Atlanta is one heck of a party town, and it will definitely gear up for celebrations when Mardi Gras commences.
Although Atlanta doesn’t exactly share are the same Cajun culture as New Orleans, there will be no shortage of places to go to enjoy everything there is about Mardi Gras. There are a plethora of bars and restaurants that will throw their own version of Mardis Gras during the party season, and if you’re stumped on where to go, here are the best spots where you can experience the full vibe of Mardi Gras in Atlanta.
Cajun Seafood Market
1722 Campbellton Rd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
When you need great Cajun cuisine in Atlanta, this Campbellton Road spot will hit the spot. The Cajun Seafood Market is as good as advertised, with a great selection of Cajun cuisine that will be perfect for celebrating Mardi Gras in the ATL.
Big Easy Grille
1193 Collier Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
This is one grill that will be perfect for Mardi Gras. The Big Easy Grille has a strong mix of great Cajun cuisine and drinks that will keep the good times rolling all throughout Mardi Gras season. So if you’re looking for authentic New Orleans cuisine, the Big Easy Grille will quench your Cajun hunger and thirst.
1496 Church St., Decatur, GA 30030
You don’t have to stay in Atlanta to get a taste of great Cajun cuisine. The spirit of New Orleans and Mardi Gras is alive in well in suburban Decatur at the Louisiana Bistreaux, a Cajun spot that goes beyond the standard Cajun fare and mixes it with the seasoned flavors of Georgia. It’s a cuisine that is unlike anything you will try in Metro Atlanta, and that is a good thing.
Not in Decatur to enjoy the flavor of Mardi Gras at Louisiana Bistreaux? Not to fear as this wonderful restaurant has a second location near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (1375 Virginia Ave., East Point, GA 3034 (404) 762-6755).
The Painted Pin
737 Miami Cir. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
When it comes to bars, outside of downtown there are few areas that can compete with the Buckhead area. One of the best in this upscale area is The Painted Pin, which brings bowling and drinks to the table to create an atmosphere that will be great for any Mardi Gras celebration.
Red Phone Booth
17 Andrew Young International Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30303
With a combined of flavors, this bar in downtown Atlanta will become your new home for Mardi Gras. The Red Phone Booth is a combined tobacco shop and cocktail lounge, and, although that does scream “dive bar,” it’s one of the best in the city to have a great Mardi Gras night out with great friends.