp, sausage and fixin’s are $10 per pound. Wash it all down with $2 Dixie beers or any of the other 60 beers on tap.

No cover, 11am-1pm, 17619 La Cantera Pkwy., (210) 670-7090.

Dance the night away with Miss Neesie and the Earfood Orchestra at The Cove on Tuesday. The restaurant will feature a parade, King Cake, beer specials and treats.

No cover, 7:30-10:30pm, 606 W. Cypress St., (210) 227-2683.

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