Where to celebrate Mardi Gras in Seattle

King cakes, crawfish, and party music.

A king cake with green, purple, and gold decorations.

Where Ya At Matt is serving king cake by the slice at Nectar Lounge, too. | Photo by John Beck

We have the need for beads now that Mardi Gras is on the horizon. Famously known as a major cultural event in New Orleans, “Fat Tuesday” is a celebration of indulgence on the eve of Lent, featuring fabulous food + flying jewelry.

Don’t sweat it if you can’t make it down to the bayou, though. You can celebrate right here in Seattle.

  • Island Soul Rum Bar & Soul Shack | It’s a party every night at this Columbia City hot spot, but there’s a special menu on Tuesday, Feb. 13, with crawfish Monica and jambalaya.
  • Where Ya At, Matt | The food truck is baking up King Cakes — grab a slice through Fat Tuesday.
  • The Royal Room | The South Hudson Music Project takes the stage at this jazz venue Tuesday for an evening of festive tunes.
  • Ivar’s Salmon House | Enjoy a Cajun + Creole buffet, drink specials, live music, and prizes at Seattle’s longtime seafood staple.
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