Purple, green and gold beads will fly during the Mardi Gras celebration at Oddfellow’s Rest Louisiana Bar and Restaurant, 80 River St. in Hoboken.
From Feb. 20 through Feb. 24 (Fat Tuesday), the bar and restaurant will offer live music, New Orleans-style food and drink, and a huge float that will distribute all sorts of Louisiana trinkets.
“We build a huge Mardi Gras float over the stairs,” said owner Jerry Maher, “and have the girls up there throwing down beads and masks. It’s a lot of fun.”
Maher opened the bar in 1993, which he named after a famous graveyard in New Orleans, and has been treating guests to Big Easy flavor ever since.
“Everybody is just looking to have a good time.” – Jerry Maher
With smack-your-chops entrees like jambalaya, etouffee, and blackened catfish, party-goers can dine on the restaurant’s extensive down-South menu, or keep the party going with Oddfellow’s featured cocktail, “The Hurricane.”
Live music will have partyers twisting to Bayou-flavored funk from the likes of Roxy Perry featuring Otis and the Hurricanes on Friday, Feb. 20; The Big Train playing on Saturday, Feb. 21; and the Voodudes playing on Fat Tuesday itself, Tuesday, Feb. 24.
The restaurant offers 13 beers on tap and a private courtyard in the back of the restaurant. And make sure to be dressed to impress because costumes are encouraged.
For more information on Mardi Gras at Oddfellow’s, please visit www.oddfellowsrest.com, or call (201) 656-9009.
Sean Allocca can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.