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Where to Let the Good Times Roll on Fat Tuesday in Denver

Let the good times roll! February 17 is Fat Tuesday. Beads will fly, Hurricanes will flow and king cakes will crumble all over town as revelers hit the bars and restaurants to mark the start of Mardi Gras. Here are a few deliciously decadent options for Fat Tuesday, before you give up all the fun for Lent.

Stoney's Bar and Grill will host Stone's Gras on Tuesday, featuring a New Orleans-style menu, music, free king cakes and three-for-one Hurricanes and Abita Amber. For more information, visit

The Nickel Denver is celebrating Mardi Gras with a Sazerac barrel release party from 5 to 8 p.m. Celebrate the season with a Whiskey Sazerac, a twist on the Mardi Gras favorite made with spirits specially sourced from Vail-based 10th Mountain Whiskey and Spirit Company. Charcuterie tastes — boudin blanc and andouille sausage made by Western Daughters — and oysters will be available for $1 throughout the party; for more information, head to

Starting Tuesday and continuing through Friday, both ViewHouse locations will be offering a special menu to celebrate Mardi Gras, featuring crawfish and sausage gumbo, chicken  and andouille jambalaya, grilled lobster etouffee and crispy crawfish — and you can wash it all down with powerful Hurricanes. For more information, visit

Jezebel's Southern Bistro and Bar in LoHi is doing Mardi Gras right with voodoo, beads and free whiskey and king cake. The festivities start at 6 p.m.; find out more here.

The West End Tavern in Boulder is holding a Mardi Gras Party with New Orleans food and drink specials. There will be live music by The Reverend Moon Ensemble and the Bi-Annual Wing King Challenge, where the person who eats fifty wings fastest wins free wings for a year, a $100 Big Red F gift card and all the glory that goes with being king. Anyone who eats fifty wings in under thirty minutes will receive a $25 gift card and a Wing King shirt. For more information, click here.

All four Jax Fish House locations in Colorado will celebrate Mardi Gras with New Orleans-inspired food and drink specials, including Louisiana crawfish boils, crawfish etouffee, beignets, king cake, Hurricanes and much more. The Boulder and Fort Collins locations will be serving special prix fixe three-course menus as well as a la carte items. For more information; visit

Know of another great Fat Tuesday event? Dish the details in our comments section. For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings — and if you have information for a culinary event you'd like included in our online calendar, send it to [email protected].

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Ben Landreth

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