Studio shot of mardi gras beads and glass

While it may not be the Big Easy, Dallas is known for its big and brassy Mardi Gras celebrations, especially Greenville Avenue. So if you’re in need of a Hurricane or set of beads to celebrate Fat Tuesday, our neighborhood has you covered.

Sundown at the Granada will feel a bit more like Louisiana today, with live music from Cajun band Club Wood at 5:30 p.m. before Woolly Jammeth brings its psychedelic sound at 10 p.m. Chef Jason West, a native of Louisiana himself, will be cooking up fresh jambalaya and Hurricanes for $3 each. There is no cover to attend and doors open at 4 p.m. Get more details here.

504 Bar and Grill on Greenville is marking Mardi Gras with beads, drink specials and live music all day, from 1 p.m.-close.

Tables will be festooned with beads and masks at Victor Tango’s, where a full Mardi Gras menu will be served all night starting at 5 p.m. Expect gumbo, King Cake and, of course, Hurricanes.

Henderson Tap House is celebrating the holiday with a classic crawfish boil and 64-ounce fish bowls of Hurricanes and other adult beverages. There will be karaoke backed by a live band from 7-10 p.m., followed by DJ Rocko from 10 p.m.-close. Reserve your beads and table here.

If you’re desperate for a true Mardi Gras parade, you don’t have to stray too far from East Dallas. The March of Deep Ellum steps off from The Free Man Cajun Café, 2626 Commerce, at 6 p.m. and loops the neighborhood before heading back to the bar for a night of live music. Hear the Free Loaders at 7 p.m. followed by the Big A** Brass Band at 10 p.m. There is no cover.

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