Mardi gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, is full of celebration! From food and drink to  fundraisers, Cincinnati has plenty festive affairs for you and your date to partake in.



Fashing | Fat Tuesday at Hofbrauhaus – Celebrate Fat Tuesday at America’s first Hofbrauhaus, modeled after the original 400+-year-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany. (Tuesday, March 5th 6:00pm – 10:00pm)

Mardi Gras in Mason at Sonder Brewing – Mardi Gras in Mason is a Progressive Beer Dinner and Beer Pairing on Fat Tuesday that is going to highlight delicious beer with Cajun and Creole inspired foods. Celebrate with us on one of our top-rated craft brewery experiences. You will taste and try 9 different beers (@6oz each pour, so 16-20oz each stop) and pair that with the following: Sonder Brewing, Food Pairing- BrewRiver 16 Lots Brewing Company, Food Paring- Mad Monks Pizza, The Common Beer Company, Food Pairing- King Cake! The event begins at Sonder Brewing in Mason, 10 minutes before the start of the event! (Tuesday, March 5th 7:00pm)


Mardi Gras Party at Stir – Discover the flavors of the Big Easy at this Mardi Gras themed cooking class. You’ll learn the special techniques and unique ingredients that make the essence of New Orleans unforgettable. Laugh, learn, and sharpen your culinary skills in the comfort of this gourmet kitchen. (Tuesday, March 5th 6:30pm – 9:00pm)

Mardi Gras at Coppin’s Restaurant & Bar: Executive Chef Mitch Arens is bringing the taste of New Orleans to Covington for Mardi Gras all weekend long! Coppin’s will be serving up a prix fixe menu with some of Louisiana’s finest dishes. Cost is $45.


Tusculum Street Fest Mardi Gras Fundraiser at Streetside Brewery – Join Streetside Brewery for Fat Tuesday fun as they host this themed benefit to help raise funds for the 2019 Tusculum Street Fair! $1 from every pint sold and .50 cents for evert 1/2 pint goes to the fair! (Tuesday, March 5th 5:00pm)

Mardi Gras for Homeless Children at Northern Kentucky Convention Center – 27th Annual Culinary Celebration. Proceeds benefit Bethany House Services, Welcome House of Northern Kentucky and Brighton Center’s Homeward Bound. (Tuesday, March 5th 6:30pm – 10:00pm)

Crawfish Boils

Taft’s Fat Tuesday Crawfish Boil at Taft’s Ale House – Focus on your favorite part of Fat Tuesday – the delicious, delicious overindulgence. Taft’s is hosting an all-you-can eat crawfish boil! For just $25 per person, eat your fill of our house-made boil, complete with crawfish, gulf shrimp, andouille sausage and fresh potatoes and corn. You’ll also get a free welcome beer and sweet treats from our friends at Holtman’s Donut Shop. They’re selling a limited amount of tickets to ensure we have enough crawfish to go around – get your ticket while you can! (Tuesday, March 5th 5:00pm – 8:00pm)

Braxton Fat Tuesday Crawfish Boil at Braxton Brewing Co. – Braxton Brewing Company is throwing a Fat Tuesday Feast complete with a traditional crawfish boil from Rich’s Proper Food & Drink and live music from Cincinnati’s favorite New Orleans style party band – The Hot Magnolias! Braxton will turn the Taproom into their very own Mardi Gras Festival! From 5pm to 8pm Rich’s Proper Food & Drink is cooking up and catering a traditional Louisiana crawfish boil. Pair a plate with Braxton Ignitor Bock for a medley of classic Mardi Gras flavors. Crawfish Boil is $10 for a half pound plate and a slice of king cake – If you find the baby, you’ll win a special prize! (Tuesday, March 5th 5:00pm – 11:00pm)

Carley Courts

Author: Carley Courts

Carley is a Content Writer for Date Night Cincinnati. When she isn't in the office, you can find her perusing the city for good food and memorable experiences. She and her significant other have been dating for over three years and raise two cats together.

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