Mardi Gras, the holiday that marks the last day of celebration before Lent, beings on Ash Wednesday, February 28th. Whether you call it Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, Carnival, or Fat Tuesday, this holiday stems from Christianity, and is believe to be even older than that, as the ancient Romans were believed to have had a huge celebration before a spring fast thousands of years before. This holiday is celebrated around the world with parades, dancing, music, food, and drink. Most people think of New Orleans’ and its famous celebrations featuring parades, revelry, and shiny purple, gold, and green bead necklaces, when they think of Mardi Gras. Miami Beach is also an awesome party city, so take a look at some fun places to celebrate Mardi Gras 2017 in Miami Beach.
Fat Tuesday Miami Beach
Fat Tuesday offers Miami Beach residents a taste of Bourbon Street without traveling to New Orleans. Known as party central of South Beach during the high season, Fat Tuesday on Ocean Drive is the place to go for an array of mixed drinks from their full-service bar, and their famous margaritas and daiquiris. Revelers can dance on the rooftop terrace or along Ocean Drive with a drink in hand. For those who don’t drink, Fat Tuesday’s offers several virgin margaritas and daiquiris, so that no one is left out of the celebration!
Joe’s Stone Crab South Beach
Joe’s Stone Crab, the South Beach classic, is a great place for Miami Beach residents to celebrate Mardi Gras in a more “grown up,” or sophisticated atmosphere. Patrons can dine on Joe’s classic stone crabs, amazing fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, and sweet potato fries, all while enjoy a wonderful mixed drink from their full-service bar. After an evening of dining and good conversation diners can cap off the night with a slice of Joe’s Stone Crab’s signature key lime pie. For those who still have the party bug in them, they can head on down to Ocean Drive and join in on the fun.
Yard House Lincoln Road
The Yard House just off of Lincoln Road is the newcomer to this list. This place is the destination for Miami Beach residents seeking to enjoy great beers on tap, such as Abita Purple Haze, as well as a wide array of entrees and appetizers. There is definitely something for everyone at Yard House. Sticking with a traditional Mardi Gras type-fare, patrons can enjoy coconut shrimp, spicy Jambalaya, fish and chips, or southern fried chicken breast. The ambiance at Yard House is always popping, so Mardi Gras is sure to be a fun celebration. Diners can head on over to Lincoln Road, and see how revelers are celebrating at South Beach’s best people watching location.
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