It’s Mardi Gras and you need plans. I can help -- and yes, there will be beads.
If you’re looking for Columbus dining options, try these ideas:
Big Easy Wings, 3709 Gentian Blvd., hosts a Mardi Gras party that will include New Orleans music, trinkets and beads. The restaurant will give away a Mardi Gras coleslaw and beignet with every wing order. Specials include a deal with 20-piece wings, large Cajun fries and two drinks for $15.99. Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Cafe Le Rue, 2523 Airport Thruway, offers its standard Cajun menu plus king cake and entertainment. Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Downstairs at the Loft, 1032 Broadway, opens at 5 p.m. and will have live music, Cajun food specials and drink specials.
Henry’s, 5126 Hamilton Road, will offer authentic Louisiana cuisine. Expect hand grenades, hurricanes, beignets and more. Hours: 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Uptown Wings, 1250 Broadway, offers specials like gumbo, a shrimp po’ boy and red beans and rice. There’s a $15 all-you-can-eat special. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Here are some options on the Columbus bar scene:
Flip Flops, 1111 Broadway, will have a masquerade ball with drink specials, DJ music and a costume/mask contest. Expect hurricane daiquiris and king cake shots. Action starts at 6 p.m., no cover.
Mix Ultra Lounge, 1107 Broadway, hosts a party with three DJs and free beads while they last. Prizes to the women with the most beads through the night. Doors open at 8 p.m., no cover before 9 p.m. Cover is $5 before 11 p.m., $10 after 11 p.m.
The Shanty Shack, 4475 Warm Springs Road, celebrates with a martini party and Bud Light Platinum Party. Expect beads, giveaways and DJ music. No cover, action starts at 4 p.m.
SoHo Bar & Grill, 5751 Milgen Road, offers hurricanes, complimentary gumbo, party favors and a Party Bra contest. No cover, open mike hosted by Tripp Wrigley. Doors open at 2 p.m., party starts at 8 p.m.
Spicoli’s, 5762 Milgen Road, will have beads, drink specials and live music beginning at 7 p.m. No cover.
The Sports Page, 5736 Veterans Parkway, will have a masquerade contest and 21-and-older karaoke party that starts at 7 p.m. No cover.
The Vault, 1026 Broadway, opens at 8 p.m. and will offer drink specials including hurricanes. No cover.
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