Partiers across town will flaunt their skinny jeans for Fat Tuesday.
That’s because tonight’s celebration, Mardi Gras, is one of the biggest weeknight parties of the year. Columbus venues will host a variety of promotions, from Cajun dinners to late-night entertainment.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the highlights. Call your favorite hot spot for details.
Start your night with these dinner options:
Meritage Cafe, 1350 13th Street, hosts “A Taste of New Orleans.” The dinner buffet features gumbo, red beans and rice, shrimp and grits and more. The $29.95 meal is available 5:30-8:30 p.m. Reservations required. 706-327-0707.
Cafe Le Rue, 2523 Airport Thruway, will offer appetizers on the house in addition to its regular Cajun menu. Hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 706-507-5851.
Enjoy Creole-style entrees at Broadway restaurant Downstairs At The Loft, 1032 Broadway. Action starts at 5 p.m. Party continues at nightclub upstairs. Expect beads, giveaways, entertainment. 706-596-8141.
Here are some bar scene highlights for the 21 and older crowd. All of these parties have no cover charge.
SoHo Bar & Grill, 5751 Milgen Road, hosts a party with beads, karaoke and Cajun-style food beginning at 9 p.m.
The Shanty Shack, 4475 Warm Springs Road, has entertainment from house band DixieMafiaa plus giveaways. Party starts at 7 p.m.
Flip Flops, 1111 Broadway, has beads, DJ music and drink specials beginning at 7 p.m.
The bar at La Margarita, 5300 Sidney Simons Blvd., has a costume party with beads and DJ music. Action starts at 8 p.m.
Belloo’s, 900 Front Ave., offers beads and drink specials beginning at 5 p.m.
New hot spot Spicoli’s Sports Bar & Grill, 5762 Milgen Road, hosts a party with dance music. Bar opens at 3 p.m.