Where to get the best drinks during Mardi Gras! Galveston: A guide

Nothing says Mardi Gras! like a hurricane cocktail

Alcoholic beverage. (Pixabay)

Fat Tuesday is almost upon us. 🙌🏻 Surely you’re planning to celebrate, right? It has got to be one of the most exciting times in Galveston.

Amid all the beads, bright colors, music and partying, you’ll likely be sipping on a few beverages, but believe us when we tell you: There are a few stops you’ll want to make to get your drink on in Fat Tuesday fashion.

Get into the spirit of Mardi Gras with a classic Hurricane and peel-n-eat crawfish. Check out Joe’s Crab Shack or Brick House Tavern + Tap, located side-by-side on the Seawall, for specially priced Hurricanes and limited time only cocktails.

[Find your nearest Joe’s Crab Shack here. Find your nearest Brick House Tavern + Tap here.]

Quench your thirst with a drink curated especially for the Mardi Gras festivities. Listen to how delicious this sounds: Hibiscus and ginger syrup, and a wild berry seltzer are mixed in with a JaJa blanco tequila. If you’re already planning on celebrating for more than just Fat Tuesday, you’re in luck -- this drink is available now through Feb. 25. And it will pair perfectly with any of Landry’s fresh fish, pasta or anything else off the restaurant’s eclectic menu.

The specialty Mardi Gras margarita will also be offered from now until Feb. 25 at all other Galveston locations -- Brick House Tavern + Tap, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Fish Tales, Fisherman’s Warf, Grotto, Joe’s Crab Shack, Landry’s Seafood House, Rainforest Café, Saltgrass Steakhouse and Willie G’s.

At the Fish Tales Mardi Gras balcony party on Feb. 15 and Feb. 22, there’s going to be one heck of a party. Aside from some other amazing things they’re offering (spoiler alert: you won’t have to bring your own beads), there will also be some featured drinks you won’t want to miss.

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If you’re anywhere near Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., pony up to the bar, snag a cocktail and kick back on the deck with a perfect view of the water.

To all of you who will be at the party, cheers! 🍻