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Celebrating Mardi Gras in Cleveland
The Tuesday before Lent, Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, is a traditional day of celebration and festivities before the contemplation and abstinence of the Lenten season. The Tuesday preceding Ash Wednesday is also known as Shrove Tuesday. Many area churches host pancake dinners to mark the occasion.
Cleveland may be a thousand miles from New Orleans and several thousand from Rio, but the city still knows how to throw a Mardi Gras party. Mardi Gras 2016 is February 9.Continue to 2 of 6 below.
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Salmon Dave's in Rocky River
Salmon Dave's, in Rocky River, celebrates Mardi Gras all season long with elaborate drink specials, spicy creole cuisine, and a friendly festive atmosphere. The party continues on Tuesday with live music in the bar, beads, and lots of fun.
19015 Old Lake Rd.
Rocky River, OH 44116
440 331-2739Continue to 3 of 6 below.
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Celebrate Brazilian-Style at Paladar in Woodmere
At Paladar, the celebration is called Carnaval, but don't let the name change fool you. It's a Fat Tuesday party all right. The festivities include a live Latin band, half-off mojitos and complimentary beads as well as a host of Brazilian food specials. The party lasts from 11am to 2am. Reservations are a good idea.
28601 Chagrin Blvd.
Woodmere, OH 44122
216 896-9020Continue to 4 of 6 below.
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Revel at Around the Corner's Mardi Gras Party in Lakewood
Lakewood's perennial favorite bar and restaurant, Around the Corner, is hosting a Mardi Gras party, featuring live music There'll be beads, cajun fare, festive masks, and balloons. The party starts at 9pm.
Around the Corner
18616 Detroit Ave.
Lakwood, OH 44107
216 521-4413Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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Join the Mardi Gras Pub Crawl in the Warehouse District
What's better than having one place to celebrate Fat Tuesday? Answer: nine Warehouse District bars and pubs, on the 1st annual Warehouse District Mardi Crawl. The itinerary includes visits to the Barley House, Liquid, Tequila Ranch, Dive Bar, Map Room, Anatomy, Panini's, Camino and the Velvet Dog. Click here for more information and tickets. The event starts at 7pm and tickets are $15 per person. Tickets include admission, an event tee shirt, a hurricane glass, beads and a mask. (21 and older only.)Continue to 6 of 6 below.
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Channel the Big Easy at the Bourbon Street Barrel Room in Tremont
As you would expect from a restaurant with a name like "Bourbon Street," the Bourbon Street Barrel Room in Tremont is hosting a Big Easy-style Mari Gras celebration on Feburary 9th. The party starts at 11am and includes several live bands, king cake, more than 10,000 beads and authentic New Orleans drink specials. The bands will be playing between 2pm and 430pm and between 830pm and 11pm.
Bourbon Street Barrel Room
2393 Professor Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44113