[Audio] Carson Daly: Tips On Where To Celebrate Mardi Gras in Los Angeles!

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Happy Fat Tuesdayeverybody!

Yes, it’s the day of excess and we all want to know the best places to party!

While we’d love to be in New Orleans for all the Bourbon Street festivities, let’s be real. It’s a long and expensive flight!

Luckily, we have a list of local hot spots for all the Mardi Gras action!

Listen to Carson and Producer Angie discuss some of the best local Mardi Gras events:

Want more info? Check out our top picks below!

Amoeba Music
6400 Sunset Boulevard

West Hollywood, CA 90028

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First up is Amoeba Music!

Yes, the famous record store will be partying it up for Mardi Gras.

The festivities will start at 3pm with a DJ, tons of beads, prizes, and even a parade in the store.  Best part? It’s free to get in!

Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp
Intersection of 5th Avenue and Market Street

San Diego, CA 92101

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If you have a little extra time (and a full tank of gas), Mardi Gras in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter is worth the drive!

The DJs will start spinning at 6pm and be sure to check out all the crazy street performers.

The parade starts at 9:30pm, so be ready for a long night of non-stop partying!

Original Farmers Market
6301 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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The famous outdoor market is having its 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Celebration today with live music.

There are even fun events for the kids, including bead throwing, face painting, and crazy hat workshops!

Check out the full schedule here!

Five 0 Four
6541 Hollywood Boulevard

Los Angeles, 90028

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Join this LA hotspot for its Fat Tuesday Extravaganza!

With a brass band, photobooth, and carnival games, you really can’t go wrong.

On top of all that, Five 0 Four will spice things up with appearances from some of Hollywood Boulevard’s crazy costumed characters.

The event starts up at 7pm, so don’t be late!

Dominick’s
8715 Beverly Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90048

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Little Dom’s
2128 Hillhurst Avenue

Los Feliz, CA 90027

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These brother locations have you covered no matter what part of LA you’ll be partying in!

Enjoy a Cajun-inspired menu from New Orleans-born Chef Brandon Boudet.

Nosh on gumbo, jambalaya, mini king cakes, and beignets for $8 or less.

All proceeds from Dominick’s BBQ Oysters will support the St. Bernard Project’s rebuilding program in the New Orleans area.

Tender Greens
8759 Santa Monica Boulevard

West Hollywood, CA 90069

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This salad-centric restaurant is getting their Mardi Gras on with a special New Orleans-themed menu.

Check out the gumbo, blackened striped bass, and shrimp po’boys.

On a budget? Tender Greens is recession-friendly because all dishes are $10.50 or less!

[Source: Huffington Post and NBC Los Angeles]

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