Best bars and restaurants to celebrate Mardi Gras in Birmingham
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If you think Birmingham isn’t a great place to party on Mardi Gras, you are mistaken.

This isn’t your old-school. Birmingham anymore. Alabama’s largest city has grown to become a cosmopolitan playground full of new bars and restaurants, many of which will hold a Mardi Gras party for those who want to revel in this spirited holiday. So if this is you, and you want to see what Birmingham offers, here are the five best restaurants and bars where the spirit of Mardi Gras will be alive and in full effect.

Cajun Seafood House
2531 Rocky Ridge Rd. Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
(205) 823-7395 

If you want some top-notch seafood in Birmingham, this is the spot to visit. The Cajun Seafood House in suburban Vestavia Hills has a Cajun menu that is simply top notch. If you want more of the taste of Mardi Gras and not the party, the Cajun Seafood House is your place to be.

Swamp Monster BBQ
1843 Montgomery Hwy., Birmingham, AL 35244
(205) 403-2076

The name of this BBQ spot may give some Birmingham foodies a slight pause, but the truth of the matter is that this is one of the best Cajun spots in the city to spend Mardi Gras. Swamp Monster BBQ takes this southern delicacy and mixes it in with the Cajun flavor that so describes the Bayou State’s culture.

Delta Blues Hot Tamales
1318 Cobb Ln. S, Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 502-7298

This isn’t your regular Tamales. The tamales served at Delta Blues Hot Tamales are made with the Cajun flavor in mind. True to its name, these tamales are spicy and hot, so they aren’t for everybody. But, if you’re game for it, this will be the perfect place to host a Mardi Gras party.

Tavern on 1st
2320 1st Ave. N, Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 201-5005

When you need some of the strongest drinks in Birmingham, this is one of the prime places to go. Tavern on 1st is a cocktail bar that is chocked full of friendly people, great bartenders, and fantastic drinks that will get any party going.

Good People Brewing
114 14th St., S, Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 286 2337

Craft beer has helped transform nightlife in Birmingham. The folks at Good People Brewing knew how to do craft beer, as evident by the sheer amount of people that congregate here just to get a swig of that cool tasting beer. In short, this will be the perfect place to have a Mardi Gras party.