Although Mardi Gras is known as “the Greatest Free Show on Earth” and parades are free to view on public streets and boulevards, there’s nothing like having a clean restroom, free-flowing drinks and great New Orleans food close by – not to mention a balcony view of the crowds below after the parades. Check out these great packages either on or near the parade route and in the French Quarter after the parades.
Mardi Gras Packages
Meet up with friends during Carnival season at CBD Social at 709 St. Charles Avenue, right on the parade route and in the center of all the fun. The good times roll with inclusive drink options, bathroom access and more. Package includes all you can drink+ grand stands+ balcony+ restrooms. Stay in the stands and watch the parades! All Liquor Included
There are ten days of parades on St. Charles Avenue this year. Give your Mardi Gras a little Peruvian flair at Tito, right on the route. Along with a festive buffet and a cash bar, you’ll have use of an all-day bothroom pass. The menu will include different items on different days and times but will include dishes such as Peruvian Style Chicken & Rice, Pasta with Shrimp, Pork Fried Rice, French Fries, Salad, Hamburgers, Bacon, Grits, Hash browns, Sausage links, Scramble eggs, Grilled Pork Chops, Toast, Waffles, Chicken Tenders, Biscuits, Cheese Macaroni and Fruits.
For more information please call 504-354-1342
Mardi Gras is more fun when you treat yourself to the good seats. For less than you might expect, you can watch the fun from the viewing stands at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel on Canal Street with restroom and bar access.
Why just watch Carnival when you can be a part of it? With Mardi Gras VIP Bourbon Street Balcony Tickets from Rue Bourbon, you can throw beads to the crowds in the French Quarter after the parades from your coveted spot on one of three historic balconies at 201 Bourbon Street, 400 Bourbon and 240 Bourbon, above the famous Old Absinthe House.
Mardi Gras VIP Tickets include an open bar, snacks (got to keep that energy up), and private party-room bathrooms – not to mention a Vieux Carré view straight off your bucket list. Choose from a variety of ticket options for the last three days of Mardi Gras: Bacchus Sunday, Lundi Gras Monday and the grand finale, Fat Tuesday, on which you can choose between two different time slots or an all-day pass.
Planning a krewe or group event during Mardi Gras? There can’t possibly be a better place to let the good times roll than Pat O’Brien’s Briars Suite, located on the second floor of Pat O’Brien’s Courtyard Restaurant on Bourbon Street. Come “own” this festive double parlor, decorated in French-European style. Highlights include a complete bar (think Hurricanes!), a copper-topped piano, and two private balconies overlooking Bourbon Street and the Famous Flaming Courtyard Fountain. Their special Mardi Gras Menu includes treats like Baked Brie En Croute, Shrimp Remoulade Salad, Chicken & Sausage Gumbo, Rustic Pasta, and Pat O’Brien’s Hurricane Cake.
The new contemporary hostel on the Canal Street parade route, just across the street from the Vieux Carré, is offering an awesome Mardi Gras package. Book a stay between February 26 and March 5, 2019 through hiusa.org and receive one free Mardi Gras theme drink per person, a free hour of bike rental from Blue Bikes, a copy of The Good Visitors Guide to New Orleans, free access to their guests-only Mardi Gras Survival Station, ingredients for make-and-share red beans and rice in the hostel’s communal kitchen, access to a Mardi Gras bead recycling station and seven days of special Mardi Gras activities and programming.
Come celebrate the season and the savings at St. Charles Coach House, the New Orleans Best Western Plus French Quarter Courtyard Hotel, Copeland Tower Suites, or the Comfort Inn & Suites Metairie.
The Maison Dupuy is a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of the French Quarter, two blocks from Bourbon Street. Book your room for Mardi Gras – during February 22 through March 5, 2019 -- and you will receive 2 free cocktails (per room!).
Make this a Mardi Gras to remember with New Orleans RV Resort & Marina, a gated community offering waterfront views just minutes from the French Quarter. They offer 40 furnished villas (including 3 floating villas) and premium waterfront full-service RV sites to hook up to with a swimming pool, full bar, restaurant, fitness center, guest lodge, playground, Gray Line Tours pickup and more.
Stop by this legendary restaurant on Royal Street for a jazz brunch or a New Orleans-style dinner you’ll never forget. Please call for details.
Keep your strength up on the parade route with the $12.95 daily lunch specials available at the Streetcar Restaurant in the Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m, M-F. Save even more with a $3 off lunch coupon. Plus, they're serving up draft beers, well cocktails, cosmos, lemondrop martinis, and appletinis at their $4 happy hour, M-F from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
currently closed Mulate's is offering a breakfast buffet on the mornings of Endymion and Bacchus parades. From 8:00 am - 10:30 am.
All-inclusive pricing per person.
Includes: Fresh Fruit, New Orleans Shrimp & Grits, Scrambled Eggs, Spicy Cajun Smoked Sausage, Smoked Bacon, Tater Tot Hash Browns, Buttermilk Biscuits, Orange Juice, Soft Drinks, Iced Tea & Coffee.
Unlimited Mulate's Cajun Bloody Mary's and Mimosa's! .
Celebrate Mardi Gras with one of our Balcony Packages!
During Carnival Season, Bourbon Heat offers Balcony Packages that are above any expectations you may have. When you want more than just bathroom access, take your seat at Bourbon Heat.
New Orleans School of Cooking offer of $3.00 off cooking classes during mardi gras season with the code crawfish2019
Celebrate Mardi Gras at Starlight, a live music venue in the French Quarter popular with locals and visitor alike. Watch the revelry from the balcony and be the envy of the crowds below. The Starlight Mardi Gras Balcony DJ Dance Party Package includes:
- Access from 8am - 1pm or Noon - 5pm
- A wristband that gives you unlimited access to the private second-floor balcony venue with open bar
- Complimentary sodas and water
- All day access to free snacks including Empanadas, Tequeños, and mini Veggie Arepas
- Balcony DJ dance party
- A dozen beads
- $200 per person (limited reservations)
At Bourbon Heat Mardi Gras Day is the busiest day of the year & this package guarantees you space to sit down with your friends & family in a designated VIP section to enjoy 3 bottles of your choosing. You will also have guaranteed access to our 50’ foot balcony overlooking Bourbon street, upstairs VIP restrooms, skip the line to enter, and waives the cover charge for your entire party. - Accommodates up to 12 people for 3 hours.
In New Orleans, we don’t just wait for the parades – we use that time to eat! This year, do yourself a favor and grab some street-style tacos, a local beer or a house sangria from TaCreole Cafe, located inside the HI New Orleans hostel on the Canal Street parade route. Just $5 each, taco choices include Blackened Redfish, Alligator Chorizo, NOLA BBQ Shrimp, Brisket “Debris,” Crispy Gulf Oyster, Cochon de Lait and more. The rest of their menu is pretty fabulous, too.
Made From Scratch Daily. Enjoy Creole food like never before. They offer fresh, 100% from scratch Creole kitchen, guaranteed. Everything is made in house from the sauces to deserts. Most of their recipes are traditional dishes passed down over the generations.