Fat Tuesday Celebrations: Beer, Beads and Belligerence

Over the past few years Fat Tuesday has taken a backseat to other days dedicated to drinking (mostly due to the crazies in our city), but on Tuesday, February 24 this Mardi Gras tradition is back in full force!

Bootleggers in Woodlyn is promising a Fat Tuesday celebration you won't soon forget. The party starts at 7 a.m., yes A.M. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Bands will be performing live all day: Split Decision, The Rockets, Please Please Me, Modern Bliss, 52 Pickup, Lima Bean Riot and more.
  • 94 WYSP's Danny Bonaduce will be broadcasting his show live from inside the party.
  • There's going to be tons of free beads, contests (wet t-shirt, Miss Mardi Gras and more), prizes and give-a-ways.
  • If you're hungry, snack on their free lunch buffet while you sit back and enjoy a lunchtime lingerie show.
  • From 9 p.m. until 11 p.m. Q102's Joey Brooks will be live!

    Ladies are in free before 2 p.m. For more information, click here.

1936 MacDade Blvd.
Woodlyn, PA 19094 

Before heading to Bourbon Blue in Manayunk ask yourself, what's the craziest thing you'd do for beads? Because at midnight, BB will be holding the Infamous Bead Contest! They're also kicking off a Crawfish Eating Contest at 10 p.m. The party starts at 8 p.m. with Generation Next performing, $2 Miller High Life and $3 Miller Lite bottles!

Bourbon Blue
2 Rector St.
Philadelphia, PA 19127

Get to Brownies 23 East in Ardmore for a Phat Tuesday Pimps and Hoes Masquerade Ball. Get wild with the sounds of DJ Double e and grab Tuaca bombs and drink specials all night long. Brownies with also be hooking people up with lots of prizes and give-a-ways.

Brownies 23 East
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA 19003

Fat Tuesday is synonymous with, well, Fat Tuesday. So for everything Mardi Gras get to South Street for a party complete with bead tosses, contests and give-a-ways! Wired 96.5's G-N Kang is starting the day early with partygoers and will opening the doors at 10 a.m.

Fat Tuesday
431 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Get Fat at Field House with their Beat the Clock party. Beginning at 4 p.m. drinks are just $2, at 5 p.m., they go up to $3 and from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m., drinks are $4! Steamroller Picnic live on-stage. Snack on an authentic Creole menu and enter to win a trip to New Orleans for Jazz Fest. Wired 96.5 will be in the house from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The best thing about this party? A portion of the proceeds go to victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Field House
1150 Filbert St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Mad River in Old City is inviting you to stop in from 9 p.m. until 11p.m. for beads, Bacardi girls, prizes and give-a-ways! Coors Light bottles and well drinks are $2 and Bacardi Gold hurricanes are $5.

Mad River (Old City)
126 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Get to Mad River in Manayunk for DJ's, dancing, face/body painting and a $10 open bar (from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m.) that includes beer, mixed well drinks and appetizers. Cash and prizes will be given away to whoever gets the most beads and what you do to get them is up to you!

Click here to sign up for the open bar guestlist.

Mad River (Manayunk)
4100 Main Street
Manayunk, PA 19127

Looks like Main Street is turning into Bourbon Street for Fat Tuesday! Kildare's is free with college ID ($5 without) and they're offering a two-hour open bar from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. 3 DJ's, cash and bead give-a-ways, $2 Bud Lights, $3 Soco and limes and $5 hurricanes are definitely going to spice up the night!

4417 Main St.
Philadelphia, PA 19127

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