Mardi Gras is just around the corner on Feb. 28, and even though your Rivington apartment isn’t anywhere near the famous celebration city of New Orleans, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t tons of fun events happening near your apartment allowing you to enjoy some Southern comfort foods and festive drinks.
To find out where to celebrate the famous holiday of letting loose without hopping on a plane, check out the following local spots:
The Village Pourhouse, which is a classic sports bar offering a huge beer list, is located at 205 1st Street, Hoboken which is about a mile and a half from your Rivington apartment. For Mardi Gras, this local hotspot will host a crawfish eating conference and live music.
Drink specials include $2 Coors Light drafts, $3 Magic Hat drafts, $3 Abita bottles, $5 Hurricanes, $15 Hurricane fishbowls, $5 Hand Grenades and $15 Hand Grenade fishbowls – plus, if you get hungry, don’t miss out on the $6 crawfish boil baskets.
Zeppelin Hall Beer Garden, a busy European-style venue with self-serve German and American grub and lots of beers in a sizable space, is located at 88 Liberty View Drive in Jersey City, which about three miles from your Rivington apartment. This popular spot may be German, but that doesn’t mean they can’t celebrate Mardi Gras – they will have live music starting at 10 p.m.
Plus, the beer garden will be serving up a crawfish boil, shrimp and grits, gumbo, muffuletta sandwiches, po’ boys, and beignets for dessert as well as a full BBQ menu – so don’t forget to eat some delicious Southern food alongside your Mardi Gras drinks!
The Village Pourhouse
205 1st Street, Hoboken
Zeppelin Hall Beer Garden
88 Liberty View Drive, Jersey City